• King Ecgbert School,
    Totley Brook Road,
    Sheffield, S17 3QU
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Mercia Learning Alliance’s School Direct programme; training and recruiting the next generation of outstanding teachers.

One of the options available to aspiring teachers preparing for their Initial Teacher Training is the School Direct programme. The School Direct teacher training route is a route into teaching which brings together a Teaching School and a Higher Education Institution. This allows graduates to train and participate more fully in a school environment, and compliments the academic elements provided by the Higher Education Institution.

We work in partnership with the University of Sheffield and The Sheffield SCITT and offer Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE with 120 Masters' credits) and Post Graduate Certificate in teaching and learning (PGC with 60 Masters' credits) courses.

Mercia Learning School Alliance offers intial Teacher Training (ITT) programmes in primary education and a range of secondary education subjects.

Courses we offer:






Physics with maths



Modern Foreign Languages (French and Spanish)


Placement Schools:

King Ecgbert School

Newfield Secondary School

Mercia Secondary School

Tapton Secondary School

Forge Valley Secondary School

Firth Park Secondary School

Wales High School

King Edward VII Secondary School

Wath Comprehensive

All Saints Catholic High School

Kirk Balk Academy

Maltby Academy

Horizon Community College

St Pius Catholic High School

Dore Primary School

Totley Primary School

The Nether Edge Primary School

Brunswick Community Primary School

Oughtibridge Primary School