School Direct


The Emmbrook School will be offering School Direct PGCE training placements. School Direct is available for those who are recent graduates and for those wishing to enter the profession following employment.
The Emmbrook School will continue to work in close partnership with Reading University to provide Initial Teacher Training and School Direct for most subjects and with Oxford University for Religious Education.

Professional Training at the Emmbrook School

The Emmbrook School remains fully committed to teacher training and was one of the first and is the largest partnership school offering PGCE training with Reading University. Each year the school employs a number of those they have trained on their PGCE course.
In addition to a Training Director for the school, the school has fully accredited Initial Teacher Training mentors across a wide range of curriculum subject areas. The school ensures that each mentor has protected time to fulfil training responsibilities.
The school also offers a full in house professional studies programme to complement the University course. Leading professionals and representatives from support agencies contribute to a lively and enriching training experience. Trainees also have full access to the school staff professional development programme and our own professional study library.

School Direct Subject Placements

The full list of School Direct Training placements at The Emmbrook School September 2017 to June 2018 is as follows:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Drama
  • English
  • Computer Science
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Languages  ( French & German only)
  • Geography
  • Physics
  • Physical Education

Please note

  • The trainee pays a fee from which the costs of both the School and the university must be drawn.
  • The trainee may be eligible for bursary funding for some subjects.
  • The trainee is not an employee of the school and would only be expected to attend both institutions as part of his or her training.
  • The Award would be QTS from the DfE and PGCE from Reading University.

Applications will be through UCAS and will be open in October 2016


If you wish to come into school to discuss an application and to observe lessons prior to an application we would like to hear from you. We only offer lesson observation to those intending to apply for School Direct with Wokingham Federation or with Reading University.

For further details contact

The Director of Training School
Ron Price
tel: 0118 9784406  ext 219

If you wish to apply for a PGCE in a Wokingham School please read and the instructions on the following web sites.

Applications are open from October 2016

Federation website: