Initial Teacher Training

Our 2019-20 Courses

Available on UCAS from 9th October 2018.

Wood Green Academy Teaching School is a Lead School for the School Direct Route with an extensive proven track record in training students to become outstanding teachers. Our 2017-18 cohort of School Direct trainees all qualified with good or outstanding grades and all found employment.

Our 2018-19 cohort consists of 16 School Direct trainees in various subject areas across our Alliance.

Apply to train with us in 2019-2020

Our main ITT pathway is the School Direct (Tuition) with QTS & PGCE route with in excess of 60 places advertised in 15 different curriculum areas across the Wood Green Teaching School Alliance for 2019-20. As such, we support all our Alliance partner schools to recruit for and deliver the highest quality teacher training school direct programmes. It has always been our philosophy as a Lead School to give teacher training applicants the opportunity to specifically apply for the training school/campus of their choice; you are therefore able, from the start, to select your preferred training school. It is our belief that this mutual assessment both enhances the training experience and produces the best outcomes.
As a Teaching School, Wood Green is at the forefront of national innovation. Having been judged as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in our last 3 inspections, our ethos is based on high professional standards in all aspects.

Trainees based at Wood Green Academy will be thoroughly supported by dedicated ITT and Departmental teams. Our subject mentors are extremely committed to your development and their vast experience will guide you to success.

Wood Green Alliance trainees will benefit from a precious extra layer of support. Our large Alliance of schools enables a more convenient arrangement for second school placements and greater opportunities for employment after the completion of your training.

Our strategic partner is the University of Wolverhampton

Our partnership with the University of Wolverhampton is very well established and we are their flag ship Lead school for the School Direct Secondary Route. As such, we play a very important part in many aspects of their ITE programme. Our close geographical proximity facilitates a well-balanced training experience. Our teaching staff also work with the university to provide teacher subject specialism training and support for the professional skills tests required before training can begin. In addition, Wood Green Academy Teaching School works with the University to develop a coherent structure for training through your NQT year.

School Direct – University of Wolverhampton

For 2019-20 our partner schools are:

This ultra-modern Academy is a rapidly improving 11-18 school where teaching and learning is at the centre of raising standards for students.

A wide range of ICT equipment is available for staff to use to secure outstanding learning for students. We are an exciting and vibrant place to learn both for students and teachers. We value professional development and provide a range of opportunities to learn and develop teaching and learning, both within and beyond the Academy.

We are fully committed to supporting the development of the next generation of teachers, ensuring that we have an appropriate induction programme in place and that new teachers are fully supported into the profession. We have a range of development opportunities available including dedicated department CPD, weekly training dedicated to new teachers and lunch time teaching and learning sessions where staff get more opportunity to work with colleagues outside of their subject department to share best practice.

SWB Academy

Pool Hayes Academy, part of the Academy Transformation Trust, is a rapidly developing 11 -18 school full of talent, energy and motivation. We have a strong track record of nurturing talented staff and supporting colleagues who are new to the profession.

Last year, we supported 4 people in a range of subjects successfully through their Initial Teacher Training and are pleased to say that all of these have joined us again this year to complete their NQT year.

The Academy has a strong belief in developing the potential of pupils and staff and believes that involvement in ITT encourages reflective practice and opens professional dialogue so benefitting all those involved. We have trained subject and professional mentors and we invest heavily in CPD for all our staff.

The Academy is on a fast trajectory to Outstanding and all staff, no matter their experience, will be supported in achieving this goal.

Pool Hayes Academy

Wodensborough Ormiston Academy (WOA) is an 11-16 sponsored academy; originally formed in 1968 by the amalgamation of three local schools. Discipline, attendance and punctuality matter and our students are expected to play a part in their own future through organisation and commitment to learning. Wodensborough became an academy in 2013 and is now part of the successful Ormiston Academies Trust network. This has helped us build on the existing good practice and will support our journey to the next level.

WOA is committed to the professional and personal development of every member of staff. Through the provision of tailored weekly training sessions and identified external resources, we aim to provide the best in learning opportunities based upon an on-going reflective process, enabling all members of staff to develop as professionals and thereby continually improve their performance. We have developed an excellent reputation for developing both NQT and ITT mentoring, validated through Ofsted inspections of a training provider.

We take pride in developing networks and maximising opportunities for all our students and staff.

WO Academy

Excellence for all: inspiring individuals to achieve their personal best and to compete and contribute as local and global citizens “An all- through, 4-19, co-educational, non-denominational day and boarding school, providing outstanding non-selective education for all its pupils, within a strong and supportive community ethos.”

The Royal has a distinctive heritage generated over the last 160 years building on its record of academic excellence, its commitment to educating the whole person, and has the full support of our Patron, HRH the Earl of Wessex.

At the heart of our vision is our belief and track record of success in developing the whole person (emotionally, intellectually, socially, physically and creatively), alongside our commitment to ensuring all pupils are able to access those academic disciplines and subjects which are the passport to success at university and for future careers.

The Royal School

George Salter Academy, part of the Ormiston Academies Trust is one of the top performing schools in the Sandwell area. Our academy was recently judged to be Good by Ofsted and in preparation for our journey to Outstanding it is more important than ever for us to recruit the very best teachers. Staff refer to each other as ‘supportive and friendly’ and this underpins the academy ethos of ‘One World in One School’.

We are committed to offering quality CPD sessions for all staff at every level – a solid NQT programme, a new NQT+1 action based research programme, Ambition Schools Leadership Middle Leaders Programme and dedicated Wednesday afternoons for whole staff CPD.

Our subject mentors are committed professionals and who have extensive experience of guiding and supporting trainees towards highly successful outcomes.

‘Staff are supportive of the decisions leaders make and work hard to support them. Staff benefit from training and development opportunities which strengthen their skills to meet leaders’ expectations’. - Ofsted May 2017

George Salter

S. Peter’s Collegiate School is a Church of England 11-18 Converter Academy, which was founded in 1844. Teaching and Learning is at the heart of our work in the academy – as a trainee teacher you will take part in our Monday morning sharing good practice briefings, our regular Thursday meeting and CPD schedule as well as bespoke CPD on Wednesdays for targeted groups of teachers. We have a half termly Teach Meet which you will be able to join – this is a forum for members of staff to share new ideas and to discuss pedagogies.

We have been working with student teachers for many years and have a wealth of experience which we are ready to share with new trainees. Our subject mentors have close links with the universities they work with and are highly skilled in providing support as well as challenge which will allow you to grow into the best teacher you can be.

We work closely with the Universities of Birmingham and Wolverhampton – planning and delivering serial placements for UoB students as well as being a part of Wolverhampton University’s NPQ programme.

The ethos of the school is rooted in Christian values – creating a culture of support and respect.

We are excited at the prospect of working with more trainee teachers, taking our responsibility for the future of education very seriously.

St Peters