Initial Teacher Training

Wood Green Academy has a long and successful track record in training students to become outstanding teachers.

We have a well-established working relationship with The University of Wolverhampton and continue to refine the most exciting approach to initial teacher training in the region.

School Direct offers two routes into teaching.

  1. By taking the School Direct (Salaried) route you will already have a good degree and three years of full time experience in the workplace. If you are successful with your application for a place at Wood Green Academy, we would employ you as an unqualified teacher for the duration of the course. You would pay no fees. This route results in QTS and 60 credits towards a PGCE. Please note: This route will only be available for some courses at Joseph Leckie Academy for 2017.
  2. If you have a good degree but less than three years full time work experience, you could apply for the School Direct (Training) route. On this route, you would pay for the course through student loans in the same way that you funded your degree but some subjects attract substantial bursaries to off-set the costs. This route results in QTS and a full PGCE.

You should note that, for 2017, Wood Green Academy only offers places for School Direct (Training) applicants.

To apply for a School Direct place at Wood Green Academy or our Partner Schools for September 2017
Places available are listed in the table below (subject to ratification by the NCTL in September ‘16):

Wood Green Joseph Leckie Academy SWB Pool Hayes Academy Windsor High Willenhall E-ACT Wodensborough O.A. Royal School W’ton
Art 1
Biology 1 1
Business Studies 1* 1
Chemistry 1 1 1 1 1 1
Computer Studies 1 1
Design & Technology 1 1 1
Drama 1
English 2 1* 1 1  1 1 1
Geography 1 1
History 1
Mathematics  2 1 1 1 1 1
Modern Languages 1 1 1
PE 2
Physics 1 1 1 1 1 1
Physics with Maths 1
Psychology 1
Sociology 1
*School Direct Salaried

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