Teaching Schools Alliance

Richmond Teaching Schools Alliance

In July 2011 Waldegrave was appointed as one of the very first 100 Teaching Schools in the country. This is a great accolade; we are one of under 50 secondary schools across the country to receive this status. It is a reflection of the commitment to teacher development, to peer support and to continuing professional development shown by all the staff at Waldegrave School.

Teaching Schools are outstanding schools, which will take a leading responsibility for providing and quality assuring initial teacher training and professional development for teachers and leaders in their area. The emphasis for the Teaching School is on working in a collaborative way and we have set up an alliance of secondary, primary, special schools and higher education institutions.

As well as offering training and support to our alliance, as a Teaching School we will identify and coordinate expertise in partner schools, using the best leaders and teachers to:

  • work with other strategic partners, including universities, to train new entrants to the profession
  • lead peer-to-peer learning
  • spot and nurture leadership potential
  • provide support for other schools when needed.

If you would like to join the Richmond Teaching Schools Alliance please contact us at: info@waldegrave.org.uk

Train to Teach Recruitment Fair

We are taking part in a large (sub-regional) Primary and Secondary Train to Teach Recruitment Fair on Tuesday 9 October 5.00 - 8.00pm. This event is timed to take place the day that UCAS opens for applications and the venue will be Sacred Heart High School, 212 Hammersmith Road, London W6 7DG (almost directly opposite northern exit of Hammersmith tube station, Piccadilly and District line).

You will be able to visit stalls hosted by approx 12 different teacher training providers in London, including Teaching School Alliances and their partner universities, to find out more about their vacancies. 

There will also be a presentation followed by Q&A at 5.10pm (repeated again at 6.20pm) addressing everything you need to know about what the qualifications mean, the money available to you on salaried and unsalaried courses; entry requirements, how to make a successful application, etc .

This is an annual free event and places can be booked through Eventbrite using this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-train-to-teach-recruitment-fair-primary-secondary-tickets-48726316725