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07/02/23

Retweetd From Anna Freud NCCF

This focuses on connection. When we are feeling low or anxious, it can be easy to stop seeing our friends as much as we usually do. Visit our On My Mind pages for tips to help young people connect with friends & family. https://t.co/YSiRslj3Fr

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1622672727789248542

06/02/23

So proud of Coco & Alexa in Y8 who came 6th in the CyberFirst Finals, run by which aims to support girls interested in a career in cyber security. Solving digital & physical problems & competing against teams with twice the number of players - they did so well! https://t.co/WB6vuDzdpN

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1621463723977187329

03/02/23

Our A Level students were delighted to welcome into school for an insightful talk on the importance of in everyday life. This not only showed the diversity of engineering as a career but highlighted the creativity and ingenuity of the profession! https://t.co/NyylGoN68r

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1621204797599653890

02/02/23

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Our advice on how to be a better listener this . https://t.co/YvJ2ExLJyZ

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1620828867417223168

01/02/23

Retweetd From Anna Freud NCCF

Do you sometimes struggle with your child’s behaviour? Would you like to develop a better understanding of yourself as a parent as well as your child’s emotions & behaviours? Then join our next free online Reflective Parenting Group, from 20 February 2023. https://t.co/biAPMDwlsQ https://t.co/rzAi0F7Hyr

01/02/23

Head of Personal Development & Citizenship (PSHE), Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/PPov8hP1qr

30/01/23

Retweetd From YoungMinds

It's Day on 2 Feb. Make space on that day to talk to someone about mental health. Talk about how you feel, a problem you’ve been struggling with, or anything you want to get off your chest. Let’s get talking.

26/01/23

Retweetd From Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

The UK Online Commemoration for 2023 will begin today at 7pm. Join our host as we learn lessons from the past and commit to creating a better future.

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26/01/23

Retweetd From Richmond Council

Tomorrow is , an international day of remembrance for the millions murdered during the Holocaust. have selected a few books to give readers of all ages an insight into this important period in history. Read more ⬇️ https://t.co/d2WYSC3AJt https://t.co/lVaEamun53

25/01/23

Another successful completed! Nearly 1400 students took part in and tasks. A huge thanks to the many external speakers as well as our amazing staff who made this day such a success. Look out for photos in our upcoming bulletin and magazine!

23/01/23

Teacher of Religious Education, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/vwjPfDZYgQ

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20/01/23

Our Y13 Geographers are back at Waldegrave after an inspiring week of at ! Amazing efforts from all despite the chill! We now look forward to using the skills learnt this week as they start to write up their coursework next week. 🌲🌿 https://t.co/gBCf6xva7W

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19/01/23

Another busy day for our Geographers as they visited Dorking for their human geo study! They gathered data on the environmental quality along the high street, combined with some climatic data too followed by analysing the reasoning behind such changes from location to location! https://t.co/bvQTDdGrrS

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1616080621893484545

19/01/23

Delighted to welcome from who gave a fascinating insight in the profession of Project Management and the instrumental function it serves in both our professional and personal life. https://t.co/iRuFkyM1B3

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1615801582699823104

18/01/23

Retweetd From Richmond Borough Mind

Our 8-week online support group offers parents a safe space to gain info to support their young person (11-16) who may be experiencing anxiety, depression and/or suicidality; and are on a CAMHS waiting list. For more info: 07597 574 947 or parentssupport.org https://t.co/ghZVwwGJzH

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18/01/23

For the next 3 days in Box Hill Surrey is home for our Y13 A Level Geographers. They are collecting data to investigate the Carbon Cycle in the area: doing a field sketch on Lodge Hill then sampling for the concentration of carbon storage in the soil. https://t.co/m5XqiEeHoF

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1613585996670537753

12/01/23

Retweetd From Anna Freud NCCF

Developing healthy coping strategies to deal with intense and difficult emotions is an important skill for young people. Learn more about them at our next Schools in Mind seminar on 26 January: https://t.co/qjqcbYpPM2 https://t.co/NAFMCM3mGG

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1611050457304076290

05/01/23

Retweetd From Richmond Council

Residents are being offered FREE bystander training to give them the tools they need to safely intervene when they see problematic behaviour occurring. 📆 Wed 18 Jan ⌚ 6.30 - 8.30pm 📍 Online Learn more about you'll learn and book your place ⬇️ https://t.co/w9yFvav5MB https://t.co/T2E6MEHtRH

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04/01/23

We hope you all had a wonderful break and wish everyone a happy new year as we now progress into the Spring term! If you’d like to remind yourself of the fun busy Autumn term we had here at Waldegrave, why not take a browse through our two magazines: https://t.co/H10NNULMbD https://t.co/D2VXC9J6f7

Train to Teach with School Direct

Teaching School

Waldegrave Training Alliance (WTA) is a group of local secondary schools led by Waldegrave School.  The Alliance offers an outstanding place to work and learn and provides a supportive and tailored learning opportunity in partnership with our partner universities. The Alliance is pleased to be offering School Direct training (unsalaried) courses again for September 2023 in collaboration with Roehampton , Sussex and St Mary's Universities.  

All of the schools in our alliance have experience of teacher training and are already supporting School Direct trainees. To train teachers bring many advantages to a school and we fully embrace the energy, drive and enthusiasm they bring.  Our Alliance schools include: Waldegrave School, Orleans Park School, Christ’s School, Hampton High, Twickenham School, Richmond Park Academy, Turing House, The Richmond upon Thames School and St Richard Reynolds Catholic College.

We still School Direct vacancies in the following subjects for September 2023 start:

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Computing and Business Studies
  • Design & Technology - Food Tech / Fashion & Textiles / Graphic Products
  • Drama
  • English
  • English and Drama
  • English and Media Studies
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Foreign Languages - French/German and French/Spanish
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education

The following courses are also available as two year part-time courses with the University of Sussex

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Physics

Successful completion of the course leads to qualified teacher status (QTS) and a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with Masters credits.

How do I view courses that are available and when do applications open?

To view courses available with Waldegrave Training Alliance please visit Find postgraduate teacher training and search for Waldegrave Training Alliance (1FP).

4 October 2022 at 9am - candidates can view courses and start their applications.

11 October 2022 at 9am - candidates can apply for courses.

What qualifications do I need?

The teaching profession looks for the highest quality candidates, so you will need to meet the following requirements before you can be accepted for teacher training.

  • Hold and be able to provide certificated evidence of having an undergraduate degree conferred by a UK university or an equivalent qualification. Most successful applicants will have 2:1 degree classification or better, a candidate with a 2:2 degree classification will be considered, if they are able to provide additional evidence of potential, such as the award of a higher degree or substantial relevant professional experience.

  • Have achieved at least a grade 4 (C) or above in both Mathematics and English Language GCSEs (or approved equivalents). 

  • For PE and Science subjects you will also need at least a grade 4 (C) in GCSE Science.

  • Teaching is physically and mentally demanding, and there are fitness requirements set by the Department for Education for applicants to initial teacher training programmes. Please see the Roehampton and St Marys University websites for further details.

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Remember, if your degree isn’t in the subject you wish to teach, you may be eligible for a funded course to increase your subject knowledge before starting your training.

Further requirements

If you studied outside of the UK, you should visit the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC) to find out whether your qualifications are of an equivalent level to UK GCSEs, A levels and an undergraduate degree.

School Observations

We recommend that applicants spend some time observing lessons in a UK secondary school.  All observational experience should provide an opportunity to gain insight into teaching, learning and reflection upon the professional responsibilities of teachers.

How do I apply?

To apply for School Direct places you will need to use the Apply for teacher training service.

How do I get advice and support?

You can register with Get Into Teaching, the Department for Education’s free support and advice service.

A specialist adviser will help you prepare your application and advise you on funding options (including loans and tax-free bursaries and scholarships). You can also book school experience and access teaching events.

Further information about bursaries and scholarships can be found here.