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22/01/21

Retweetd From KRSCP

Children and young people might be feeling particularly worried or anxious at the moment. The changes to lives and routines means there is a lot of uncertainty. For advice on supporting your child’s mental wellbeing, go to https://t.co/gVND3DYYjS

22/01/21

Retweetd From Colin Stitt

This is an urgent Safeguarding Alert which needs your attention to a dangerous challenge. Please, watch, read and share with Safeguarding Professionals,Teachers, Parents and Carers! https://t.co/A7PFOdVJQS

22/01/21

Retweetd From Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

Here in the UK, and around the world, millions of people face discrimination and hostility simply because of their identity. Join the nation in standing against prejudice and hatred by lighting a candle at 8pm on . Together, we will .

21/01/21

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Accessing mental health support early can make a critical difference for young people - and can save money and resources for services later down the line. It’s time the Government make early mental health support a national priority. Young people and parents deserve better.

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1352289517789716480

21/01/21

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

It's still a very difficult and lonely time for many of us. We miss our friends and family deeply. So today, YOL! is sending you all a virtual hug for 2021 and want you to know that For help and support ==> https://t.co/b6Mugyxist https://t.co/1HhMmM8g7m

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1351876271974834176

20/01/21

Retweetd From Hampton School Partnerships

Delighted that over 90 Year 12 students from could join us for the Oxbridge Introduction Presentation. Some great questions asked! https://t.co/bZvvUpziqK

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1351512425544212489

19/01/21

Retweetd From YoungMinds

If your teenager is struggling with their mental health, here are four things you can do. https://t.co/1aDCCerAx9

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1350171637488861186

15/01/21

Retweetd From Richmond Borough Mind

RB Mind’s Helpline offers a confidential listening service for anyone over 18 living in Richmond. We offer a safe place where you can speak to someone who will listen, offer you support and guide you to further help if needed. Find all the details at https://t.co/TpVj09PVGT https://t.co/Yg1GMrufUk

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1350171395876118529

15/01/21

Retweetd From Safer Schools

has released significant privacy updates for it's younger users, but will they work❓Find out in our new article - available here 👉 https://t.co/Uq2VQZg1ag https://t.co/HLgmRtHYjk

14/01/21

Retweetd From Victoria Derbyshire

From today, those experiencing domestic abuse will be able to go into a Boots or indie chemist & seek help. If they say the codeword ‘ANI’ they’ll be taken to a private room & asked if they want to call 999 or domestic abuse helpline. ANI stands for Action Needed Immediately

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1349783595053932545

14/01/21

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Services that can help you get through lockdown if you need support. https://t.co/xGn4FjlEHM

13/01/21

We have a session set up with a survivor, in collaboration with the lovely people at Richmond Synagogue, so they can share their experiences with our students https://t.co/NV4z2VMTmf

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1349008938059108357

12/01/21

Retweetd From The Brilliant Club

The pupils launching onto today with will experience university-style learning and develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to go on to, and excel at, highly-selective universities. See what some pupils will be studying below! https://t.co/x11Ev8UscT

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1348735002071228418

11/01/21

Retweetd From Kingston Hospital

Are you struggling or finding things difficult during lockdown? Reach out to where you can find support, advice or just someone to talk to. It’s a free, anonymous 👥 online service and there for you when you need it 💻. 👉Get in touch https://t.co/dcsoAacDfp https://t.co/9MN3OLwpMG

07/01/21

Retweetd From KRSCP

Kooth is offering support in Kingston and Richmond: find out more https://t.co/VXhL2I56Zr

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1347250139883302921

07/01/21

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Want to improve your wellbeing? Do it ! The project combines creative activity, light touch art therapy and positive psychology to enhance mood and improve emotional wellbeing. NO NEED TO BE GOOD AT ART! Email julia-arts.org for bookings and information https://t.co/z71H049Wyi

07/01/21

Thank you. This is so kind 😊 https://t.co/UqkbxfFbLG

07/01/21

Retweetd From Julie Penna

I’d like to praise and for the provision of work, their incredible support and for all of their hard work not only during the pandemic, but always.

06/01/21

Retweetd From Matt Haig

Hollie McNish had a good point over on Instagram. That if you or your kids are stressed by the idea of 'lockdown' and 'isolation' reframe the concept as 'hibernation' which makes it sound more fun and squirrelish.

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Richmond Secondary Teaching Schools Alliance: School Direct Programme

Richmond Teaching Schools Alliance (RTSA) is a group of local secondary schools led by Waldegrave School, supported by Orleans Park 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 again in 2021/22.

The new recruitment cycle begins on 6 October 2020 and courses will be visible on UCAS Find from this date.  Applicants will be able to submit an application from 13 October 2020.

All of the RTSA schools 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.  School Direct (unsalaried) vacancies for 2021/22 are available at 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 will be recruiting for the following School Direct (unsalaried) courses:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Religious Education

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

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.

Please check our school website and twitter feed for information on recruitment events and observation days or contact rtsa@waldegrave.org.uk.  

Secondary Schools

Please see the list below of the secondary schools in this partnership offering School Direct places for 2021 entry. For further information on all of our Alliance schools see their websites below:

General information about the School Direct Programme (training and salaried routes) from the Department for Education can be found here.

Partner Universities:

Roehampton University is our partner HEI for the following subjects (training routes): Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Drama, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music, Physics. Click here to view the School Direct page on their website

St Mary's University is our partner HEI for  Religious Education - Click here to view their website

Qualifications:

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 he or she is 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 C or above in both Mathematics and English Language GCSEs (or approved equivalents). If you do not currently hold a GCSE grade C or above in Mathematics and English Language, please note that we accept the equivalency tests in both Mathematics and English offered by Equivalency Testing.

  • For PE and Science subjects you will also need at least a C grade 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.

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.

References

You will need to provide two references to accompany your UCAS application. Your application cannot be processed without them. We recommend that you start your references early as often this element of the application process is the slowest.

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.