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01/07/20

Retweetd From Anna McNuff

This is what strength and grace looks like. 💪🏻🌟👇🏻 https://t.co/TMUn7KxRVq

01/07/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Our Parents Helpline experts share their advice for supporting a child returning to school after lockdown. https://t.co/E84g0gdmIz

01/07/20

Retweetd From KRSCP

Up to 70% of children and young people who are sexually exploited go missing or run away. All children and young people who go missing or run away need urgent help. Missing children should be reported to the police.

01/07/20

We are wishing our brilliant speaker Siena the best of luck for tonight’s quarter final

01/07/20

Retweetd From Speakers Trust

Here's our programme for tonight's Digital Final https://t.co/3945ChIbrD Good luck everyone!

29/06/20

Retweetd From Mayor of London (gov.uk/coronavirus)

No child should go hungry. I welcomed the Government’s U-turn to provide free school meal vouchers over the summer but thousands of eligible children aren’t registered. It’s crucial that families get this information and register by 10 July. Please share: https://t.co/O8Hmr6yykG

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1276199258841120769

25/06/20

Retweetd From AchievingForChildren

Updated, inclusive Relationships & Sex Education makes a real difference to health and wellbeing. We're supporting https://t.co/QRkWq7xGKC https://t.co/4JIDchk5Mz

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1276199162757906436

25/06/20

Retweetd From NSPCC

We believe sex and relationships education is vital for young people. From September, children in the UK will be taught how to recognise what constitutes abuse or inappropriate behaviour and how to raise any worries or concerns with a trusted adult. https://t.co/uGpcv3XFNK

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1275832714558611457

24/06/20

Retweetd From Stop It Now! UK & Ireland

Our confidential helpline is open for anyone with a concern about child sexual abuse. If you don't have anyone to talk to, you can talk to us. ☎️: 0808 1000 900 💻: https://t.co/6E7J140w6r https://t.co/Qp1tu0njLF

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1275465663591649284

23/06/20

Retweetd From KRSCP

One in seven children and young people under the age of 18 will have lived with domestic violence at some point in their childhood. If you are worried about a child, please speak to a professional by calling 020 8547 5008. https://t.co/SBEKtfQhh6

22/06/20

Retweetd From KRSCP

It's and all around the country there are lots of great ideas of activities for children to celebrate, understand and explore this important day - here are a few we've seen https://t.co/imCN3hpIsi https://t.co/FPig9s2G3j https://t.co/gYD7pIhEVw

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1274410497874501633

20/06/20

Retweetd From UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

Nearly half of all refugees are children. 👧🏾👶🏻🧑🏽🧒🏻👶🏼👩🏾👧🏻👦🏿👩🏾‍🦱👩🏼‍🦰👶🏾🧑🏿👦🏽👧🏿🧑🏾👱🏼‍♀️👦🏾👧🏽 https://t.co/2vYEy8WkL7

19/06/20

What a great idea for age appropriate learning to help children understand why the campaign is necessary https://t.co/3nWZUQY7Ks

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1274050439093370880

19/06/20

Retweetd From AchievingForChildren

Child safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Watch this video and make sure you report any concerns so that we . https://t.co/syXJ3QEznN

19/06/20

Retweetd From South West London Health & Care Partnership

Extended periods of stress can cause someone to experience suicidal thoughts. If you are worried about someone you know, find out how you can help them.

19/06/20

This sounds fantastic! Let’s get some Waldegrave students involved! https://t.co/yIv2ErYBO8

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1274014543853871104

19/06/20

Retweetd From KRSCP

As many as 1 in 5 children and young people experience domestic abuse. Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. If you see or hear something, report it by calling 020 8547 5008. https://t.co/lBHlDp78uN

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1273327075374620674

17/06/20

Retweetd From Grey Court PE Dept

Well done to our GC students who took part in the Virtual LYG last week. Richmond are currently 2nd in the south and 9th overall! More info on how to take part to follow. Working with & https://t.co/2wKvdpjFfW

17/06/20

Retweetd From Richmond SSP

Fantastic effort by our Richmond Schools! Let’s do even better this week!

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1272432276090097664

15/06/20

Our first Year 10 have arrived 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/TyGofhXYyX

Train to Teach with School Direct

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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 2020/21.

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 2020/21 are available at Waldegrave School, Orleans Park School, Christ’s School, Hampton High, Twickenham School, Richmond Park Academy, Turing House and St Richard Reynolds Catholic College.

We will be recruiting for the following School Direct (unsalaried) courses for 2020/2021

  • 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.

Visit UCAS teacher training course search and type in ‘RTSA’ in the ‘search for a training provider’ box for further information.   Please  note that all applications for School Direct must be made via UCAS.  

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 2020 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.