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Twitter Wall

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26/09/22

Tackling a famous Dürrenmatt novel was of course ´gar kein problem´ for hard-working A-Level German students. Their in-depth analysis display is ‘ganz wunderbar’ taking pride of place in our busy MFL department ürrenmatt https://t.co/2XNTxE2YBr

23/09/22

Has your child had a growth spurt over the summer? That school jumper looking a bit worse for wear? Stock up on quality pre-loved uniform at the sale: in school on Saturday 24 September 10am-12pm. Got something to donate-we're happy to accept clean, quality items.

21/09/22

Teacher of Computer Science, Waldegrave School, Twickenham https://t.co/gXtsXiy75n

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21/09/22

Another successfully completed school improvement project - thank you to who have done a magnificent job of fitting these new windows! https://t.co/UP0r5KcefZ

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16/09/22

Team building on the Thames? What better way to start Y7! Thank you to and Thames Young Mariners for the kayaking, raft building and other fun activities. By the end of next week over 200 Waldegrave girls will have taken part. https://t.co/ysEiypOHGl

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13/09/22

Retweetd From AfCLocalOfferKingstonRichmond

Places are filling up on the SEND Futures conference on 12 October. Join us if you are the parent or carer of a child or young person with special educational needs and or a disability in Kingston or Richmond. https://t.co/PFHUfNtJxu https://t.co/oBuHQPT26n

13/09/22

Teacher of Science, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/DfNHwwUF3v

13/09/22

Retweetd From Department for Education

Monday 19th September will be a Bank Holiday to mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral. Schools and colleges will be closed for the Bank Holiday. https://t.co/T3DtHiBKgp

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12/09/22

Retweetd From Safer Schools

We have recently been made aware of a phishing scam circulating popular messaging app WhatsApp, known as the 'Hi Mum' scam. We encourage you to read our article for guidance on identifying phishing scams and how to deal with them if you have been targeted: https://t.co/oxx04dp9cm https://t.co/OwLo8sCzmw

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09/09/22

All at Waldegrave are commemorating the remarkable life and mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II today. We are taking time to reflect on her resilience and sense of duty, in special assemblies, and thinking of her family in their grief. Rest in Peace Ma’am. https://t.co/uD5LfhuOTl

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06/09/22

Here is a sneak peek inside our lovely new Sixth Form Learning Centre. A huge thank you to and Woodland Commercial Ltd for their astounding work in bringing this together in time for the new school year. Students are excited to start using their new study zone! https://t.co/jDyQFLompx

05/09/22

A big thank you to - our new signs looks fantastic! Navigating around school is so much easier for students, staff and visitors https://t.co/91KpHshTjj

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05/09/22

A warm welcome to our new Y7s who started with us today! The students spent the day doing ice breaker games to get to know each other and a treasure hunt to familiarise themselves with the school. They all left with happy smiles! https://t.co/UKEun9wHhl

25/08/22

Retweetd From Kingston&RichmondEBP

Best of luck to all students getting their results today!! Remember that doing your best is always enough 🥇 & don’t forget… if you would like support with employment/further education after finishing school, including with maths & English, feel free to get in touch! 📚

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22/08/22

Retweetd From AfCinfoKingstonRichmond

Worried about your results or have you not achieved the qualifications you hoped for? Our exam support helpline is open, speak to one of careers advisers about your concerns. For more information please visit our webpage: https://t.co/EuUJeIP9mb ☎️ https://t.co/tvYuAne6IM

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18/08/22

Retweetd From AfCinfoKingstonRichmond

Not achieved the grades you'd hoped for this summer? Our exam support helpline is now open. The helpline will be open from 18 to 31 August 2022. For more information please visit our webpage: https://t.co/EuUJeIP9mb ☎️ https://t.co/qXqcM3ZuhQ

18/08/22

Absolutely! We didn’t have permission to name her until just now but thoroughly deserved!

18/08/22

Record number of students accepted to Oxbridge this year: Tomi, Florence, Emily, Ella, Silvia, Arden, Amalia, Lili (Oxford), Poppy (Cambridge). Also congrats to Milly & Flora (Medicine), Amelie & Bryony (Veterinary Science), Allegra (Unilever apprenticeship). Well done!

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18/08/22

A fantastic set of A Level results: 24% A*, 53% A*/A, and 80% A-B. We couldn’t be more proud of each and every one of our students! A true demonstration of their academic ability and resilience. https://t.co/OOt1cqItta

14/08/22

Retweetd From Sport In Richmond

We're looking for athletes aged 11 to 17 who live and go to school in to represent Richmond in the TCS Mini London Marathon Championship event on 1st October 2022. Find out how you can apply to be part of our team: https://t.co/3oWmQbwx7r

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 2022 in collaboration with Roehampton 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 have School Direct vacancies in the following subjects for September 2022 start:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Design & Technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • 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?

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

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.

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.

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.