Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

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29/03/20

Retweetd From Suzanne Gilbey

This beautiful moment from Waldegrave Chamber Choir in Sunday, competing in https://t.co/qdHc2Xqi60

23/03/20

Retweetd From Ben Chalwin

Please RT Mindfulness in Schools Project are offering daily Mindfulness drop-in sessions - access the link from here: https://t.co/Mdf0FXKoos

18/03/20

Retweetd From World Class Schools

Any students at home make sure you enter our competition https://t.co/UVz3rw9XFl https://t.co/qbNnjXxXJ0

18/03/20

Teacher of Biology, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/CNWHnLeK9L

18/03/20

Teacher of PE, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/VUbza9reLe

17/03/20

For information about the school’s current situation regarding COVID-19, please check the school website https://t.co/arM8L9FQCL

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04/03/20

Key Stage 3 & 4 teams competing at the London Youth Games dance competition at the Copperbox. Fantastic performances 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/apAyPegXxY

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04/03/20

Before & after shots of our 6th form girls’ rugby team. Muddy & happy! Well played girls! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/O3R7sMoJpD

02/03/20

Our students loved it & found it really useful. Thank you so much! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/AvnYhA1hrh

02/03/20

Retweetd From Cllr. James Chard

Well done to for an aca-mazing performance at the Pitch Perfect acapella contest tonight. Had a great time attending on behalf of .

14/02/20

Retweetd From Hampton School

Great to see the partnership between and Hampton flourishing 👏👏 https://t.co/orNIGd792y

14/02/20

We were so proud to see the culmination of many months of hard work by our talented performers. What a fantastic performance! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/Hc7rHgxOo2

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13/02/20

Retweetd From Hampton School Partnerships

Fab first night for the The Wizard of Oz starring young actors from Hampton and . This is the 9th co-production between our two schools. See below from the first show, The Diary of Anne Frank (2012). Recognise anyone? https://t.co/o5iHYSFqcq

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09/02/20

Some of our fantastic career speed interviewers. Thanks everyone https://t.co/NcsXCQmPS4

08/02/20

On Friday 7 Feb, School was abuzz to the sound of careers for Year 9’s Speed Networking Event. A huge thank you to fantastic volunteers who informed and inspired students on a diverse range of careers. Now Y9 know their actuary from their architect. A truly inspiring morning.

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27/01/20

Retweetd From Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

Today is . Together we must to challenge prejudice and hatred, and work towards a better future. Watch and share our film for . https://t.co/mGc8Zh6IXL

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27/01/20

Students marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and stood together for https://t.co/7pt8GG2KFW

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20/01/20

Retweetd From Carol Barnes

Well done ⁦⁩ Chamber Choir - through to the finals 👏 https://t.co/zS53MP7XsM

17/01/20

Absolutely! Thanks Silvia for all your work with us this year 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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17/01/20

Students in Year 9 are watching presentations from their peers who have been working with and to learn about in order to https://t.co/WPc4tabdrh

Train to Teach with School Direct

Teaching School

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.