Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1199219861169299456

26/11/19

Retweetd From HH

Spread The Word! Our annual PTA Christmas Tree sale Sat 7th Dec. Trees and delicious festive treats on sale, cash and card payments accepted. 🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲 https://t.co/TMiyjpB3Rf

19/11/19

Retweetd From Gill Hines

Still places to fill - please spread the love. https://t.co/Eoeo8h4hht

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1196880180826066944

19/11/19

Retweetd From Mandy_GCC

Our lovely volunteers from were back with us again today helping at our Men's Group with tea and musical accompaniment. Thank you so much for all your help. https://t.co/V3r6OUVxJm

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1195449180887621633

15/11/19

Retweetd From Mandy_GCC

A big thank you to our wonderful volunteers from Waldergrave School for their help with our Men's Group - we were even offered an impromptu musical accompaniment on the piano today during tea break https://t.co/PWghTuBjNB

15/11/19

Retweetd From HH

Looking forward to another great evening of comedy tomorrow night Nov 15th from and Bearcat Comedy Club. Come along and support the school, doors open 7pm for 8pm start. Bar available. Limited tickets on door.

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1195448837286113286

15/11/19

Retweetd From Hampton Music Dept.

Getting ready for with ! 🎶🎤 https://t.co/zO8XvG5QDB

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1193847282581590016

11/11/19

Waldegrave remembers https://t.co/wqU4Yqqvq3

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1192394902249857024

07/11/19

A Level English Literature students are studying in beautiful surrounding with https://t.co/EWJzpVEGzd

05/11/19

Student Services Manager, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/oSVSoDcOYI

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1187346940276760576

24/10/19

It’s that time of year again https://t.co/gqwUwpfj1j

21/10/19

Retweetd From Richmond Music Trust

Call out to our Secondary Students! 's is a great opportunity to gain an insight in to the industry. https://t.co/vxq4SzIZgn

21/10/19

Retweetd From Allnatt Outdoors

We had a fab time on Swanage Beach with . https://t.co/Ddh0MeDIKe

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1185878617127116800

20/10/19

Unexpected wildlife encounter https://t.co/d9u40lhMDa

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1185614226439704576

19/10/19

Everyone is in camp after a glorious first day of their Silver expedition https://t.co/yTjGlkqzia

18/10/19

Yes, of course. Please just email the school with contact details. Info.org.uk

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1185194186963849216

18/10/19

Geographers enjoying a little Human Study in Swanage Town. On their way home now, ETA by 4pm for the weekend 😴 https://t.co/UmY0FREjB1

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1184943381044191232

17/10/19

Year 11 geographers in Swanage lucked out with a spot of sun! https://t.co/DFJW6ohuey

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1184889191131467776

17/10/19

Retweetd From Mayor of Richmond

Congratulations to Selim from & Clara from for winning the competition to design the official poster for the 60th anniversary of the twinning of Richmond, Fontainebleau & Konstanz. The event is in June 2020 & hosted in Richmond! https://t.co/BIfbtp4fzF https://t.co/UZFuxYSjYm

14/10/19

Teaching Assistant x 2, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/oZmQTlSNEU

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1179822800909078530

03/10/19

Great to see so many parents here for our Year 10 Information Evening https://t.co/bgnvgYcPIp

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

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Design & Technology (Textiles)
  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages (French with Spanish or German)
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Physical Education
  • 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): Art & Design, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Design & Technology (Textiles), 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 Physical Education, Religious Education and Modern Languages (training route) - 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.