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20/05/22

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Give yourself permission to take breaks during revision. It’s normal to feel worried about exams. But it’s so important to look after yourself. Here are some tips for managing stress. https://t.co/vmW3qUmcQf

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1526585969775890432

17/05/22

Y8 students attended the 'Kids in IT' day in Feltham. They used technology to draw shapes, working out how to adjust the 'buggy' to improve accuracy. As well as a dragons den style competition to come up with new ideas for Apps https://t.co/cvls76U5PF

16/05/22

Sixth Form Academic Mentor, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/MrOw7Li4Re

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16/05/22

Over 180 Y9s enjoyed their Bronze DofE preparations with Aim High Expeditions learning a variety of skills including map reading, route planning, setting up stoves and tents, and learning what to pack in their rucksacks. https://t.co/mhbyAQGu0x

16/05/22

Best of luck to all our Y11s who start their GCSEs today. Don’t forget your teachers are here if you need any support over the next few weeks. Stay focused but make sure you take time out to relax too!

13/05/22

Teacher of Mathematics, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/0Da6RjnZJQ

13/05/22

Y12 has finished a packed Careers week culminating in a Public Sector event with speakers from the Home and Foreign Offices, NHS, Met Police, Environment and Work & Pensions Offices and TFL. Thank you to all those who gave up their time to impart their wisdom.

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13/05/22

Retweetd From AfCLocalOfferKingstonRichmond

Next week re are running two "in person" workshops to talk about SEND independent advice and information services for families in Kingston and Richmond. Please come and join us https://t.co/E4EVveVu94 https://t.co/Dc9E5IdO1D

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11/05/22

Retweetd From Anna Freud NCCF

We all need people in our lives we can turn to when we’re struggling. Being around supportive people you trust can really help your mental health. This is 1 of the strategies we're highlighting this 👉https://t.co/6F20y73bZ3 https://t.co/Hq31pIIvDJ

10/05/22

Teacher of PE, Waldegrave School, Twickenham https://t.co/RcOvtBDV2i

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10/05/22

Retweetd From Anna Freud NCCF

This , we're sharing resources to tackle feelings of . We're often kinder to others than we are to ourselves, but being kind to yourself is important for your wellbeing. This is 1 of 94 self-care strategies👉 https://t.co/6F20y73bZ3 https://t.co/siZdsWzZHh

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10/05/22

Thanks to everyone who helped out at our Sixth Form Apprenticeship Day. Students gained valuable insights & are excited about the opportunities open to them. https://t.co/uzN9Hj210F

09/05/22

Come and support our at the Spring Fling Party on Friday 20 May. Tickets via ParentPay £5 now! Entertainment by THE JAM FACTORY and supporting acts who will rock the school with a 'heady fusion of rock, pop & blues.' Door and bar open at 7pm, bands around 7.30.

09/05/22

Y7 has been hard at work fundraising for including sponsored silences, extra household chores & weeding. As a thank you, students enjoyed a Zumba dance class on Friday afternoon which they all thoroughly enjoyed! There is still time to donate: https://t.co/Fz8yTQ199g

06/05/22

Head of PE, Waldegrave School, Twickenham https://t.co/DD8fPh4tx2

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06/05/22

Retweetd From Knights Basketball

🏀🥈NATIONAL RUNNERS-UP 🥈🏀 U16 Girls Head Coach Isaac Omirin Read the full weekend round-up by Richmond Knights founder James Merchant Live link in bio or below ⬇️ https://t.co/yTcfuy0nZI Graphic Design Brandeer https://t.co/Glaq7TaPIY

05/05/22

Retweetd From Sarah ButtonStephens

Very proud to have launched our appeal. With an education, girls will be fearless, successful, happy…girls will be whatever they want to be. Donate to the appeal now and the UK government will double all donations: https://t.co/Iqwnmy9Jyv

05/05/22

Teaching Assistant (Permanent), Waldegrave School, Twickenham https://t.co/RLXPhWkQvp

05/05/22

Head of PDC (Personal Development Curriculum), Waldegrave School, Twickenham https://t.co/qdlAdYqYJi

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.