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19/10/20

Retweetd From KRSCP

KRSCP is aware from media coverage of concerns after hospitalisations of young people who had eaten sweets containing THC. Frank has a wealth of information on drugs to help young people stay safer https://t.co/5ipN9qKUgr

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1317189168813015040

16/10/20

Retweetd From Gill Hines

Helping children grow up to be resilient and independent - *|https://t.co/xUElmsCGBi workshop for parents. Thursday 22nd October 7.30-9.30pm https://t.co/y1dFbxBmvu

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1316815708857290754

15/10/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Our advice on how to look after your mental health if you’re self-isolating. https://t.co/Uazre7oUqg

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1316391039880572928

14/10/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Never has the health and wellbeing of our young people been more important than now! Aged 13 - 17yrs, live in Kingston or Richmond, interested in NHS, Social Care or just in our work? Join YOL! - make a difference and get involved. https://t.co/E9FGxIZs4e https://t.co/Y747R6tw8i https://t.co/TaaVqtgw9B

13/10/20

Deputy Designated Lead: Safeguarding & Wellbeing, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/h26290fDzx

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1315532730642452482

12/10/20

Retweetd From Richmond Council

Deborah, Manager at gives advice to parents and carers in the borough who are worried about a young person in their life. Catch up on here https://t.co/34NVZVdVgw 🎧 https://t.co/vvMtg8kt8d

10/10/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

No young person should have to wait months for mental health support.

10/10/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

If you're a young person and need urgent support with your mental health, please text YM to 85258. Our Crisis Messenger provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. https://t.co/zM2YcVebkP

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1314857008441577473

10/10/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Start your by telling yourself these affirmations by our Activist Maya 💛 https://t.co/euDYuVhqnz

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1314856924995874816

10/10/20

Retweetd From AchievingForChildren

Today is Live in Kingston or Richmond? Check out our Emotional Health Service Resource Hub for some online self-help for your children and family https://t.co/65eIYL2dGv https://t.co/IRqHN5gD07

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1314856869429739520

10/10/20

Retweetd From twickenham tweets

Today is . If you’re struggling there’s help and support out there for you locally and nationally. (And don’t ever think you can’t be helped or aren’t worth helping, you can be and you are.) https://t.co/mnJWZjBRQ7

09/10/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Today Youth Out Loud! are supporting campaign. No young person should feel alone when they are struggling with their mental health 💛

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1314289465574281229

08/10/20

Retweetd From The Toni Morrison Project

On this day in 1993, Toni Morrison became the first and, presently, the only Black woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. * “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”—Toni Morrison https://t.co/zOQqBlL8JR

08/10/20

Retweetd From Michael Butlin

. . . . . Check this out? https://t.co/vZ89zqBNHV

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1314288204330270720

08/10/20

Retweetd From Arts Richmond UK

You can now apply for 's FREE online theatre-making course for young people aged 12-16. For your chance to create digital theatre at a distance this half-term, download an application form at https://t.co/yypnv3BDSn. https://t.co/Sd3fTGFJhM

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1313888371945730049

07/10/20

Retweetd From Richmond Council

Richmond Council has launched their programme of events for Events including a virtual exhibition, community discussion, podcast series and cultural events will be held throughout October. See the full programme of events: https://t.co/BS3hrIKd6b https://t.co/047IAidRcF

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1313556369845428224

06/10/20

Retweetd From Gill Hines

Supporting your anxious child - *|https://t.co/XefAVfnZuy|* https://t.co/8zLrj4bIis

06/10/20

Retweetd From KRSCP

This Saturday's is Young Minds operates a crisis messenger service to help young people look who need support https://t.co/h47taaxETj

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1313556283287576576

06/10/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Sheku Kanneh-Mason MBE is a british cellist born 4th April 1999 in Nottingham, England. He won the BBC's Young Musician of the Year contest in May 2016- he is the first black musician to win the competition since its launch in 1978. https://t.co/WZwLegN1EA https://t.co/pyMMrjxNPQ

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1312476397642768385

03/10/20

Retweetd From Kingston Council

A new testing site has opened in Kingston. Anybody with symptoms can book a test at https://t.co/zWMu1floQB Read more: https://t.co/RyjIdPkosf https://t.co/rKnNHyt1en

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 2021/22.

The new recruitment cycle begins on 6 October 2020 and courses will be visible on UCAS Find from this date.  Applicants will be able to submit an application from 13 October 2020.

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 2021/22 are available at 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 will be recruiting for the following School Direct (unsalaried) courses:

  • 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.

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 2021 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.