Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

20/04/21

Safeguarding Alert - Viral Rumour - Safer Schools - Useful information for parents and carers https://t.co/1ZicvIcArf

20/04/21

Huge congratulations, Assal! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1383693284820742148

18/04/21

Retweetd From Newman Catholic Coll

Our amazing volunteers Moussa & Antonio have given up their holiday time to run the Foodbank. Today they were helped by Tilly from & Issy from https://t.co/IbuL8eOf45

12/04/21

Retweetd From KRSCP

If you're a young person in Kingston & Richmond, then this website's for you - visit https://t.co/KOpzapMCe7 for info on local activities, podcasts, emotional health and more!

12/04/21

Retweetd From KRSCP

The pandemic has impacted us all; you or someone you know may be experiencing difficulties. Support is available. and have put together helpful directories on where to access help across a range of issues including mental health https://t.co/uRX4KrrZdB

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1381551539412668420

12/04/21

Retweetd From AfCLocalOfferKingstonRichmond

Short breaks provide disabled children and young people with fun, enjoyment and a chance to be with friends while their parents and carers get a break from caring. Help us plan what Short Break we offer from April 2022 https://t.co/ubGR0eiStK https://t.co/3MuNGPg2I1

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1379831604424675340

07/04/21

Retweetd From AchievingForChildren

Aged 11-19 and live/go to school in Richmond? Want to do something about climate change? Our Youth Council has a new fund for projects to tackle climate change. Find out how to apply for up to £1500: https://t.co/istyz4ydH1 https://t.co/wbWzzsZrNf

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1378386647449010179

03/04/21

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Soon it's exam time. It can be stressful but remember to look after yourself. If you need help, please contact or check for more mental health services on https://t.co/b6Mugyxist https://t.co/tqggEY9tSJ

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1377009855404314629

30/03/21

Retweetd From Lepra

During we'd like to thank some of our amazing Surrey schools for their fundraising starting with your support helps us change lives and https://t.co/y1N07Z9u0G

29/03/21

Deputy Headteacher, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/wltPXJeewg

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1374065407775100933

22/03/21

Retweetd From Gill Hines

Raising brave young women - avoiding the confidence gap *https://t.co/XefAVfnZuy* An online workshop for parents of girls 10-14 years old with parenting consultant and author Gill Hines. https://t.co/R7tqzu5Smi

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1373260088048283648

20/03/21

Retweetd From AchievingForChildren

Live in RBWM? FUEL: Feed Ur Everyday Lives: taking place over Easter, summer & Christmas holidays. Will offer a range of fun & enjoyable activities & food to children aged 5-16 years who are eligible for free school meals. https://t.co/rdc2aIY1Sn https://t.co/pCzmFQftWA

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1372972863800676362

19/03/21

Students have been encouraged to to celebrate superhero mufti photos to follow! https://t.co/Nlwm5xVdj8

19/03/21

Retweetd From WRStirling

Great to see Bushy Park Girls CC's flyer on newsletter https://t.co/m0GYbDw3nG All girls & women in Teddington, the Hamptons, Twickenham who want to play or try cricket, come down & play! Training Monday nights https://t.co/gMrcbvJuG7

18/03/21

Thanks for highlighting it to us, Michelle! (We miss you too)

18/03/21

Retweetd From Michelle Leung

I participated in this when I was in Year 13 - had no chance of winning but still had loads of fun! Might be of interest to any biologists/artists at Waldegrave? (also, I miss school😢)

17/03/21

Retweetd From NSPCC

Instagram's latest update corrects a dangerous design decision that should never have been allowed. However, much more must be done - the platform's plans to introduce end-to-end encryption would allow offenders to target children on the site unchecked. https://t.co/pzcldEdiMh

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1371528820986105859

15/03/21

Students celebrated working together again with some acrostic poems in PDC today. https://t.co/4oVFIX5bwA

12/03/21

Thank you very much! It’s been such a pleasure to reconnect with our wonderful students in person 😊 https://t.co/ERxKHLuQwx

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@waldegravesch.org.  

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.