Deciding to become a teacher is one of the hardest decisions you will have to take as teaching is not right for everyone.Teaching can be very hard work and at times scary when you think about the responsibility you have in supporting the children you will teach. It can be a high-pressured career, with the continual media headlines, outlining stories of how difficult the classroom and school environment can be, so it is important to celebrate and share the rewards that come with role too.
“Teaching is an incredible job. It’s different every day and building those relationships with your class and helping the children to fulfil their potential, is an amazing privilege.” Schools Direct Student
Making the right choice for you in selecting the organisation to help you become a teacher is the next most important decision you will ever make. You need to be sure that when you qualify as a teacher, the training you have received, enables you to hit the ground running and that you would be supported in your future teaching career.
Our WGSP Schools Direct Primary Programme provides a dynamic and supportive environment in which to train to teach. Our programme provides a more practical on-the-job teacher training route than the traditional PGCE delivered in universities.Student teachers will be in school from day one and are taught by expert practitioners from our schools as well as receiving a comprehensive CPD programme. Students are also enrolled with the University of Gloucestershire which provides the academic element of the programme.100% of our previous students rating our programme as Good!
Our weekly newsletter shows what our partnership provides for our schools and the priority we place on developing our staff and providing them with information and resources to support them in their work with our children. This support is provided as a matter of course to all our student teachers as they are our teachers of the future!
We are looking for aspirational teachers and the school leaders of the future. We want the most ambitious students who will embrace all the opportunities we offer and begin their route to become an outstanding teacher.
“I have loved this course and will be recommending it to so many people. Thank you for helping me grow and believing in me, even when I doubted myself.” Schools Direct Student
Having Schools Direct students in our schools also brings lots of benefits to our partnership.It brings a fresh perspective to school staffing teams as well as giving our schools an opportunity ‘grow their own’ teachers who will work more effectively in the school in which they have been based.
Student teachers receive increasingly comprehensive training that focuses on new approaches to teaching and they bring with them lots of new ideas and an infectious enthusiasm for learning. Hosting a student helps develop the mentor teacher to have a deeper understanding of pedagogy and ways to support other teachers.It also makes them reflect on their own practice and improve their own quality of teaching.
A win-win situation for everyone!
Please share the information on our programme and how to apply with colleagues, parents at your school and friends who may be considering teaching as a career as applications are accepted now for 2019-20: WGSP Schools Direct