You will have seen in previous editions of the newsletter this term, that we would soon be recruiting through UCAS for our next cohort of Schools Direct students to start in September 2021. Our programme has now gone live on the DfE website Get into Teaching where you can search for more information on our programme using one of the following:
- Name: WGSPschoolsdirect
- Training provider code: 2C1
- Training programme code: 3CPC
Nothing matters more to the success of our children than the quality of teachers in our schools. To ensure that this continues, we set our bar high when recruiting students as only the best will do. In return, we provide opportunities to train across the different types of schools and classes as well as providing a comprehensive programme which makes use of the many experts across our schools as well as experts from outside of our partnership, covering all aspects of the curriculum and pedagogy. As the Schools Direct approach means students are in school from the beginning, every single day spent in the classroom working alongside class-teachers and mentors, forms “part and parcel” of training to become a teacher. Our students are also enrolled with the University of Gloucestershire which provides the academic element of the programme.
We’ve made sure that a strong culture of support exists for our students from their school-based mentors and our Lead Mentor. 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! As a result, we have students who emerge from their training, fully prepared for the intensity of their first years in the profession and passionate and inspired about the difference they can make in the years ahead.
We are looking for potential candidates to train to teach with us. 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 our 2021-22 programme. Further information can be found on: WGSP Schools Direct
So, what are you waiting for? Come and join us!