If you want to become an outstanding teacher, our teacher training courses can get you there.
On our courses, you will learn from experience by teaching in the classroom and be supported by a professional development programme. Upon successful completion of the course, you gain Qualified Teacher Status to start a rich and rewarding career in teaching.
Whether you are fast tracking through to early leadership or honing your teaching craft, you will find you are fully supported with a variety of roles open to you across the primary and secondary schools in our Trust.
We offer the School Direct teacher training in partnership with the University of Birmingham.
We work with the University in recruiting and selecting trainees and provide an outstanding training teacher training programme. Our programme leads to the award of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) at Primary level and PGDipEd with QTS at Secondary level.
On our secondary teacher training course, you will undertake the Postgraduate Diploma in Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You can train to teach the following subjects:
The course will provide 120 credits contributing to Master's level enabling you to progress on to an MA in Teaching Studies if you wish. You will undertake two main school placements as part of your course.
On our primary teacher training course, you will undertake a Postgraduate Certificate in Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This will provide 60 credits contributing to Master's level and offers progression to a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Studies and then the MA in Teaching Studies. You will undertake three main school placements as part of your course.
Our teacher training programmes require you to gain experience teaching in the classroom within our family of schools as part of your school placements.
All applications are made via UCAS teacher training. You need to apply directly to Windsor Academy Trust and you can apply via UCAS below.
As well as our own School Direct teacher training course, we work closely with three strategic partners to offer school placements as part of their training programmes. These partners are:
All of our trainee teachers are supported by a wide range of staff in the Trust. Our lead for early career teaching has overall responsibility for trainees and each school has a lead mentor who supports trainees on their placement.
All trainees are assigned a trained mentor within their chosen subject at each of their school placements. All the training is led by experienced facilitators with a wealth of current experience ensuring high quality professional and pastoral support that takes account of your wellbeing in your important training year.
Your initial teacher training year is important for giving you a solid foundation in teaching and creating a network of like-minded teachers. These people will be colleagues and friends for the future, supporting you and growing together.
The principles which underpin our programme are captured well by Judith Little’s quote: “You know you are in a good school when”:
We are committed to providing each trainee with the following:
Alongside this, dedicated mentor support will include:
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