About the course
If you are successful at the school interview you will be invited to a second-stage interview at the University of East London. At your interview day you will take part in a combination of group and individual interviews with members of the programme team, and may also be asked to undertake written or presentation tasks, depending on your subject. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and take a self-guided campus tour.
How school placements work
Candidates will undertake two placements in contrasting schools within the Waltham Forest Teaching School Alliance. The allocation of placement schools provides trainees with a varied but equitable experience across the two placements. we work as a collaborative of 8 schools across the borough and work closely to train and support trainee teachers. Weekly professsional studies sessions allow all trainees to regularly network and support each other and to go and experience all of the schools in the Alliance.
Trainees can expect to teach across the 11-18 age range across the two placements.
all schools are in close proximity and are easily accessible by public transport.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
You’ll get a bursary of £9,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.
You don’t have to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility and how you’ll be paid.
You may also be eligible for a loan while you study.
Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.
Minimum 2.2 Honours degree or above in the subject area applicant plans to teach.
All applicants MUST have GCSE English and Maths grade A*-C
We are looking for those with a genuine liking for young people who want to make a difference to young lives through their passion, commitment and love of teaching their subject.
Ideally you will have previous experience of working with young people.
Confirmation you have the health and physical capacity to commence training.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate
About the training provider
Willowfield School is the lead school for the School Direct programme in Waltham Forest. All of the Waltham Forest secondary schools work collaboratively on a range of professional development initiatives to recruit, train and develop our teachers in the long term. We have a strong record of training and retaining teachers in our schools with a firm commitment to a "cradle to grave" development opportunities. We have worked hard as a partnership to provide our fantastic students with a high quality education and we are the only London borough in which all secondary school's are rated good or above according to Ofsted. Training to teach in Waltham Forest provides trainees with opportunities to experience a variety of different settings: single sex schools, all through schools, sixth forms, faith schools, free schools, academies and local authority schools comprise our Alliance and we endeavour to ensure that all trainees have a varied experience in order to equip them for a long term career. Our students are truly amazing young people and the support and subject expertise of our mentors ensures that trainees are supported and developed to become highly effective practitioners in our diverse and vibrant school communities
About the accredited body
Our university partner for this programme is UEL, The University of East London.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Training with disabilities and other needs*
School Direct students can access the services provided by UCL’s Student Support and Wellbeing team. See the following web page for full details:-
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Clifton Avenue, Walthamstow, London E17 6HL
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