You could be eligible for either:
- a scholarship of £28,000
- a bursary of £26,000
To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Geography or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.
You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.
Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out how you’ll be paid.
Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.
About the training provider
Wade Deacon Trust is a very experienced School Direct training provider.
All of our courses are managed by our Leader of Teacher Training, Jane Goulding, who has been awarded the University of Chester Outstanding Professional Mentor award, so we guarantee that you're in safe hands!
Every Associate Teacher is assigned a personal Subject Mentor, who will support your day to day teaching and will guide you through your training. We will ensure that you meet all of the Teachers' Standards, and will provide you with high quality experiences and access to the very best school-based training.
The School Direct programme consists of a structured training programme for the academic year, including an alternative school placement, enrichment opportunities and a full timetable of in-house training sessions.
As a member of staff you will participate in all aspects of the role of a teacher, including participation at Open Evenings, Parents' Evenings and educational visits that take place throughout the academic year, making this a realistic experience!
We place a large emphasis on ensuring that you are ready to secure your first teaching post, so offer you application and interview training, alongside developing your skills in the classroom.
Our exceptional reputation within the community, and close work with a variety of different settings, provides our Associate Teachers with rich and varied experiences. Previous Associate Teachers have benefitted from spending time in our local Special School; exploring EYFS provisions at local Nursery Schools, and working closely with organisations such as Widnes Vikings Rugby Club.
About the accredited body
We work very closely with our accrediting provider, University of Chester, who deliver subject-based training days for our Associate Teachers, alongside the PGCE assignment-based element of the course.
University of Chester are an Outstanding provider, and offer excellent support for all of our Associate Teachers, with University Link Tutors visiting each Associate Teacher at every placement.
The Subject training days offered ensure that all Associate Teachers are equipped with the latest curriculum and examination requirements and expert knowledge for their specific subject.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We are keen to ensure that all students benefit fully from the School Direct programme.
Each training site is fully compliant with The Equality Act 2010.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.
When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:
Training provider code:
Training programme code:
Choose a training location
You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Wade Deacon High School, Birchfield Road, Widnes WA8 7TD
The Grange School
Lathom Avenue, Runcorn WA7 5DX
Support and advice
For questions about this course you should contact the training provider using the contact details above.
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