About the training provider
The St John Bosco Teaching School Alliance is a partnership of primary and secondary schools across Sandwell, Dudley and South Birmingham. We aim to develop outstanding teachers. We do this by providing a subject / class mentor who supports you on a daily basis, in addition there is a professional mentor looking after your wider development. As a School Direct trainee you would also have access to your placement school's professional development programme.
Our year's training comprises three main elements;
-1) A main school placement where you feel part of the school. The aim is to mirror the life of a qualified teacher for the year.
-2) A six week second school placement in a partner school.
-3) Training and support from Newman University.
The qualification at the end of the course awards QTS and PGCE. For the past three years 100% of our trainees, primary and secondary, have gained employment by the end of the course.
For further information
-Primary training, St John Bosco Catholic Primary School in West Bromich lead the Primary training
-Secondary Training, Holly Lodge High School in Smethwick is the lead school for Secondary training.
About the accredited body
Newman University has an established reputation for producing high quality teachers, who understand the needs of the children they teach, and develop creative and effective practice. The School Direct training at Newman runs alongside existing PGCE and undergraduate programmes. When you successfully complete the course, you are awarded a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE with QTS) with the opportunity to attain additional Masters’ credits.
Newman prides itself on being a friendly community of staff and students, and their small class sizes mean that academic staff can give personal care and attention to each student.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We have a wide range of partner schools across a large geographical area. This enables us to match trainees to the right place for them. Our experienced team of mentors and close relationship with tutors at Newman University allow us to offer all our trainees the support they need.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
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When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:
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Choose a training location
You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Ormiston Sandwell Academy
Lower City Rd,, Tividale, Oldbury B69 2HE
Windsor High School
Richmond Street, Halesowen B634BB
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