Whitley Bay High School

We are recruiting for September 2022 - please apply via APPLY

School Direct

Whitley Bay High is the lead school in our alliance for applicants who wish to apply for Secondary School Direct places in the North East following the tuition route. School Direct is a route into teaching which allows participants the opportunity to work closely with schools to gain Qualified Teacher Status. Please view the video below to find out more information.

Anyone wishing to teach must complete initial teacher training – ITT. You can complete your Secondary ITT through the Whitley Bay School Direct Teacher Training programme based in the North East of England, with a national reputation for: the quality of its Teaching and Learning; its innovative and rigorous training and the exceptional levels of support for emerging teachers. Our programme means you will be in the classroom from day 1, learning first-hand the knowledge and skills needed to become an outstanding teacher. We work in conjunction with Newcastle University and on successful completion of the programme you will be awarded either a Professional Graduate Certificate (Level 6) in Education or a PGCE (Level 7) with qualified teacher status (QTS.)

For September 2022 entry, please apply via APPLY. APPLY opens on 12th October 2021.

Secondary Initial Teacher Training (School Direct)

Applicants must be aware that placements and core training may take place in any of our excellent partner schools throughout Newcastle, Northumberland and North Tyneside area including: 

Astley Community High School - Churchill Community College - Emmanuel College - John Spence Community High School - Kings Priory School - Longbenton High School - Marden Bridge Middle School - Marden High School - Monkseaton High School - St Thomas More RC Academy - The Three Rivers - Walker Riverside Academy -Wellfield Middle School - Whitley Bay High School - Valley Gardens Middle School

By the end of the year, you will have had the opportunity to visit most of our partner schools which the trainees value and find extremely beneficial.


For all enquires related to Initial Teacher Training, please contact Sharon Armstrong on 0191 7317070 or via email at sharon.armstrong@whitleybayhighschool.org

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