Whitley Bay High School

We are continuing to recruit for September 2020 - please apply via UCAS

School Direct

Whitley Bay High is the lead school in our alliance for applicants who wish to apply for secondary and primary 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 Primary or Secondary ITT through the WBTSA, an alliance 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 2021 entry, please apply via UCAS. UCAS opens on 13th October 2020.

Primary Initial Teacher Training (School Direct)

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

Gosforth Central Middle School - King Edward Primary School - Preston Grange Primary School - Spring Gardens Primary School - South Wellfield First School - West End First School, Bedlington

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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