Initial Teacher Training Primary & Secondary (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.
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 both Newcastle and Northumbria Universities 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 2019 entry, please apply via UCAS. Applications open on the 9th October 2018.
- Taster Day 12th March 2019 at Whitley Bay High School . Come and spend the morning with us and gain an insight into a career in teaching. Taster Days
- Why train with us? Download
- What we're looking for Download
- How we select trainees Download
- Entry requirements Download
- Fees and funding Download
- Course Structure & Subjects available for 2019 Download
- Meet the Trainees English & Maths
- Meet the Trainees Chemistry & History
Applicants must be aware that they may be placed in any of our excellent partner schools throughout Newcastle, Northumberland and North Tyneside area including:
Bedlington Academy - Churchill Community College - Hexham Middle School - John Spence Community High School - Kenton School - Longbenton High School - Marden Bridge Middle School - St Thomas More RC Academy - Walbottle Campus -Wellfield Middle School - Whitley Bay High School - Valley Gardens Middle School