Whitley Bay High School Teaching Alliance

'Inspirational training for the outstanding teachers of the future'

Initial Teacher Training (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.

  • Thinking of training to become a teacher? Come and spend the morning with us and gain an insight into a career in teaching.
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  • Thinking of applying for Secondary PE or Primary with PE Specialism please visit our partner North East Partnership SCITT – link https://www.nepscitt.co.uk/
    The largest physical education provider in the north east of England and one of the largest in the country.
    The last three Ofsted judgements have been outstanding and in 2013 they were graded outstanding in every category. In 2013 were identified as the top secondary SCITT in the country and in 2015 as the best provider in the country.
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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: 

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

King Edward Primary School - Preston Grange Primary School - Spring Gardens Primary School - South Wellfield First 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.

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