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 2020 entry, please apply via UCAS. Applications open on 8th October 2019.
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 - Hexham Middle School - John Spence Community High School - Kenton School - Longbenton High School - Marden Bridge Middle School - Marden High School - St Thomas More RC Academy - The Three Rivers - Walbottle Campus -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.