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Teacher Training Opportunities

Please see below vacancies for the 2017-18 School Direct Programme.


Recruitment for this programme opens in October 2016 via the UCAS system.  All applications should be made via the UCAS website: www.ucas.com


Provider name: Wade Deacon High School HEI


 Provider: University of Chester http://www.chester.ac.uk/pg/school-direct


Fees for School Direct are £9,000. However, many subjects offer bursaries to cover/ help towards these fees. The 2016/17 bursary information can be found here:







Please see below for further information on School Direct and details regarding the application process.

School Direct : What is it?


School Direct is an innovative new training route which allows you to choose the school in which you train.


Wade Deacon offers the non-salaried School Direct Training Programme.


The School Direct Training Programme


This is open to all graduates who possess a good quality degree in a National Curriculum or relevant applied discipline, plus grade C or above in GCSE (or equivalent) English and Maths (Science also required for Primary applications). You will pay tuition fees and may be eligible for a bursary from the Teaching Agency.


Why Choose School Direct at Wade Deacon? Why train through the Wade Deacon Alliance?


This exciting programme enables you to work within a school and train in the classroom supported by qualified teachers and mentors. You will also spend approximately 12 days studying at Chester University as you progress towards Masters level credits.


At Wade Deacon we pride ourselves in offering high quality, personalised teacher training. We are very proud to have been awarded the TES Outstanding Secondary School of the year, and have been judged to be Outstanding in ALL aspects. Trainees at Wade Deacon and our Alliance schools will experience the very best of teaching and learning, whilst also being given the opportunity to experience teaching in a range of different educational settings.


Your placement will be in one of our Alliance Schools. Therefore, it is important that you are willing and able to travel to different schools within our Alliance, enabling you to experience schools of contrasting natures. You will also gain 6th form, Primary/Secondary and SEND experience.


 What do I need to apply?


 Successful candidates will:


 • Have a minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C Grades including English & Maths (and  Science for Primary applications)


 • Hold a good quality degree in a National Curriculum subject or a relevant applied discipline e.g. Psychology, Linguistics or Physiology.


 • Be creative, enthusiastic and able to work in a team


 • Pass QTS Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy prior to being offered a place


 • Have a passion for your subject and be committed to delivering this in the classroom


 • Possess exceptional organisational skills


 • Have the ability to reflect on practice and a drive to develop as a teacher


 • Have recent school experience e.g. observations, voluntary assistance etc.


 How do I apply?


 All applications should be made via the UCAS website: www.ucas.com


Apply from October 2016 for September 2017 start.


Any further questions?


Please contact us on schooldirect@wadedeacon.co.uk.  Alternatively, please call  Jane Goulding or Sue McEvoy on 0151 423 2721.


Do you require further school-based experience?


Wade Deacon participate in the NCTL’s School Experience Programme, providing classroom based experiences for people with an interest in training to teach. For a full list of participating schools and available subjects, please go to:




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