Wade Deacon Trust is a very experienced School Direct training provider.
All of our courses are managed by our Leader of Teacher Training, Jane Goulding, who has been awarded the University of Chester Outstanding Professional Mentor award, so we guarantee that you're in safe hands!
Every Associate Teacher is assigned a personal Subject Mentor, who will support your day to day teaching and guide you through your training. We will ensure that you meet all of the Teachers' Standards, and will provide you with high quality experiences and access to the very best school-based training.
The School Direct programme consists of a structured training programme for the academic year, including an alternative school placement, enrichment opportunities and a full timetable of in-house training sessions.
As a member of staff you will participate in all aspects of the role of a teacher, including participation at Open Evenings, Parents' Evenings and educational visits taking place throughout the academic year, making this a highly realistic experience!
We place a large emphasis on ensuring that you are ready to secure your first teaching post, so offer application and interview training, alongside developing your skills in the classroom.
Our exceptional reputation within the community, and close work with a variety of different settings, provides our Associate Teachers with rich and varied experiences. Previous Associate Teachers have benefitted from spending time in our local Special School; exploring EYFS provisions at local Nursery Schools, and working closely with organisations including Widnes Vikings Rugby Club and England FA.
About the accredited body
We work very closely with our accrediting provider, University of Chester, who deliver subject-based training days for our Associate Teachers, alongside the PGCE assignment-based element of the course.
University of Chester are an Outstanding provider, and offer excellent support for all of our Associate Teachers, with University Link Tutors visiting each Associate Teacher at every placement.
The Subject training days offered ensure that all Associate Teachers are equipped with the latest curriculum and examination requirements and expert knowledge for their specific subject.