Dormers Wells High School is a thriving and inclusive school. It is a vibrant learning community where students value their education. The curriculum is extremely well matched to students' needs, particularly in its wealth of enrichment and extra-curricular activities. The school puts its students first and wholeheartedly believes that every child matters and that every child should have the best chance to achieve. As a result, groups of all students achieve well. The school believes that improved self-esteem and confidence are fundamental to motivating effective students who love learning.
The school benefits from a stable, incredibly enthusiastic, innovative and hardworking team of staff. Teachers are committed to continuing to further improve the school in order to deliver the best comprehensive education it possibly can.
The School Direct Geography programme at Dormers Wells High School begins in September 2020. Upon successful completion of the training programme in summer 2021, you will gain Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) as well as Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
All schools in ETSA are highly supportive and inspirational environments where you will develop the necessary skills and acquire a true appreciation of the practice essential for outstanding teaching and learning. You will learn your craft in a safe environment which allows you to experiment with teaching styles, strategies and ideas.
Your training will be delivered by expert teachers within the school. You will participate in weekly professional development sessions which will cover a wide range of topics and school policies which will be of use to you in your subject area and in the school as a whole. You will also attend Alliance-wide Golden Day training events along with fellow ETSA trainees. Your school-led training will be complemented by attendance at the St Mary's.
You will be assigned an experienced mentor from within your subject area at Dormers Wells High School who will support you in your development over the course of what will be a challenging and rewarding year. All mentors are excellent teachers who are well-trained in mentoring, coaching, lesson observations and feedback skills. You will also work closely with a member of the Senior Leadership team who will oversee a great deal of your training and will provide an invaluable perspective on your role as a teacher and the wider issues of education leadership.