Working in Partnership with the University of Roehampton, Teach Wimbledon leads an alliance and a unique School Direct partnership with 16 primary and secondary schools in Merton.
School Direct is a school-led route into teaching, which enables graduates to choose the school at which they complete their training year. The majority of our trainees obtain permanent employment at their placement school, or at another school within the Teach Wimbledon alliance.
School Direct offers trainees the opportunity to spend most of their time in school from the very beginning, learning directly from experienced professionals. Trainees typically spend four days a week at their placement school, and one day at university.
Upon successful completion of the course, trainees are awarded with a PGCE, QTS and 60 credits at Masters level.
Primary Schools: Dundonald Primary School, Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, St John Fisher RC Primary School, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, St Teresa’s RC Primary School, St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School, The Priory Church of England Primary School, SS Peter & Paul Catholic School, St Mark’s Primary School.
Secondary Schools: Raynes Park High School, Ricards Lodge High School, Rutlish School, St Marks Academy, Ursuline High School, Wimbledon College.
About the accredited body
Courses are accredited by University of Roehampton, who have been at the forefront of teacher education for over 100 years. Many members of staff are at the cutting edge of research in teacher education, which has a positive impact on the quality of our provision; tutors have extensive teaching experience in schools with many having served as consultants or as Ofsted inspectors.
The university experience is enhanced by its beautiful campus - unique in being both close to central London and set in parkland with grand, historic buildings and lakes side by side with newly built modern facilities.