Our partnership schools include:
The Brakenhale School RG12 7BA
Charters School SL5 9QY
Easthampstead Park Community School RG12 8FS
Edgbarrow School RG45 7HZ
Garth Hill College RG12 2AD
Ranelagh CE School RG12 9DA
Sandhurst School GU47 0SD
Successful applicants will be allocated to schools after interview, so we can best match trainees to schools. Geographical preference will be taken into account where possible.
School Direct is a personalised route to qualified teacher status and your initial teaching responsibilities will be influenced by prior experience, however you can be sure you will have a structured introduction into teaching and can expect to build up your teaching gradually.
During the first half of the autumn term you will observe lessons, work with small groups and teach with another teacher in your subject, using their lesson plans. Gradually as the term goes on you will have the chance to develop your own lesson plans and will take on more teaching with the focus being on shared teaching. In the first half of the term you will spend two days a week at the University, building knowledge relating to teaching your subject area.
In the Spring term you will spend two separate weeks at the university in January and February. After the first week you will start a second school placement in another school in the partnership. The focus moves to guided teaching and you will work towards teaching 50% of the week.
After the Easter break leading up to the summer half term (May) you will have an extended period of teaching, during which you should expect to become increasingly independent in taking responsibility for teaching and learning. For your final half term of training, if you have already demonstrated that you are meeting the requirements of the Teaching Standards, you will have the opportunity to gain additional experience beyond your normal teaching timetable.