Waverley School works in partnership with local schools and universities to offer our School Direct programme for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) across both the primary and secondary phases. This school-led programme enables successful trainees to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and up to 60 credits towards a Masters level qualification.
Get in touch to find out more!
The Waverley School Direct Programme is recruiting ambitious and committed future teachers to Training Route places in primary and secondary subjects listed below.
Foundation/Key Stage 1
Key Stages 1 and 2
Art and design
Modern Languages (French, Spanish or Urdu)
We are delighted to work alongside our partner primary and secondary schools to offer our School Direct programmes. Successful applicants may be placed at any of our schools depending on subject and phase specialism. Our partner schools include:
Ark St Alban’s Academy
Saint Barnabas C of E Primary School
St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School
Washwood Heath Academy
Waverley School (primary and secondary)
Download our leaflet below for more programme information and advice on what to do next. Please get in touch if you have a query or to discuss your application, no question is too silly to ask!
Phone: 0121 566 6600 ext. 31062
Allapplications for training places are made through the UCAS Teacher Training portal; our application cycle usually runs from late October through to the end of June each year, though many courses fill up early in the cycle.
Useful websites include:
School Experience Programme:
Birmingham City University:
South Birmingham SCITT (SCITT):
There are regular events to offer information and advice to prospective teacher training applicants. Events this term include:
School Direct Open Evening, Waverley School, Thursday 17 May (16:00-17:30)
School Direct Open Evening, Waverley School, Thursday 7 June (16:00-17:30)
To register for an event at Waverley School, please email Claire.Dugar@waverley.bham.sch.uk. For other events, please click the link on the event title.
Gaining school experience is an integral part of successfully applying for ITT and Waverley School offers opportunities for prospective teachers in a range of secondary subjects and the primary phases through the School Experience Programme portal. Register your details with the SEP to be able to search and apply for one of the opportunities offered throughout the year. Please note that all school experience places are limited and that applicants must be eligible for teaching training. You are also more likely to gain opportunities if you have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate.
We usually expect applicants to our secondary training places to have a degree in which at least 50% of the content is in the relevant subject. However, should you wish to teach biology, english , maths, physics, chemistry, computing, or a language (French, Spanish), applicants who do not fully meet this expectation may be able to benefit from subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) opportunities. See the Get into teaching website for more information. If we believe you have the right qualities to become a teacher, we may offer you a training place conditional on undertaking a SKE programme. We review all eligible applications with Subject Tutors at our partner universities, to assess whether SKE is required and, where applicable, to identify an appropriate programme. You may also wish to contact us in advance of submitting an application (see above for contact details.)
Waverley School also works with Higher Education Providers (HEIs) to offer placements to trainees on university-led PGCE / PGDipEd courses in both primary and secondary phases. We have a strong track record of providing excellent experiences for students from the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, Kingston University, Staffordshire University, Wolverhampton University and Newman University. If you are an HEI looking to source placements, send an email to Claire Dugard email: email@example.com, Professional Partnerships and Research Coordinator, or phone 0121 566 6600 ext. 31062.