English teacher training
'The support system in schools and during training is amazing' Teach@Weydon trainee
We are looking for people who share our passion for the English language and literature and want to inspire young people to put English at the centre of their learning.
Ideally you will have relevant subject specific qualifications at degree level. For those candidates that share this passion and have the potential to become great teachers, yet do not have subject specific degree qualifications, we will consider suppporting you with a Subject Knowledge Enhancement programme if they are available for your subject. Unfortunately there are currently none available for English.
A university acccredited PGCE
Core training locally facilitated at Weydon School
A network of schools local to you
High potential for a career within the partnership
Ongoing professional development through our teaching school alliance
A network of trainees to collaborate with
A flexible, responsive training programme which meets your needs
Training takes place one day per week at Weydon School, which is located in Farnham, Surrey. Training is divided into Professional Studies and Subject Studies. Professional Studies focuses on more general aspects of teaching such as behaviour management, feedback, mastery and differentiation for example whereas Subject Studies considers these issues in the context of your subject and suports you learning to teach the complexities of your particular subject.
For the remaining four days of the week, you will be based in your host school. Here you will begin the term by observing teachers teach a range of classes that you may eventually be teaching yourself. You will have opportunities to teach small groups within classes, take small episodes within lessons and gradually build towards taking whole lessons and then a series of lessons. By Christmas of the first term you will be teaching around 60% of a Newly Qualified Teacher's timetable. Throughout this time, you will have mentor within your host school. Your mentor will support and coach you, helping you improve and gain confidence. Each week, you will return to Weydon for the next phase of training and for an opportunity to reflect on progress.
For more information about school-led teacher training and to find out about what our trainees say, read our blog.
UCAS institution code 24X
UCAS programme code: 2LN7
Places on our teacher training programmes are highly sought after and so you should submit your application as early as possible. Our team is here to help you navigate this process and to answer any questions you have. A link to UCAS is located on this page, as are our UCAS programme codes.
The application round opens on 18th October and you should apply to our SCITT Teach@Weydon through UCAS
Amery Hill School, Alton, Hampshire
Ash Manor School, Ash, Surrey
Broadwater School, Godalming, Surrey
Costello School, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Court Moor School, Fleet, Hampshire
Eggars School, Alton, Hampshire
Farnham Heath End School, Farnham, Surrey
Glebelands School, Cranleigh, Surrey
Howard of Effingham School, Effingham, Surrey
Mill Chase Academy, Bordon, Hampshire
Ridgeway Community School, Farnham, Surrey
Rodborough School, Milford, Surrey
St Bedes, Redhill, Surrey
Thomas Knyvett College, Ashford, Middlesex,
The Wavell School, Farnborough, Hampshire
Weydon School, Farnham, Surrey
Woolmer Hill School, Haslemere, Surrey
Weydon and many of the schools in our partnership welcome prospective candidates on the School Experience Programme and you can find further details here.
Details of the bursaries available in 2017/18 can be found here
Applying for teacher training in biology, geography, maths, physics, chemistry, computing, design and technology, or a language need not necessarily be held back due to weaknesses in subject knowledge. You may still be able to train to teach these subjects (and be eligible for the bursaries they attract) by building up or refreshing your existing knowledge with a subject knowledge enhancement programme.
If you apply to us, we may ask you to take an SKE course if we feel you have the right qualities to become a teacher, but believe you need to complete additional subject training first. If that’s the case, we will offer you a place conditional on doing an SKE course. Unfortunately, there is currently no availability of SKE in English.
What were your considerations when choosing a teacher training provider?
How did the Weydon Programme match your needs?
What would you recommend about the programme?
The support from the staff that run the training has been very comforting, similarly having a strong one-to-one relationship with my in-school mentor has been a massive help, knowing that he is there to guide me along my training. As well as having regular contact with other trainees, to be able to share experiences with them.
(John was employed as a teacher at Woolmer Hill School and is now teaching in Kenya)