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School Direct is a Government initiative, providing school-led teacher training.
Our School Direct – Initial Teacher Training programme is devised and run by the Forest Way Teaching School Alliance, (FWTSA) and 3 local Universities. It places trainee teachers in the classroom from day 1 working alongside experienced teachers to learn the skills of teaching “on the job”. This real teaching experience is supported by training held at both the University and the Teaching School Alliance. FWTSA works in collaboration with the University of Derby, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University.
The FWTSA programme has been running successfully for 3 years and has seen fantastic results along the way with all of it's trainees securing teaching jobs after completion of their PGCE training year.
The FWTSA Secondary programme combines the wealth of experience and skills from it's six local secondary schools, the majority of which have achieved Outstanding and Good Ofsted rating, to bring you a programme which incorporates hands on work at schools, regular time at university and practical locally based training by skilled and experienced practitioners.
The following subjects are available in conjunction with the University of Derby (Number of vacancies)
The following subjects are available in conjunction with the University of Leicester
Ivanhoe New Uniform
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Comic Relief 2019
S.T.E.A.M. Show 2019
Before half term, we started a Girls’ Active Club which takes place after school on a Wednesday until 4....
On Friday 1st March, we took two Year 8 hockey teams to Oakham School for the County Hockey Tournament. Both the boys’ team and the girls’ team showed outstanding sportsmanship, determination and independence as they organised themselves and they conducted themselves fantastically on the day, wh...
Girls Football Activators
On Monday 4th March, 8 girls in year 7 and 8 were at Loughborough University training and developing their l...
British Athletics Championship
Mr Smyth said, “We took 14 students to see the indoor championship, the nationals. We watched the best athle...
World Book Day 2019
Humanities Enrichment Day
On Thursday 26th February, the students in Year 9 Ash were very privileged to be able to hear the story of Mindu Hornick, one of the few remaining survivors of Auschwitz. At 85 years of age Mindu, who now lives in Birmingham, travels the country speaking to young people to help ensure that the hor...
Belgium Trip 2019
In February, we once again had the honour of taking some of our Year 9 students to the Ypres area of Belgi...
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