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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
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Student Council News
SEND Update September 2019
Congratulations and fond farewell The SEND Team would like to congratulate Mr. Orton who has been appointed as PE/ Performing Arts Assistant. He will be transitioning to this new role over the next few weeks. In order to support our LSA staffing during Mr. Orton’s transition to PE, we have we...
World Champion Rider
We love to celebrate the achievements of our students out of school, as well as in. This month ...
Ex student nominated for Girls Active Award
We are also pleased to share that one of last year’s 9s, who we nominated for the national Girls Active Infl...
Ivanhoe Awarded Gold Artsmark Awards
We are so proud to announce that we have been awarded the Gold Artsmark Award from Arts Council England. Havin...
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