We are delighted to announce that we have been designated by the Department for Education as the Teaching School Hub for Wandsworth, Merton, Richmond upon Thames and Kingston upon Thames.
The Hub will become the focal point for Teacher Development providing a “golden thread” of teacher professional development from ITT to Headship. We will work closely with our current partners and schools, and hope to build links with many more schools and teacher development partners across the region. We will play a core role in the provision of ITT provision and in providing CPD firmly grounded in best practice.
Wandle Teaching School is an established provider of professional development through its Maths Hub, English Hub and Early Years Hub. We are proud to be the only holder in the UK of all these designated Hubs.
Our Schools Direct training programme provides trainee teachers with the opportunity to be based at a school and work alongside the class teacher right from the start of the year to the very end.
From leadership training and coaching, through to training for teachers, subject leaders and support staff, the WTSA offer an exciting and highly regarded training programme which is shaped by school leaders and delivered by teachers, leaders and consultants working in our schools.
The WTSA have a number of NLEs and SLEs who are trained to support school improvement across our network. These outstanding teachers and leaders are trained to support leadership teams and subject leaders in a variety of ways and over a range of timescales.
Our annual Professional Learning Days are exciting, collaborative events where our membership network of 40+ schools across eight boroughs come together to benefit from high quality CPD, inspirational speakers and to share outstanding practice.
Over the last three years, 95% of student teachers who have trained with the WTSA have embarked on successful teaching careers in schools within the Alliance.
We offer CPD that is planned and delivered by teachers for teachers for the majority of courses. Where we need to, we also work with a highly experienced training team of consultants, who have been carefully selected for their passion to deliver excellence for all.