School Direct







Mr N. Mummery, Senior Deputy Head Teacher

Congratulations to all of the Kenilworth 2016-7 School Direct Trainees for securing teaching jobs for September 2017

Why apply for School Direct with us?

Kenilworth School and Sixth Form is the lead school in the Kenilworth Partnership. Applying for a School Direct place through us will give you a high quality teacher training experience, either at Kenilworth School or at one of our other successful partner schools. 

All of the schools in our Partnership have a long history of providing successful teacher training through the core PGCE and GTP routes working in alliance with a number of higher education institutions in the region and we continue to work in partnership with universities offering the core PGCE route into teaching.  However we are very committed to the routes into teaching which School Direct offers. 

Our Partnership schools are experienced in hosting trainee teachers, and successful candidates will be able to enjoy the best of all of the schools, as we share and celebrate each other’s good practice. We are pleased to be continuing our strong partnership to offer a variety of School Direct (training and salaried) places for September 2017.

Successful School Direct candidates will complete their Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) with the University of Warwick, allowing them to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as well as gaining 90 CATs points towards their Masters. Practical, school-based training will take place at the lead school and within the Kenilworth Partnership group. School Direct will involve candidates being supported in and engaged with the schools from the beginning of September 2018, developing relevant professional skills and learning from the wealth of experience that exists both within the schools and the University. High quality support will be available at all times from the schools and the University to help candidates on their journey towards becoming outstanding classroom practitioners. At the end of the training year, there is an expectation that schools will do all that they can to assist the trainee teacher in securing a teaching position.

We are looking for flexibly minded individuals who have an absolute commitment to the welfare and education of children and young people. We are looking for people who are emotionally intelligent, and open to the concept of continuous learning, and who will become reflective professionals who learn from their mistakes. Perhaps most importantly we will want to know what positive reasons you have for wanting to be a teacher.

Trainees work with professional subject mentors and experience a comprehensive Professional Studies Induction programme to help them fulfil the Core Teaching Standards:
The programme includes:

·        Creating a climate for learning

·        Behaviour for learning

·        Planning for Individuals

·        SEN needs and strategies

·        Child Protection

·        Emotional Intelligence and developing relationships

·        The Inclusive classroom

·        The wider school community & extra-curricular

·        The 5R’s – developing an etiquette for success

·        Challenge

·        Feedback

·        Learning Ambassadors and Student Leadership

·        Literacy