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School Direct Teaching Training

We are very pleased to be working alongside the Prince Henry's Teaching School in Evesham and the University of Worcester to recruit, select and deliver the School Direct Primary course.. As a partner school to the Prince Henry's SCITT (School-Centred Initial Teacher Training), we have been able to offer a full time place on a School Direct Teacher Training Programme since September 2018. We currently have a 100% employment rate for students taking the School Direct training at Westacre.


Westacre Middle School is a fantastic place to train to become an outstanding teacher. It is an excellent school which offers the children a warm, vibrant, lively, and safe learning environment where they can grow into confident young people, having developed their full potential during the three years at our school.

Our staff are totally committed to offering the children every opportunity to enable them to develop both academically and socially. The plethora of enrichment and after-school activities and clubs is testament to this commitment. 


Westacre is deeply committed to providing teacher training opportunities and locally were are one of the few schools to offer the primary School Direct graduate training programme. Our teacher training provision has gone from strength to strength and we continue to be passionate about training the next generation of teachers.


The chosen candidate will spend much of their time during the Autumn and Summer term in one of our Key Stage 2 classes, while experience in a Key Stage 1 class will be gained during the Spring term in our nearby partner school Chawson First School. This programme will also offer the candidate the opportunity to experience teaching and learning in both the EYFS and Key Stage 3 curriculum.


A second School Direct placement is also available at Chawson First School, with the trainee spending the Autumn and Summer term at Chawson in a Key Stage 1 classroom. The Spring term will then be spent in a Key Stage 2 class here at Westacre.


Click the links below for more information about the course and how to apply:

The application window for a place on the School Direct programme at Westacre for the 2020/21 year opens on October 8th.