Uckfield Community Technology College Downsview Crescent, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 3DJ tel:01825 764844 Email: email@example.com
Why train with us?
We are now in our third year of recruiting trainees to our Partnership and are keen to continue to develop this further. Our trainees enjoy their placements with us and are positive about their training experience.
“My time at HCC and with the Wealden Partnership has been extremely positive.”
(MFL SD Trainee 2013-14)
” My training year was a fantastic experience with plenty of support, I gained
experience in all areas of teaching and school life which was invaluable.”
(English SD Salaried Trainee 2014-15)
What is School Direct?
School Direct is a new teacher training scheme. Launched and piloted three years ago it is gradually increasing in popularity and we expect there to be a great deal of interest when the application system goes live.
There are two types of training courses available: School Direct Training where trainees are trained in much the same way as the current PGCE course, and School Direct (Salaried) where trainees are employed by a school and therefore spend more time “on the job” and correspondingly less time studying at the university.
For 2016 the Wealden Partnership is offering a range of training places in a variety of subjects. You can find the details of our programme in the Wealden Partnership document.
Wealden Partnership School Direct Allocations 2016-17
Wealden Partnership consists of Uckfield Community Technology College (UCTC), Heathfield Community College (HCC), Uplands Community College (UCC) and Beacon Academy (BA).
Where the abbreviation HUUB appears, this means that all 4 colleges are considering seeking a trainee in this subject area and that the placement could be in any one of these 4 colleges.
Brighton University – School Direct
Brighton University – School Direct – Salaried
Sussex University – School Direct
Sussex University – School Direct – Salaried
Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses (SKEs)
The Wealden Partnership are keen to recruit well-qualified, committed and enthusiastic trainee teachers who are passionate about their subject area and keen to share this passion with young people of all abilities in the secondary age range. We work closely with two excellent, local providers (University of Brighton and University of Sussex) to ensure that Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses are available to potential applicants if there is a need to update your subject specialism.
School Experience Placements
As part of our entry requirements we expect applicants to have some experience of working with young people in this age group, possibly in a sports club or similar. It is an advantage to have completed some recent classroom observation in your subject area before you apply. Contact us directly if you would like to spend some time in any of our partnership schools.
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