- Have you thought about a career in teaching?
- Do you know what the routes into teaching are?
- Are you aware of the experience required for teaching courses?
- Would you like to be part of a programme that will give you an advantage over other candidates?
- Do you know anyone else from Wallingford School to whom these things might apply?
Wallingford School is starting a long-term project to support current and former students who have an interest in teaching for a living. The overall aim is to provide young people with a chance to see if it is the right career for them, with an understanding of the nature of the work involved and support for applications to training courses.
Year 12 / 13 Students
- A pre-university school experience programme that inspires students to teach.
- A chance to work with young people in lessons, through individual or small group work and link with a
- Guidance through the university application process.
Current University Students
- Opportunities for annual work experience at Wallingford School, taking on Mentoring, Teaching Assistant and Cover Supervisor roles outside university term time.
- Support for graduates applying for training straight from university.
- A chance to be linked with a particular department.
- Opportunities for work experience in school or, where vacancies appear, as paid Teaching Assistants and Cover Supervisors.
- Support towards gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
- It is increasingly difficult for young people to get into teaching. Often, years of experience in a school are involved before applying to a post-graduate course. We want to give students the best chance possible to get into the profession, knowing that they are well-educated, well-informed and well-prepared. We know that there are many students past and present who can make a huge difference through teaching.