Train to teach with us!
Here at St Bartholomew’s CE Multi Academy Trust, we know that excellent teaching and learning starts in the classroom, with driven, enthused and knowledgeable practitioners, which leads to inspired and motivated children. That is why we believe that investment in training teachers of the future is vital to creating the outstanding educators and leaders that our profession requires.
Why train with us?
We have vast experience in successfully training people to become excellent practitioners and all of our previous trainees have gained employment at the end of their studies. ‘Home-grown’ talent is our aspiration; the majority of our teaching students go on to become employed within our community of schools and many have progressed into middle and senior leadership roles within the Trust.
During your training, you will be supported through one-to-one guidance from your school based mentor, including in-depth, expert advice and modelling of how to plan, teach, assess and deliver feedback to ensure the best possible progress for our children.
As well as this individual support, you will receiving coaching and mentoring from other experienced educators within our multi-academy trust and attend tailored professional development sessions, both within the Trust and at your linked university. There will also be opportunities to connect with other student teachers within our schools to share and reflect on your experiences. Our trainees are welcomed whole-heartedly into our school communities and quickly become valued members of the St. Bartholomew’s family.
In combination with delivering the Core Content Framework and training you to achieve the National Teacher Standards, the bespoke training packages that we provide (in collaboration with our partner universities: University of Wolverhampton and University of Birmingham) are established from the most effective evidence-informed practice in the profession.
Our ITT partnership with Elston Hall Learning Trust
St Bartholomew’s Multi Academy Trust and Elston Hall Learning Trust have a successful history of working in partnership to recruit and develop trainee teachers. Together, we offer you the unique opportunity to master the skill of teaching at exciting and innovative primary schools throughout Wolverhampton and Staffordshire. Through our shared child-centred and standards driven ethos, both Trust’s communities aim to ensure that our children are nurtured to form a life-long love of learning and achieve the highest possible standards.
Our Trusts have a proven track record of working successfully in partnership with local universities and other agencies to cultivate excellent educators. The St Bartholomew’s and Elston Hall Trust partnership is passionate about growing future leaders and believes that School Direct and Post Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship routes offer you the unrivalled opportunity to become an inspirational practitioner in our schools, promoting enjoyment and success for all.
Through our excellent professional partnerships with the University of Wolverhampton and University of Birmingham, you will receive high-quality guidance throughout your training.
Your teacher training education within our Trusts, will ensure you experience a range of valuable opportunities leading you to becoming highly marketable as you begin your professional teaching career as an Early Career Teacher (ECT).
St Bartholomew’s Multi Academy Trust and Elston Hall Learning Trust both support inclusivity. We will make reasonable adjustments to support job applicants and employees with any disabilities; we aim to ensure that all our students receive the highest quality professional development when training with us, regardless of their background. By informing us of any individual needs as early as possible, we can identify and implement any support that you may require.
We currently offer these school-led routes into teaching:
School Direct Tuition Fee route
Apprenticeship in Teaching route
School Direct Salaried route
What are the requirements to be eligible to apply?
Undergraduate degree classification: 2:2 or above
Grade C or above in GCSE English, Mathematics & Science
For the Teaching Apprenticeship route, you must have at least three years of full-time work experience to be eligible to apply
Trainees will be required to pass the skills tests before starting the course
Experience of working or volunteering in schools before applying to the course is highly recommended
Applicants must complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (prior to taking a place)
Trainees must agree to abide by the University of Wolverhampton’s or University of Birmingham’s (as appropriate) Code of Professional Conduct and Fitness to Practice and complete relevant checks to determine capacity to teach
To learn more about the school-led routes into teaching, visit ‘Apply’: https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-teacher-training and the University of Wolverhampton Institute of Education websites.
Teacher Training Programme Information
University of Wolverhampton ITT
University of Birmingham ITT