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School Direct

Please note: we have closed the UCAS application round for School direct this year.


Do you have a strong desire, matched with the enthusiasm, drive and potential to be an outstanding teacher? Westbourne is able to guide you towards this career choice with our successful ‘School Direct’ teacher training programme. As a lead school in this field, we provide an optimum learning environment in which educational excellence, high achievement and positive well-being are highly valued. You will need to have a degree grade 2:2 or above and have GCSEs in Maths, English and Science. Applications can be made through the UCAS site.


The Programme


As part of this one-year programme, you will be based in a class and receive individualised guidance from an experienced class teacher as well as a school-based mentor. You will also receive support from Kingston University: a PGCE with QTS will be awarded at the end of the course’s successful completion. Your first teaching experience will be at another local school (with some time spent at Kingston University) and then you will join us for your final teaching practice.


Having a proven track record of providing a stimulating, caring and supportive environment, our students have begun their teaching career very positively, as confident and passionate teachers. Furthermore, a number of our previous students have taken up teaching roles here and are now successfully integrated within the Westbourne family.


If you would like any more information regarding our School Direct teacher training programme, please contact our school office on:

020 8644 8453