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Bishop Challoner Catholic College

Based in Kings Heath, in south Birmingham, Bishop Challoner Catholic College is an 11-18 mixed secondary school.

The school experience is provided through Bishop Challoner Training School and its Alliance of Schools across the Midlands, BCTSA.

Our teacher training is through the School Direct route, and we work with 3 established Universities: Warwick, Birmingham City University and Newman, which means our trainees also gain their PGCE and QTS at the same time. We have many years of experience in delivering teacher training, with strong pass rates and levels of employment post-training.

About our school experience


Following the relaxing of the rules after the pandemic, our school experience programme will now run in real life.

We invite you to join us for the following:
- lesson observations
- the opportunity to find out more about the school direct route offered by ourselves
- chance to talk to a current trainee or ECT and ask them questions on what it's really like to train to teach with BCTSA
- the offer of a 1:1 sessions to obtain individual advice.

Start and finish times
9.00 to 3.00 - Flexible

Although this is a fixed programme, we can manage flexible - please just contact us to arrange this,

Dress code

Smart casual

Teacher training

Bishop Challoner is a School Direct lead school, working in partnership with the University of Warwick for all secondary subjects and Primary (general), Newman University on our Primary with PE specialism programme and Birmingham City University for all secondary subjects, Primary (general), Primary PE, Primary with mathematics and Primary with SEND.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: Passport or driving licence
DBS check required

No - Candidates will be accompanied at all times when in school.

Placement dates

Date School phase Experience type
8 June 2022


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Institute Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B14 7EG
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There is no on-site parking. There is a public car park next to the school that takes cash only, and one opposite the school that takes card only. There are also usually free spaces available on nearby side streets.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

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Institute Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B14 7EG
School phases
Primary (4 to 11), Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No - Candidates will be accompanied at all times when in school.

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