School profile

St Mary and St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

BWCET - Our partnership of Catholic schools has extensive experience of working with student teachers and can provide excellent school placement opportunities across Primary and Secondary.
All of our Lead Schools have outstanding practice in learning and teaching with specialist staff in all curriculum areas. Our wealth of experience in training teachers means our mentoring and support for new staff is second to none: a comprehensive training and support programme begins on the very first day of term in September.

Having also a proven track record of successful school to school support, with key staff designated as Trust Specialists, means our schools will ensure your continuing professional development needs are addressed.
Every aspect of the programme is aimed at developing you as a Professional. Schools are looking to employ the best teachers, those that are aware of the current demands of teaching as a profession.
Our ‘Education and Professional Studies’ will address assessment and reporting, special education needs, classroom organisation and management, pupil behaviour, the professional responsibility of teachers, current school and curriculum issues.
You will be allocated a subject mentor from our staff with vast experience to support you through the year. These outstanding classroom practitioners will introduce you to school life and help you to learn how to teach your subject and also provide you with regular feedback and guidance to improve.

By choosing to complete your training through BWCET Centre for Teaching you will be immersed in school life from the outset, interacting with students and learning first hand from outstanding teachers.
We provide an innovative initial teacher training programme which will develop all aspects of your teaching repertoire and thoroughly prepare you for your NQT year.
You will practise a broad range of skills in a bespoke training programme that will aim to develop you into an outstanding practitioner from the outset.
BWCET Centre for Teaching works closely with Sacred Heart Newcastle SCITT, Durham SCITT, Gateshead Schools Direct and Carmel Teacher Training.

About our school experience

When you spend a day within our school, you will be immersed into everything that Primary education entails. Get in touch to discuss your requirements.
Start and finish times
8.30am to 3.00pm - Flexible

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Dress code

Cover up tattoos, Remove piercings, Smart casual

Teacher training

Primary Lead School for Bishop Wilkinson Centre for Teaching ITT Partnership

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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.

Placement availability

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School experience type
Both Virtual and In school


Stella Lane, Blaydon-on-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE21 4NE
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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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Stella Lane, Blaydon-on-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE21 4NE
School phases
Early years, Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.