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Kingswinford Academy

Kingswinford Academy l is a highly successful 11-16 comprehensive school in Dudley. We have a strong reputation and are seen as a desirable school to attend and to work at. We are a part of Windsor Academy Trust, a trust with an excellent reputation for teacher development; supporting teachers at every stage of their teaching career. Windsor Academy Trust also enjoys a close and successful partnership with the University of Birmingham, Haybridge SCITT and the University of Worcester as well as other local universities. We have extensive experience in supporting ITE at every stage.

About our school experience

Details
You will observe a range of lessons and complete a number of different activities designed to give you a thorough understanding of a school day from a teacher's perspective. This could include working with students in class, supporting teaching activities alongside the class teacher or talking to students about their work. You will also have the opportunity to talk to a key member of staff, should you have any questions arising during the day
Start and finish times
8.30am to 4pm - Flexible

Subject to individual discussion and circumstance.

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos, Remove piercings

Teacher training

Windsor Academy Trust offers the School Direct initial teacher training programme in partnership with the University of Birmingham. We work with the University in recruiting and selecting trainees and provide a high-quality training programme which leads to the award of PGDipEd (worth 60 Master's credits) with QTS at Secondary level.

As well as offering our own School Direct initial teacher training programme in partnership with the University of Birmingham, we have three strategic partners who we work closely with to offer school placements as part of their training programmes:

University of Birmingham
Haybridge Alliance SCITT
St John Bosco Teaching School Alliance

Finally, we work with Teach First as a number of our schools can offer Teach First trainee placements.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: passport or driving licence or other similar photographic ID
    • They must be seeking a School Direct teaching training placement at a school within our Trust or one of our partner ITE providers.
DBS check required

Yes - when in school. All participants will need to have a current clear DBS certificate. Please bring this with you and photographic ID on the day of your visit.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates

Location

Address
Water Street, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 7AD
Map showing Kingswinford Academy
Parking

Yes - on site parking provided

There is limited parking on site, but candidates are able to make use of the parking spaces available. Priority will not normally be provided during the experience.

Address
Water Street, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 7AD
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

Yes - when in school. All participants will need to have a current clear DBS certificate. Please bring this with you and photographic ID on the day of your visit.

Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Physics