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Waverley School

Waverley School works in partnership with local schools and Birmingham City University (BCU) to offer our School Direct programme for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) in the secondary phase. This school-led programme enables successful trainees to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and up to 60 credits towards a Masters level qualification.

We are an all through school for pupils aged 4-19, with a resource base for pupils with cognition and learning difficulties. Our school community benefits greatly from our landmark award-winning buildings that provide everyone with state of the art facilities for learning, teaching and training.

At Waverley School, we promote a culture of ‘Learning Through Diversity.’ We believe that education is about transforming the lives of young people so that they become successful adults, helping to deepen their understanding of human values and attitudes and developing their vision, ambition and aspirations.

Through our school values of Humanity, Equality, Aspiration and Respect we have created an environment that allows all learners to flourish, mutual respect is encouraged alongside a strong desire to learn.

Experience days run from 8:45am - 1:15pm.

Languages taught at Waverley are French, Spanish and Urdu.

About our school experience


You will observe a variety of lessons across different key stages and we encourage you to interact with the young people and staff. Please ask the teacher how you can support them if you feel comfortable. You will also have the opportunity to meet the training team who will discuss our ITT programme. We will also advise on personal statement writing and suitability / eligibility for our courses.

Please ensure you bring a packed lunch.

We will also send you some documents that you will need to read.

Please ensure you wear business attire. Mobile phones should not be seen by pupils so please don't use the, except for break times away from pupils.

Experience days run from 8:45am - 1:15pm.

Start and finish times
8.45am to 2.15pm - Flexible

Flexible start and finish times will be considered on an individual basis, please contact us to discuss.

Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

We lead a School Direct PGCE programme in partnership with Birmingham City University

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
    • Final year undergraduate
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Yardley Green Road, Bordesley Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B9 5QA
Map showing Waverley School

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Nearby roads such as Newbridge Rd, Yardley Green Rd and Little Bromwich Rd.

Yardley Green Road, Bordesley Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B9 5QA
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Languages (other)
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Religious education
  • Spanish