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Great Wyrley Academy

Great Wyrley Academy is a successful 11-16 comprehensive school in south Staffordshire. 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, University of Wolverhampton and 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 4.00pm - 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 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
University of Wolverhampton

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
DBS check required

Yes - when in school. Participants will need an up to date clear DBS check, you will need to bring the original copy with you on any visits

Placement dates

Date School phase Experience type
21 June 2022

Secondary

Music, Art and design, Biology, Dance, Design and technology, English, French, Geography, History, Maths, Social sciences, Business studies, and Drama

In school Start request

Date School phase Experience type
4 July 2022

Secondary

Art and design, Biology, Dance, Design and technology, English, French, Geography, History, Maths, Social sciences, Business studies, Drama, and Music

In school Start request

Location

Address
Hall Lane, Great Wyrley, Walsall, West Midlands, WS6 6LQ
Map showing Great Wyrley 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.

Start request

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Address
Hall Lane, Great Wyrley, Walsall, West Midlands, WS6 6LQ
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

Yes - when in school. Participants will need an up to date clear DBS check, you will need to bring the original copy with you on any visits

Subjects
  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Business studies
  • Dance
  • Design and technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Social sciences