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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

Individual requirements:
  • Must have a degree
  • Photo identification: passport or driving licence or other similar photographic ID
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
Art and design, Biology, Business studies, Dance, Design and technology, Drama, English, French, Geography, History, Maths, Music, and Social sciences
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School phases
  • Secondary (11 to 16)
Hall Lane
Great Wyrley
West Midlands
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

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos, Remove piercings

Start and finish times

8.30am to 4.00pm - Flexible

Subject to individual discussion and circumstance.


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.

Teacher training offered

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.

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