Train to Teach with Bedford High School and Kingsbridge Initial Teacher Training
Bedford High School is part of a group of Wigan schools offering Initial Teacher Training. Our Partnership offers an outstanding place to learn and provides a supportive and tailored learning opportunity in partnership with our partner Kingsbridge Teacher Training.
The partnership has been twice judged Outstanding by Ofsted for both Primary and Secondary phases.
We are pleased to be offering School Direct training in 2019/20.
All Kingsbridge partner schools have experience of teacher training and are already supporting School Direct trainees. To train teachers bring many advantages to a school and we fully embrace the energy, drive and enthusiasm they bring.
We are recruiting for the following School Direct courses for 2019/20:
For more details, please contact a member of the Kingsbridge Teacher Training team
( 01942 487999 Option 6
Successful completion of this course leads to qualified teacher status (QTS) and a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with Masters credits.
Please note that all applications for School Direct must be made via UCAS.
Frequently asked questions
The teaching profession looks for the highest quality candidates, so you will need to meet the following requirements before you can be accepted for teacher training.
Further entry requirements
All students starting an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) are also required to pass the Professional Skills tests in literacy and numeracy before the start of the programme. You should submit an application as early as possible via UCAS teacher training (applications open early October) and then make arrangements to take the skills tests.
If you studied outside of the UK, you should visit the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC) to find out whether your qualifications are of an equivalent level to UK GCSEs, A levels and an undergraduate degree.
You will need to provide two references to accompany your UCAS application. Your application cannot be processed without them. We recommend that you start your references early as often this element of the application process is the slowest.
We recommend that applicants spend some time observing lessons in a UK school. All observational experience should provide an opportunity to gain insight into teaching, learning and reflection upon the professional responsibilities of teachers.