A partnership between nine Catholic secondary schools and one Catholic Sixth Form college with a shared vision and commitment to providing first class ITE
Welcome to the Wigan & West Lancashire Catholic School Direct programme. School Direct is the way of training teachers which puts schools at the heart of the process. The Wigan & West Lancashire Catholic School Direct programme is a partnership between nine Catholic secondary schools and one Catholic Sixth Form college with a shared vision and commitment to providing first class ITE (Initial Teach
Operating as usual
Apply for teacher training this year through the new system FIND AND APPLY.
Find allows you to search for training courses nearby opens on 5/10.
Apply then allows you to put in applications from the 12/10.
See our website for more information www.catholicsd.org.uk
Steps to become a teacher Step-by-step guide to how you can become a teacher in a primary or secondary school in England. Understand the qualifications you need, the bursaries available and the ways you can do your teacher training.
Rebel With A Cause | Teacher, Breaker, World Champion? Meet incredible Physics teacher Faraz, who is using his passion of breakdancing and aspirations of becoming a world champion, to inspire the next generation....
"For me there is no feeling like it when you take students outside of the classroom and can see them applying their geography knowledge and skills to the real world.” 🌎
Emily O'Carroll, geography teacher 👩🏫
Katie has written her final blog for us as a trainee at WWLCSD. Read it here;
You can still follow Katie into her first year of teaching as she is going to carry on writing as an Early Career Teacher for us!
Katie’s Blog – More than Just a Timetable – Wigan & West Lancashire Catholic School Direct Katie is keeping a blog of her time at WWLCSD as a trainee English teacher. You can find her blog here; https://morethanjustatimetable.wordpress.com or read her updates below. Katie will be star
Getting ready to apply - 9 things you can do now Applications for teacher training courses starting in 2022 open on 12 October, but there is plenty you can be doing right now to get ready.
5 reasons to attend a Train to Teach event Whether you’re ready to apply or it’s just an idea, here are five reasons why a Train to Teach event can help you on your journey to the classroom.
[09/01/21] Congratulations to Katie and Josh from cohort 5 who got engaged this summer! 🍸💍
[08/31/21] Good luck to cohort 8 going into school from tomorrow! You will be brilliant and you have the most amazing family and communities to welcome you into a career in teaching!
[08/31/21] Good luck to all of our ECT’s going in to their new posts tomorrow and over the next few days! You will be amazing.
Steps to become a teacher These are the steps that people who want to become qualified teachers in England need to take. You can understand how to become a teacher,...
The dreaded phone call home: a checklist for teachers Calling a student’s parents or carers can be nerve-racking for even the most experienced teachers - Ceri Stokes explains how to do it right
Why welcoming new students is the best part of the year Kirsty Walker is beginning to welcome new pupils this week - and it is a part of the term she looks forward every year
Wigan teenager's debut book goes global A Wigan schoolboy’s debut novel is proving an international hit.
“For me there is no feeling like it when you see a young person achieving, what they deem to be, the impossible. The sense of pride and accomplishment they have for themselves and knowing that you've been a part of that journey is incredible.
"In the classroom, it's those light bulb moments 💡, those moments when a student finally has the courage to come forward and perform or those moments when a student turns around and says 'thank you Sir, I understand now because of you'. It’s the many moments like these, that as a teacher we get the fortune of seeing and being a part of.”
James Clarke, Drama teacher and Head of PSHE
Find out more about how you can be a part of those light bulb moments: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/steps-to-become-a-teacher
Are you interested in a career where you can enrich children's lives? Find out how you can become a teacher and help young people flourish. 🌟 https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/steps-to-become-a-teacher
Tips for planning a great immersive lesson Creating lessons that use props, costumes and creativity may sound hard to plan - but even the smallest tweak can have a big impact, says this teacher
"For me there is no feeling like it when a student thanks you for your lesson. A compliment from a student, especially one who is normally disengaged, means more than they can ever know. It allows you to realise that you have made a positive impact on that student and helped to shape their education.”
Paris Emms, physics teacher.👩🔬
It's all smiles for Wigan GCSE pupils Thousands of Wigan teenagers are assessing their options today after they were part of a history-making year for GCSE results.
Steps to become a teacher These are the steps that people who want to become qualified teachers in England need to take. You can understand how to become a teacher, including whether to teach primary or secondary, if you have the right qualifications to teach, teaching bursaries and teaching scholarships, routes into teachin...
Should you mentor an early career teacher? Schools dedicate hundreds of teacher hours to supporting trainees and NQTs but, until now, ensuring mentors have the skills they need to carry out their role effectively has been low on the list of priorities. With new ECF funding, however, all that looks set to change – and there’s plenty leade...
Well done Ella!
[07/14/21] Congratulations to Lauren from cohort 6 - appointed teacher in charge of online safety and the Prevent strategy today! Well done!
[07/13/21] Congratulations to Charlotte from cohort 6 - appointed teacher of art today! Well done!
Results posted today
Congratulations to our 29 trainees who have all gained recommendation for QTS in a very tough year!
9 distinctions, 15 merits and 5 passes at PGCE as well.
You are all amazing f and your new schools are very lucky to have you!
5 ways you should be using retrieval practice Retrieval practice is all the deliberate recall of previously learned material - and teachers commonly use it in writing-based subjects. But can you use it to good effect in practical subjects, too? Drama teacher Rhianne Kent explains how you can
Meet the trainees!
First session with Cohort 8 starting to get ready for September.
Great afternoon and lovely to be able to meet!
Looking forward to starting in September!
Still recruiting if you are thinking about teaching as a career!
[06/24/21] Congratulations to Chloe - appointed teacher of art and design today. Well done!
Congratulations to Chris
Appointed teacher of music today! Well done
[06/22/21] Congratulations to Kat from cohort 6 - promotion to whole school literacy co-ordinator! Well done!
Final session together - first one together since induction! Well done to cohort 7 it’s been a difficult year but they have smashed it and been amazing!
[06/18/21] Congratulations to Muhannad - appointed teacher of Computing and ICT today! Well done.
[06/15/21] Congratulations to Sophie - appointed teacher of English today. Well done!
[05/21/21] Congratulations to Iona - appointed teacher of Art today! Well done.