Wednesbury Teaching School Alliance (WTSA), which is led by Harvills Hawthorn Primary School, offers teacher training(School Direct), a range of Continued Professional Development, Specialist Leaders of Education and a range of School-to-School Support Services.
Wednesbury Teaching School Alliance is based in and around Wednesbury in the West Midlands. We are a alliance of schools that collaborate effectively and are committed to improving the outcomes of all our pupils.
Harvills Hawthorn Primary School is a member of the Wednesbury Learning Community which sits at the heart of our alliance and has a long history of effective partnership work in developing teaching and learning to raise standards; school leadership development; management of resources; raising aspirations across the community; joint pupil events and school-to-school support.
Gaining Teaching School status and further developing our alliance has been a natural evolution for the schools and provided a platform to further develop innovative practice through: research and training; identifying and developing leaders; providing a range of support to schools and ensuring that the next generation of teachers is the best generation of teachers.
Joanne Sheen - Headteacher and School-to-School Support Lead
Ross Griffiths - Business Manager
Maxine Soper - Teaching School Lead
"Help develop the future in your local area. Train with WTSA, you won't regret it!" - PGCE
"The School Direct route allows you to have a more personal and engaged experience. You are pushed to your full potential. It gives you a real understanding of school life and a substantive amount of knowledge- this allows you to feel confident when teaching a class" - PGCE
"The course is very 'hands-on' and personal to your needs. You are part of a 'family' who care about your development" - PGCE
"I have absolutely loved it! It has been exhausting, exciting and the toughest year of my life... but it is totally worth it!" - PGCE
"I've enjoyed being part of an amazing group of people who all help and support one another. I have had unconditional support from mentors, staff and the course lead. Thank you!" - PGCE
"Everyone has been brilliant, couldn't have asked for more. I feel I've grown and developed as a teacher and as a person over the year. The course has played a significant part in that" - PGCE
"I feel ready to go into the classroom as a NQT but know that I will still have the support because of the relationships that I have built during the year" - PGCE
"The 'togetherness' of the trainees, tutors and staff is fantastic. The course makes you feel like a valued individual-support is strong and you feel confident in teaching as a result" - PGCE