Training at Waverley

Initial Teacher Training

The Waverley Education Foundation works in partnership with local Birmingham schools and universities to offer a range of PGCE programmes. We share a commitment to raising aspiration in areas of significant socio-economic disadvantage and are passionate about training teachers who will both educate and inspire the young people in our care.

Why choose Waverley School Direct?
  • Make a real difference to some of the most disadvantaged young people in the city
  • Full postgraduate PGCE, incl. Qualified Teacher Status and 60 credits at Master’s level
  • Consistently high employment success rates for our trainees
  • Our three year commitment to supporting your early career
  • Strong partnerships with Newman University and Birmingham City University
  • A supplementary school-led programme where our trainees can learn together from outstanding practitioners
  • A close alliance of schools working together year after year
  • Start your teaching career in Birmingham – great diversity, social life and affordability
What our trainees say

“Extremely practical training with supportive staff who understand completely how it feels to be in your position.”

“If I am remembered as a good teacher it will be thanks to Waverley School Direct.”

“A great team who go the extra mile.“