Training at Waverley

Initial Teacher Training

The Waverley Education Foundation works in partnership with local Birmingham schools and universities to offer PGCE programmes across both primary and secondary phases. 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
  • A range of courses for early years, primary and secondary subjects
  • 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 primary and secondary 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.“