WCTSP School Direct – Training to become a teacher in the Wellington College Teaching School Partnership
Conferences at Wellington

WCTSP supports the Conference programme at Wellington College. Wellington is a national and international centre for educational thinking and debate. The innovation found in our curriculum is matched by the inventiveness and variety of our conference programme which addresses the leading educational issues of the day. Conferences are aimed at innovative school leaders, and those who aspire to introduce real change to their institutions.


The Wellington College Teaching School Partnership brings schools and strategic partners together in a unique collaboration that is school-led and which focuses upon the needs of educational professionals. Its objective, through cooperation, is to provide a continuum of professional learning opportunities for staff with the desired outcome of improving the educational attainment of pupils in school. The vision is to embed a culture of aspiration, collaboration and excellence, and to empower those working in schools to develop a strong learning culture using a self-improving education system and the sharing of best practice. 

This is achieved using the ‘Big 6’ framework provided by the National College for Teaching and Leadership set out below:

  • lead the development of a school-led ITT (initial teacher training) system, either through School Direct or by securing accreditation as an ITT provider
  • lead peer-to-peer professional and leadership development (continuing professional development)
  • identify and develop leadership potential (succession planning and talent management)
  • provide support for other schools
  • designate and broker specialist leaders of education (SLEs)
  • engage in research and development activity

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WCTSP News Roundup 2016-17


A big thank you to all our partners who have helped generate a truly collaborative partnership over the last academic year. We have seen some inspirational activities where the sharing of latest and best educational practice is at the centre of all we do as an alliance.


Secondary School NQT Mentor Training


Are you a new  or inexperienced NQT mentor? If so, you are invited to a free NQT mentor training, led by Yvonne Smith and Amena Sutton. This is taking place at Waingels College on Tuesday 4th July, from 4pm to 6pm.

Please email Julian Bushell by Friday 30th June to advise of your attendance: jbushell@bulmershe.wokingham.sch.uk

Languages (MFL) TeachMeet



Are you enthusiastic about teaching languages? Do you love trying new ideas to inspire your students and want to meet others to collaborate with? A TeachMeet  is "an informal and enjoyable gathering of those curious about teaching and learning." Our aim is to offer a session where staff from schools in the area can network, share their ideas and hopefully acquire a few new ones to take away.


The Wellington College Teaching School Partners