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What You Do, What We Do


  • Sign Partner School Agreement (eg recruit fairly/follow our QA, data protection, intellectual property – standard issues)
  • Approve programme document text that we draft (eg entry requirements, description of your school);
  • Put ‘Train to teach with us’ tab on your school website using suggested text
  • Circulate our parent letter (not compulsory)
  • Set some open times to show prospective applicants around your school (optional)
  • Shortlist in a timely manner
  • Interview
  • Theoretically arrange second placement, but this is achieved 99% of time through WLTSA centrally coordinated swops
  • Operate professional studies programme


  • Administer requests for places via NCTL/DfE 
  • Sign partnership agreements with universities and formalise relationships with partner schools through a Partner School Agreement.
  • Provide School Direct handbook but Teaching School office available throughout the day to provide advice and assistance.
  • Draft your programme text and upload it to UCAS; set up your UCAS login so you can see applications ‘live’.
  • Market your programmes though leaflets to university careers offices, attendance and hosting of recruitment fairs, etc
  • Administer and QA recruitment/training, supporting schools.
  • Set up centralised WLTSA trainee summer induction; provision of extra trainee seminars, teach meets, extra experience days; general support re professional studies programmes and mentor training.
  • Receive School Direct funding centrally (from universities and the EFA) and distribute this as appropriate to partner schools.
  • Coordinate second placement swops as far as possible