Woodrush Teaching School Alliance

Sam BullivantUCAS Code: 2JZF

Location of partnership schools

We have a range of schools across the Midlands to suit the candidate's location, from North to South Birmingham to Stourbridge to Worcester. We try to place you at a local school where possible with your main placement being within 30 minutes by car. Placements will be discussed at interview.  

Beaconside Primary and Nursery School
Hazel Road, Rubery, Birmingham, B45 9DX

Fairfield First School
Stourbridge Road, Fairfield, Bromsgrove, B61 9LZ

Hollywood Primary School
Pickenham Road, Hollywood, Birmingham, B14 4TG

Holywell Primary and Nursery School
School Road, Rubery, Birmingham B45 9EY

Lickey Hills Primary School
Old Birmingham Road, Lickey, Worcestershire, B45 8EU

Meadow Green Primary School
Meadow Road, Wythall, B47 6EQ

St Andrews First School
Hewell Road, Barnt Green, Birmingham, B45 8NG

The Coppice Primary School
Shawhurst Lane, Wythall, B47 5JN

What is your School Direct partnership ethos?

Fostering excellence through teacher training and lifelong learning for all staff within our schools.

This is the start of the pupil’s journey in education, could it also be the start of yours.

What makes your School Direct partnership special?

We pride ourselves in offering a very personalised and welcoming service. From the start with; support with your application, finding school experience and tuition with the skills tests if required. Throughout your training year you will be part of our family of schools, seeing familiar faces throughout. Our mentors are highly committed and love what they do. Come and join the Woodrush TSA family! 

Why train to teach in your School Direct partnership?

  • 100% pass rate for trainee teachers on School Direct since becoming a teaching school in 2014
  • last year's trainees gave our SBT an average score of 95%
  • all of our primary trainees last year gained jobs in our feeder schools
  • 40% of our secondary trainees last year gained jobs at Woodrush High school
  • Woodrush has the NQT quality mark for excellence 

How does your School Direct partnership support students as they train?

Every trainee will have a dedicated and committed school-based mentor who is not only a skilled practioner but will meet with you weekly to check progress and help you set targets. You will also have a Lead mentor who will be a familiar face from interview to the day you pass your training year! 

How does the School Direct partnership work with the University of Birmingham 

We have a long standing relationship with UoB, training teachers with them for over 25 years. Many of our staff trained there including our ITT lead practioner Sam Bullivant and our Headteacher Natasha Rancins. We have staff who have completed the MA with UoB and both our ITT Lead and HT are part of the university's steering committee and HT strategy groups. 

Contact details

1st contact - Abi Zaman - Teaching School Administrator - teachingschool@woodrushhigh.worcs.sch.uk - tel: 01564 823777 2nd contact - Samantha Bullivant - ITT Lead Practioner - sbullivant@woodrushhigh.worcs.sch.uk 

School Direct, University of Birmingham https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/taught/edu/school-direct.aspx