Teacher Training at Waingels

New staff and early careers teachers speak highly of the support and mentoring that they have received- Ofsted 2023

Waingels has a long and successful record in teacher training. We are fully supportive of those wishing to enter the profession and committed to continuing professional development. Over the years, we have embedded a network of trained mentors across all departments and have developed our own professional studies programme. We have also developed strong partnership links with many institutions. We have supported trainees from Reading University, the University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes, The Open University, Equalitas and others. 


Are you interested in training to be a teacher in Wokingham?

Teacher Training is available at Waingels as part of the Wokingham Secondary Federation’s partnership with the University of Reading. High-quality Initial Teacher Training (ITT) is offered in highly regarded and academically successful local schools.

Please see Wokingham Secondary Federation – Schools working with schools for details of the Federation and of those schools involved in its teacher training Hub.

The Federation offers many places to talented graduates for training to become teachers. We are looking to appoint excellent trainees who are enthusiastic and passionate about teaching and who have the ability and drive to become outstanding practitioners.

Details about the Federation and the courses on offer can be found on the Federation website at Availability of Places 2024-2025 .

Depending on your subject specialism, you can now earn up to £30,000 tax free if you train to teach with us. Up to date details of funding for 2024 – 2025 trainees can be found at ITT funding 2024-2025.

For more details about the course, please see the University of Reading’s website at Institute of Education at the University of Reading .

The Get into Teaching website Get Into Teaching provides a wealth of additional and useful information about teacher training. 

The Federation works in close partnership with local primary schools and is also able to offer training places for applicants interested in teaching the 5 – 11 age range.

If you have any questions or would like an introductory discussion about teacher training with the Wokingham Federation, please contact Federation Manager Julian Bushell at jbushell@bulmershe.wokingham.sch.uk.

Teach First

The OLA is working in partnership with Ridgeway Education to provide training for Team First applicants. 


Team First Brochure