School Direct


Kingsbury School is delighted to be working in partnership with Castle Phoenix Trust and Polesworth School to offer initial teacher training places through the DfE’s School Direct Programme.

Kingsbury School is committed to delivering the partnership’s ethos, ensuring that colleagues are in an environment where high quality professional development and effective support from highly experienced and excellent practitioners is provided. Kingsbury School has a good track record in successful teacher training with numerous providers, including The University of Warwick.

Why join us?

At Kingsbury we are proud to be able to say “We know each student by name”. As a smaller secondary school, we are able to work closely with our young people to develop their talents to the best of their abilities.  Our size also makes it possible to work in close partnership with home to ensure that every child receives the best possible support and guidance to enable them to achieve their very best.  We encourage our young people to have high expectations of themselves, to be dedicated to their learning and determined to maximize their achievements.

We are proud of our school and our young people and we are working to ensure that success in learning will lead to success’ in life for all of our students.

Learning and Teaching

Our drive to improve the quality of teaching and learning at Kingsbury School has been, and continues to be, significant and dynamic. Our priority is to focus on and embed our core purpose ;

Enthuse | Aspire | Achieve

It is our mission to ensure that our school community is clear about what our core purpose is and that we endeavour to apply it on a daily basis. Teaching and learning is instrumental in doing this.  It is our objective to continue to raise the achievement, independence, resilience and self-esteem of our learners, and to ensure that staff are supported in consistently delivering the best lessons.

At Kingsbury, you will actively participate in our learning and teaching agenda thus ensuring that you receive rigorous and regular professional development. As well as receiving effective support and mentoring within your subject area, you will also be part of a whole school team in which learning and teaching is always a priority for enhancement.

Places offered

Subject Salaried or Training
Maths Salaried & Training
English Salaried or Training
Chemistry, Physics, Biology Training
History Training
Geography Training

For further details about teacher training placements at Kingsbury School, please contact Miss C Duffty, Associate Assistant Head Teacher.