In all our partner schools, WRA trainees are welcomed as a member of staff from day one of their course. Trainees will attend staff meetings & staff training days, are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities & trips, & made to feel part of the school community.
Trainees undertake 2 placements in contrasting partner schools. The length of placements differs between university providers. Quality support is crucial to the success of each trainee. Support is consistent across the alliance but tailored to individual trainee needs. Various levels/types of support are embedded through placement schools (subject mentor, ITT lead co-ordinator, department colleagues), the university linked to the course (link tutor, peer subject trainees) & the White Rose Alliance (senior mentors, Director, Administrator, peer WRA trainees).
The White Rose Alliance is an encouraging supportive enviroment in which to train to teach. We know every one of our trainees & ensure they are given the most appropriate support to thrive & develop their skills.
We believe our alliance is large enough to provide trainees with a broad range of educational experiences through their training, yet small enough to know each trainee individually & care about their development.