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  • Passionate about Teaching?

    Higham Lane School Partnership comprises 14 partner schools across both primary and secondary phases. We offer both School Direct training and salaried programmes in collaboration with The University of Warwick, a Russell Group University rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted for both primary and secondary phases.

Our Partnership

Higham Lane School is our lead school, a non-selective secondary in the top 5% of schools in the country. We are a close partnership both in terms of location and our approach to the training provision. Our partnership has an experienced team of mentors to support trainees and provide excellent in-school experience in a range of contexts.

All our schools are happy, caring and purposeful environments. Mutual respect and very clear expectations regarding effort, progress and behaviour are key to our success. Students get on exceptionally well with each other and with the staff. Achievement in all forms: artistic, academic, social, cultural, sporting and intellectual are equally valued.

Our partnership is more than just a place to work - it is a thriving community, proud of its past and confident in its future.

Secondary subjects include English, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, computing, geography, history, physical education, modern foreign languages, music, religious education, art and design, design and technology, drama, social sciences and physics with maths.

  • Computing
  • English
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Chemistry
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Religious Education

What we can offer you

  • A PGCE programme with QTS and Master's level credits with one of our HEI partner, The University of Warwick, The University of Leicester or Birmingham City University.

  • A training programme including sessions at university, Higham Lane School (Birchwood Primary, Polesworth for Primary trainees) as well as your placement schools.

  • On-the-job training approach working alongside experienced teachers to plan, deliver and evaluate lessons from the start of the academic year.

  • Expert and experienced subject and professional mentors to support and guide you through your training year.

  • Opportunities to work alongside other trainees to share ideas and experiences.

  • Teaching experience at 2 local schools with different educational settings.

Training Vacancies

Apply on the UCAS website. You'll need to register before you can apply.

For primary places the training provider is the CATS Teaching School training provider code 17B and the training location code is M Higham Lane School. The Primary schools offering training places are Milby Primary School, St. Nicolas Church of England Academy, Weddington Primary School, Galley Common Infant School. Croft Junior School and Arden Forest Infant School.

For secondary places the training provider code is 2KZ for Higham Lane School Partnership.

The training programme code and relevant training location code for both primary and secondary can be found in the description of the course on the UCAS site and on our vacancies list.

How to Apply?

If you are passionate about teaching, ambitious with excellent communication skills and a desire to influence and transform young people’s lives then we hope you will apply for one of our programmes. Applications are via UCAS at to see link above 'view all vacancies' for course codes and locations.

For more information contact Vanessa Domigan at or telephone 02476 388123.