School Direct Teacher Training

Train to teach with the Wokingham Secondary Federation

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

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Teacher Training is available at The Bulmershe School 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.

Wokingham Secondary Fedaration

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 .

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.

The Federation is extremely proud of its work with its ITT trainees, many of whom stay on each year to work as teachers in one of our schools. All applicants successfully awarded a place with us will work in two Federation schools during the course of their training year.

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

What you could earn

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.

The Bulmershe School can offer training places in:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • D&T
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • MFL
  • PE
  • Physics


In partnership with Teach South East, we also offer Business Studies

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. 

What we are looking for in Candidates:

We would normally expect you to have a 1st, 2:1 or 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). You will also need to have achieved Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent qualifications).

We are looking to recruit talented candidates who have the qualities suited to a career in teaching and the drive to make it happen. The following qualities will help you succeed in school:

  • Good interpersonal skill
  • Organisation and time management skills
  • A positive outlook with a passion for their subject
  • Creativeness, a willingness to try new ideas and to take a risk
  • A high degree of motivation and resilience
  • The ability to be reflective

How to apply:

Applications for 2024 entry can be made from mid October 2023. To find courses on offer, please go to the DfE search tool ‘Find Postgraduate Teacher Training Courses’ find-postgraduate-teacher-training-courses and type ‘The Wokingham Federation’ into the ‘By University or other training provider’ box.

You will find the link to apply at the end of the course descriptions; alternatively you can find the web page at apply-for-teacher-training.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions or would like any further information about teacher training, please contact either

  1. the ITT Coordinator at The Bulmershe: Annemarie Zalaki, 
  2. or Federation Manager, Julian Bushell, at