You will spend the majority of your training in one of the ACET junior academies which will be your main placement school. Additional training will take place at a complementary placement in another ACET junior academy or at Sheffield Hallam University. Find out further information about the university based elements of the course here
You will undertake 2 placments, a main placement and a contrasting placement, both at ACET junior academies.
There are 8 ACET junior academies that you could be placed at in Sheffield, Derbyshire, and Rotherham. This range of inner-city, suburban and rural contexts provides rich opportunities for diverse and balanced experiences in schools, and we work hard to secure you two contrasting placements.
When arranging placements, we will aim to take into account your personal circumstances.
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.
We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.
Fees and financial support
The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.
About the training provider
Aston Academy is the lead school for Aston Community Education Trust (ACET) School Direct. At Aston Academy we are committed to providing high quality learning and teaching which is reflected in our Ofsted report where we were judged to be a Good provider.
Trainees are placed at one of our 18 primary or secondary partnership schools in Sheffield, Rotherham and Derbyshire. Our partnership schools vary in their educational setting giving trainees access to a variety of experiences over a wide geographical area.
For secondary, the majority of student teachers will be at Aston Academy for one of their two placements and have another placement at one of our partnership schools. Further information can be found here or here
For primary including early years, trainees have their placements at two of the ACET junior academies. Further information can be found here
Last year 100% of ITT trainees rated their overall placement at Aston Academy as good or outstanding.
So far this year 100% of candidates have rated their in school training as excellent.
Once we receive your application we will consider a number of factors in making our decision about whether to interview you including your qualifications and personal statement.
Your interview will take place at an ACET junior academy and will consist of the following elements:
Introduction to the course
A task designed to ensure that your subject knowledge is strong
A chance to interact with other candidates or with pupils, and to reflect on this experience
A written task
A formal interview.
You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
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Support and advice
You can speak to a teacher training adviser
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get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.
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