Our School Direct programme is a 37 week, full time school-led course that leads to QTS and a PGCE with Master’s credits.
As a School Direct Salaried trainee, you will be an employee of James Brindley Academy from 1st September 2022 until 31st August 2023. You will receive a salary of £24,507 + SEN point (£2270) during this period.
Please be aware you will be required to pay £3,625 towards the cost of the PGCE in three termly instalments.
James Brindley Academy is a multi-sited academy. You will be based at one of our centres for your training (you will also complete a short second placement with one of our partnership schools, this will give you a balance of experience across two contrasting school settings.)
After your two-week induction, you will be based in school four days per week. On one day each week, you will attend cross-phase taught sessions at our learning hub. These sessions are designed to give you an understanding of the elements of your professional role that lie outside of the national curriculum. These sessions are delivered by a range of speakers who are experts in their field.
You will also attend taught sessions to assist you with planning, assessing and delivering the secondary mathematics curriculum. These sessions will examine the particular nature of learning in the mathematics across the secondary phase and will be delivered by subject specialists from our partnership of schools.
As this is a school-led programme, you will spend the majority of your time in school learning from excellent practitioners. You will start by teaching a reduced number of classes as well as team teaching alongside your designated school based trainer.
During your school placements you will be supported by your School Based Trainer (SBT) and a Professional Tutor (PT). You will have a weekly one-to-one with your SBT and regular meetings with your PT in order to review progress. In addition to this, you are also supported by a Subject Leader and our team of Titan ITT experts.
You will be assessed on your classroom practice and a portfolio which includes reflections on your development and your academic assignments. This is a demanding, although highly rewarding, course and we look forward to supporting you in all aspects.