This course is run at St Catherine’s College and trains candidates in KS3 & 4.
Candidates will be on a 50% timetable with initially 3 days in school and 2 days at Brighton University and from mid-November they will be full time in school.
Candidates will be regularly watched by their mentor to ensure that they are succeeding on the course.
There will be a second, contrasting placement at a school which is mutually agreed.
The age range of students is 11 to 16 years
There will be an opportunity to gain experience of KS5
The candidate will have a total of two placements
The second placement is approx 6 weeks
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in mathematics or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, 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.
We are looking for an enthusiastic person with a passion for their subject and a genuine commitment to working with and relating to young people of all abilities and needs. Candidates need to be well organised, conscientious and willing to get involved in the life of the school as a whole. They need to be creative, innovative and interested in all aspects of their subject. The capacity to develop the skills and knowledge required to be a good teacher are essential but it also helps if you have a good sense of humour and are good at working with others.
Satisfactorily pass DBS and Health checks
Fees and financial support
The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.
About the training provider
Eastbourne Area School Direct Alliance recruits ITT students for most of the schools in Eastbourne and the surrounding areas. We offer Primary places for Key Stage 1 and 2. We also offer Secondary places for most subjects in a variety of high achieving schools. As part of your training you will get experience of KS3, 4 and 5. In addition we represent Special Needs schools who require Primary and Secondary teachers. All the schools in the consortium are experienced at training teachers and we have been very successful in aiding our School Direct candidates to obtain jobs when they have completed their training.
Candidates will be required to teach a small group of students for approximately 20 minutes, to judge their aptitude to teach. This will be followed by a formal interview.
You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
Willingdon Community School Lower Willingdon Eastbourne East Sussex BN20 9QX
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