This course is run at Bowden House School which is a SEMH school and trains candidates in KS3 & 4. A large amount of SEND experience is vital.
Candidates will be on a 50% timetable with 4 days in school and 1 day at Sussex University.
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
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 who is willing to get involved in the department and the life of the school as a whole.
Satisfactorily pass DBS and Health checks
Point 1 of the unqualified teachers’ scale
There are no fees for this course
Fees and financial support
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 work 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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