This course is designed to enable you to become a successful teacher of Computer Science
Over 150 days of the course will be spent in schools working alongside highly professional and well qualified colleagues. Specific subject knowledge training will enable you to build up a strong knowledge of the Computer science curriculum for Key stage 3 and 4.
As this is a salaried route you will undertake the majority of your training in your already secured employment based school where you will spend your time in school working alongside highly skilled professionals and well qualified colleagues.
Progress is monitored by subject mentors and SCITT moderation will take place throughout the year. Trainees reflect on progress on a weekly basis, culminating in termly written reports produced jointly with mentors.
Throughout the course, trainees engage with professional development training, this training takes an evidence-informed approach to teaching and learning. Whilst the majority of training takes place at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, some training will take place in partner schools across Greater Manchester and Lancashire.
“The high quality face-to-face training, assignments and placements combine to give trainees a firm basis on which to develop their skills and knowledge” Ofsted 2017
“Employers of trainees comment very favourably on the significant improvements in trainees’ expertise and knowledge, brought about by their training” Ofsted 2017
This is an employment based route therefore the suitable candidate must have a current role within a school/setting.
Ideally the candidate will have worked for a minimum of two years within a support role.
A contrasting placement within a second setting is compulsory.
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in Computing 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.
Bright Futures will supply details of recommended equivalency courses upon application.
A passion for the subject you wish to teach
The potential to train to teach
Excellent subject knowledge
Applicants must produce a well written and clear personal statement that sets out how they meet the course requirements. The personal statement is part of the application process.
All applicants must undergo a suitability to teach check: this includes a disclosure and barring service check and a fitness to teach check.
You will be paid an unqualified teacher salary
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
Altrincham Grammar School For Girls is part of the Bright Futures SCITT. The Bright Futures SCITT is a partnership of primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities and organisations from across the North-West, who share their knowledge, skills, expertise and experience to achieve a common goal of continuous educational improvement.
The Bright Futures SCITT aims to promote excellence in all aspects of education through focused, central and school-based training activities. Trainees are based in our partner schools for the duration of the programme.
We believe that every child deserves the very best start in life, irrespective of background or circumstance. We are committed to training teachers who can provide the next generation with the opportunity to develop happy and successful futures.
Following an application that meets our criteria, the SCITT will arrange an interview. Interviews could be in person within a partner setting, or via an on-line platform.
The interview: you will be asked to prepare and or complete:
A short lesson planning activity, which you will talk through/ teach lasting around 15 minutes
An formal interview with staff from the SCITT
A written communication task
You might also be asked to complete a subject knowledge audit.
You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)
Training with disabilities and other needs
It is the goal of the Bright Futures SCITT to recruit people of outstanding potential, irrespective of their background and to ensure that the admission process is transparent, has minimal barriers to entry, is based on merit and potential, and is fair with regards to diversity.
The Bright Futures SCITT will not discriminate against a disabled person on the grounds of disability -
in the arrangements i.e. application form, interview or arrangements for selection for determining to whom a place should be offered; or
by refusing to offer, or deliberately not offering the disabled person a place for reasons connected with their disability.
Wherever possible, The Bright Futures SCITT will make reasonable adjustments to hallways, passages and doors in order to provide and improve means of access for disabled candidates. However, this may not always be feasible, if circumstances render such adjustments as being beyond what is reasonable.
We are committed to taking positive action to welcome people with disabilities who have met the requirements, and to enable them to meet their full potential
Consideration will be given to all planned activities, resource allocation and procedures to ensure that we can enable disabled trainees full participation in all aspects of the academic, work-based and social activities of the course.
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