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Altrincham Grammar School For Girls Computing (Q585)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
Bright Futures SCITT
Financial support
Salary
Qualification
QTS

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England and may also allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Age range
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.bfet.co.uk/scitt/

Contents

Course summary

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

School placements

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.

Employment based school will be https://www.st-annes.stockport.sch.uk/

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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.

Personal qualities

  • A passion for the subject you wish to teach
  • The potential to train to teach
  • Excellent subject knowledge
  • Resilience
  • Enthusiasm

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.

Other requirements

All applicants must undergo a suitability to teach check: this includes a disclosure and barring service check and a fitness to teach check.

Salary

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.

Interview process

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.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to work in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for salaried courses is the Skilled Worker visa.

To apply for a Skilled Worker visa you need to be sponsored by your employer.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • 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.

Read our Equal Opportunities Policy

Contact this training provider

Email
admin@scitt.bfet.uk
Telephone
01618237072
Website
http://www.bfet.co.uk/scitt/
Address
Cavendish Road
Bowdon
Altrincham
WA14 2NL

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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