The course offers you a weekly General Professional Studies (GPS) session lasting three and a half hours, which is held at SJB School in Woking. In these sessions you will receive practical strategies and ideas to develop your practice within the classroom. Areas of pedagogy covered within these sessions include: assessment for learning, giving effective feedback, lesson planning, behaviour-management, the ways in which pupils learn and adaptive teaching. All of our training is evidence-informed. Our fee-paying courses are awarded with QTS and PGCE carrying 60 masters credits (awarded in partnership with the University of Sussex). Our salaried and apprenticeship courses lead to QTS only.
Alongside your General Professional Studies, all trainees receive subject specific training, which is led by one of the schools within the partnership. All subject hubs within the partnership have been chosen for their renowned reputation as training centres and outstanding levels of learning and teaching as well as results. Art subject studies gives trainees a weekly dedicated session focusing on subject related topics, preparing you to teach art both as a practical and theoretical subject to a high level within the classroom. Areas of training include: developing students’ ability to actively engage in the processes of art and design – to build creative skills through learning and doing, to develop imaginative and intuitive ways of working and develop knowledge and understanding of media, materials and technologies in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures, planning an effective scheme of work and differentiation. As a Teach SouthEast trainee you would spend the majority of time in your placement school with the weekly day of training delivered by the Teach SouthEast SCITT and their partnership of schools. The PGCE (60 masters credits) is delivered by and accredited by The University of Sussex, whose ITT provision has been graded as outstanding by Ofsted. Trainees have the opportunity to go to The University of Sussex on a number of occasions throughout the year to access keynote lectures and the PGCE element of the course is delivered at one of the two lead schools within the SCITT
Advice from Get Into Teaching Where you will train
You’ll be placed in different schools during your training. You can’t pick which schools you want to be in, but your course will try to place you in schools you can commute to.
Teach SouthEast is a growing partnership, currently consisting of over 30 schools in the SouthEast of England. Placing trainees is a complex process and we take many factors into consideration when doing so. These factors include:
Establishing which schools in the partnership have the capacity to host a trainee in a particular subject
Selecting a mentor who will be the best fit for the trainee
We will establish at interview where the candidate will be living for the course, if the candidate drives and if they have access to a car or if they will be dependent on public transport
We do not expect trainees to travel for longer than an hour each way to their placement school. Trainee journeys to their placement schools are typically between 20 – 40 minutes
We always do our best to accommodate trainees’ personal circumstances when placing them.
All trainees will spend the first term in their Home School. After Christmas, trainees will be given a contrasting Away School placement for the duration of the Spring term, after which they will return to their Home School. Salaried and apprenticeship trainees will only have a half term (usually 6 weeks) away placement.
All of our Initial Teacher Training courses teach the age range 11-16 with post 16 enhancement so every trainee will get an exposure to teaching Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. The only exceptions to this are Business Studies, Psychology and Media Studies which cover ages 14-19 as these subjects are not taught at Key Stage 3 in our partnership of schools.
You can select one of the following locations when you apply.
List of locations and vacancies
Felpham Community College
Felpham Way, Bognor Regis , West Sussex , PO22 8EL
St Oscar Romero Catholic School
Goring Street, Worthing, WEST SUSSEX, BN12 5AF
St Paul’s Catholic College
Jane Murray Way, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 8GA
St Wilfrid s Catholic School
St Wilfrid s Way, Old Horsham Road, Crawley, WEST SUSSEX, RH11 8PG
An undergraduate degree at class 2:1 or above, or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in Religious Studies or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.
Your degree subject should be in Religious education 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 accept an equivalency from Equivalency Testing: https://www.equivalencytesting.com/ Candidates will need to book, sit and pass any equivalency exams before the course officially starts on 1st September.
We are looking to recruit talented candidates who have the qualities and attributes suited to a career in teaching and the drive and ambition to make it happen. These personal qualities include:
A friendly and approachable nature
Good interpersonal skills
Organisation and time management
A passion for your subject
An innate ability to communicate and relate to young people
A positive outlook and resilient nature
A creative and innovative approach
The ability to reflect on and improve practice
Potential leadership capabilities
A passion and drive for delivering first class education.
All trainees are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check to verify your suitability for working with young people. If you have lived overseas for more than 3 months in the past 10 years, you will need to provide an overseas police check. All trainees will be required to complete a Fitness to Teach on-line health questionnaire to ensure they are well enough for the rigors of the teaching profession. After interview, successful candidates will be sent a link to sit Teach SouthEast’s on-line literacy and numeracy skills tests for teaching.
Fees and financial support
The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.
The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250
Financial support from the training provider
Advice from Get Into TeachingFinancial support from the government
You may be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.
Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.
About the training provider
Bosco Sussex (formally Inspire and Bosco) have strong links to a range of different schools in the Sussex region. We are committed to providing an environment for teachers to thrive whether they are at the start of their training year or whether they aspire to be headteachers.
Our partnership of schools is not geographically rooted in one area of Sussex. The lead school for Bosco is St Philip Howard Catholic School in Barnham but our partnership is made up of faith schools, state comprehensives, primary and secondary schools, a special school and also independent schools. We are geographically spread from Brighton to Chichester and Crawley to Worthing. We believe we have a responsibility to make teaching an enriching, fulfilling and manageable career.
About the accredited body
As an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) provider, Teach SouthEast delivers high quality bespoke school-centred ITT programmes for aspiring primary and secondary teachers in South East England. Since its inception in 2013, Teach SouthEast has trained over 400 trainees. We seek to provide a dynamic environment where trainees on any of the ITT pathways can immerse themselves in what it is to be a great teacher, be nurtured within their own practice and be empowered to deliver outstanding lessons to our students. All trainees are provided with a trained and dedicated mentor to lead you through your training year.
Once we receive your application through DfE Apply we will make a call to interview within approximately one week. The interview day will be held at one of the schools within the partnership within approximately two weeks. The interview day will typically consist of:
Teaching an advised topic to a class of approximately 30 students for approximately 25 minutes.
A subject knowledge test (for secondary ITT candidates only). This is usually part of a GCSE paper and will last no longer than 30 minutes
An exercise on resilience
A short 15 minute free-writing exercise on a prescribed topic
An interview with staff from Teach SouthEast and our partner schools
If candidates are made a conditional offer after interview, one condition will be to sit an on-line literacy and numeracy skills assessment prior to starting the course to establish if any additional support in these areas is required during the ITT course.
You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
Elm Grove South St Philip Howard Catholic School Barnham West Sussex PO22 0EN
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