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Alban Federation Physics (27YX)

QTS full time

Financial support
Scholarships or bursaries, as well as student finance, are available if you’re eligible
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 in the EU and EEA, though this could change after 2020.

If you’re planning to teach overseas, 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
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.albanfederation.com

Contents

About the course

All Alban Federation (AF) trainees are based at one home school through their training with a second school placement taking place in the first half of the Spring term. Trainees are allocated a subject mentor who offer day to day support within the department. Federation training takes place every Wednesday afternoon, with sessions hosted at schools across the partnership. Additional core training is offered at the start of the course to support trainees in the developing teaching skills.

Trainees are assessed continually through the programme with an acknowledgement that individuals develop at different rates. Trainees will receive feedback through formal lesson observations (at least one a week) and receive a formal report at three points through training. There are no essays to write.

AF was graded ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED in its most recent inspection and was ranked in the top 10 of all ITT providers in the Good Teacher Training Guide (2017).

School placements

Alban Federation has over 20 schools in its Secondary partnership so most successful applicants will have the chance to work in a school of their choice. Trainees are normally placed on 11-16 training programmes, following a core training induction in the first half term of the course, and then working in schools for at least 4 days a week from November of each training year. The second placement takes place in the half term immediately after the Christmas break.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

A degree in a relevant discipline; GCSE passes in English and Maths at Grade 4 / C or above.

Personal qualities

Alban Federation is looking for applicants with a real commitment to develop their skills through training. Prior school experience is not necessary.

Other requirements

All candidates will be subject to DBS procedures before beginning the programme.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £6,900.

For candidates following a fee paying course, who choose not to take out a student loan, payments are collected on a termly basis.

Financial support from the training provider

AF offers DfE bursaries in eligible subjects while trainees are able to apply for a student loan if they are interested.

About the training provider

Alban Federation (AF) have been training teachers across Hertfordshire since 2004. Both Secondary and Primary training programmes are now offered.

AF was graded as an outstanding provider by OFSTED during the most recent inspection in November 2012 and was rated in the top 10 of teacher training providers in the Good Teacher Training Guide 2017.

Interview process

Applicants will have the opportunity to complete an informal visit to partner schools offering the subject before progressing to a formal selection day in which they will ‘teach’ and complete panel interviews. Successful applicants will then proceed to a final interview at Alban Federation.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Alban Federation and its partner schools are committed to promoting practices that take into account the rights of individuals to be treated with dignity and respect whilst ensuring that the content, structure, delivery and assessment of programmes:

a) enable trainee teachers to meet all the standards for QTS across the age range of training, and

b) ensure that no trainee teacher is recommended for the award of QTS until they have met all of the standards for QTS.

All applicants are subject to the same recruitment processes. Training options and the capacity of schools to manage trainees needs are discussed on a case by case basis.

Contact this training provider

Email
afgtpenquiries@sandringham.herts.sch.uk
Telephone
01727799560217
Website
http://www.albanfederation.com
Address
c/o Sandringham School
The Ridgeway
St Albans
Herts
AL4 9NX

Support and advice

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