Degree Requirements: a 2:2 or above is preferred, however we consider applicants with 3rd class degrees on a case by case basis.
Age Range: 11-16 years
Stage A – Introduction to teaching
In your first term you will spend one day per week at Leeds Trinity University, and 4 days per week in your placement school. You will take part in seminars and workshops that prepare you for your school-based training.
Subject knowledge and applied pedagogy
In these sessions, our subject teacher experts will give you a good understanding of what it means to teach your subject. You’ll study the school curriculum, and understand how other expert teachers have taught it successfully. You’ll also learn how to plan sequences of learning that address your pupils’ needs so that you can develop your practice and have a positive impact on their learning.
Stage B – Developing your knowledge
Your University-based training will comprise the same elements as stage one, but you’ll focus on building on the knowledge you’ve already developed to prepare for your next school-based training block. You’ll spend one week at university. Before your second placement, you’ll again spend time in a school for one week to observe and familiarise yourself with the routine and teaching practice.
Having developed and applied your subject and curriculum knowledge, you’ll spend several days at university during your placement, consolidating your practice and completing activities that will prepare for your teaching career. We also run a one-week conference for all trainees.
You will be in the same school for Stage 2 & 3
The Beckfoot School Direct Partnership is a collaboration between all schools in the Beckfoot Trust. All schools are located within a 20 minute drive of Beckfoot School in Bingley, making planning and experiencing placements easier. We have 4 Secondary Schools in the Trust.
On our Leeds Trinity School Direct course you will have 2 placements:
Stage A - September - December
Stage B - January - June
From day one trainees are immersed in school life, gaining experience and reflecting on learning. Trainees work with outstanding colleagues in classrooms on placements in different schools, and experience special school at Hazelbeck and Phoenix Special Schools. Trainees very quickly get to know and become part of our school and student communities; ensuring them to feel comfortable and confident in this environment.
An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in biology 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.
Equivalency Tests to be undertaken with Leeds Trinity University’s specified provider. Costs to be met by applicant.
Fees and financial support
The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.
About the training provider
At Beckfoot, our school motto is “Enjoy - Learn – Succeed”. Our students are at the heart of all we do, and we want to train teachers who are committed to these values.
The Beckfoot School Direct Partnership is a collaboration between all schools in the Beckfoot Trust (Primary, Secondary and Special).
All schools are located within a 20 minute drive of Beckfoot, making planning and experiencing placements easier.
Beckfoot was rated “Outstanding” in all areas by Ofsted, and working alongside Leeds Trinity University, Leeds Beckett University and Bradford Birth-19 SCITT, we take a lead role in delivering exceptional teacher training, supported by a clear vision and a powerful ethos that every single student can achieve great things.
If you are invited to interview you can expect a typical day to look like this…..
o Photo ID & document check
o Introduction & School Direct Overview
o Subject based task (30 mins)
o Tour of school with Students
o Meet current ITT Students
o Lesson observation & Peer observation assessment with staff member for Senior Leadership Team
o Formal interview including 3 minute presentation
You’ll need the right to study 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
The Board is opposed to any discrimination against any person with a disability, based on assumptions of their ability or otherwise to carry out the duties of the post to which they were appointed in school.
Where applicable, all candidates with disabilities who meet the basic essential criteria for a post will be
Under the Equality Act 2010, reasonable provision will be made for adjustments to a member of staff’s working conditions or environment for any person with a disability appointed to a post in school, where the adjustments are reasonably practicable
Wagon Lane Bingley Bingley West Yorkshire BD16 1EE
Support and advice
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