Central Learning Partnership Trust Teaching School Alliance
Physics (335N)

QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Wolverhampton
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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://Centrallearning.co.uk/information/teachingschoolalliance/meet-our-alumni

Contents

About the course

For information about the University of Wolverhampton’s School Direct programme, please visit their website:

(http://www.wlv.ac.uk/about-us/our-schools-and-institutes/faculty-of-education-health-and-wellbeing/institute-of-education/teaching/school-direct)

Interview process

Potential trainees will be take part in a thorough selection process, in which we consider your suitability to enter what is a demanding, but very fulfilling profession. We will work closely with our university partners to co-ordinate this process.

As teaching is a pupil-centric profession, a key part of the interview process will be interaction with young people. This may be working with a small group or short teaching activity. You will be given clearer guidelines for this prior to interview though. Our young people are incredibly astute and you will also face a student panel, which is often worse than any job interview! You may be asked to complete a short literacy or numeracy test. However, you will be given details about this in advance. There will also be a formal interview, in which our University partners will be involved. Whilst it can seem a daunting process, it is a thorough process that is designed to get the best match of applicant to the place available.

The interview process is designed to highlight a candidates areas of strength both pedagogically and in regards to their subject knowledge.

The interview process typically includes:

  • A learning walk
  • The delivery of a short subject specific activity to a small group of students
  • Subject knowledge test
  • Student panel
  • Formal interview

Please note the interview process may vary from that detailed above due to COVID-19 restrictions.

How school placements work

We are looking for individuals- we know that no teacher fits a mould and we want you to bring your experience, enthusiasm and dedication. You should be ambitious and engaging, passionate about your subject, but most importantly, passionate about developing young people.

You should have some experience of working with young people. This might be, for example, visits to a school, but could also be helping with sports teams, drama groups or youth clubs. We would like you to have undertaken some school experience or you may have even worked in a school. However, we would gladly provide you with school experience in support of your application to our partnership.

During your training you will spend the majority of your time in your placement school, during which time you will be required to teach across two different key stages.

You will conduct a short 6 week placement in a contrasting school to enhance and broaden your experience of effective teaching and learning.

Fees

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,250

Financial support

You could be eligible for either:

  • a scholarship of £26,000
  • a bursary of £24,000

To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Physics or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.

You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.

Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out how you’ll be paid.

You may also 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.

Requirements

Qualifications

You must be a graduate holding a degree, (a first degree comprises 300 HE credit points of which 60 must be at level 6 of the QCF). Legislation does not specify that teachers must have a degree in a particular subject or discipline. However, it is expected that you are able to demonstrate the subject knowledge required in readiness to train to teach your specialist subject.

You must possess a standard equivalent to a grade C at GCSE in English Language and Mathematics.

Personal qualities

We are looking for individuals. We know that no teacher fits a mould and we want you to bring your experience, enthusiasm and dedication. You should be ambitious and engaging, passionate about your subject, but most importantly, passionate about developing young people.

Other requirements

In addition, it is expected that you have undertaken some school experience and or have a good understanding of current issues in education.

About the training provider

Applicants considering a profession within teaching want a training experience which fully prepares them for a career in the twenty first century classroom, with up to date pedagogical theory and practice, with an insight into all factors impacting on progress and attainment, delivered by outstanding trainers and teachers. This is what the Central Learning Partnership Trust Teaching School Alliance provides.

Heath Park is the lead school in the Teaching School Alliance which encompasses a breadth of schools and phases in Wolverhampton and beyond, most of which are good or outstanding schools. All schools have a commitment to the children in their communities, overcoming barriers and providing life opportunities beyond the school gates. The range of subjects offered across the partnership is exceptional and shows our commitment to continued growth in both traditional and creative subjects, reflecting the diverse wants, needs and talents of our students There is a long and successful history of teacher training within the partnership through involvement with universities and ITT providers, but also through national partnerships in which the schools have directly contributed to the training programmes. This experience helps us meet the needs of all trainees, from NQTs to Senior Leaders engaged in national professional programmes. There is a strong tradition of ‘grow your own’ within the school, with many trainees continuing in situ after their training and quickly taking management positions within the schools.

Within a strong network of schools, you will soon learn that teaching is all about the individual.

About the accredited body

The University of Wolverhampton have a long standing tradition of training teachers across a range of settings. They are highly rated for their teacher training provision and trainees benefit from high employability and long term prospects.

Please visit:

wlv.ac.uk/schools-and-institues/faculty-of-education-health-andwellbeing/institute-of-education/teacher-teaching/school-direct

Training with disabilities and other needs

We offer an inclusive and engaging environment for both our students and our trainee teachers.

Contact details

Email
Kirsty.prashar@heathpark.net
Telephone
01902 556360
Website
http://Centrallearning.co.uk/information/teachingschoolalliance/meet-our-alumni
Address
Heath Park Scool
Prestwood Road
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV11 1RD

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Prestwood Road, Wolverhampton, WV11 1RD
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