Central Learning Partnership Trust Teaching School Alliance
Social Sciences (37BX)
QTS full time with salary
- Accredited body
- University of Wolverhampton
- Financial support
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
- 8 October 2019
- Date course starts
- September 2020
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 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
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.
Your salary will be that of an unqualified teacher.
Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.
If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.
You should be a graduate, with a degree from a UK Higher Education Institution or equivalent qualification. This should be of a 2:2 or above, and some subjects, such as PE may have higher entry criteria.
You must also possess a standard equivalent to a grade C in the GCSE examinations in English Language and Mathematics. In addition, it is expected that you have undertaken some school experience and a good understanding of issues in education.
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.
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.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We offer an inclusive and engaging environment for both our students and our trainee teachers.
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