Haybridge Alliance SCITT Physics (M340)

QTS part 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 overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Age range
11 to 16
Course length
Up to 2 years
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.teachwithhaybridge.co.uk

Contents

About the course

Secondary Physics (Age Range 11 – 16) Physics is the subject which allows us to understand the Universe at the deepest possible level. It brings us a knowledge of the world around us from the smallest features inside atoms to the enormous distances between far-off galaxies. Teaching Physics requires not only a high level of subject knowledge, but also the ability to communicate the elegant theories of Physics to a wide range of ages and abilities. In addition, there is tremendous scope for both practical demonstration and investigation to bring to life in the classroom the ideas which are covered on the pages of the text books. The course will help you to develop and refine the skills which you will need to become an effective Physics teacher, to inspire the next generation of students to reach higher levels of attainment and gain valuable grounding in a subject which will, in turn, allow them to pursue a great variety of career and life paths.

This course will allow you to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) at the end of a two-year period.

You will be expected to work on average 3 days a week, which will comprise of days in school, professional study sessions, subject pedagogy sessions and self-directed study time.

You will spend a minimum of 140 days in school over the next 2 years. Mondays are mandatory and will be mainly professional study days whilst there is some flexibility with the other 2 days.

This flexible approach means you can fit training to become a qualified teacher around other commitments, offering a more gradual introduction into the profession.

Trainees will also benefit from Professional Studies and Subject Pedagogy sessions that are led by a Subject Specialist. It is your responsibility to secure the required fundamental English and Mathematics skills and we will support you in this process to ensure you can demonstrate competence in the required fundamental English and Mathematics to gain QTS.

School placements

You will be placed in different schools during your training. You cannot pick which schools you want to be in, but your course leader will try to place you in schools you can easily commute to.

You will undertake your fist placement during Year 1 in one of our partner schools. You will be training in school two days a week and attend Professional Studies sessions on one day.

Your second placement will take place in Year 2 and will be in a contrasting school to your first placement. You will be training in school two or three days a week.

You will gain experience of working with a range of young people with differing backgrounds, abilities and needs.

You will have a professional mentor as well as a school mentor in each placement school. We work with many schools across the West Midlands and trainees have the opportunity to visit a wide and diverse range of settings.You will gain experience of working with a range of young people with differing backgrounds, abilities and needs.

You will have a professional mentor as well as a school mentor in each placement school.

Most subjects involve teaching across the 11-16 age range and trainees will gain experience of teaching across Key Stage 3, 4 and 5. Other experiences include a three-day placement in a primary school and one-day placements in a special school, a school deemed to require improvement and a school that offers alternative provision.

Trainees will also gain experience of working with young people for whom English is an additional language.

Locations

You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Dyson Perrins School
Yates Hay Road , Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 1WD
Yes
Ellowes Hall School
Stickley Lane , Lower Gornal, Dudley, West Midlands, DY3 2JH
Yes
Hagley Catholic High School
Brake Lane , Hagley, Worcestershire, DY8 2XL
Yes
Haybridge High School -Main Site
Haybridge Alliance SCITT, Brake Lane, Hagley, West Midlands, DY8 2XS
Yes
King Charles 1 School
Hill Grove House Kidderminster , Comberton Road, Worcestershire, DY10 1XA
Yes
Kingswinford Academy
Water Street , Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 7AD
Yes
Kinver High School and Sixth Form
Enville Road , Kinver, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY7 6AA
Yes
Moseley Park School
Holland Road , Bilston, West Midlands, WV14 6LU
Yes
Ormiston Forge
Wrights Lane , Cradley Heath, West Midlands, B64 6QU
Yes
Ormiston SWB Academy
Dudley Street , Bilston, WV14 0LN
Yes
Summerhill
Lodge Lane, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 9XE
Yes
Telford Priory School
New Road , Wrockwardine Wood, Telford, Shropshire, TF2 7AB
Yes
The De Montfort School
Four Pools Road, Evesham, WR11 1DQ
Yes
The Pedmore High School
Grange Lane , Pedmore, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY9 7HS
Yes
The Wordsley School
Brierley Hill Road , Wordsley, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 5SP
Yes
Windsor High School
Richmond Street , Halesowen, West Midlands , B63 4BB
Yes
Wolverley School
Blakeshall Lane , Wolverley, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 5XQ
Yes

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in Physics 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.

Personal qualities

The SCITT Training Programme focuses on developing teaching skills. You should have a strong understanding of the subject you wish to teach before you start training and have clear potential to become a teacher. High levels of resilience and self discipline are of paramount importance for successful completion of the programme. If your degree subject does not link closely to your chosen teaching subject, you may be required to undertake a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course before you begin your training year.

Other requirements

International If you studied outside of the UK, you should visit the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether your qualifications are of an equivalent level to UK GCSEs, A levels and an undergraduate degree. You will also need to obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct from the country or countries that they have lived in for the past five years in order to satisfy the DBS checks.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £10,000.

The course fees for 2021 to 2022 are as follows: Student type Fees to pay UK students £10,000 (£5,000 each year)

You can apply for a loan to cover these fees and/or a means tested maintenance grant via the Student Loan Company. There are a range of bursaries and scholarships available and their value by phase, subject and degree classification can be found by visiting the Department of Education website:- https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/bursaries-and-funding

About the training provider

Haybridge Alliance School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) is based at Haybridge High School and Sixth Form and is recognised as providing exceptional teaching and learning with vast experience in delivering and supporting Initial Teacher training (ITT) courses and placements.

Haybridge High School is a well-regarded 11-18 comprehensive school with a track record for excellence including four consecutive Ofsted ratings of ‘Outstanding’. Our Alliance schools are from a range of phases operating within diverse catchment areas with different challenges. Haybridge Alliance SCITT is the lead provider coordinating the SCITT programme and overall training experience. All secondary and primary schools in the Alliance will provide school-based placements for the training year recruited.

The quality of the programmes together with the support received by our trainees ensures that a high calibre of newly qualified teachers enter the profession.

Throughout the duration of the course a weekly programme of professional studies workshops are delivered by practising teachers from across the schools in the partnership. The focus of the programme is to address the development needs of the next cohort of teachers who will teach in our schools. A programme of subject studies is provided by local Specialist Leaders in Education. These sessions are designed to develop the understanding and delivery of a subject pedagogy, reviewing topics such as lesson planning and assessment. This stimulating programme of professional and subject studies explores the philosophy of education and the pedagogy associated with the teaching of a subject.

Interview process

During the day, we assess different skills via various tasks. Skills assessed through individual tasks:

Time management and organisation Interaction with students Subject Knowledge Resilience and flexibility Articulacy Core Skills

Skills graded 1, 2, 3 or 4 with 1 being the highest. Scores examined as part of the decision process and used to identify areas where candidates offered a place may need additional support.

Formal interview with SCITT Director/Assistant Director To evaluate applicants’ rationale for wanting to become a teacher and suitability to carry out the role. Skills being assessed: resilience/flexibility/articulacy/core skills.

Teaching Activity Applicants to prepare and deliver 30 minute activity on a specific topic with a group of students. This activity will evaluate applicants’ ability to facilitate students’ interaction with them and each other. Skills being assessed: time management/organisation/interaction with students/subject knowledge/resilience/flexibility/articulacy/core skills

Subject knowledge interview Focuses on applicants’ subject knowledge together with ability to engage and inspire. Skills being assessed: subject knowledge/articulacy

Presentation To undertake a ten minute presentation with a member of staff on the subject of “What makes an outstanding Teacher?” Skills being assessed: time management/organisation/articulacy/core skills.

Written Task To assess applicants’ literacy skills and ability to process, synthesise and evaluate information. Skills being assessed: time management/articulacy/core skills.

Mathematics Task To assess applicants’ numeracy skills and ability to process, synthesise and evaluate information. Skills being assessed: time management/organisation/core skills

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • 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

We strive to promote equal opportunities within Haybridge Alliance SCITT and Haybridge High School and Sixth Form has full access for people with all types of disabilities.

We offer bespoke support to cater for any physical, mental or learning disabilities dependent upon the needs of each trainee.

Accommodation is not available through the Haybridge Alliance SCITT and trainees will be expected to find their own accommodation for the duration of the course.

The Haybridge Alliance SCITT does not have child care facilities.

Contact this training provider

Email
abarker@haybridge.worcs.sch.uk
Telephone
01562 881110
Website
http://www.teachwithhaybridge.co.uk
Address
Haybridge High School & Sixth Form
Brake Lane
Hagley
DY8 2XS

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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