Please note that you will only be eligible to apply for this course if you already have a school that is willing and able to issue you a contract of employment as an unqualified teacher for the duration of the course.
On successful completion of the course students are awarded QTS, PGCE, comprising 60 credits at Master Level 6.
Students are placed in two highly performing schools, mentored by good and outstanding teachers - wherever possible this will be with a Specialist Leader of Education for the Early Years.
They will experience all aspects of school life which is invaluable when applying for future teaching positions.
Students will spend more than 120 days in schools on placement.
We will also arrange for students to visit provision to increase their awareness of where children transition into the Early Years Foundation Stage from and where they transition to when leaving Key Stage 1.
Students will also have the opportunity to view best practice for SEN and EAL children.
Students will be placed in two primary schools within the Barnsley borough, schools placement schools will be selected based on the strength of their Early Years and KS1 provision.
Wherever possible will be place students in placement schools that are located conveniently for their needs, especially if the student has caring responsibilities. Students will not be expected to travel further than 25 miles from their home address to their placement school.
Students will be asked their preferred key stage (EYFS or KS1) and will spend the vast majority of the their placement within this key stage.
Students will spend from September to December in their alternative placement school before spending from January through to June in their preferred key stage. This 6 month block allows students to develop a sense of ownership of their class and develop relationships with children, parents and the staff team.
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.
We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.
We are looking for people to change the lives of children in Barnsley.
We are keen to receive applicants from people with a genuine passion for improving the outcome of children and young people in our local area.
Unqualified teacher salary.
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
We provide professional personalised Initial Teacher Training. It is our aim to train the next generation of outstanding teachers in South Yorkshire!
We work in partnership with Sheffield Hallam to deliver the Schools Direct route into teaching (3-7, 5-11 & 11-16 age ranges). On successful completion of the course students are awarded QTS, PGCE, comprising 60 credits at Master Level 6.
Students are placed in two highly performing schools (for Primary both will be within Barnsley ), mentored by good and outstanding teachers, experiencing all aspects of school life which is invaluable when applying for future teaching positions.
We pride ourselves on our holistic support for students. Creating opportunities for sharing good practice ideas and we foster a supportive environment amongst our cohorts.
Our experts deliver taught training sessions to ensure our students are fully equipped to enter the teaching profession. These cover topics that are most relevant to the current climate and needs of the local region.
We work with small cohorts and so our training is tailored to meet the needs of individual students.
Over the last three years we have had a 100% pass rate. In 2020/21 35% of students were awarded QTS with Higher Standard & over 75% of students had secured an ECT position before the end of the course.
We are committed to providing the highest standard of education for the young people in our community of South Yorkshire. If you share our vision for education, we want to hear from you!
We invite applicants who successfully meet the application criteria to attend a Selection Event at one of our schools.
The event will be led by staff from our partnership schools along with a staff member from Tykes Teaching Alliance. The event will last approximately two to three hours and will include:
A meet & greet – an introductory talk about the course and Tykes Teaching School Alliance
A learning walk – where you will be shown around school by a group of pupils
An individual interview
A teaching task
At this stage we assess your;
ability to communicate clearly, both orally and on paper
knowledge of the area of education you are interested in
interest in, and commitment to, a career in teaching
ability to work effectively with children in an educational setting (for primary education courses you will need to bring the reference from the educational setting you attended)
Please note that during the Covid-19 pandemic we are conducting Selection Events remotely via Zoom.
You’ll need the right to work 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
At Tykes Teaching Alliance we aim to provide a bespoke, personalised, professional package for all our students. We discuss with our students their specific needs and tailor our support and training offer where needed.
We are friendly, approachable and always on hand for our students.
If you have a disability, including long term medical conditions, specific learning difficulties and mental health conditions you can access additional support for your academic studies whilst at Sheffield Hallam. This may include learning contracts, support workers equipment/assistive technology and software. There is an onsite assessment Centre, the Sheffield Regional Assessment Centre, where a range of disability specialists can carry out Study Needs Assessments. Daily drop in sessions are run, with no appointment needed.
We have a detailed Equality Policy stating how
we fulfil our responsibilities to The Equality Act 2010, this can be accessed here;
We will take reasonable steps to ensure all our students receive the best possible training experience. This may involve altering or avoiding a physical feature, for example step and lifts, providing auxiliary aids/services or provide information in an accessible format (this is not exhaustive.)
Tykes, Unit 4, Great Cliffe Court Dodworth Barnsley Barnsley S75 3SP
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
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).
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