This course involves spending 4 days a week in a placement school and one day a week at the University of Bedfordshire. Over the course of the training year you would gain experience in 2 placement schools. Full information regarding the academic study element and essay requirements can be found on the Initial Teacher Training section of the university website.
Placements will be allocated based on capacity but will also take into consideration the geographical location of trainees. Trainees will get the opportunity to teach from 11-18 at secondary and early years to year 6 at primary level.
In total there are 6 schools in our partnership but we also work with a number of other schools in the area to support initial teacher training.
Candidates will have 2 placements, one for the Autumn term and one in a different school for the Spring/Summer terms.
You can select one of the following locations to indicate a preferred placement when you apply.
List of locations and vacancies
Stoke Road, Methwold, Norfolk, IP26 4PE
The Hub, Sheldrick Way, Mildenhall, Mildenhall, Bury St Edmunds , Suffolk, IP28 7JX
The Nicholas Hamond Academy
Brandon Road, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 7DZ
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in art and design 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.
Candidates without a GCSE grade C/4 or higher, will be required to sit an equivalency test, provided by a third party
Applicants should have gained some experience of working with children or in education. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with a passion for their subject and in making a difference to the lives of the young people and communities we serve. Being a team player as well as being able to work on your own initiative is important and a good sense of humour is key!
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check and all other safeguarding checks required at the time of application.
To have IELTS with an average score of at least 6.0 if your first language is not English and you do not have GCSE grade C in English.
Fees and financial support
The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.
About the training provider
We are a training partnership based in Suffolk consisting of primary and secondary schools belonging to the Academy Transformation Trust. We also have sixth form provision in some of our schools.
Training with us will involve working with a wide range of staff many with extensive mentoring experience. We are fully committed to helping motivated and passionate trainees enter the teaching profession.
Please note that you will complete your placement in two of our training locations.
About the accredited body
Aspirational partnership, inspirational teaching
Rated in the top 25% of ITT providers (DfE) in 2017/18, with outstanding employment rates
We are proud of our excellent reputation in training teachers, which spans over 100 years, and of our strong and effective partnership with over 250 schools across the region. This strong relationship is reinforced by working with a number of School partners in both the primary and secondary phases.
Our ITT Ofsted grades
Grade 2 (Good) for our ITE provision
Grade 1 (Outstanding) for the quality of leadership & management across the partnership for Secondary.
Fulfil your teaching aspirations with us.
Interviews take place initially at the university where candidates will find out further information about the course and be interviewed by members of the partnership. In addition candidates will visit the lead school, Mildenhall College Academy, to meet key staff.
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
We take particular care to ensure that the individual needs of all students are met, and encourage all students to reach their potential in a supportive environment.
The University of Bedfordshire is an inclusive and empowering university. Those with specific needs should view disability access information on the University of Bedfordshire website for further details.
Mildenhall Hub Sheldrick Way Mildenhall Suffolk IP28 7JX.
Support and advice
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