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.
A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent is required for entry onto this programme.
A levels in mathematics and/or related subjects are desirable
A standard equivalent to a grade 4 (or GCSE A* to C) in the GCSE examinations in English, mathematics and a Science subject. The results of these could still be pending whilst an application is made.
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 2021 to 2022 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.
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.
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