Bristol Metropolitan Academy
Mathematics (3F8J)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
Cabot Learning Federation SCITT
Financial support
Salary
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 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
August 2020
Website
https://www.clfinstitute.net/teacher-training/

Contents

About the course

This course is only relevant for potential trainees that have an offer of a salaried training position within a school. If you do not have this please refer to our tuition-fee course, code 2TZZ.

The CLF SCITT programme combines school-centred training, experience and practice with subject specific and professional development. This ensures trainees develop the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be outstanding teachers. Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

The programme structure is layered and progressive making explicit links to the teachers standards throughout, deepening and strengthening skills and understanding. Trainees are fully integrated into school life from the start of the school year. School experience and assignments complement training enabling reflection on learning, and making links between theory and practice. Distinctive features of the programme are:

  • August Induction: Early induction is designed to accelerate trainees’ preparedness for training and being in school. We focus on how to be a successful trainee, programme expectations and the concept of reflexivity. It is also an opportunity to develop a strong trainee community and support network for the training year.
  • Weekly Centre-based training: Weekly subject knowledge and professional development training is led by school-based professionals and specialist leaders of education (SLEs) who are experienced and effective teachers and leaders. We use a facilitated and active learning approach where trainees experience learning techniques, engage in reflective thinking and learn collaboratively.
  • School Experience all year round: Our trainees benefit from school-based training and practical classroom experience from the very start of the programme and throughout. Immersion into the life of the school and exposure to experienced and expert teachers ensures realistic and authentic experiences.
  • Personalisation: We strive to provide a personalised and differentiated programme. Weekly centre-based training alongside regular school visits enables the SCITT team to identify needs and adapt the programme as necessary, using experts from across the partnership.
  • Additional CPD opportunities: As a CLF trainee, you have access to a variety professional development opportunities across the CLF including conferences, collaboration meetings and access to the Boolean Maths Hub, this is in addition to school-based staff training.
  • Employment support: The CLF SCITT supports trainees transition into their first teaching posts, and provides a continuing network of support and ongoing training.

Interview process

The assessment day will take place at one of our partnership academies or at the CLF Institute. A member of staff from the school you will be training with will be be on the panel. Assessment day tasks will include:

  • A pre-prepared teaching task with a group of pupils
  • A short pre-prepared presentation
  • A group discussion
  • A written task based around personal reflection
  • An individual interview

Details of the tasks will be sent to you prior to the interview date. The assessment tasks are designed to help us select prospective trainees based on our 5 core values and attributes:

  • Aptitude and readiness for teacher training
  • Strong passion for teaching and learning specific to age range or subject
  • Strong sense of moral purpose (linked to our HEART values)
  • Effective communicative and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to reflect, be responsive and pro-active

This rigorous selection process ensures that we recruit the very best trainee teachers for our children and young people. Successful applicants may be given conditions or recommended actions to complete prior to the course starting in order to accelerate their readiness for the teacher training year.

How school placements work

The CLF SCITT programme has 4 blocks of teaching experience with over 130 days spent in school throughout the year. All placements take place in CLF and partnership schools in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.

Throughout all teaching experience placements, trainees are allocated a mentor who provides regular guidance, support and challenge. In addition there is a Lead Mentor in school who oversees the school-based training alongside the Programme Leaders.

Salaried trainees will have a ‘home’ placement where they spend the majority of their training year. There will be a placement arranged in a contrasting school environment to the home placement, typically between January and the end of the Easter term.

Placement expectations are designed to gradually develop trainees’ teaching during the year. This starts by getting established with students in the classroom and school community as well as gaining initial teaching experience. Trainees’ will start their teaching and planning with small groups, moving on to teaching parts of lessons, to whole lessons to entire sequences of learning and finally taking on full responsibility for the class and the progress of learners during the summer term. Trainees are expected to demonstrate increasing independence and autonomy in their planning and teaching throughout the year.

Secondary trainees’ timetables across their placement experiences will include classes in Years 7-13. All Secondary (11-18) trainees are required to plan and teach A level; assessment of teaching is typically across Key Stages 3&4 (11-16).

Salary

Unqualified Teacher Scale

Financial support

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.

Requirements

Qualifications

Eligibility for the course is as follows:

  • GCSE English, Maths at Grade C/Level 4 or above (some equivalents recognised)
  • A Bachelor degree with Honours - minimum grade 2:2

You will need to show your original certificates at interview.

If your degree or eligibility qualifications are from outside the UK you should apply to NARIC to check equivalence. They will issue a statement of comparability.

Ideally the subject content of your degree and/or A levels will relate closely to the subject you wish to teach. Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses are available in some subjects.

Personal qualities

We are looking for trainee teachers who share our ambition for improving outcomes for children and young people through working collaboratively and empowering learning.

You will need to demonstrate the commitment and resilience needed to become a highly effective teacher and lifelong learner.

Additional qualities we look for throughout the application process are:

  • Aptitude and readiness for teacher training
  • Strong passion for teaching and learning specific to age range or subject
  • Strong sense of moral purpose (linked to our HEART values)
  • Effective communicative and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to reflect, be responsive and pro-active

Other requirements

You must have an offer of a salaried training position within a school. If you do not have this please refer to our tuition-fee course, code 2TZZ.

You will need to complete successful enhanced Declaration and Barring Service (DBS) and prohibition checks and will require appropriate ID and documents for this.

You will be required to provide a full employment history and satisfactory references supporting your suitability to work with children/young people, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education requirements.

You will be asked to complete an Occupational Health form/self-declaration about your fitness and wellness to teach.

About the training provider

The Cabot Learning Federation (CLF) is an exciting and inspiring place to train. We are a mature Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) in the South West, with 16 Academies, incorporating 8 Primary, 6 Secondary, an all-through 4-19 setting and a 14-19 Studio School, as well as post-16 and alternative provision in primary and secondary phases. The CLF employs over 1500 staff and we educate approximately 9000 children and young people. Our contexts include urban, inner-city, suburban, rural and coastal catchment areas in geographically local clusters serving Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.

The CLF Institute is the centre for our SCITT, Teaching School Alliance and the Boolean Maths Hub. The CLF Institute provides a continuum of professional development for staff at all career stages; from Initial Teacher Training, support for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT), recently qualified teachers, emerging leaders and researchers, middle, specialist and senior leaders, Headteachers and governors.

The CLF is sponsored by Rolls Royce PLC and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol); we work in partnership with UWE Bristol for the PGCE qualification for our SCITT trainees.

As a MAT providing 3-19 education, our trainees have opportunities for teaching within and beyond the phases/key stages that they are training to teach. There are often employment opportunities within the CLF and our partnership schools.

We recognise the need to recruit and train excellent teachers to work in schools in our region to support the aspirations, progress and achievement of all children including those in the most challenging circumstances.

Training with disabilities and other needs

The CLF SCITT programme is inclusive and personalised to meet the needs of every trainee. As a schools- based provision we have access to expertise within our partnership schools around meeting all specific educational needs and can provide reasonable adjustment for disabilities. Our trainees have access to study and occupational health support as required. A characteristic of our training programme, afforded by our scale and school-centred context, is the pastoral and individual support that we can provide to ensure that every trainee’s needs are met.

CLF SCITT trainees who undertake the PGCE award have access to the full range of student support provision from the University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol.

CLF SCITT trainees have access to an online training package through our subscription to EduCare.

Contact details

Email
katharine.alcock@clf.cabot.ac.uk
Telephone
01172 446 233
Website
https://www.clfinstitute.net/teacher-training/
Address
Cabot Learning Federation SCITT
CLF Institute
Russell Town Avenue
Bristol
BS5 9JH

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