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Bright Futures SCITT Psychology (N592)

QTS full time

Financial support
Student finance 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 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.

Age range
14 to 19
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://allianceforlearning.co.uk/

Contents

About the course

This course is designed to enable you to become a successful teacher of psychology. The SCITT offers trainees the opportunity to work with outstanding teachers and experienced practitioners from day one of the course.

Over 150 days of the course will be spent in schools working alongside highly professional and well qualified colleagues. Specific subject knowledge training and audits will enable you to build up a strong knowledge of the psychology curriculum for Key stage 5, please note you will also be required to teach a second subject at Key Stage 4.

Trainee timetables are designed to increase in size and complexity over the training year, but trainees are supported at all times to ensure a balance between challenge and support is met.

This course is ideal for someone with experience of teaching psychology, the majority of training will take place in their home school with day release to a school to cover the key stage 4 element of the programme.

Trainees are assessed through their mentor and by SCITT.

Trainees reflect on a weekly basis, culminating in termly written reports produced jointly with mentors. This process is summarised through a moderation interview at the end of the course.

Throughout the course trainees receive face to face training in pedagogy and subject knowledge. This training is delivered by current practitioners and takes an evidence-informed approach to teaching and learning, enabling trainees to adapt their own learning for the context of their placement schools.

Whilst the majority of training takes place at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, some training will take place in partner schools across Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

School placements

This course leads to qualified teacher status (14-19 years). This psychology candidate will be place at their home school and undertake a day release pattern to cover the Key Stage 4 element of the programme.

Face to face training takes place on Fridays. Whilst the majority of training takes place at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, some training will take place in partner schools across Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

A UK degree of classification 2.2 or higher (we may consider experienced applicants with a 3rd class degree for a QTS only programme).

You should be able to demonstrate how approximately 50% of your degree course is relevant to the subject you wish to teach.

At least 3 GCSEs grade A*-C (4 or better) with GCSE grade C or above in both English and Mathematics (or equivalent qualifications)

Personal qualities

  • A passion for the subject you wish to teach
  • The potential to train to teach
  • Excellent subject knowledge
  • Resilience
  • Enthusiasm

Applicants must produce a well written and clear personal statement that sets out how they meet the course requirements. The personal statement is part of the application process.

Other requirements

All applicants must undergo a suitability to teach check: this includes a disclosure and barring service check and a fitness to teach check.

Some applicants may be required to complete a subject knowledge enhancement course.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £6,250.

About the training provider

The Alliance for Learning Teaching School is a partnership of primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities and organisations from across the North-West, who share their knowledge, skills, expertise and experience to achieve a common goal of continuous educational improvement.

The Alliance for Learning SCITT aims to promote excellence in all aspects of education through focused, central and school-based training activities. Trainees are based in our partner schools for the duration of the programme.

We believe that every child deserves the very best start in life, irrespective of background or circumstance. We are committed to training teachers who can provide the next generation with the opportunity to develop happy and successful futures.

Trainees who complete our programme are “regarded as an asset by employment schools because they are well prepared to begin their career in teaching” (Ofsted 2017). On average 95% of trainees gain employment at the end of the programme and are able to make a difference to young people in schools across the country.

Key elements of our training programme

  • Training in school from the first day
  • Two contrasting schools experiences to prepare you for employment
  • A trained, dedicated mentor
  • Face to face subject knowledge training
  • Leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Education delivered by our partner, the University of Manchester

Find out more about the Alliance for Learning SCITT

Interview process

Following an application that meets our criteria, the SCITT will arrange an interview, this will included the following elements:

  • A short pupil-based activity where we ask you to prepare and talk through a mini teach for around 15 minutes
  • An interview with staff from the SCITT
  • A written communication task

Please note due to COVID this interview will be held via an on-line platform.

Training with disabilities and other needs

It is the goal of the Alliance for Learning SCITT to recruit people of outstanding potential, irrespective of their background and to ensure that the admission process is transparent, has minimal barriers to entry, is based on merit and potential, is fair with regards to diversity.

The Alliance for Learning SCITT will not discriminate against a disabled person on the grounds of disability -

  • in the arrangements i.e. application form, interview or arrangements for selection for determining to whom a place should be offered; or
  • by refusing to offer, or deliberately not offering the disabled person a place for reasons connected with their disability.

Wherever possible, The Alliance for Learning SCITT will make reasonable adjustments to hallways, passages and doors in order to provide and improve means of access for disabled candidates. However, this may not always be feasible, if circumstances render such adjustments as being beyond what is reasonable.

We are committed to taking positive action to welcome people with disabilities who have met the requirements, and to enable them to meet their full potential

Consideration will be given to all planned activities, resource allocation and procedures to ensure that we can enable disabled trainees full participation in all aspects of the academic, work-based and social activities of the course.

Read our Equal Opportunities Policy

Contact this training provider

Email
admin@allianceforlearning.co.uk
Telephone
0161 912 5912
Website
http://allianceforlearning.co.uk/
Address
c/o AGGS
Cavendish Road
Bowdon
Altrincham
WA14 2NL

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching 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 speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (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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Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You'll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year from 9am on 5 October 2021
  • submit your application from 9am on 12 October 2021