About the course
We offer the School Direct route into initial teacher training – a school based approach to learning to teach.
You will graduate alongside, and with the same certificate as those who follow the traditional PGCE route through university, but with the benefit of experiencing the support of highly experienced teachers and mentors, coaching and supporting you along the rich and varied path to becoming a newly qualified teacher.
You will have :
- A main placement school with an experienced mentor in your subject area
- Weekly meetings with your mentor plus access to our transition-to-teaching and wellbeing leader for support
- Weekly professional development time with other trainee teachers on our courses
- A contrasting second placement school to expand your experience and network of colleagues
- Weekly guidance and prompts to help you stay on track
- Opportunities to contribute to the wider life and ethos of the school
- Weekly sessions at Sheffield Hallam University
To see what some of our past trainees have said about our courses, please click here https://www.learningfields.org.uk/page/?title=Quotes+from+Current+and+Past+Trainees&pid=26
The interview process will include
- An introduction to our Teaching School staff
- A presentation about our Teaching School offer
- A tour of Tapton School
- A written communications task
- A subject knowledge task
- Teaching a mini lesson
- A formal interview
We will ask you to bring along some photo identification and your qualification certificates for checking.
We will communicate the outcome of the interview via email within three working days. If you have been successful, we will make you aware of all of the next steps that will need to take place before the start of the course in September 2019.
How school placements work
We have numerous partner schools within our alliance and we discuss your preference on your interview day so that wherever possible we can try to ensure that your main placement school is agreeable to you. You will start in your main school in September and remain until the Spring half term.
You then visit a second school. We organise this in order to provide you with a contrasting and enriching placement to deepen your experience. This will be for 5 weeks. In some cases this will also include some sixth form teaching if that has not been possible in your main placement.
You then return to your main school and complete the course in June.
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Anyone with a degree can apply to train on a School Direct programme.
You will need to have GSCE grade C or above in English and Maths and also pass a skills test in numeracy and literacy before you begin your course with us. These are core skills that all teachers need to fulfil their professional role in schools.
You can find more information about the skills tests at the Get into teaching website.
Or you can call learndirect's helpdesk from Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm on 0300 303 9613 or email them at email@example.com
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