About the course
• North Charnwood Learning Partnership (NCLP) is a well-established partnership of secondary schools based in Loughborough and the surrounding area.
• Ashmount School is the lead school for the School Direct programme and there are eight Secondary Schools in the partnership – Limehurst Academy, Castle Donington College, Charnwood College, Humphrey Perkins, Iveshead School, Maplewell Hall School, Rawlins Academy and Woodbrook Vale.
In addition, we have built strong links with specialist departments in schools outside of our partnership.
• School Direct is an innovative training programme open to enthusiastic, high quality graduates or professionals who want to be part of a school team from day one whilst working alongside outstanding practitioners.
• You may be eligible for a bursary of up to £30,000 to support you while you train, depending on your degree classification and the course you’re applying for.
• We are passionate about teacher training and at the centre of our programme is a commitment to providing the best possible education for our pupils.
If you are successful, you will be invited to interview at Ashmount School in Loughborough.
You will be interviewed by the Teaching School Manager and another Senior Leader (i.e. Headteacher from a Member School).
There will be some activities to complete on the day but we will advise you what we would like you to prepare prior to your interview.
How school placements work
• Training lasts for one academic year starting at the end of August.
• We organise 2 Secondary school placements to give you a range of experience over the year across Key Stage 3 - Key Stage 5.
• You will be based for 4 days per week in your placement school, and the other day is spent at either Ashmount School of the University of Derby undertaking core training.
• Key training is led by experienced and specialist leaders, including University staff, Headteachers, SLEs and successful teachers.
• You will also spend 2 days in a SEND placement and 1 week in a Primary School.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Studying for a postgraduate degree is a good investment in your future, but you need to carefully consider how you’re going to pay for your course and your living costs.
Most students will be able to apply for loans and depending on where you live and your circumstances, bursaries and scholarships might also be available.
The University of Derby postgraduate degrees are competitively priced and all the essential equipment and activities are included.
The fees are slightly different depending on whether you normally live in the UK/EU or outside of the EU.
You could be eligible for either:
- a scholarship of £28,000
- a bursary of £26,000
With a scholarship or bursary, you'll also get early career payments of £2,000 each in your second, third and fourth years of teaching (£3,000 in some areas of England).
To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Physics or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.
You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.
Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility for bursaries and how you’ll be paid.
You may also be eligible for a loan while you study.
Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.
Financial support from the training provider
To pay for your tuition fees and living costs, you may be able to take out a student loan. These loans don’t usually need to be paid back until you have graduated and are earning a good salary.
Sometimes, bursaries and scholarships are also available - it depends on your circumstances and which country you usually live in. These don’t need to be paid back.
Please visit our website for more information www.derby.ac.ukor call our helpline on 01332 592000
You will need an undergraduate honours degree (preferably 2:2 or above) or equivalent, plus GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Maths.
You must be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of subject knowledge in your chosen subject curriculum specialism.
If you have the motivation, commitment, resilience and ability to inspire a love of learning, then this is the course for you.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required at the point of accepting a place at the University.
About the training provider
The Loughborough Learning Alliance is a Teaching School based in Loughborough, Leicestershire. We are one of 8 Teaching Schools in the county.
We provide Primary, Special Educational Needs (SEND) and Secondary Teacher Training.
We work with a number of schools to provide high quality placements and we ensure that our trainees are well supported throughout their training year (and beyond).
About the accredited body
As an outstanding provider, the University of Derby provide excellent academic support and challenge to our trainees. The support and knowledge provided to our trainees through the University of Derby ensures that all are treated as an individual whilst also feeling part of a much larger collegiate group.
Through level 7 studies and exposure to educational topics and pedagogies the University of Derby ensure that all trainees are adequately skilled to work and adapt in an ever changing classroom environment and profession.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We would encourage applicants with any specific needs to talk to us so that we can plan accordingly to meet their requirements to support and accommodate.
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Ashmount School, Thorpe Hill, Loughborough LE11 4SQ
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