About the course
People with at least three years of work experience can apply for a School Direct salaried place.
Trainees on the School Direct salaried programme are employed directly by schools, so the expectation is that you will be keen to take responsibility for a class relatively quickly.
If you are already working at a school or have an existing relationship with one and want to take the next step, you may wish to consider this route.
You will also attend at least 75% of the centre based training across the year.
During interview day candidates must be able to demonstrate evidence of their potential to become an effective primary teacher and have an awareness of current issues in education.
How school placements work
You will be placed in your employing school during the Autumn and Summer terms. However, in order to satisfy ITT criteria you need to have a second placement in a contrasting school during the Spring term.
You will be paid a salary as a non qualified teacher by your school while you train, so will not qualify for a bursary or student loan.
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.
- A First Degree of a United Kingdom Higher Education Institution (Achieved or pending) with honours class 2.2 or an equivalent qualification.
- GCSE or O-Level grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science. From Summer 2017 the grades required under the new GCSE are 4-9.
- If successful on interview day, applicants also need to complete the QTS skills tests for English and Mathematics within 2 months of accepting a place on the course.
- Convey commitment and enthusiasm to teaching in the primary age range.
- Be able to clearly articulate appropriate reasons for wanting to teach primary children.
- High level of motivation and enthusiasm for teaching and learning.
- At least three years of work experience.
- Candidates must have a strong recommendation to train as a primary teacher from an appropriate referee.
- Successful candidates must also meet the requirements for an enhanced DBS check prior to starting the course.
About the training provider
Cornwall Teaching school aims to generate and maintain a sustainable model for developing local teachers and leaders and to secure outstanding practice in all phases of learning.
Cornwall Teaching School works closely with the well-established Cornwall SCITT partnerships which offer initial teaching opportunities in early years, primary and secondary phases along with the Truro and Penwith College post 16 training. The teaching school will be working with school partners to develop School Direct opportunities for high quality trainees and will continue to respond to national and local needs for subject specialist trainees and cross phase priorities.
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About the accredited body
Cornwall SCITT is an outstanding provider of teacher training for Primary and Secondary teaching routes. They are deeply committed to ensuring the very best outcome for their student teachers. The Primary Course is based at Heartlands, near Redruth, and the Secondary Course is based at Truro College.
Ofsted has graded both primary and secondary courses as Outstanding in all categories in their most recent inspections. Embedded in their approach is a strong relationship with local schools. Cornwall SCITT also works in partnership with Bath Spa University to offer a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.
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Training with disabilities and other needs
Cornwall SCITT is founded on the principles of equality and inclusion. Our management team, academic tutors, subject leaders and school-based mentors strive to ensure the best possible outcomes for all student teachers. Prior to the start of the course all student teachers undertake a fitness to teach check.
For those with additional learning needs, every student teacher receives bespoke support from a dedicated academic tutor who can provide support with assignment writing. Truro College offer additional support through the learning resources centre.
We carefully select placement schools for those with physical needs to optimise any reasonable adjustments that may be required. Mentors and subject leaders provide support to those with visual and hearing difficulties to develop impairment-friendly strategies within the classroom.
Our personalised approach to learning allows those with mental health needs to develop their practice with support from the central management team. We offer in an empathetic dialogue to provide an appropriate balance of support and challenge throughout the programme.
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