About the course
During the course of your training you will gain experience working within many settings and with children of differing abilities. This will ensure that you receive a broad understanding of the range of teaching required to suit the differing needs, ability and socio-economic backgrounds of the students.
You will spend the majority of the training year in your base school where you will be supported by a subject mentor and a professional mentor. Training sessions will take place every week in the form of twilight sessions, and over the course of the year there will be Professional Studies Days and Subject Days either at the Lead School or the University.
There will be a 4 week placement that you will undertake in a different school setting to gain a wider experience. We usually take into consideration access and location when placing trainees for this part of the year.
Fulston Manor School is the lead school in the Alliance and will be co-ordinating the recruitment process in conjunction with the school offering the placement. The interview is part of a rigorous recruitment process and applicants are required to undertake a number of tasks during the day. This will include a tour of the school, a 20 minute observation / meet the pupils session, written tests for literacy, numeracy, a subject knowledge exercise and a formal interview. You will be informed in advance about the content of the lesson and the age group you will be meeting.
How school placements work
All of the partner schools within the Alliance have experienced mentors to support you through your training year. They will work closely with both the Lead School and the University to make sure you receive the best experience possible.
During the course of the training year you will have a 4 week placement at a contrasting school within the Alliance. This will be organised by Fulston Manor School and will take into consideration any personal requirements or special circumstances as far as is possible.
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Training positions will be subject to the completion of a Degree, preferably with a 1st or a 2:1. We may be willing to consider applicants with a 2:2 if they are able to demonstrate a clear aptitude for teaching.
Applicants should hold GCSE in Maths and English and for Primary applicants a GCSE in Science is also required.
Primarily we are looking for trainees who have a genuine interest in young people and how they learn best. Applicants who can demonstrate some recent and meaningful experience working with young people will have a much better idea about what makes an effective teacher. This doesn't need to be paid work but any kind of helping activity, classroom observation or learning support helps to reinforce your application and discussion at interview. Candidates should be enthusiastic about their subject, have effective communication skills, an ability to understand written English and to speak and write clearly in English.
All training placements will be subject to the successful completion of National Teacher Skills tests. We recommend that applicants complete these tests prior to interview to confirm their place on the training programme.
A full DBS check is also required (The Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment).
About the training provider
School Direct at Fulston Manor School provides school based learning opportunities with exceptional levels of support and guidance for all our trainees. We create an environment in which staff, pupils and trainee teachers all feel valued and supported and this leads to a school culture of enthusiasm, commitment and outstanding achievement.
The Partnership of schools comprises a mixture of large and small, urban and rural, and both secondary and primary schools. We provide a unique opportunity to experience a diverse and contrasting range of teaching and training experiences.
Our Teachers have a proven track record in providing training and professional development. All our trainees receive the highest level of continual support throughout the programme and beyond. This covers all aspects of teaching life from behaviour management skills, subject knowledge, professional enrichment, AEN, inclusion and pastoral care. All students have the opportunity to work closely with an experienced mentor and will become part of the school ethos from the first day of entry.
About the accredited provider
We have a long standing and well established relationship with Canterbury Christchurch University - The Faculty of Education is recognised as a centre of excellence for Teacher education and our School Direct Programme runs closely in collaboration with the University. During the course of the training year our students will spend a number of days at the University for specialist subject guidance and pedagogy. Our trainees also have the benefit of full access to the resources and facilities available at the University to support personal development and learning.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Applicants who would benefit from disabled access or have any special requirements should make Fulston Manor School aware on their application form . Or alternatively can contact Fulston Manor School prior to application to obtain further information and guidance.
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When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:
Training provider code:
Training programme code:
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You’ll also need to choose a training location and give the relevant training location code.
||St Thomas'' Catholic Primary School
||99 Military Road, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1NE
||Blean Primary School
||Whitstable Road, Canterbury, Kent CT2 9ED
||Minster-on-Sheppey Community Primary School
||Brecon Chase, Minster, Sheerness, Kent ME12 2HX
||St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
||Nash Road, Margate, Kent CT9 4BU
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