About the course
Kyra Teaching School Alliance works in collaboration with other Alliances, Lead Schools and Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) to deliver a high quality school-based primary teacher training. Training places are available through the SCITT (core) and School Direct training programmes; all trainee teachers will follow the same programme irrespective of the route.
Key features of our programme include:
- A bespoke training programme which blends QTS and PGCE, thereby gaining QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) with a PGCE with 60 Masters’ credits upon successful completion of the training year
- School-based training from the first day of the school academic year
- Training in a range of schools across Lincolnshire
- Dedicated mentor support
- A dynamic and supportive learning environment
- Strong partnership with the University of Lincoln, including access to the University’s facilities
Kyra Teaching School Alliance and their partners conduct a rigorous selection process in order to secure the best candidates for the teaching profession. If you are shortlisted you will be invited to a formal selection day.
The selection day will take place in a school and be conducted by the programme leaders of the course in conjunction with school leaders.
The selection activities may include:
- A formal interview
- A small group activity with primary school children
- A literacy and numeracy task
At the selection day, preferences for training schools will be discussed with applicants.
Following the selection day you will be invited to spend two days in a primary school which may then provide your training.
At the school visit you will have the opportunity to meet with senior leaders and staff members in the school and spend time in the classroom.
A formal offer of training will then be made to you through UCAS Teacher Training.
How school placements work
Trainees are in their main training school from the first day of the academic year, thereby gaining an insight into how teachers establish the learning environment and build relationships with pupils and staff. Trainees are in school four days a week throughout the year with one day per week spent in training.
In addition, after the Christmas break trainees have a second placement in a contrasting school to develop their awareness of a range of school settings.
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
All entrants must hold a first degree of a United Kingdom higher education institute or equivalent. A first degree comprises 300 HE credit points of which 60 must be at a level 6. The degree should be at a minimum of 2:2, but third class degrees will be considered when there is supportive additional evidence.
All entrants must hold GCSEs at grade C/4 or above in English, Mathematics and a Science, or equivalent.
We are looking for trainee teachers who will inspire our students through their enthusiasm for and belief in the value of learning. We are looking for candidates who can offer;
- a high quality degree demonstrating academic potential
- the ability to connect and communicate with a range of learners
- high levels of interpersonal skills
- a flexible approach and an openness and willingness to learn
- the drive and ambition to become an outstanding teacher and a future leader
You will need to pass the Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy before starting the course. These are designed to test whether you have the basic level of literacy and numeracy needed to teach to a national standard.
Our ITT provider, LTSA SCITT will also undertake the relevant safeguarding checks before your training commences, including an Enhanced DBS check. LTSA SCITT will give you full support in completing these checks once you have had an offer of training.
About the training provider
Kyra Teaching School Alliance works in collaboration with other Alliances, Lead Schools and Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) to provide a dynamic and supportive Primary Programme. We work collaboratively together to deliver a highly regarded training programme, where trainees are supported by experienced and committed staff.
Schools who host our School Direct and SCITT trainees are committed to continued professional development and see the initial training of teachers as the first step on the journey to becoming an outstanding teacher. Beyond the training year, structured induction and development programmes are offered in our schools.
About the accredited body
Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance SCITT accredit QTS. Trainees have valued being part of a school from the beginning of their training. With the support of an experienced central team and school-based staff, trainees have every opportunity to meet and exceed the Teachers’ Standards and so be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Kyra Teaching School Alliance, LTSA SCITT and our partners believe that professional practice is enhanced by academic research. The University of Lincoln co-delivers on our training programme. On the successful completion of academic assignments, trainees are awarded a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) with 60 Masters’ credits.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Kyra Teaching School Alliance, Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance SCITT and our partners recognise the needs of all its trainees. We will all work collaboratively with trainees and schools to put a support plan in place when required.
In addition, all trainees are students of the University of Lincoln and as such have access to the full range of support offered by the university.
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