About the course
This course is run at Bowden House Residential School, Seaford which provides a nurturing, therapeutic environment over a 24 hour curriculum.
The school offers a curriculum which reflects that accessed in a mainstream school but is delivered by specialist teaching staff supported by Assistant Teachers. In September 2019 we introduced a ‘Stage not Age’ curriculum, meaning that every student is provided with a curriculum that provides challenges appropriate to their current level of attainment. Students are expected to make excellent progress every year – regardless of their starting point.
Candidates will be on a 50% timetable with 4 days in school and 1 day at Sussex University.
Candidates will be regularly watched by their mentor to ensure that they are succeeding on the course.
There will be a second, contrasting placement at a school which is mutually agreed.
Candidates will be required to teach a small group of students for approximately 20 minutes, to judge their aptitude to teach. This will be followed by a formal interview.
How school placements work
The age range of students is 11 to 16 years
The candidate will have a total of two placements
The second placement is approx 6 weeks
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
You’ll get a bursary of £12,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.
You don’t have to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility 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.
Candidates must have 5 or more GCSEs in Grades A* to C (or equivalent), including Mathematics and English, and preferably a higher level honours English degree.
The ITT placement at Bowden House will be for an English specialist with an interest in working with students with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties. This involves teaching students of all ages and stages, from year 7 through to GCSE level. As a school we believe the wide-ranging needs of our students facilitate a necessity for a dynamic curriculum that meets the requirements of all students. Therefore the candidate will be keen to learn about a wide range of behavioural and learning needs and be willing to create and adapt resources and lessons to suit our individual students.
Satisfactorily pass DBS and Health checks
About the training provider
Eastbourne Area School Direct Alliance recruits ITT students for most of the schools in Eastbourne and the surrounding areas. We offer Primary places for Key Stage 1 and 2. We also offer Secondary places for most subjects in a variety of high achieving schools. As part of your training you will get experience of KS3, 4 and 5. In addition we represent Special Needs schools who require Primary and Secondary teachers. All the schools in the consortium are experienced at training teachers and we have been very successful in aiding our School Direct candidates to obtain jobs when they have completed their training.
Training with disabilities and other needs
All of our sites meet the requirements for disabled access and we would work with any candidate to ensure they can succeed in their training without any impediment.
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Bowden House School
Firle Road, Seaford, East Sussex BN25 2JB
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