About the course
This course is run at one of the Sabden Academy schools and trains candidates in KS3 & 4.
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
There will be an opportunity to gain experience of KS5
The candidate will have a total of two placements
The second placement is approx 6 weeks
You are paid at the lowest scale of a non-qualified teacher c. £14000
There are no fees for this course
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.
Candidates must have 5 or more GCSEs in Grades A* to C (or equivalent), including Mathematics and English, and preferably a higher level honours degree.
- Ambition and passion to become an outstanding practitioner
- A forward thinking and creative approach to teaching and learning
- Reflective and flexible in approach to teaching and learning
- Belief that every child can achieve excellence
Successful completion of Skills tests
Satisfactorily pass DBS and Health checks
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
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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:
Choose a training location
You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
SABDEN Multi Academy Trust
Head Office, Eastbourne Road, Seaford BN25 4BA
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