About the course
This course will develop you to teach you’re chosen subject to learners in a Secondary school. You will spend four days a week in school and one day at university. Your subject mentor and professional mentor in school will support and develop you into the best classroom practitioner you can be, you will observe lessons and gradually teach classes. There is a clear focus on reflecting upon your practice to identify ways to further develop. Throughout the training year, you will be formally observed, supported to teach and contribute to the wider context of the school. For example you will also have a tutor/mentor group. In partnership with the university, we will assess your progress against the Teaching Standards and support you to meet these across the year. At University you will work in subject groups and complete assignments as part of the course.
How school placements work
During your training year, you will spend the majority of your time in one school and later in the year you will spend a shorter time in a second school. This is to give you a contrasting experience of schools and an opportunity to work with different learners and different practitioners from different schools.
We have several Secondary and Primary school partners in our alliance and are able to offer you the opportunity to really consider the school in which you’d like to spend your second placement. We will work with you to identify your developmental needs and match these against your second placement. The size of our alliance means that we are able to offer you the opportunity to train in different types of schools, all of different sizes and in different settings.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
You’ll get a bursary of £9,000 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.
2:2 UK Honours in first degree or higher (or equivalent) in stated subject
English Language, Mathematics UK GCSE C+ (or equivalent).
About the training provider
The Lion Alliance is committed to providing excellent training for teachers in every stage of their career from Initial Teacher Training through to developing school leaders. Our priority is to develop and support you to become the most effective practitioner you can be.
Training with us gives you access to a wide range of highly experienced professionals, all at different stages of their career, who will help in your journey to qualify and enter the teaching profession.
Our alliance consists of several primary and secondary schools, located across Coventry and Warwickshire, meaning that we are able to offer you the opportunity to develop your practice and classroom craft in different schools, in different key phases, in different settings.
We offer exceptional support to all of our trainee teachers. Once qualified, training and support doesn’t stop there; we believe in the importance of Continuing Professional Development and use the expertise of colleagues within The Lion Alliance and strategic partners to deliver a range of CPD courses, career stage professional development, as well as bespoke training and CPD.
Training with disabilities and other needs
The Lion Alliance welcomes applicants with disabilities.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
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Cardinal Newman Catholic School A Specialist Arts and Community College
Sandpits Lane, Coventry CV6 2FR
Finham Park School, Green Lane, Coventry CV3 6EA
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