English with The Earls High School Accredited provider: University of Wolverhampton

Course offered
QTS full time with salary
Financial support
Salary
Qualification
QTS

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England.

If you want to teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, consider a course that gives you the qualification ‘postgraduate certificate in education with qualified teacher status’ instead.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.earlshighschool.org/

About the course

ASPIRATION, ATTITUDE, ACHIEVEMENT

You could inspire the next generation of teenagers! At the Institute of Education we offer a variety of subjects and routes to becoming a Secondary school teacher for both undergraduate and postgraduate level applicants.

Training as a Secondary school teacher, upon successful completion, will allow you to teach across the eleven to sixteen age range within the secondary age phase. For some of the non-compulsory subjects within schools,you will be taught to teach those from year ten into sixth form level (14 to 19 within the secondary age range).

School Direct is a Government initiative, providing school-led teacher training in close collaboration with universities, with the expectation that employment will be secured in training schools.

Over 98% of our trainees at The University of Wolverhampton go on not only to secure employment, but remain in teaching, with many quickly moving on to promoted posts.

The School Direct Salaried route is for graduates and ideally suited to career changers. This route allows you to apply to one of our partnership schools for your training year, where you will be employed as a full-time member of staff, subject to employment regulations and attend training sessions with theoretical underpinning. Whilst training you will usually receive, from your emplying school an unqualified teacher's salary. Successful completion of this route will lead to recommendation for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), along with 20 credits at Master’s level. that can be used towards our Masters degree in education.

The University of Wolverhampton

Interview process

The interview has both verbal and written components and is designed to identify your strengths and areas for development. It will audit a mixture of key stage 3 and GCSE content that covers the current curriculum. You will be sent information on how to prepare when you are notified of your interview.

The main purpose of the interview is to:

  • give you an insight into the nature of the course, the teaching profession and to assess your commitments to it
  • explore your subject strengths and areas for development

assess your ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English

  • assess your readiness to train to teach
  • assess knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum in schools
  • answer any of your questions about the course

How school placements work

School Direct salaried applicants will spend 170 in-school and attend 20 days at the University.

For placements on the School Direct course the lead school will place you within a school within their alliance.

Students undertake three placement phases at two different schools within the lead school's alliance.

Salary

You will be paid a salary by the school in which you train. This salary will be in-line with the unqualified teacher rate at a local authority maintained school, (for September 2013 this amounted to £15,817 for those training outside of London) or at the advertised rate at an academy. You will not need to pay fees to cover the cost of your qualified teacher status (QTS) award. You will not be eligible for a training bursary.

Financial support

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.

Requirements

Qualifications

A first degree of a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification.

Personal qualities

If you have the knowledge, passion and commitment required to become an outstanding practitioner, then apply to The Earls High School.

Ideally candidates applying for School Direct Salaried will have relevant school experience and ideally 3 years work experience.

Other requirements

Once you have been issued with either a conditional or unconditional offer and you have accepted this, you will be sent information, about how to complete your DBS Disclosure Application Form and Occupational Health forms online for completion and return. Please note, this information is usually sent out in from May for our September intake.

About the training provider

As an Ofsted rated Outstanding school, The Earls promotes a challenging and stimulating environment that aims to fully engage students in their learning.

We believe passionately that education has one, deeply important characteristic, that nothing else can match: a good education gives the opportunity for any individual to transcend their starting point. Education is the one thing that allows us all to enhance our natural talents, gifts and abilities. That is what we strive for at The Earls, creating enhanced life chances for our students.

The school motto: 'Ut filii lucis fiatis', almost literally 'to become the children of light', that's what we want for our students: to become enlightened.

As an Ofsted rated Outstanding school, The Earls promotes a challenging and stimulating environment that aims to fully engage students in their learning. We are looking to train, develop and support School Direct candidates who have the potential to be outstanding practitioners.

We are looking to train, develop and support School Direct candidates who have the potential to be outstanding practitioners.

School Direct is available at The Earls High School and with our partner schools: Olive Hill; Newfield Park; Aldridge; The Dormston; Lyng Hall; St. Matthias and The Mercian Trust.

Successful completion of a School Direct course will lead to the award of qualified teacher status (QTS). School Direct programmes may also include a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE).

If you have the knowledge, passion and commitment required to become an outstanding practitioner, then apply to The Earls High School.

About the accredited provider

Could inspire the next generation of teenagers?

Training as a Secondary school teacher, upon successful completion, will allow you to teach across the eleven to sixteen age range within the secondary age phase. For some of the non-compulsory subjects within schools,you will be taught to teach those from year ten into sixth form level (14 to 19 within the secondary age range).

“The quality of training reflects the strengths of the partnership and how the relevant expertise of mentors and tutors is deployed skilfully”. (Ofsted, 2013)

Training with disabilities and other needs

We are committed to supporting candidates with disabilities and other needs including candidates with dyslexia; physical, hearing, and visual impairments and : mental health conditions.

We will seek advice and support as necessary from professional bodies and advice services.

Contact details

Email
emurray@earls.dudley.sch.uk
Telephone
01384816105
Website
http://www.earlshighschool.org/
Address
The Earls High School
Furnace Lane
Halesowen
West Midlands

Apply

Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.

When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: 1L5
  • Training programme code: 2PDL

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location and give the relevant training location code.

Code Name Address
5 Aldridge Tynings Lane, Aldridge, Walsall, West Midlands WS9 oBG

Advice and support

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