About the course
The Burnham Teaching Partnership is comprised of grammar, secondary and primary schools in the Burnham locality. Burnham Grammar School leads this partnership of schools. Our schools offer a welcoming, supportive and rewarding place to come and train to become a professional teacher. We offer a comprehensive training package for our trainees and the opportunity to work in a diverse range of schools. We offer a wealth of experience in training teachers and are committed to providing a tailor made training experience to ensure that you reach your full potential as teacher.
Our partnership of secondary schools, are all situated within a few miles of each other. We offer an excellent secondary teacher training package, you will have the opportunity to develop your teaching within key stages three, four and five. We will provide you with a subject specific mentor, with whom you will have allocated meetings on a weekly basis to discuss your progress. You will also be allocated to a pastoral mentor, with whom you can develop your pastoral care in preparation for your role as a form tutor.
We work in collaboration with the University of Roehampton, which has a long-established, international reputation as one of the principal providers of teacher education in the UK. Many members of the academic staff are at the cutting edge of research in teacher education and all tutors have extensive teaching experience in schools.
The University views the support of students as an integral part of its role.
Every student benefits from the strong support system in the School of Education as well as having individual named tutors to whom they can turn for advice and support.
Successfully completing all aspects of the course, will gain you the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) which also carries 60 M level credits that may be used towards a subsequent Master’s degree.
The course also leads to the award of QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).
The programme is designed to support you in developing a range of skills that are required to become a successful secondary school teacher. We want you to:
• Become an effective classroom practitioner; planning and delivering engaging and stimulating lessons. Develop a critical understanding of the curriculum and pedagogy and begin to understand the complex range of whole school issues
This is achieved through a successful and collaborative partnership.
For more information visit our website:www.burnhamteachingpartnership.org
The interview process will involve a number of activities including:
These activities will enable you to talk about your experiences, show what you know about teaching in Secondary schools and will demonstrate your potential to be an excellent secondary school teacher. We are not looking for the finished product, but for people who are enthusiastic and eager to learn and who have the potential to become outstanding teachers. Tutors from the University of Reading may also be present at the interviews.
How school placements work
During the training year you will have two placements. You will have a main placement school where you will be for the majority of the school year, and in addition there will be a second smaller placement of approximately 6 weeks.
Your placement schools are selected through discussion with yourself and the partner schools to ensure that you are placed in the right training environment.
These schools will be a short distance from one another as all of our partner schools are within a 25 minute drive of each other.
Our Secondary schools will enable you to teach KS3, KS4 and KS5 students and comprise of comprehensive and grammar as well as single sex and mixed school settings.
We have a total of 14 partner schools and this includes 5 Secondary schools.
The course fees for 2019/2020 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 - you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out how you’ll be paid.
Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.
Financial support from the training provider
You must have at least a C grade (or equivalent) for GCSE Maths and English.
You must have a 1st, 2:1, or 2:2 honours degree in a subject that is closely related to the subject they intend to teach.
A Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course can be considered for Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Spanish,German, French,English and Geography where appropriate.
All candidates must have passed the QTS Skills Test in numeracy and literacy before starting the course.
All applicants are expected to have gained some experience in a state secondary school prior to interview
We are looking to recruit candidates who have the potential to become outstanding teachers. Some of the personal qualities we are looking for are:
A friendly and approachable nature
Good interpersonal skills
Organisation and time management skills
A passion for your subject to deliver a first class education
An ability to communicate with enthusiasm and relate to young people in the classroom
A positive outlook and resilient nature
A creative and innovative approach
An ability to reflect on experiences of working with children and young people in schools or other settings
Knowledge of the school curriculum
Enhanced DBS Check
Right to Work/Study in the UK
About the training provider
The Burnham Teaching Partnership is comprised of grammar, secondary and primary schools in the Burnham locality. Burnham Grammar School leads this partnership of schools. Our schools offer a welcoming, supportive and rewarding place to train. We offer a comprehensive training package for our trainees and the opportunity to work in a truly diverse range of schools. We offer a wealth of experience and are committed to providing a tailor made training experience.
Our partnership of schools, are all situated within a few miles of each other and provide a diversity of educational experiences. We will provide you with a subject specific mentor, with whom you will have allocated meetings on a weekly basis to discuss your progress. You will also be allocated to a pastoral mentor, with whom you can develop your pastoral care in preparation for your role as a form tutor. In addition to this we have a comprehensive training programme for all of our trainees and NQTs, this consists of a weekly training session presented by a variety of our teaching staff, whereby they deliver specific training in their particular area of expertise. We encourage you to share your individual interests and skills in our comprehensive range of extra-curricular activities and will provide opportunities for you to be involved with educational visits.
Burnham Grammar School works collaboratively with it's university partners to ensure that it's trainees receive the best of what School-based and University-based training has to offer.
For more information about visit our website https://www.burnhamteachingpartnership.org/
Training with disabilities and other needs
The Burnham Teaching Partnership and our affiliated universities welcomes all students.
We encourage applications from the right candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief or race.
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.
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||Hogfair Lane, Burnham, Slough SL17HG
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