About the course
Hands on experience – From day one trainees are immersed in school life, gaining experience and reflecting on learning. Trainees work with outstanding colleagues in classrooms on placements in different schools, and they experience special school education at Hazelbeck.
Trainees very quickly get to know and become part of our school and student communities; ensuring they feel comfortable and confident in this environment.
Stage one – Introduction to teaching
In your first five weeks you will spend 2 days per week at Leeds Trinity University, and 3 days per week in your placement school. You will take part in seminars and workshops that prepare you for your school-based training.
Subject knowledge and applied pedagogy
In these sessions, our subject teacher experts will give you a good understanding of what it means to teach your subject. You’ll study the school curriculum, and understand how other expert teachers have taught it successfully. You’ll also learn how to plan sequences of learning that address your pupils’ needs so that you can develop your practice and have a positive impact on their learning.
Stage two – Developing your knowledge
Your University-based training will comprise the same elements as stage one, but you’ll focus on building on the knowledge you’ve already developed to prepare for your next school-based training block. You’ll spend one week at university. Before your second placement, you’ll again spend time in a school for one week to observe and familiarise yourself with the routine and teaching practice.
Having developed and applied your subject and curriculum knowledge, you’ll spend several days at university during your placement, consolidating your practice and completing activities that will prepare for your teaching career. We also run a one-week conference for all trainees.
You will be in the same school for Stage 2 & 3
If you are invited to interview you can expect a typical day to look like this…..
o Photo ID & document check
o Intro & School Direct Overview
o Subject based task (30 mins)
o Tour of school with Student Ambassadors
o Meet current ITT Students
o Lesson observation & Peer observation assessment with staff member for Senior Leadership Team
o Formal interview including 3 minute presentation at the start about a teaching & learning experience you think has worked well and why.
How school placements work
The Beckfoot School Direct Partnership is a collaboration between all schools in the Beckfoot Trust, including Hazelbeck, a forward-thinking secondary special school co-located with Beckfoot, and Immanuel College. All schools are located within a 20 minute drive of Beckfoot, making planning and experiencing placements easier. View a map of our school locations
You will have 2 placements: October - December & January - June.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
You could be eligible for either:
- a scholarship of £17,000
- a bursary of £15,000
To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Geography or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.
You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.
Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility for bursaries 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.
A good honours degree (2ii or above and preferably single honours) with a significant proportion of Geography.
GCSE Grade C (or accepted equivalent) English and Mathematics.
We offer our GCSE equivalency tests to those who have a conditional place on the course but do not already have these qualifications.
About the training provider
At Beckfoot, our school motto is “Enjoy - Learn – Succeed”. Our students are at the heart of all we do, and we want to train teachers who are committed to these values.
The Beckfoot School Direct Partnership is a collaboration between all schools in the Beckfoot Trust (Primary, Secondary and Special), and Immanuel College. All schools are located within a 20 minute drive of Beckfoot, making planning and experiencing placements easier.
Beckfoot was rated “Outstanding” in all areas by Ofsted, and working alongside Leeds Trinity University, Leeds Beckett University and Bradford Birth-19 SCITT, we take a lead role in delivering exceptional teacher training, supported by a clear vision and a powerful ethos that every single student can achieve great things.
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About the accredited body
Leeds Trinity University has been synonymous with high quality teacher training since 1966.
Over the years, we’ve diversified and expanded to become one of the UK’s top 15 universities for teaching quality and student experience*, but an unwavering commitment to outstanding teacher training has remained at the heart of what we do.
*The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
Training with disabilities and other needs
The Board is opposed to any discrimination against any person with a disability, based on assumptions of their ability or otherwise to carry out the duties of the post to which they were appointed in school.
Where applicable, all candidates with disabilities who meet the basic essential criteria for a post will be
Under the Equality Act 2010, reasonable provision will be made for adjustments to a member of staff’s working conditions or environment for any person with a disability appointed to a post in school, where the adjustments are reasonably practicable
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