About the course
*Our school direct course requites you to spend 25 days at The University of Birmingham and the remainder of the school direct year in school with us.
*You will receive facilitated sessions based on live observations around high quality teaching and learning as well as the full primary curriculum.
*The observations of teaching and learning and the primary curriculum will be of outstanding teachers so you will learn from the very best.
*There will be two assessed assignments across the school direct year.
*You will have three teaching placements (teaching practices) that begin with observations, then build to team teaching then you delivering lessons yourself. You will have at least one placement in our school, the outstanding Manor Primary and the others in our local partners schools.
*You will be given a University mentor and a school mentor to support your school direct journey.
*Manor Primary is consistently one of the best performing schools in the country and has been for more than a decade.
The interview process will consist of a short presentation on the theme of "what makes an outstanding teacher" and then followed by a short interview with our school direct lead mentor and our Headteacher.
At interview we will give you a tour of our school so you can see the school in action.
You will be required to take The University of Birmingham's maths and English skills tests so that we have a good indication that you will pass the skills tests.
You will only need to attend one interview.
How school placements work
Our schools are partner schools that are within 5 miles of our school and have a good or outstanding Ofsted judgement. They are schools we have worked with over a number of years and we are confident they provide outstanding support for trainees.
Your placements will be in key stage 1 and key stage 2 . Your first placement in the key stage of your choice and the final placement in the key stage of your choice.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Our course requires GCSE in English, Maths and Science
A 2:1 degree (although a 2:2 would be considered for candidates that have a lot of school experience)
We are looking for candidates who want to make a real difference to children's life chances. candidates who are passionate about providing children with the very best education possible.
About the training provider
*Train to become a teacher in a vibrant, stimulating school where pupils thrive personally, socially and academically and achieve the very highest of standards nationally.
*Train in a school where leaders nurture, support, and coach and empower all staff to be the best they can be.
*Train in a school where outstanding teaching over time is a result of highly skilled and reflective teachers and teaching assistants who are dedicated and committed to ensuring pupils receive the highest quality and standards of educational experience.
*As a Teaching School we have a proven track record of training the next generation of teachers with 100% of students completing their PGCE with us over the past 3 years gaining employment at the end of their programme.
On our School Direct teacher programme, you will be given in-depth experience in the classroom. You will complete a main placement in a Key Stage of your choice and a second placement in a contrasting school and Key Stage. You will also have the opportunity to complete enhanced placements
In addition, away from the classroom, you will receive practical training sessions from expert teachers and the team at Manor Teaching School. The University of Birmingham will also lead sessions to support your academic development.
We are looking for ambitious individuals who can demonstrate potential and show strong commitment. Our School Direct programme is for people who are willing to work hard and are passionate about training to teach. Interested?
About the accredited body
The University of Birmingham's Initial Teacher Training Programme is rated as Outstanding by Ofsted. Ofsted view is that they provide "High quality training and .... outcomes for trainees are excellent"
We have a long standing established partnership that provides our students with an excellent route into teaching.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Manor's School Direct route into teaching is an inclusive pathway and provides any student with any disability or other needs with individual and bespoke support so that their disability is not a barrier to achieving their PGCE.
Any student with a disability is provided with a support plan that is reviewed monthly to ensure their individual needs are met.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
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Choose a training location
You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Manor Primary School
Ettingshall Road, Coseley, Wolverhampton WV14 9UQ
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