About the course
Aspirational partnership, inspirational teaching
Rated in the top 25% of ITT providers by the Department for Education (DfE) in 2017/18, with outstanding employment rates
Our Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Partnership
We are proud of our excellent reputation in training teachers, which spans over 100 years, and of our strong and effective partnership with over 250 schools across the region. This strong relationship is reinforced by working with a number of School Direct partners in both the primary and secondary phases.
Our ITT Ofsted grades
Grade 2 (Good) for our ITE provision
Grade 1 (Outstanding) for the quality of leadership & management across the partnership for Secondary.
QTS Secondary Phase Ofsted Report
“The high standard of trainees’ and NQTs’ personal and professional conduct, which leads to a positive reputation within schools in the region and high employment rates for NQTs.”
“The leadership and management of the Secondary partnership is outstanding.”
“There has been a sustained, uncompromising and successful drive to improve outcomes so that the large majority of Secondary trainees attain outcomes at the highest levels”
QTS Primary Phase Ofsted Report
“Trainees become highly professional teachers who establish positive and productive relationships, and effectively promote the learning of all pupils”
“Leaders share a very evident passion to ensure that they are constantly improving the provision to produce the best possible teachers”
“There are strong partnerships with schools and local authority colleagues, who express trust in the provider to work with them to produce good teachers”.
Fulfil your teaching aspirations with us.
The interview process requires you to have an interview at the University of Bedford and at the Hatton Teaching School Alliance, based in Wellingborough. For our School Direct applicants you will be asked to present on a contemporary topic as well as carrying out a group activity with students from year 7 or 8.
How school placements work
Your school placements would be negotiated between the university and the HTSA but it is likely that at least one of your placements would be here at Sir Christopher Hatton Academy for Secondary and at one of our trust primaries for secondary.
At primary you would have a range of age ranges and key stages, and at secondary you will have experience teaching across the age ranges from 11-18. You will spend a significant proportion of your time in schools to gain the necessary experience to prepare you for your first teaching position.
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
You could be eligible for either:
- a scholarship of £22,000
- a bursary of £20,000
With a scholarship or bursary, you’ll also get early career payments of £5,000 each in your third and fifth year of teaching (£7,500 in some areas of England).
To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in maths 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 how you’ll be paid.
Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.
To be successful in this application you need to have:
- an undergraduate degree at least at a 2.2 classification
- grade C / 4 in Maths and English at GCSE
- for primary a grade C / 4 in Science GCSE
- successful completion of professional skills test in numeracy and literacy
Outstanding teachers come in all types of personalities, but one thing that is essential is that you need to have a genuine passion for spending time with children or young people. For secondary, you need to have an excellent command of your chosen subject area. Experience of working with children would be recommended but is not essential.
To start working in any education establishment it is required that you hold an enhanced DBS check.
About the training provider
The Hatton Teaching School Alliance is founded on the principle of collaboration and an absolute belief that by working together we can improve life chances for all students in all of our schools.
Our School Direct training course is ideal for trainees who are looking for hands-on in-school training, learning from teachers who deliver lessons every day. You will be allocated a school-based mentor and will also have a school-based professional tutor, who puts together a comprehensive in-school training programme.
We have consistently high employment rates, with many of our trainees going on to be employed within the Alliance. The combination of the school based mentoring programme and the University taught modules gives you a competitive advantage when applying for your first teaching position.
You will feel part of the school community from the start of your training to the end. We ensure you are supported to get Qualified Teacher Status giving you the best possible start to your teaching career. In addition to QTS you will also graduate with a PGCE which includes at least 60 credits towards a Masters degree.
We believe that we offer high quality training, giving sustained attention to developing the confidence of trainees to become reflective classroom practitioners who are confident subject specialists and all-round professionals. Constant monitoring, training and collaborative work between our partners and the Hatton Teaching School Alliance ensures close co-operation, and an excellent academic and professional partnership, which gives our School Direct student teachers varied but consistently rewarding experiences.
Training with disabilities and other needs
The Hatton Teaching School Alliance provides a personalised approach to all our trainee teachers, working in partnership with the higher education institutes, specialist teams and with the trainee to ensure that the course is fully accessible to all potential trainees. We do this by individualising a support plan which is regularly reviewed and evaluated to account for the evolving nature of a trainee's journey. For example, a previous trainee with dyslexia was successfully supported through their course and by being provided with specialist software, 1:1 discussions with specialist teams to build self-esteem and to achieve their full potential. Access for all is an integral characteristic of the HTSA as we believe we thrive on diversity.
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