About the course
Learning and Teaching
Classroom Focused Development
School Experience 1
School Experience 2
Sessions are a range of interactive seminars, lectures and tutorials which normally take place on a Friday and you will be expected
to undertake a significant amount of self-study as part of your programme. Placements will make up a significant part of the course
during this time you will work with the support of a school mentor to evidence the QTS Teachers’ Standards. There is some time set
aside for enrichment activities enabling you to explore education in its widest contexts.
BGU academic staff comprise of qualified teachers, visiting tutors with specialist knowledge and skills, those recognised as Fellows of
the Higher Education Academy and active researchers.
You will be assessed in a variety of ways throughout the course and will undertake different types of assessment. The Learning and
Teaching module involves a portfolio and Classroom Focused Development a Research Report. The QTS Teachers’ Standards are
assessed through observation, discussion, written/oral reflection and evaluation focussed on pupil progress.
How school placements work
BGU has a single-site campus in Lincoln, England and lectures, seminars and tutorials take place here.
Placements are normally arranged by your base/lead school and should be within 90 minutes travel time (one direction) to the setting. Your largest amount of time is on placement with your base school.
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
For all School Direct specialisms you will normally need:
GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics and Science at the time of application. (Please see BGU's list of accepted equivalents.)
A relevant honours degree at a 2:2 classification or above; please see below for the degree subject requirements for individual specialisms. (Where the degree result is to be awarded in the year of application, we will require a predicted degree classification as part of an academic reference provided on the application)
All trainee teachers are required to pass skills tests in numeracy and literacy before they can start their course and this will be a condition of your offer. The numeracy and literacy skills tests do not replace the GCSE grade C equivalence entry requirement and are taken online at any of approximately 150 test centres throughout the UK.
Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) – formerly the CRB and Health
All students will need to pay £57.20 for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). A successful Enhanced Disclosure is required before commencing the course.
About the training provider
We are delighted that you are considering training with our Alliance and we would really like you to apply to join us. Providing a high level of care and support for our trainees is part of our ethos. Our places are open to all applicants who share our values and are passionate about supporting the learning of our students.
Our Alliance is founded on the principle of collaboration and an absolute belief that by working together we can improve outcomes for all students in all of our schools. Our schools have a long record of partnership with our Higher Education partners in helping to train teachers. School Direct gives us the chance to select and train our own outstanding teachers of the future.
If you choose to train with us you can expect:
*successful trainees will obtain a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) and QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) by the end of the programme
*a programme that gives you four days a week in school and one day a week at University
*the chance to observe and work with outstanding teachers
*outstanding mentoring from an experienced and trained mentor
*a bespoke programme of support sessions
*a comprehensive induction programme
*a second school placement in a contrasting school
We are working in partnership with Nottingham Trent University, University of Leicester, University of Derby and Bishop’s Grosseteste Lincoln.
We are committed to identifying, training and developing outstanding teachers of the future.
About the accredited body
Bishop Grosseteste University is working within partnership with Schools Direct to be able to support our students in an alternative route into teaching. Schools Direct offers more school-led training within local schools around the county.
Programmes generally last for one year and financial support is available throughout your training. Successful completion of the programme will lead to the award of qualified teacher status (QTS) and many courses also award a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) or masters-level credits on completion.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We coordinate support and access arrangements for disabled applicants with specific learning difficulties. We work with academic staff, Universities and external agencies to meet individual access requirements.
Our commitment is to ensure that everybody has an equal opportunity to become an active part of school life irrelevant of their needs.
The Teaching School is committed to equality and aims to comply with the Equality Act (2010).
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