About the course
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The interview will consist of:
- a welcome;
- a tour of the academy;
- time spent supporting in a classroom
- a formal interview with a panel of approx. 3.
Candidates will be required to pre plan and resource a lesson on a topic of their choice for a year group of their choice. This should outline what students will learn, what they will do, how you would challenge the higher and lower ability students and how you would check learning at the end. This plan will be discussed with the interview panel - it will NOT be taught to students.
Candidates will be informed of the outcome of the interview promptly.
How school placements work
Trainees will usually be placed in Nunthorpe Academy or Rye Hills Academy. Training will focus on KS3 and 4, although we are able to offer KS5 experience as well.
Trainees will have a main placement (Autumn Term); a short second placement (half a term) and a third placement (which will be back at their original school). The second placement will be a contrasting place at a local school.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Tuition fees £9,250.
Student Finance may be available (T&Cs apply).
You could be eligible for either:
- a scholarship of £28,000
- a bursary of £26,000
With a scholarship or bursary, you'll also get early career payments of £2,000 each in your second, third and fourth years of teaching (£3,000 in some areas of England).
To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Physics 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.
GCSE English & Maths at Grade C / Level 4.
Honours degree - minimum 2:2.
An 8 week Subject Knowledge Enhancement course may be required where the degree is not in this subject. An additional bursary may be available for this.
We are looking for people who have a PASSION for working with young people and their subject; a PERSONALITY to inspire and motivate & the POTENTIAL to be an outstanding classroom practitioner.
RESILIENCE & a POSITIVE approach to life and the challenges of teaching are also essential.
Classroom experience is very desirable.
Standards of literacy & numeracy will be checked as part of the course. Intervention will be provided if required.
Please note that applicants who select Physics or Chemistry or Biology are training to be teachers of Science which will cover all of these areas.
About the training provider
The North East Schools Teaching Alliance offers School Direct Primary and Secondary ITT places. The Secondary subjects include English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, History, MFL (German, French, Spanish), Art and Design and Design Technology. We aim to recruit up to 20 trainees - 10 Primary and 10 Secondary. We work in partnership with Northumbria University and the course leads to QTS and PGCE qualifications.
Trainees must have GCSEs at Grade C / Level 4 in English and Maths for Primary and Secondary teaching. Primary trainees also need Grade C / Level 4 in Science. Trainees also need an Honours degree preferably in the subject they wish to teach (if this is in the Secondary phase). If your degree is not in the subject you wish to teach you must have an A Level in that subject as a minimum qualification and complete an 8 week Subject Knowledge Enhancement course. 3rd class degrees are not acceptable.
We are a small provider who offer excellent support and guidance throughout the training year and beyond. We have an excellent record of trainees completing and passing the course and gaining NQT positions, often within the Alliance.
If you are interested in this course please contact Nicki Smith who will invite you into the Alliance base at Nunthorpe Academy for a chat about your next steps to becoming a qualified teacher.
About the accredited body
There are approx. 12 sessions during the training year which take place at Northumbria University's Coach Lane Campus. The University provide excellent training and support - they lead on the PGCSE element of the course which entails trainees completing 3 assignments. One is an essay, one a piece of action research written up as a Power Point presentation and one is a collection of evidence to show that the Teachers Standards have been met.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We would be delighted to consider applicants with disabilities and other needs. Please contact Nicki Smith email@example.com if you wish to discuss this further.
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North East Schools Teaching Alliance
c/o Nunthorpe Academy, Guisborough Road, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough TS7 0LA
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