About the course
As a Bury Teaching Schools Alliance (BTSA) School Direct trainee you will receive training delivered by expert teachers and well-qualified mentors in our alliance of Bury schools. This will be further enhanced by attendance on a number of days at our partner University, which will be based at their £139 million new academic building at Birley Fields, All Saints campus in Manchester city centre. BTSA supplement this training with a structured continuous professional development programme throughout the year.
You will be based in two schools within the alliance where you will be trained and mentored by outstanding specialist teachers of your subject in successful departments and Key Stages. This course will equip you with the skills to teach the KS3 and KS4 curriculum (children aged from 11-16 years) in your chosen subject area. The programme is highly personalised from your first contact with us at Bury Teaching Schools Alliance to taking up your first teaching job, hopefully in one of our alliance partner schools.
In addition to school-based training for Qualified Teacher Status, our trainees achieve a PGCE with Master's level credits.
Assessment is by coursework. The purpose of assessment is to complement and build on other work on the course. The assessment items are an integral part of the learning process, thus helping you enter your first appointment with confidence and competence. For this reason all assessment is related to work in schools.
There are two assessment elements:
•Teaching (incorporating the teaching file)
•Written assignments (on language and diversity, and on curriculum development).
There are three sets of course completion requirements:
•The professional development file (containing four items: audit of subject knowledge and understanding, observational and analytical tasks, and your record of professional review meetings with mentors and tutors)
•The career entry profile (completed at the point of becoming a newly qualified teacher and taken with you into your first post)
How school placements work
AB Model for 2019 - 2020
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
All applicants must have a minimum 2:2 degree.
For those applying for Secondary, the degree modules must be at least 50% relevant. You may still apply if you do not fulfil this criteria, however you may be required to complete a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course and we will advise you of this.
Applicants require grade C/4 or above in Maths and English Language. You can apply with these pending, or we can offer you the option to sit MMU equivalency tests.
All successful applicants must complete Professional QTS Skills Tests before course enrolment.
We are looking for inspiring, knowledgeable and ambitious trainees who are passionate and enthusiastic about teaching to make a real difference to young peoples' lives and futures. If this is you, and you have the following attributes, we want to hear from you!
•The confidence and ability to engage with children
•Commitment to excellence in education
•Excellent communication and organisational skills
•A commitment to working hard
•An ability to establish good working relationships
•Commitment to a professional team
•Flexibility - a crucial characteristic that is vital in this active and constantly changing climate
About the training provider
Christ Church CE Primary School and Elms Bank Specialist Arts College are the designated Teaching Schools within the Bury Teaching Schools Alliance (BTSA). The BTSA is a joint venture by primary, special and secondary schools in Bury.
We work in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University to grow our next generation of teachers and future leaders.
We work very closely with a number of Bury Schools on Initial Teacher Training and are able to provide cross phase opportunities in a range of school settings. Uniquely, we are also offering ITT experience and placements within a special school context for those students who express an interest in working in special education.
Our alliance schools have worked with trainee teachers for many years now, with a large number of our previous Graduate Teachers gaining employment as NQTs in Bury. We offer structured career pathway opportunities and many of our former students now hold middle and senior leadership roles in our schools.
The partnership schools in our alliance offer a range of experiences, working alongside happy and friendly children and hardworking and ambitious staff. All the schools have experience of teacher training and are able to coach and mentor trainees through the programme, producing good and outstanding trainees who go on to complete their NQT year with confidence.
About the accredited body
You will have full access to the facilities of The Manchester Metropolitan University, which has national recognition for its high quality Initial Teacher Training provision. Initial Teacher Training at the MMU Faculty of Education was rated as 'good' for Primary and Secondary in the last Ofsted Inspection (2015). Ofsted reported 'strong leadership and management and consistently good quality teaching leading to good outcomes for trainees in primary and secondary phases' (Ofsted, 2015).
Training with disabilities and other needs
BTSA welcomes applications from all candidates. If you have what we are looking for then we want to meet you! We will do everything that we can to make the process smooth for you and ask you to let us know if we can assist in any way. We have and continue to support trainees with various disabilities and other needs (for example, physical disabilities, dyslexia and other needs). If you have any requirements that will assist you in the recruitment process please do not hesitate to contact us. We endeavour to make the process as smooth as possible for all our applicants!
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