About the course
Our primary course is designed and taught by a dedicated team of practising teachers. Our maths specialist programme is for applicants with a Maths A level at grade B or above. Trainees will teach all subjects but will develop their maths specialism with a view to becoming a maths coordinator. It is based on developing each trainee with a bespoke plan and experience designed to make you the best teacher you can be. You will be placed in two schools for your assessed placement from across our partnership schools in West Yorkshire. The normal pattern of the year is to be in your placement school for four days per week and to attend our training programme one day per week. We have every experienced mentors who are there to guide and support trainees throughout their training year and you will have the opportunity to visit a variety of schools on training days to broaden your experience and understanding. We provide all our trainees with their own laptop during the programme and have a dedicated website for trainee support and resources. All trainees are registered with the University of Huddersfield for a PGCE. For further details see our website
Interviews take place throughout the year, they include an interview with a selected panel of staff, a short activity for a group of children and a written test to asses your English and Maths.
How school placements work
Our programme places you in two schools from within the partnership across the year and you will work across two key stages, KS1 (5-7) and KS2 (7-11). Our Primary school partners are based in Calderdale & Kirklees. Partnering with local schools in the area, we feel fully encompasses the geographical, social and economic diversity of West Yorkshire, offering our alliance breadth and depth. A key strength of our partnership is the diversity of schools; your two placement schools will be contrasting and the range of children and teachers you will work with will come from across the entire alliance ensuring you are trained to teach in all schools from the very start of your career.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
You’ll get a bursary of £6,000 if you have:
- a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject
- at least grade B in maths A-level (or an equivalent)
You don’t have to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility 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 grades (or equivalent) at grade C or above in English, mathematics and science
- A degree (in any subject) normally at 2:2 or above
We are first and foremost looking for potential! This is a training programme so we do not expect you to be the finished article but we are looking for people who are committed to teaching as a career, who are highly motivated, reflective and creative.
- It would be helpful to have spent time in school to ensure you have an understanding of the role of the teacher.
- You are required to pass a Skills Test, these are can be booked online and completed in a test centre local to you.
- You will also need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.
About the training provider
Training with AA Teamworks is a great way to kick start your teaching career, beginning your time in school from the start of the programme, trainees are fully immersed into school life, building up their confidence and school contact time as they go on. We offer both primary and secondary training in a wide range of subjects and work with a collection of schools in the local area. We offer diverse teaching placements, ensuring trainees have experience in different types of school environments, preparing you for when you complete the programme and begin your NQT year. AA Teamworks is one of only 33 schools to be awarded research school status by the Education Endowment Fund (EEF) & The Department for Education (DfE) giving our trainees access to the latest evidence-based practices before anyone else. Out teaching team are dedicated and experienced educators who work with us to create a personalised learning experience. Once training is complete AA Teamworks recommend you for QTS status and a PGCE is awarded from The University of Huddersfield. Working with The University of Huddersfield also provides our trainee with full access to all their facilities. Applicants who do not qualify for a DfE bursary are awarded a bursary by us of £500 and all trainees are provided with a laptop for thier use through the programme.
Training with disabilities and other needs
At AA Teamworks we are fully committed to supporting every student regardless of their needs. Our current training facilities also comply with the current accessibility legislation.
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AA Teamworks W Yorks SCITT, School Street, Greetland, Halifax HX4 8JB
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