About the course
Our secondary courses are designed and taught by a dedicated team of practising teachers. Each is based on developing each trainee with a bespoke plan and experience designed to make you the best teacher you can be. All programmes are an 11-16 programme with a post 16 enhancement. It is taught by practising teachers, including specialist leaders of education. 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 very 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. We are looking for candidates with normally either a degree in their subject or related to it or for candidates with a non related degree and an A level in the subject at C or above.
Interviews take place throughout the year, they include an interview with a selected panel of staff, a short activity for a group of pupils and a written test to asses your literacy and numeracy.
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; key stage 3 (11-14) and 4 (14-16) with post 16 enhancement. Our Secondary partners are based in Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & Leeds. 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 could be eligible for either:
- a scholarship of £17,000
- a bursary of £15,000
To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Geography 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.
Financial support from the training provider
ITT bursaries are provided by the government. We are responsible for making the bursary payments to eligible students. The bursaries are given to UK and EU students only (so you must meet the residency eligibility criteria set for statutory student finance) and depend on which ITT course subject you are studying and the degree you currently hold. To find out what bursaries are available and the eligibility criteria please visit https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-and-salary/overview. You do not need to apply for a bursary, this is processed automatically upon enrolment by us.
To find out how the scholarships and bursaries are paid please visit https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-and-salary/overview . We will provide eligible students with payment information with their entitlement letter. Students will need to sign eligibility declaration forms before starting the course and during the course in order to receive payment of the bursary.
- GCSE grades (or equivalent) at grade C or above in English and maths
- A subject relevant degree usually at 2:2 or above.
- In some cases we would require you to complete a subject knowledge enhancement programme as a condition of acceptance on the course
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. This is something we can help with if you struggle to find a school experience place.
- You will also need to undertake an enhanced DBS check and an occupational health 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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