About the course
School Direct training is highly practical with opportunities for trainees to observe experienced and outstanding practitioners with additional bespoke theoretical training led by AET Principals and senior leaders.
*To provide outstanding quality training for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
*To ensure trainees benefit from excellent school-led training with strong mentor support, in-depth study of relevant theoretical frameworks and observation of outstanding practitioners
*To fulfil trainees' potential and increase the supply of well-trained, fully-qualified and inspirational teachers across the Academies Enterprise Trust
What our School Direct programme offers you:
*A high percentage of time spent in schools and academies with staff experienced at training teachers
*A high-quality professional studies programme
*Personal tutor support and a bespoke training plan
*Gradual increase in the number of lessons you teach
*Training delivered by experienced experts including practising teachers and Education Consultants
*An excellent understanding of, and preparation for, the teaching profession
Candidates whose application form shows that they meet our short-listing criteria will be invited to an Interview Day. Candidates are also encouraged to have passed the 2 Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy prior to attending interview.
The selection process will usually involve:
*A classroom-based task
*Time with staff/departments
*A formal interview
*A written task
How school placements work
You will spend the majority of time in your main placement school but will also be required to carry out a 2nd placement at another school which is usually for a period of 6 weeks.
Your 2nd placement will provide you with an excellent opportunity to compare and contrast different approaches to all aspects of teaching.
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Eligible UK and EU students can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees from the government which you repay gradually through small monthly repayments.
*2.1 degree or above (2.2 may be considered)
*GCSE Level 4 (Grade C) or above in English, Mathematics and Science
We are looking for inspiring, knowledgeable and ambitious trainee teachers who are passionate and enthusiastic about their school phase and/or subject specialism and have a desire to share this and make a real difference to young people's lives and futures.
*Have passed the DfE's Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy
*Satisfactory clearance from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)
*An ability to communicate clearly and grammatically in spoken and written Standard English
About the training provider
Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is the largest academy trust in the country with a national network of over 60 academies across England.
In joining the Trust in your training year you will have the opportunity to make a transformational impact in communities you work within.
Whatever your area of expertise, if you have the right skills and outlook, AET is an excellent place to develop your career.
To make your next move a career-defining opportunity choose to train with us.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We are committed to supporting trainees with disabilities and other needs, so please let us and the accrediting provider know if you would like us to make any adjustments to support you during the application, interview process and throughout your programme.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.
When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:
Training provider code:
Training programme code:
Choose a training location
You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Academies Enterprise Trust: Cottingley Primary Academy
Dulverton Grove, Leeds LS11 0H
Support and advice
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