About the course
As a school-led route the great majority of your time will be spent in your training school, and the content and focus of many aspects of the training programme will be targeted to meet your individual needs, by utilising the resources of the school and their alliance partners. In addition, at Middlesex you will also benefit from access to the University's extensive resources, including those provided by the library and student support services.
Students will study for the PGCE. The Middlesex School Direct programme provides you with a series of subject enhancement sessions, and a programme of professional studies which will be run at the University. These may include sessions which:
*Allow you to visit a variety of partnership schools and non-formal educational sites to enhance learning in specialist areas.
*Provide you with opportunities to enhance your knowledge and pedagogy of your subject, or specialist areas of the curriculum.
*Develop your understanding of key contemporary issues within education, such as those around inclusion or EAL and SEND provision in schools.
You will need to attend an interview, which should take place within the school you will be training to teach.
At the interview stage, your suitability for teaching will be assessed including your subject knowledge for teaching and competency in the fundamental skills of English and Maths. If any shortfall is identified, you may be required to complete some additional work to secure the appropriate level of competency before being accepted on the programme. During the programme, your competency in these areas will be assessed and developed to ensure you reach the required level.
How school placements work
School Direct Tuition trainees will have timetabled lessons where they will be supporting the classroom teacher from the start of term.
The course is full time over 38 weeks (term time only). Trainees will receive an immersive training programme where they are working alongside outstanding teachers with current and relevant experience.
Trainees will be placed in one school for the entire academic year with a 6 week second placement at a contrasting partner school arranged by the ETSA alliance.
All partner schools have experienced subject mentors and professional tutors who are committed to high expectations .
Trainees will be awarded Secondary QTS (11-16) however, all partner schools ensure trainees have the opportunity to teach A-Level classes in preparation for their NQT year.
Professional studies training sessions will be held at Middlesex University (Scheduled dates will be provided prior to the commencement of the programme). During all other times trainees will be at their base school .
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
You’ll get a bursary of £12,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.
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.
Financial support from the training provider
At Middlesex, we understand that many of our students may experience financial difficulties. We offer our students a wide variety of additional financial support options to help them fund or part-fund their education.
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You need at least a 2.2 Bachelor honours degree in a subject relevant to your chosen subject area.
You must have GCSE grade C / grade 4 or above in English and Maths.
To strengthen applications it is recommended that you have obtained, or have set up to obtain, recent and relevant experience within state secondary school settings in England.
You must be judged suitable to work with children after being subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced disclosure check and other required background checks. Please see;
About the training provider
ETSA Southgate is a partnership of schools working with Middlesex University and the Compton SCITT to provide high quality teacher training. There are lots of ways to get into teaching but at ETSA Southgate Teaching School Alliance, we offer a School Direct route with Southgate School as the lead school. Our vision is to train and develop the next generation of outstanding teachers for our schools.
We recruit with our partner schools, who are all highly experienced in training teachers.
Copthall School : (www.copthallschool.org.uk/)
Edmonton County School : (www.edmontoncounty.co.uk/)
Christ’s College Finchley : (www.christscollegefinchley.org.uk/)
Enfield Grammar School : (www.enfieldgrammar.com/)
JCoSS : (https://jcoss.org/)
St Ignatius College : (www.st-ignatius.enfield.sch.uk/)
About the accredited body
Middlesex University's education department has been involved in teacher training since the 1950s and has a long-established reputation for the provision of high quality teacher training. The department is based at the Hendon campus in London.
We have high expectations of all our training teachers and work tirelessly to ensure that each individual reaches their full potential and becomes confident and highly employable. Rates of employment are high across the partnership and many of our trainees stay within the partnership for their first teaching post. Trainees come from diverse backgrounds and typically complete their training as good or outstanding trainees.
Training with disabilities and other needs
All candidates regardless of disability are welcome to apply to the Compton SCITT partnership. Any access or special provisions will be catered for on a case-by-case basis.
Aim to provide an inclusive teaching and learning environment which caters for all trainees. Works closely with the Middlesex University Dyslexia and Disability Service to ensure that they are able to provide the appropriate support.
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You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Enfield County School for Girls
Holly Walk, Enfield EN2 6QG
Enfield Grammar School
Upper School, Market Place, Enfield EN2 6LN
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