Mathematics - Dane Court Grammar School with East Kent Learning Alliance Accredited provider: Canterbury Christ Church University

Course offered
QTS full time
Financial support
Scholarship, bursary or student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
QTS

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England.

If you want to teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, consider a course that gives you the qualification ‘postgraduate certificate in education with qualified teacher status’ instead.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

The key feature of our course is that the majority of the year is spent on school placement working alongside experienced colleagues in schools.

There are two routes to choose from:

School Direct Salaried:

This is an employment-based route for graduates with at least three years’ work experience. Colleagues will earn a salary while they train and the school will pay their QTS fees.

School Direct non -salaried:

This is not an employment route. Trainees will pay their own fees, but may be eligible for a bursary.

Please note which route is available at each school when applying and ensure that you apply for the correct route that is suitable to you as not all schools offer both routes

Key components:

  • You will have a school based mentor, who you will meet with weekly
  • You will be provided with a teaching timetable within ITT requirements
  • You will plan and evaluate all taught lessons, initially with the support of your mentor
  • You will be formally observed, it is recommended at least once per week
  • You will observe other staff, it is recommended at least once per week
  • You will compile a portfolio of evidence over the course of the year to show that you have met the teaching standards to achieve QTS
  • You will attend all CCCU training days and EKLA professional studies sessions
  • You will have access to a comprehensive school based CPD programme
  • You will complete contrasting school experience placements

Assessment:

On completion of the Training programme you will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

There is an additional opportunity to complete a PGCE. Please discuss this option at interview and please note that the additional funding will be your responsibility

QTS Pathway

Throughout the course you will be assessed by your mentors and tutors who will grade you at key points to help you understand how well you are meeting the standards for QTS. At the end of the course you will have a final assessment. This will take the form of a review meeting to formally assess whether you have met the standards for QTS.

School Direct PGCE Pathway

In addition to the above QTS assessment process trainees who have opted for the School Direct PGCE Pathway will be required to submit three 4,000 word equivalent assignments, spread across the year, which will be assessed at Masters Level.

Interview process

You will be interviewed by the EKLA school (s) that you name in your application.

Examples of the activities included at interview are:

  • A tour of the school
  • Teaching a 30 minute activity
  • A formal interview (2-3 panel members)
  • A CCCU Literacy and Numeracy test

In order to be short-listed for interview an applicant must have:

  • A degree of a minimum award of 2:2, with honours. Your

degree must be completed before commencement of your training

place

  • A minimum grade C in English and Mathematics. If you

want to teach primary you must also have at least a grade C in a

Science.

  • Equivalency tests are accepted.
  • NARIC equivalency certificates are required for any degree or school

qualifications gained outside the United Kingdom

  • To have passed the government's skills tests in literacy and numeracy

before commencing the course

Personal Qualities that we are looking for:

  • A commitment to working with young people
  • Good communication skills
  • A fascination with the learning process
  • A love of their subject
  • The ability to motivate and enthuse young people
  • Experience of working with young people, particularly in a school

environment, strengthens an application

  • A desire to make a difference

Please visit our website for more details:

http://www.ekla.org.uk/itt/school-direct-eligibility

How school placements work

Your school will be selected by you at the time of submitting your application as each of our schools and subjects has its own code that you will enter onto the application form.

Whilst you will spend the majority of your time in the base school that you apply to you are required to complete some school placements:

  • Second school experience – a minimum of 20 days, in a block. To be undertaken in term 3.
  • Adjacent age range experience – a minimum of 15 days, of which 10 should be undertaken in a block
  • Prior and post age phase experience – a minimum of 5 days, does not need to be a block.

You school based mentor will help you organise these placements and EKLA and CCCU will also offer support throughout the year

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £5,960
EU students £5,960

Fees for QTS are £5,960

These fees are paid by the school if you are a salaried trainee.

If you are an unsalaried trainee you are responsible for the all fees. You may be eligible for a bursary and student loan to support you with this

In addition you can complete a PGCE with the School Direct route.

The fees for this are £9,250.

If you are a salaried trainee you are responsible for paying the difference between the QTS and the PGCE fees

If you are an unsalaried trainee you are responsible for all the fees. You may be eligible for a bursary and student loan to support you with this

For information: http://www.ekla.org.uk/itt/school-direct-funding

Financial support

You could be eligible for either:

  • a scholarship of £22,000
  • a bursary of £20,000

With a scholarship or bursary, you’ll also get early career payments of £5,000 each in your third and fifth year of teaching (£7,500 in some areas of England).

To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in maths 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 how you’ll be paid.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

Degree: You must have a degree of a minimum award of 2:2, with honours. Your degree must be completed before commencement of your training place

GCSEs: You must have a minimum grade C in English and Mathematics. If you want to teach primary you must also have at least a grade C in a Science.

Equivalency tests are accepted.

NARIC equivalency certificates are required for any degree or school qualifications gained outside the United Kingdom

To apply for the salaried route you must have at least 3 years full time work experience.

For more details: www.ekla.org.uk/itt/school-direct-eligibility

Personal qualities

EKLA ARE LOOKING FOR GRADUATES WITH:

A commitment to working with young people

Good communication skills

A fascination with the learning process

A love of their subject

The ability to motivate and enthuse young people

Experience of working with young people, particularly in a school environment, strengthens an application

A desire to make a difference

Other requirements

Subject Knowledge Enhancement course – To be completed by all secondary Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science and MFL candidates who do not have a degree in the subject they want to teach

Work experience: Being able to evidence experience of working with young people, particularly in a school environment, strengthens an application. We would therefore recommend that you visit a range of schools. This is not a requirement but a recommendation to help prepare you

CLEARANCE FROM THE CRIMINAL RECORDS BUREAU (CRB)

To have passed the government's skills tests in literacy and numeracy before commencing the course

http://www.ekla.org.uk/itt/school-direct-eligibility

About the training provider

The East Kent Learning Alliance (EKLA) is a partnership of secondary and primary schools that engage with schools and accredited providers to recruit high quality trainees to provide a rich training programme.

EKLA is committed to helping improve the lives of the young people that it serves in East Kent and believes that the recruitment and development of the workforce of the future will help us to achieve this aim.

The advantages of choosing EKLA are:

  • We have a strong relationship with our accrediting provider, CCCU
  • Collaborative working
  • Joint Professional Studies delivered by serving practioners
  • Potential Employment with a school in the EKLA area
  • Our EKLA School Direct coordinators complete QA visits of all our trainees.

These visits will quality assure the school provision to ensure consistency and monitor provision for our trainees. This will include additional support for trainee development.

Support Activities will include:

  • Initial meetings to QA school provision in line with training requirements
  • Joint observations and debrief with mentors
  • Meeting with key stakeholders
  • Portfolio reviews

About the accredited provider

We work in partnership with an accredited body, Canterbury Christ Church University.

EKLA will be offering the following elements of the programme:

  • Professional studies based at EKLA partnership schools.
  • School placements in differing contexts across the alliance.
  • Networking opportunities with trainees at other schools.

For more information visit:

http://www.ekla.org.uk/itt/school-direct

www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/courses/postgraduate/school-direct-18-19.aspx

Training with disabilities and other needs

Access varies according to our different schools so for more details please contact the individual school that you wish to apply to directly.

You can find a list of the primary and secondary schools that are recruiting for School Direct with us at:

http://www.ekla.org.uk/itt/school-direct-places

Contact details

Email
tanyabarwick@ekla.org.uk
Telephone
01843 830215
Address
Canterbury Road
Birchington
Kent
(Thanet, HerneBay, Whitstable Deal)

Apply

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: 2DG
  • Training programme code: 34Y5

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location and give the relevant training location code.

Code Name Address
4 Dane Court Grammar School Broadstairs Road, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 2RT

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