About the course
The School Direct training programme is for graduates who want to train as part of the school team; you will undertake the Autumn and summer term placement in one school and during the Spring term be placed in a contrasting school and year group within the Beach Teaching School Alliance consortium.
All School Direct trainees will be required to complete a PGCE alongside their training; this is awarded by the University of Worcester. The majority of the Taught sessions are held at Dillington House.
The taught sessions are broken down into the following modules:
*Pedagogy and Professional Practice
*Subject Studies (English, Maths, Science, Foundation and cross-
*Subject Specialist Research (Assessment)
There will be a range of teaching, learning and assessment methods including lectures, workshops, peer group activities, seminars, directed reading, independent research, directed study, presentations, tutorials, fieldwork and use of both formative and summative assessment which draw upon evidence, reflection, analysis and evaluations.
In relation to teaching and learning strategies each modules will enable trainees to aspire to be autonomous learners; provide a programme which embraces key/transferable skills; disseminate good practice in learning and teaching; support trainees of varying experiences, needs and backgrounds and monitor the quality of their experience.
Trainees will be expected to develop critical and evaluative understanding of the processes and practice of effective learning through demonstration of knowledge, skills and understanding related to high quality and effective practice. trainees will develop a clear framework for their own professional values and demonstrate a critical and reflective attitude towards their practice, showing an articulation of the interdependent relationship of practice and theory.
Short listed applicants are invited to attend our selection day.
This involves a pupil activity, interview, presentation, group activity and written reflective piece. This is a thorough and rigorous procedure that enables us to ensure we select the very best trainees for our pupils.
The process is also an opportunity for you to find out more about Bournville Primary School and Somerset SCITT, to ensure that we are the best provider to support you in becoming an expert teacher.
How school placements work
The School Direct training programme is for graduates who want to train as part of the school team;
you will undertake the Autumn and summer term placement in one school and during the Spring term be placed in a contrasting school and year group within the partner consortium.
The course runs in line with the school terms in Somerset.
You will attend a minimum of 45 training days.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
An honours degree from a UK higher education institution
You will require GCSE grade 4/C or above in English Language, Maths and a Science subject.
We accept applications from candidates who are currently studying for any of the above qualifications; however any offers made would be conditional on achieving the required grade.
We believe that good teachers make a crucial difference to children’s outcomes and well being and so we are looking for people who can inspire and motivate young learners.
We are looking for people who have a passion and commitment to become the best teacher they can be.
We are dedicated to making a difference and our impact-focused provision seeks to inspire trainees to inspire the pupils they teach.
You will be asked to complete an application for Declaration and Barring Service (DBS) check and will require appropriate ID and documents for this.
You will be asked to complete an Occupational Health form/self-declaration about your fitness and wellness to teach.
You have a strong commitment to Early Years/Primary education and have spent time working (either paid or on a voluntary capacity) in a primary school setting.
About the training provider
The BEACH Teaching School Alliance was founded by teachers, for teachers at Bournville Primary School in 2016 to offer support and deliver professional development opportunities to teachers and schools around the UK. We are based in the South West and are committed to providing high quality Initial Teacher Training encompassing:
*training and hands on experience of working with disadvantaged pupils. *additional research based training encompassing pedagogy
*behaviour management training
*An accreditation for a two and a half day Learning Outside the Classroom course.
You will train in at least two good schools, getting the chance to learn 'on the job'. You'll be part of a team from the very start, receiving intensive support from experienced teachers and mentors.
Please contact us for an informal chat or to arrange a visit.
Apply online at UCAS.com and select The Beach Teaching School
Training with disabilities and other needs
The Beach Teaching School provides teacher training across 7 schools. Accessibility in 3 of these schools is excellent for those with physical disabilities.
We are able to cater for candidates with a variety of different needs in a supportive and caring environment.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
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Selworthy Road, Weston-super-Mare BS23 3ST
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