About the course
Trainees on our salaried English programme are directly employed by their school. If you are eligible for this route please contact us for further details.
Like our school direct route trainees on the salaried route will benefit from small group subject knowledge development sessions where themes from the professional studies training will be looked at from the perspective of English. The Subject Development Leader for English is an outstanding Lead Teacher of English at John Taylor High School and has designed our English programme to give you all the skills and subject knowledge to meet the demands of an ever evolving educational landscape. You will acquire strategies to promote pupils' learning in both English Language and English Literature and enjoy collaborative opportunities to develop your own subject knowledge and pedagogy. The environment in which you will work is extremely supportive.
If you are passionate about English, keen to share your enthusiasm with young people and develop your own subject knowledge we would welcome your application for our English SCITT programme.
You will be asked to attend 1 interview, at the John Taylor SCITT.
The few hours you spend with us will include;
*An interview and short presentation
*Testing (literacy and maths)
*Delivery of a short teaching activity to a small group of pupils
If you have any questions about our interview process please get in touch.
How school placements work
You will be in your employing schools from Monday to Thursday each week. Friday is your Professional Studies training day, where you will spend time being trained by experienced professionals in many areas including;
*Teaching and learning
*Special educational needs
*Behaviour for learning
*Being a successful and creative teacher
*How to promote pupil progress and understanding
For your specialist subject knowledge training you may have to travel to our accredited provider, The John Taylor High School SCITT. Located in Barton under Needwood, Staffordshire, just 13 miles from Uttoxeter. Here you will be immersed in specific secondary level subject knowledge training. Usually in a small group and lead by an experienced classroom teacher.
As a requirement of the salaried route you will be required to spend time in the summer term at another school. This will be discussed at interview.
The salary you will be paid will be in line with the unqualified teachers pay scale and will be discussed further with your employing school and at interview. For further details please contact us directly.
There are no fees for this course.
Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.
If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.
You need to have a degree (or equivalent qualification) to train with us. For equivalent qualifications, you’ll need to confirm your qualification is equivalent to a degree. Please contact us for details.
You’ll need to demonstrate GCSE grade C / 4 (or standard equivalent) in mathematics and English.
Applicants applying for this route will need to demonstrate significant experience of working in a school setting.
We will be looking candidates who are;
*Passionate about making a difference to young people's lives.
*Have secure subject knowledge for teaching English. and a willingness to enhance your own subject knowledge where necessary.
*Committed to your own learning, open to feedback and a strong team player.
*Strong organisational skills and a high regard for the teaching profession.
*Ideally some experience of working with children - Although this is not a requirement upon application.
You will be subject to an enhanced DBS check prior to starting the course.
Relevant work experience with children and young people should be made clear on your application.
About the training provider
Welcome to the Uttoxeter Learning Trust Teaching School. We are a newly designated Teaching School. Driven by our ethos of Inspire, Lead, Transform, Grow we aim to recruit and train excellent teachers to meet local need and beyond. We offer teacher training at both primary and secondary phase, across our 3 tier system of first, middle and high schools. We work with partner schools in Uttoxeter and across Staffordshire.
Our teaching training is rooted in excellent classroom practice. With a strong emphasis on developing teaching pedagogy, supporting all learners to achieve and developing outstanding subject knowledge at both primary and secondary phase.
As a Lead School we work with the following providers.
- Primary Teacher Training. Accredited by Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education.
- Secondary PE. Accredited by Birmingham City University.
- Secondary English, Maths, MFL, Physics, History and Geography. Accredited by The John Taylor SCITT.
By choosing to train to teach with us, you will receive personalised and supportive programme. We are based at Thomas Alleyne's High School, where our team of teaching school staff have significant experience and expertise in teacher training. You will be working with leaders in teacher education who are driven to ensure that every child succeeds and who are outstanding teachers.
This is a truly exciting time for us at the ULTTS, if you are passionate about the education of every child and want to make a difference, come and join us on our journey. (www.ultteachingschool.org.uk)
We look forward to hearing from you.
Training with disabilities and other needs
The Uttoxeter Learning Trust Teaching School welcomes applications from people with disabilities. We have have full access and facilities for people with disabilities.
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||Dove Bank, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire ST14 8DU
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