About the course
All schools in the alliance are highly committed to the training of teachers in a school based environment with access to high quality support from outstanding Higher Education Institutions. All schools in the alliance will have trained mentors who are involved in the planning and development of the School Direct courses with The University of Worcester.
The professional studies element of the course will be coordinated by the outstanding Bengeworth CE Academy and held on a particular day each week, focusing on developing teaching and learning within the classroom. The professional studies programme with be delivered and shared across schools in a wider alliance, who have specific areas of expertise with much of the Professional Studies element involving linking theory to classroom practice.
About The Course
Teaching placements for the Autumn and Summer terms will be in the same school in our alliance. Half of the Spring term will be spent in another of our partner schools, gaining experience in a different key stage and a different context.
You will attend the University of Worcester for 27 days of professional studies during the year, which will enable you to gain QTS plus a PGCE with 60 credits at Masters level.
Each Trainee will be assigned a Professional and School Mentor who will be experienced in mentoring, coaching and giving feedback. There will be a high entitlement of lesson observations by mentors and other colleagues and the opportunity to observe and team teach with outstanding practitioners across the alliance. Regular meetings with you mentor will enable to you review and set targets related to the Teaching Standards.
Specialist Leaders In Education
Within the programme there will also be opportunities to have personalised support from a Specialist Leader in Education based at Bengeworth CE Academy and access high quality training programmes linked to teaching and learning innovations across the alliance.
When will you start ?
You will be in school from the start of the year and will gain access to all the training and extra-curricular opportunities available in this vibrant alliance. All training will be made available to with a course overview at the start of the year.
This School Direct route allows you to achieve QTS and a PGCE qualification as well as credits towards Masters Accreditation.
Due to the intensive, school-based nature of the School Direct Course, that demands a full-time commitment, our selection process is rigorous and thorough and designed to help us decide whether this is the right training programme for you. Interviews will be held at Bengeworth CE Academy in collaboration with our partner schools and the University of Worcester.
How school placements work
During your training schools are selected based on your strengths and areas of development. During the interview and selection process the Lead School will discuss with schools within the alliance how they could best meet your needs to support you in your develop as a teacher.
Within the alliance there are five schools, with age ranges from 5-11, within the Evesham local area, which is within travelling distance of cities such as Cheltenham and Worcester. There are frequent train and bus services within walking distance of each of the schools.
During the course of the year you will have a total of three placements spread across two different settings. Your initial and final placement will be within the same school, with you second placement being held in a different school within the alliance and within a contrasting year group. The majority of your course is spend in school-based training, with 27 days spent at University throughout the course.
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
An Honours degree normally (2:2) or higher from a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification. Applicants with a 3rd class degree will be considered on an individual basis.
Grade C/level 4 at GCSE in English Language, Mathematics and Science (or equivalent*) passed at time of entry.
Department for Education Professional Skills tests in English and Mathematics must be passed prior to entry. For further details visit the University of Worcester website.
Enthusiasm towards working with children and a commitment to enhancing the learning experiences of those you teach are fundamental to ensuring you get the most out of this course. You will also need to be able to relate to the pupils you are working with and will be supported in developing good working relationships with teachers, pupils and families throughout the School Direct programme.
School experience is desirable, but not essential prior to an interview. At interview we will discuss relevant prior school experience or opportunities applicants have had to work with school aged children. It is at this point that we would discuss with a candidate whether additional school experience would support an individual in their decision that teaching is right for them.
About the training provider
Why train with us?
Bengeworth Multi -Academy Trust is a dynamic and vibrant school where every child acquires a high quality education and an unforgettable childhood experience. We provide a happy, safe and caring environment where each person feels valued and excellence and enjoyment are embedded. We all choose to be here, children and staff alike, demonstrating mutual respect, a desire to learn and a zest for life through aspiration, determination and fulfillment. The multi-academy trust provides outstanding training for those aspiring to provide children with an outstanding education through school based learning opportunities, in partnership with the University of Worcester.
The Primary course will be run by Bengeworth CE Academy in partnership with the University of Worcester, with main teaching placements taking place in one of the excellent First Schools within the area. The multi-academy trust works closely with schools within the alliance which means it can offer a wide range of opportunities and experiences for trainees, wishing to train within the age range of 5-11. The professional studies elements of the course will be coordinated by Bengeworth CE Academy, the lead school, and will provide a range of training opportunities to enhance teaching and learning skills across the settings within the alliance.
Bengeworth CE Academy is an outstanding first school where it’s pupils learn at a rapid pace and make outstanding progress. Above all, the schools within the Bengeworth CE Multi-Academy Trust alliance are committed to ensuring all learners will develop into valuable members of the community.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Bengeworth Multi Academy Trust and the schools within the alliance are inclusive schools that endeavour to meet the needs of trainees and pupils with disabilities and other needs.
Please contact Bengeworth Multi Academy Trust to discuss how your individual needs or disability can be best met within your training.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
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Choose a training location
You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Bretforton Village School
New Street, Evesham WR11 7JS
Harvington C E First and Nursery School
Village Street, Harvington, Evesham WR11 8NQ
Kings Road, Bengeworth, Evesham, Worcestershire WR11 3EU
St Richards C of E First School
Four Pools Lane, Evesham WR11 1DU
Swan Lane First School
Rynal Street, Evesham, Worcestershire WR11 4QA
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