About the course
Our training is based at our premises at The Royal Latin School in Buckingham.
Our trainees attend bespoke training every Wednesday. During the rest of the week the trainees are based at their placement school.
We have over 60 partnership schools within our Partnership in Buckingham shire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire. We work with a variety of Independent, Grammar, Comprehensive and special needs schools.
On receipt and review of applications, we contact the applicant within two working days and offer an interview within 1 week.
Further information on interviews is sent to the applicants on offer of interview.
Interviewees are required to complete a short unplanned task, prepare a lesson plan and attend a formal interview.
How school placements work
We work closely with 60 partnership schools within the Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire area.
Our trainees are based at their main placement school from September - June. They do a second placement from January - February half term at a contrasting school. Both placements are arranged by the partnership in collaboration with the Trainees
We attempt to ensure that we match a trainee to a school within 45min of their home address.
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
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.
GCSE English and Maths grade C/4 or above
Successfully passed the skills tests by July 2019
About the training provider
Trainees are based in school from day one, learning alongside their Mentor in the classroom. Professional Studies training takes place weekly throughout the year at our dedicated SCITT training centre in the heart of the Royal Latin School.
Sessions are delivered by an expert range of speakers every Wednesday and Thursday in the first half term, followed by every Wednesday for the remainder of the course.
Sessions include: Behaviour management, lesson planning, safeguarding, time management and legal obligations of the teacher. We also offer bespoke SEN training, planned in collaboration with National and Local experts.
Trainees have daily support from their Mentor, in addition, the Professional Tutor in school oversees their training needs and wider pastoral support. Every trainee is allocated a Quality Assurance Tutor who will visit them termly to monitor progress and ensure support is consistent and of the highest quality.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We work closely with all students that have both physical and mental health disabilities. A team of expert welfare specialists work along side us to support our trainees.
All trainees have direct access to the welfare specialists in addition to the support we offer within the Buckingham Partnership office.
We have had trainees with various disabilities and or specialist needs in the past and we pride ourselves in always working closely with them to be able to offer the best possible service.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
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||The Royal Latin School
||Chandos Road, Buckingham MK18 1AX
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