About the course
HTTP training is school based and trainees have benefitted from working with highly experienced classroom practitioners in a challenging but supportive environment. Havering is a successful outer London Borough and almost all local secondary schools are partners. As a result we are able to carefully match trainees to a suitable school department ensuring that aspiring teachers have the best possible start.
The programme has established an enviable reputation and is well regarded by head teachers: our long term employment figures are exceptionally strong. Our training sessions are provided by practising expert teachers from Partnership schools. They are thematically structured, blending pedagogy and practice, to equip trainees will the necessary skills and knowledge to become confident practitioners.
Most central training sessions will be at Bower Park Academy in a suite of dedicated rooms but others will take place in a variety of appropriate settings. Training in a number of the Partnership's schools ensures that trainees can experience "Schools in Action" and see the connections between current pedagogy and practice.
A senior member of HTTP staff works closely alongside each trainee and small tutorial groups ensure personal attention. Course staff will monitor your progress and be available to support your development. We take great care to ensure all trainees are valued members of staff.
Training is held weekly guaranteeing regular contact with other trainees; weekly challenges will be set to ensure you apply the skills taught in the classroom and challenge yourself weekly. In addition, subject specific training is enhanced by the work of our highly skilled team of Subject Leaders to develop subject pedagogy.
We provide a PGCE for all trainees based upon 4 written modules, a folder of evidence and feedback on classroom performance. Trainees also gain 60 level 7 credits (at M level)
Quite simply, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality entrants to the profession to make a difference to the lives of young learners.
The Havering Teacher Training Partnership will coordinate the recruitment process and support you to make the right decision for your training. If shortlisted, you will be invited to be interviewed by our Management team to determine whether you will make a suitable teacher. At the initial interview you will be asked to take a literacy test and complete a short presentation. If successful, you will attend a second interview with a subject specialist to assess your subject knowledge and whether you might benefit from a Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course should one be available in your subject.
Our interview process is rigorous, fair and thorough. As the school direct route is challenging, we work hard to achieve the best match of applicants to the available places in schools, which is why our close relationships with our partnership schools enables us to personalise your support. Final offers will only be made once both skills tests have been passed.
Whilst we ask a lot from potential trainees; we ask more from our partner schools to support your training. Each school will provide a subject mentor and a Professional tutor, as well as a link course tutor. We also boast past trainees in all of our partner schools who can offer informal support and understanding along your journey.
How school placements work
On this route, you will be placed in one of our partner schools but will also benefit from half a term's experience in a contrasting school. From the beginning, you will be treated like a member of staff and will attend staff meetings and training days. You will be in school from the first day of the school year to the last so you will feel part of the team from the outset and we will equip you with skills in lesson planning and behaviour management, before your teaching commences.
You will be teaching pupils in both KS3 and KS4 during the year in one of our 15 partner schools. The Partnership is an accredited ITT provider currently working with the following schools: Bower Park Academy, The Brittons Academy, Harris Rainham, The Coopers Company and Coborn School, Campion School, The Drapers' Academy, Emerson Park Academy, The Frances Bardsley Academy, Hall Mead School, Hornchurch High School, Marshalls Park Academy, Redden Court School, Royal Liberty School, The Sacred Heart of Mary Girls' School and The Sanders Draper School.
The long established nature of the Partnership ensures you will be placed in a school and a department where HTTP can be confident you will thrive.
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
On the SCITT route, applicants are expected to pay £150 on acceptance of a conditional offer. This is to cover the cost of administration, including health check and DBS, prior to starting the course.
HTTP can also help potential trainees to apply for scholarships, where eligible.
Your £9000 fees pay for:
- weekly cohort training
- small group subject specific training
- individual mentoring
- personalised manager support
- training from keynote speakers
- course textbook
- PGCE and M level credits
- access to online university library and UEL campus library
You may be eligible for a loan while you study.
Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.
Financial support from the training provider
HTTP will help you to apply for bursaries and student loans prior to starting the course. Please be aware that the first payment is at the start of October, after the course has commenced so you will need to plan how your finances accordingly.
You will be a graduate, preferably with a 1st or 2:1 but we will also consider applicants who have a 2:2 who can demonstrate an aptitude and a passion for teaching. Your degree should have at least 50% study in your chosen teaching subject. However, HTTP can arrange for you to follow a Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course before commencement of the training: a free of charge, on-line learning starting regularly throughout the year.
We are looking for the right blend of subject expertise and people skills to be able to impact upon the development of our young people.
We will expect you to speak clearly and coherently, and be comfortable talking to adults and students in a range of situations. You must be ready to accept constructive criticism to get the most from the experienced practitioners we will place you with.
Passion for your subject is not optional! We will embrace your passion, drive and energy to support you to grow your teacher identity and become an effective practitioner.
You will have spent some time in an all-ability state school secondary school observing or possibly in paid employment. Alternatively you may have worked with teenagers in a voluntary capacity. We understand that early applicants may still be in the process of finding a school to visit or looking to gain experience if at all possible - we may be able to help with this if short-listed for interview.
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