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1 School Direct – a route into teaching Carl Moore Vice Principal, HR Tollbar Family of Academies

2 Who am I? Carl Moore Vice Principal (HR) for Tollbar MAT Hull PGCE student (Business Studies) 2003-4

3 Todays presentation What is School Direct? How you apply What the entry requirements are What is it like to teach in schools today?

4 Its not like this!

5 CHANGE

6 Changes in… Education E Baccs A levels Academies Headline figures Society iPads / tablets Text speek and spelin The latest government fad?

7 Changes in teaching new ideas – or reinventing the wheel?

8 Changes in technology

9 Teacher 2050?

10 Children havent changed!

11 Year 7 intake

12 Children havent changed! A characteristic of the normal child is he doesn't act that way very often You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance Children seldom misquote. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said

13 My favourite quote Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers. Socrates, 469-399 BC

14 What are the kids like then? 95% are fantastic 4% have problems 1% are orrible

15 Why be a teacher….according to Joe Public…. Holidays! Weekends! Short working day! No accountability! No stress! Easy!

16 Why be a teacher?

17 Why…really….? Because you want a job that counts for something

18 Ive sold coke, pagers, and dresses… and shovelled peas….. before I got a proper job…

19 So what is it really like? Exciting Different every day Important Rewarding frustrating Challenging

20 Todays presentation What is School Direct? How you apply What the entry requirements are What is it like to teach in schools today?

21 What is School Direct? School Direct allows schools to: grow their own teachers decide who to recruit and which subjects form partnerships so that training is aligned and quality is guaranteed negotiate how the training year is delivered have the option to employ at the end of the course

22 Which schools can apply? The Teaching Agency is looking for outstanding schools to lead the programme It is also looking for schools who are offering to train national priority subjects

23 Two routes… School Direct Training programme Open to all graduates Funded via tuition fees Bursaries available School Direct Training programme (salaried) Employed by the school Salary subsidised by Teacher Agency Three years work experience High quality graduates This replaces the GTP scheme

24 What does the training look like? 60 days minimum of training activity 120-150 days in your training schools Teaching is divided between at least two schools

25 Can I afford it? Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Languages: – £20,000 for a first – £15,000 for a 2:1 – £12,000 for a 2:2 Art/Design, Tech, Economics, English, ICT, PE, Biology, Music, Geography, History, classics, RE, Primary: – £9000 for a first – £4000 for a 2:1 – £0 for a 2:2 Bursaries are available….

26 Other financial considerations? School Direct Tuition fees are payable by student, but… Your bursary is tax free, and… Student loans are available Student loans are not available to School Direct (salaried) trainees Salaries are subsidised by the Teaching Agency

27 Entry Requirements? You need to pass a skills test in numeracy and literacy (usually before interview) You can visit the Department skills tests web pages: www.education.gov.uk/ teachskillstests. www.education.gov.uk/ teachskillstests You need a GCSE grade C in both English and Maths (and Science if you teach 3-11) – Some HEIs will accept equivalent qualifications A first degree of a UK HEI or equivalent

28 The re-cap… Exciting Different every day Important Rewarding frustrating Challenging

29 Recruitment starts now! Applications open 1 November Visit www.ucas.com Come and take a look at our lead school Open day Friday 18 October 2013 (11-3pm) Email me at moorec@tollbarmat.org Pick up a business card before you leave today

30 Why Tollbar Family of Academies? Outstanding results (81% A*- C including English and Maths) Six consecutive years of 80% + results Rated outstanding by OFSTED since 2007 £8 million refurbishment for sister school Primary opportunities Vast experience of teacher training

31 Questions? Open day at Tollbar on Friday 18 October 11- 3pm Email me at moorec@tollbarmat.org Pick up a business card before you leave today


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