12Children haven’t 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”
13My favourite quote“Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers. “Socrates, BC
14What are the kids like then? 95% are fantastic4% have problems1% are ‘orrible
15Why be a teacher….according to Joe Public…. Holidays!Weekends!Short working day!No accountability!No stress!Easy!
17Why…really….?Because you want a job that counts for something
18before I got a proper job… I’ve sold coke, pagers, and dresses… and shovelled peas…..
19So what is it really like? ExcitingDifferent every dayImportantRewardingfrustratingChallenging
20Today’s presentation What is School Direct? How you apply What the entry requirements areWhat is it like to teach in schools today?
21What is School Direct? School Direct allows schools to: grow their own teachersdecide who to recruit and which subjectsform partnerships so that training is aligned and quality is guaranteednegotiate how the training year is deliveredhave the option to employ at the end of the course
22Which schools can apply? The Teaching Agency is looking for outstanding schools to lead the programmeIt is also looking for schools who are offering to train national priority subjects
23Two routes… School Direct Training programme Open to all graduates Funded via tuition feesBursaries availableSchool Direct Training programme (salaried)Employed by the schoolSalary subsidised by Teacher AgencyThree years’ work experienceHigh quality graduatesThis replaces the GTP scheme
24What does the training look like? 60 days minimum of training activitydays in your training schoolsTeaching is divided between at least two schools
25Can I afford it? Bursaries are available…. Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Languages:£20,000 for a first£15,000 for a 2:1£12,000 for a 2:2Art/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
26Other financial considerations? School DirectTuition fees are payable by student, but…Your bursary is tax free, and…Student loans are availableStudent loans are not available to School Direct (salaried) traineesSalaries are subsidised by the Teaching Agency
27Entry Requirements?You need to pass a skills test in numeracy and literacy (usually before interview)You can visit the Department skills tests web pages:You need a GCSE grade C in both English and Maths (and Science if you teach 3-11)Some HEIs will accept equivalent qualificationsA first degree of a UK HEI or equivalent
28The re-cap… Exciting Different every day Important Rewarding frustratingChallenging
29Recruitment starts now! Applications open 1 NovemberVisitCome and take a look at our lead schoolOpen day Friday 18 October 2013 (11-3pm)me atPick up a business card before you leave today
30Why Tollbar Family of Academies? Outstanding results (81% A*- C including English and Maths)Six consecutive years of 80% + resultsRated outstanding by OFSTED since 2007£8 million refurbishment for sister schoolPrimary opportunitiesVast experience of teacher training
31Questions? Open day at Tollbar on Friday 18 October 11-3pm me atPick up a business card before you leave today