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School Direct 2014-15. What is School Direct? School Direct programmes and awards Funding, fees and bursaries The Role of the Lead School Recruitment.

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2 What is School Direct? School Direct programmes and awards Funding, fees and bursaries The Role of the Lead School Recruitment and Selection Qualifications and Training Employment Today’s session will cover…

3 School Direct is an opportunity for schools to:  …play a lead role in growing and developing your own staff.  …strategically plan and overcome local recruitment needs.  …decide who you want to recruit and train.  …take more control of initial teacher training.  …deploy and employ across your local network of schools.

4 Tuition fee (non salaried)  Trainee is not employed by the school.  Trainee pays tuition fees (up to £9,000) to the selected ITT Provider (ITTP).  School/ITTP decide how to divide funding – as per roles and responsibilities laid down in signed Partnership Agreement.  Eligible trainees can access ITT bursaries, scholarships and student finance. Salaried  For career changers with at least three years’ work experience.  Trainee is employed by one of the schools in the partnership – if a maintained school, the salary is a minimum of point 1 of the unqualified teacher scale (about £16k + on-costs) – no requirement to be supernumerary.  NCTL pay the school a contribution towards training costs and salary.  School/ITTP decide how to divide funding – part of partnership agreement.  Trainees cannot access bursaries, scholarships or student finance.

5 Please consider the handouts  Fee SD Negotiations with each partner  ITTP have a finite pot to distribute of 9K  Issues around maintained and other schools for salaried provision  Recruitment – salaried people will be savvy in looking at what schools have to offer  NO correlation between 1 st Class honours and making a good teacher!

6 Joining a partnership provides greater opportunities to share expertise, meet the employment expectation, achieve more efficient management of a School Direct programme, as well as economies of scale in negotiations with accredited teacher training providers.

7 The Lead School on behalf of all partner schools:  Completes the registration on behalf of all partner schools. Completes the registration  Leads development of the partnership agreement across schools.  Negotiates the partnership agreement (including division of funding, roles and responsibilities and programme design) with the initial teacher training provider(s).  Submits the ‘request for places’ form on behalf of all partner schools.  Receives all allocations of places from the NCTL.  Leads on recruitment and selection, including liaising with the ITTP on managing applications.  Is responsible for all reporting and ensuring recruitment is on target.

8  For School Direct Tuition Fee (Non Salaried) PGCE (M) with QTS  For School Direct Salaried : PGCE (M) with QTS QTS only* *Only recognised within England and not by other GTC in UK

9 PGCE (M) with QTS Trainees will be expected to attend University based training as if registered on a PGCE course or with staff working in school that have been fully validated to offer M level work QTS only Trainees will require 60 days of training in their school in addition to a second placement of at least 20 days teaching in another school.

10 PGCE (M) with QTS - £6,000* QTS only - £3,500* *ITTP is responsible for the QA of all programmes. Please note this is for SMUC.

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12 As a school with allocated places, these will be publicised via the School Direct application system. This system is school-led, but final sign-off and accountability is with the provider. The recruitment period must be long enough to allow open and fair access to places and well communicated to applicants. It is for the network of schools in conjunction with their ITT provider to determine their own selection and recruitment processes (i.e. timelines for accepting applications, number of applications to be considered) based on their capacity/needs etc. Recruitment activities should be high-quality, open and transparent and will be subject to inspection by Ofsted. Refer to Section 2 (Recruiting School Direct trainees) in the Guide to School Direct 2013 /14.Guide to School Direct 2013 /14

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