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What will we cover today?  Why train to teach?  The rewards of teaching  How can I train to teach?  Routes into teacher training  What do I need.

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2 What will we cover today?  Why train to teach?  The rewards of teaching  How can I train to teach?  Routes into teacher training  What do I need to train to teach?  Qualifications  School experience  Professional skills tests  Applying

3 The rewards of teaching  Teachers start on a salary of between £22k and £27k  9 out of 10 newly qualified teachers, who want to teach, find teaching jobs in the first 12 months after qualifying  There are excellent opportunities for career progression – many teachers are in a leadership role within two years  You could receive up to £25k tax-free to train to teach

4 Bursaries and Scholarships for 2015/16 Scholarships Bursaries Trainee with 1st/PhD 2:1/ Masters 2:2Other Physics£25,000 £15,000£9,000 Maths£25,000 £20,000£15,000£9,000 Chemistry, computing£25,000 £20,000£15,000£0 Languages-£25,000£20,000£15,000£0 Biology-£15,000£12,000£10,000£0 Primary maths-£12,000 £9,000 Geography, D&T-£12,000£9,000£4,000£0 Music-£9,000£4,000 £0 English, history, RE, primary -£9,000£4,000£0

5 Financial support  You can apply for a scholarship instead of a bursary from a subject association in physics, maths, chemistry and computing  You may be eligible for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England  You may be eligible for a maintenance loan or a non-repayable maintenance grant from Student Finance England to help with living costs

6 How can I train to teach?

7 All teacher training courses include:  A minimum of 24 weeks in at least two schools to give you practical classroom experience  Academic study to give you the knowledge and understanding to teach successfully  An assessment of your teaching skills (through classroom observation)

8 School-led teacher training School centred-initial teacher training (SCITT) and School Direct  Learn 'on the job' in a school  Work as part of the teaching team from day one – similar to student medics in hospitals  Learn from experienced, practising colleagues, immediately putting your new skills into practice  Training generally lasts a year  Leads to qualified teacher status (QTS)  A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) and/or master's-level credits are often included

9 School-centred initial teacher training  Schools that have been given Government approval to run their own training are called SCITTs  Provide practical, hands-on teacher training delivered by experienced, practising teachers based in their own school or at a school in their network

10 School Direct  If you're successful in your training, there is an expectation that you will get a job offer in one of the schools when you qualify  Practical, hands-on training and education based in good schools across the country  Courses are designed by groups of schools based on the skills they are looking for in a newly qualified teacher (NQT)  The schools recruit you as a trainee onto their School Direct course with a job in mind just for you

11 School Direct – salaried route  Available if you have been working for around three years  Earn a salary during your training – and you can expect a job offer when you qualify  The cost of your training to achieve QTS is covered by the school – check with the school you are applying to whether this also includes a PGCE

12 University-led training  Universities and colleges offer teacher training courses for both graduates and undergraduates  Universities work with school partnerships to offer at least two school experience placements as part of your training  Support from university tutor as well as school staff  If you don’t have a degree, you can study for your degree and complete your teacher training at the same time

13 Other routes into teaching Teach First  Teach First is an education charity that runs a two-year course for outstanding graduates where you can earn while you train and work in a challenging school in a low-income community. Visit to learn more about its vision and its leadership development programmewww.teachfirst.org.uk Armed Forces  If you are ex-Service personnel, find out how the invaluable skills and experience gained in the Armed Forces can enable you to become an outstanding teacher through the Troops to Teachers programme Assessment Only  If you're already an experienced teacher with a degree but you don't have qualified teacher status (QTS), you may not have to do any further training

14 What do I need to train to teach?

15 Minimum entry requirements  C-grade GCSEs (or standard equivalents) in English and maths, plus a science subject if you want to teach primary or key stages 2/3 (up to age 14)  UK undergraduate degree or a recognised equivalent qualification  Most providers and schools will expect applicants to have some school experience

16 School experience  Spend as much time as possible in schools before you apply for teacher training; the insight you gain will be an invaluable part of your application  The amount of school experience you need will vary from one school or university course to another. On most courses, you'll be expected to have at least 10 days' experience before you start your training  Contact your local schools to ask if you can observe lessons  Premier Plus candidates may be able to get help with school experience by joining the School Experience Programme

17 Subject knowledge enhancement (SKE)  If you're interested in teaching physics, maths, chemistry, computing, languages or design and technology, but studied for a different degree, you can boost your subject knowledge before you begin training by completing a subject knowledge enhancement course  If your school or provider feels that you have the right qualities to become a teacher but you need to up your subject knowledge before you start training, they will talk you through the range of SKE programmes that are available

18 Professional skills tests  Tests in numeracy and literacy must be passed before you begin training  You can’t take the tests until you have applied for teacher training, but you can book your test in advance for a date by which you expect to have submitted an application  For practice papers and registration visit the DfE website

19 How and when to apply  The application round for teacher training courses starting from September 2015 is now open  UCAS Teacher Training is used for applications to all routes  See the UCAS website for details on how to apply

20 Personal statement  This is your moment to stand out from the rest and is the most crucial part of your application  Explain why you will enjoy teaching – and, more specifically, why you will enjoy teaching your chosen subject and/or age group  Emphasise the relevance of your previous studies and any work experience to your chosen subject or age group  Make sure you give examples of what you have learnt from your experience, and how it will have a positive effect on your teaching  Include examples from your school experience and any other experience that you may have of working with children  Provide plenty of evidence of your skills and qualities. Communication and motivation are important skills for teachers

21 Your interview  Make sure you research the course and institution you're applying for  Use the internet to research the latest developments in education  Think carefully about your reasons for applying for the course and your interest in becoming a teacher  Try our interactive interview and application assistant on the Get-Into- Teaching website. Search “Interactive Interview” on the site

22 Premier Plus* There is a comprehensive programme of support available to help you, providing guidance throughout the application process which could include:  personalised one-to-one advice and guidance from a named adviser on becoming a teacher, including support with your application  Help in securing school experience, including a placement for up to 10 days on one of our programmes  regular communications from us with important news, application hints and tips, and updates on funding *Available to those who those who hold (or are predicted) a first class, 2:1 or 2:2 degree and are interested in teaching secondary maths, physics, chemistry, languages, computing or design and technology.

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24 Search “get into teaching” to visit our website or call us on to speak to the Teaching Line. Further information and advice


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