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1 Postgraduate Teacher Training

2 What is it? Qualifications Fees and Funding How to Apply Making a strong application – Personal Statement The Interview Life as a Teacher

3 POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING Early Years 3 – 7 Primary 7– 11 Secondary 11 – 16 Post Compulsory 16+

4 GCSE Maths, English – Grade C or above Primary & Early Years require Science GCSE Grade C QTS Skills Tests from 2013 entry CRB Checks POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING Qualifications

5 POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING Hons Degree 2:2 or above – dependant on provider Secondary & Post Compulsory - 50% subject content ( ICT, Business, MFL and Music) Primary & Early Years – any degree subject Basic ICT knowledge Classroom experience – min 10 days Competitive programmes often require more

6 POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING Professional Skills Tests New for 2013 Core skills that teachers need to fulfill their wider role in schools, rather than the subject knowledge required for teaching. Tests student competency in numeracy, literacy Regardless of specialism Usually - pass required before programme commences Tests are computerized, 150 centers across UK Edge Hill University has its own test centre on site – one of only 2 universities in the UK

7 POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING Professional Skills Tests Tests can be practiced online at home Two chances to pass Failure twice = no re sit permitted for 2 calendar years Cost - 1 st Test Free, Subsequent tests = £19.25 Tests are computerized, 150 centers across UK Tests can be practiced online at home as many times as required Vital for familiarising with test layout and timings

8 Most popular route/choice Focus on developing teaching 1 year FT, 2 years PT or Flexible options Cost – £9,000 - Nationwide Generous Bursaries available in most subjects POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING

9 Full Time and Flexible Routes Science (Physics) Science (Chemistry) Maths Modern Languages Physics with Maths Primary maths specialist Primary Early Years Biology English Geography History ICT Music PE Art & Design D&T Business Ed Psychology RE General Science Trainee with 1 st Class £20,000£11,000£9,000£0 2:1£15,000£6,000£4,000£0 2:2£12,000£0

10 Funding No compulsory up front fees Repayments begin at £21,000 earnings Living Cost Loans – max £5,000 Non-Repayable Grants – Living costs/food/travel/accommodation Household income is up to £25,000 = full grant £3,354 Household income between £25,001 & £42,611 between £3,354 & £50 Incentives vary from each Uni e.g. Laptop POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING

11 GTTR- Graduate Teacher Training Registry Save & Return Basic Information 4 choices Secondary, 2 choices Primary 1 st December – Closing date for Primary No set closing date for Secondary 2 References Clever decision making POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING

12 The Personal Statement What to Include The Nemesis!!! Reasons for choosing a particular course Enthusiasm for Teaching Experience – What did you observe (Classroom Management, Responsibility) Passion for your Subject Personal Qualities – why would you be a good teacher? Other Interests – Sports, Volunteering

13 The Personal Statement The Correct Approach Write clearly Don’t repeat yourself Enthusiastic and motivated Spelling and grammar Make it interesting

14 The Personal Statement Hints & Tips Avoid overusing ‘I’ Interesting opening line Solid summarising sentence Don’t Lie! Allow enough time Try out ‘hard sell’ on friends Be prepared for criticism POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING

15 Postgraduate Teacher Training Group Task 6 examples of Personal Statements Work in groups to identify which are good and which are bad Make notes for your decisions

16 Set yourself apart…. Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses: (Maths, Science & D&T) More School Experience Current Affairs Voluntary Work (Youth Clubs) Transitionary Age Phases POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING

17 Life as a Teacher Varied - no two weeks the same 21 – 25 hours classroom work – age dependant Additional duties – Registration, break times, assembly Pastoral Care 10% weekly allocated to planning Inspections e.g. OfStead POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING

18 Inspiring, Motivational, Job Satisfaction Career Progression & Developmental Opportunities e.g. Head of Subject, Department, Faculty Incremental Salary Additional Teaching & Learning (TLR) responsibilities e.g. Pastoral care, Culture/Diversity awareness Teachers pension - 2 nd largest in public sector Holidays Housing and Home share schemes Strong Union Support POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING

19 Unqualified Teachers – Min £15,817 – Max £25,016 Qualified Teachers – Min £21,588 – Max £31,552 Advanced Skills Teachers – Min £37,461 – Max £56,950 Head Teachers – Min £42,379 – Max £105,097 POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING

20 Useful Contacts Graduate Teacher Training Registry gttr.ac.uk Teaching Agency education.gov.uk DirectGov – directgov.uk Rachael Farley – Postgraduate Officer Edge Hill University POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING

21 Thank you for listening Any Questions?


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