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1 Postgraduate Teacher Training

2 What is it? Qualifications Routes into Teaching 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+ Future Teachers GTP

4 GCSE Maths, English – Grade C or above Primary & Early Years require Science GCSE Grade C POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING

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

6 Most popular route/choice Focus on developing teaching 1 year FT, 2 years PT or Flexible options Cost – To be confirmed for 2012 Bursaries available in certain subjects GTTR – 2 choices only POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING

7 Fees to be confirmed by TDA for 2012 £3,375 for 2011 Bursaries available in: -Physics, Chemistry, Maths = £ Combined Science, Biology, MFL = £6,000 POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING

8 Future Teachers (GTP) Train to teach Mathematics, Chemistry or Physics One-year, full-time programme where all study takes place in school A training salary of £15,841 (pro-rata) Leads to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) 2:1 Degree Requirement Greater focus on leadership POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING

9 Additional Funding Scholarships Entrance Scholarship - £1,000 – achievement, determination & commitment Jesse Jackson Scholarship £1,000 – Outstanding contributions to promoting equality, improving access, overcoming personal circumstances

10 POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING Making a Strong Application No set closing dates (excluding Primary – 1 st December) Clever decision making Basic Information Referees Personal Statement – The Nemesis POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING

11 Personality Career aspirations Love of subject School Experience Personal Qualities Key Skills SPELLING & GRAMMAR!!!! STGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING

12 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

13 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

14 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

15 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

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

17 Edge Hill University Student population of over 24,000 students. This includes over 8,000 full time undergraduate students The university offers over 200 undergraduate courses, across three Faculties; Arts and Sciences Health Education

18 Key Facts Top in the North West for Overall Student Satisfaction National Student Survey Applies to all public universities Top two in England for student Personal Development National Student Survey Applies to all full public universities Top two in England for Graduate Employment Higher Education Statistics Agency, 2009, all graduates, full and part time, first and foundation degrees. Applies to full universities

19 Campus £130 million invested on campus developments in the last decade, across teaching facilities, resources, accommodation and social spaces New £14m Student Hub opening in 2011 University club, including bar and nightclub 25 acre sports complex Rose Theatre and Studio Theatre

20 Edge Hill University - Campus A single site, award winning 160 acre campus campus

21 Faculty of Arts and Sciences Business English, History and Film Studies Law & Criminology Media Natural, Geographical and Applied Sciences Performing Arts Social & Psychological Sciences Sport & Physical Activity

22 Faculty of Health Nursing Midwifery Paramedic Practice Operating Department Practice Health and Social Wellbeing Health and Performance Nutrition and Health

23 Faculty of Education Early Years Education with QTS Early Years Professional Practice and Leadership Primary Education with QTS Key Stage 2/3 Education with QTS Secondary Education with QTS Teaching Learning and Mentoring Practice Children and Young People’s Learning and Development

24 Student Support Careers Centre Accommodation Support and Advice Finance and Budgeting Support and Advice Disability and Dyslexic Support Health and Wellbeing Centre Student Information Desk

25 Accommodation Over 1,000 study bedrooms on campus Mixture of en suite / shared facilities Mixture of catered / self catered All accommodation is inclusive of utility bills and wireless internet Student Assistants live on campus, as well as Hall Managers and 24 hour security

26 The £13m Student Hub

27 Housing a number of Edge Hill's student services, retail and dining areas in one place, the new development will be a central point for students

28 Students will enjoy the brand new £13m ‘Student Hub' at Edge Hill University currently being built and will be unveiled in September 2011 The Hub is a one-stop shop for all student needs to benefit students, staff and the local community ‘innovative’ and ‘sustainable’

29 £4m complex including:  Athletics track  Modern fitness suite  Swimming pool  Squash, netball and tennis courts  Floodlit Astroturf pitches  Four-court sports hall  Rugby league & union pitches  Football pitches ‘Sporting Edge’

30 Edge Hill Student Union The students’ union is run by students for students Gives students a voice Promotes positive change by lobbying the university and local, regional and national bodies to Ensure you have the best possible student experience Improve both your educational and social experience Provide a wide-range of activities sports and societies academic advice & guidance Events student representation Welfare campaigns

31 Outdoor Club Snow Sports Unite Christian Union LGBT Anime Cheerleading Circus Darts LGBT Outdoor Paintballing Philosotea Rounders Set up a society of your own

32 The Region LiverpoolManchester Chester Lake District Southport Blackpool

33 Your Next Steps

34 Next Steps… Start your research into courses, and institutions early! Search online through UCAS.com Browse individual university websites Research National Student Survey and other league tables / guides Attend UCAS Fair Visit university Open Days

35   University websites  Prospectuses  Open Days  HE Fairs  National Student Survey     Further Information

36 Our next Open Day is; Saturday 8 th October Book online at

37 o Have a look around o Ask the students about: o Living on campus o The local area o What they do with their time o What other activities they do o Ask questions whilst you have the opportunity When you come on campus

38 Thank you for listening Any Questions?


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