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1 On entry playground noise played into the room.
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2 What we will cover in today’s lesson….
The rewards of teaching What phase would you like to teach? Finding out more Finding a training route that’s right for you Your teaching career Your training Funding while you train Application process Next steps

3 How much do you know about being a teacher?
Question What is the minimum starting salary for a newly qualified teacher (NQT)? A. £18,500 B. £16,422 C. £21,588 ….hands up Answer: £21,000 (£21,102)

4 The rewards of teaching
£21,588 £27,000 (inner London) £31,552 £36,387 (inner London) Main scale £34,181 £41,497 (inner London) £36, £45,000 (inner London) Upper pay scale £37, £44,540 (inner London) £56,950 £64,036 (inner London) AST Leadership £37,461 £44,540 (inner London) £105,097 £112,181 (inner London)

5 How much do you know about being a teacher?
Question Teachers can enjoy up to how many weeks holiday a year? A weeks B. 8 weeks C. 16 weeks ….hands up Answer: 12 Weeks

6 The rewards of teaching
Teachers enjoy up to 12 weeks’ holiday a year, giving them opportunities to pursue their personal interests and spend time with their families. Teaching offers the flexibility to fit your work to your life through job-sharing and part-time work. Teachers have a generous occupational pension scheme with guaranteed benefits. All about how you organise your time so flexibility is there Pensions in the news teaching still has good one

7 What phase would you like to teach?
Secondary You usually teach pupils between the ages of 11 and 18. Most secondary teachers have one specialist subject. Every teacher trains to work with at least two consecutive age ranges at either primary or secondary level. Primary You teach pupils between the ages of 4 and 11, spending most of your school day with your own class. At primary level you will teach all the subjects of the primary curriculum, your training will prepare you to teach these core subjects.

8 How much do you know about being a teacher?
Question Which subject teachers are in most demand? A. mathematics B. physics C. chemistry ….hands up Answer: All!

9 What subject would you like to teach?
Are you interested in teaching science or mathematics? If you believe you would make a good physics, chemistry or mathematics teacher, but you have a degree in another subject, you can enhance your subject knowledge by attending an enhancement course before starting your initial teacher training. Are you interested in teaching modern languages? If you have a language degree (or you are a native speaker with a degree in another subject) and need to develop a second language, we offer modern language (ML) enhancement courses in French and German which you can attend prior to starting a ML initial teacher training course. For more information on these enhancement courses, speak to a TDA consultant or contact the Teaching Information Line (TIL) Courses are funded for home and eu students

10 Finding out more School experience
Getting experience of teaching and the school environment is essential before deciding on a teaching career. Visit a School Talk to a teaching advocate Apply to the SAS scheme 10

11 Finding out more Approach a local school in your area Visit a school
Become a regular volunteer or classroom assistant Visit a school Talk to a teaching advocate The Teaching Information Line can also arrange for an advocate to give you a call at a time convenient to you 11

12 Student Associates Scheme (SAS)
The Student Associates Scheme (SAS) allows you to gain classroom experience while pursuing your studies. The provider will offer induction and training to prepare you for a quality school-based placement of 15 days. Guided by teachers, you will be learning how to work with pupils in the classroom. For 2010/11 students are paid a tax-free bursary of £40 for each of the 15 days spent in school. This scheme is only available in England. To find out more, visit:

13 Question What qualifications do you need to have to become a teacher?
A. A degree B. Maths GCSE grade C or above C. English GCSE grade C or above D. Science GCSE grade C or above ….hands up Answer: A B and C for primary and secondary D in addition for orimary Mention equivalents recognised by your chosen course and equivalence tests

14 Find a training route that is right for you
Teaching is a graduate profession, and for all routes you will also need mathematics and English GCSE grade C or above. If you want to teach primary pupils you will also need GCSE grade C or above in science. Whatever your background and academic experience, there is a route into teaching that will suit you.

15 All routes lead to qualified teacher status (QTS)
Find a training route that’s right for you Postgraduate routes Postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) masters level Professional graduate certificate in education - university-led training - full-time, part-time or flexible - distance learning School-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) - school-based training - full-time - QTS only/PGCE All routes lead to qualified teacher status (QTS)

16 Find a training route that’s right for you
Employment-based route leading to QTS Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) Employed by school as an unqualified teacher Usually full-time Led by EBITTs (employment-based initial teacher training providers) Competition for places on these programmes is high

17 Your teaching career Induction
After your training, your first full year as a teacher is your induction year During this year, you will teach an 80 per cent timetable and you have the support of an induction mentor They will help you learn how to manage behaviour, organise your time, and plan your lessons You will also have weekly meetings on teaching and subject content with your mentor and your head of department.

18 Funding while you train
Trainees starting ITT in the academic year 2010/11 are offered a tax-free bursary; the amount of the bursary depends on when an individual begins their training and the subject they train to teach (Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry are priorities and are awarded the highest level of bursary). Training bursary rates for 2011/12 will be announced shortly. Please check teach.gov.uk for updates.

19 How to apply GTTR PGCE www.gttr.ac.uk GTTR SCITT www.gttr.ac.uk
EBITT (GTP)

20 How to make a successful application for a teacher training course
Personal statement Most crucial part of application form Used by training providers to assess your commitment to teaching, desire for self-development, and enthusiasm about education.

21 Question What makes a good teacher? ……hands up Answer: £9,000

22 How to make a successful application for a teacher training course
You need to show: Enthusiasm Your motivation to teach Your ability to relate to and communicate with young people Your academic abilities Your desire for self-development Your potential contribution to school life Your personal and social skills; give examples of how you have used these skills

23 How to make a successful application for a teacher training course
Your interview You will be asked about your experience of working with young people, your commitment to teaching, and your relevant knowledge and skills. It will usually include an individual interview and group tasks such as group discussions, presentations, and teaching mini-lessons. The aim of the day is for you and the interviewers to find out if teaching is right for you.

24 How to make a successful application for a teacher training course
Practical tips Use the internet to research the latest developments in education Try the TDA’s interactive interview and application assistant Look at training providers’ websites You can find out more information on providers and their courses, visit

25 Application deadlines
Next steps Application deadlines We strongly recommend you submit your application well in advance of this date. Primary (for Sept 2011 start) 1 December 2010 Secondary (for Sept 2011 start) No ‘official’ deadline Ask which year likely to apply? We strongly recommend you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure you stand the best chance of securing a place on the course you want.

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