Presentation on theme: "Becoming a Professional Teacher School of Education"— Presentation transcript:
1 Becoming a Professional Teacher School of Education
2 Why Teach? It’s fun It’s exciting It’s warm It’s varied It’s sociable It’s everywhereIt makes a difference
3 Teaching as a career Good conditions of employment Well defined career structurePositive opportunities for professional developmentGood opportunities for personal developmentConstant challenge and change
4 Some facts and figures Secondary schools Secondary pupils Secondary teachersPrimary schoolsPrimary pupilsPrimary teachers387316,36824,5522,271420,52322,289
5 New blood each yearThe number of ‘new’ teachers entering the profession at the beginning of the academic session was approximately 2200.
7 Annual Salary For probationary teachers £18522£19059£19440£19878
8 Salary scalesCurrently more than 50% of secondary teachers are in promoted posts and so are earning substantially more than the basic scale.
9 How to apply You must have a University Degree or equivalent For Secondary teaching you must have the equivalent of Higher EnglishIn your degree you must have studied the subject you wish to teach to a certain depth. This is specified in the ‘Memorandum’You must apply through GTTRYou must satisfy a selection panel
10 Selection criteria Enthusiasm Personality and confidence Interest in teachingInterest in young peopleAbility to articulate ideas clearly and concisely
11 The Programme Two Components Learning and Teaching in SecondarySchools ( LTSS)Teaching ( Subject ) in Secondary Schools
12 Teaching ( Subject ) in Secondary Schools This focuses on the subject specialism of each student.These two components are delivered in School of Education
13 Learning and Teaching in Secondary Schools ( LTSS) This addresses professional issues which are common to all students. (Some choice is offered through a menu of “Specialist Professional Topics”)
14 School Experience18 of the 36 weeks are spent in schools – this is the same for the Secondary and Primary Programmes2/3 different schools in blocks of approximately 6 weeks each.Students are supported through the Teacher Regent Scheme.
15 Professional Induction Learning and Teaching in Secondary Schoolschild developmentcurriculumassessment principles and practiceclassroom managementlearning theoriesChild developmentequal opportunities
16 and… Guidance Personal & social development Special educational needs Dealing with sensitive issuesProtection of children from abuseBullying
17 Professional Induction Teaching (subject) in Secondary SchoolsWhat is chemistry?Why teach chemistry?Why study chemistry?Introduction to Standard Grade Chemistry.Practical techniques in chemistry.A critical approach to practical work.
18 Teaching And Learning Microteaching. Problem solving in chemistry. Teaching for understanding - concept mapping.Language in chemistryResources for chemistry teachers.‘H’ Grade ChemistryChemistry in a multicultural context.Constructivism in chemistry.
19 Professional Practice Self-evaluationCritical reflectionAutonomous/independent learningCommitment
20 Probation and Induction There is a new Teacher Induction Scheme which is designed to give teachers the best possible start to their career. An offer of a one-year training post in a Scottish school will be made to all students who successfully complete their Initial Teacher Education with a salary of £18,522 for the ten months in post.
21 The PGDE(P) ProgrammeLearning and Teaching in Primary Schools (LTPS) covers the underpinning theory, knowledge and understanding in primary curriculum subjectsFour blocks of teaching experience, including all stages from nursery to P7
22 How To Apply – PGDE(P)As well as your degree, you must have the equivalent of Higher English and at least Standard Grade Maths at Credit LevelA broad range of subjects, appropriate to the Primary School curriculum, is also recommended – Science, Social Subjects, Expressive Arts, RME, Technology, Modern Languages
23 How To Apply – PGDE(P) You should apply through GTTR You require a reference from someone who knows about your work with childrenYou should include relevant information in your personal statement – sell yourself!You will be interviewed and will be ranked according to your performance, experience and qualifications
24 What to do to prepareGet some experience of working with children in an educational contextRead up about educational issuesResearch what is happening in your subject areaApply in plenty of time
25 PGDE(P) There are 108 students on the course this session Almost 200 people were interviewed, based on the information contained in their GGTR formMore than double that number applied