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1 EDUCATION Teaching in Secondary and Further Education

2 The FE Education Sector Strodes College, EghamStrodes Nationally there are over 100 Sixth Form Colleges and several hundred FE Colleges Each is an independent body currently funded by agencies of central rather than local government

3 Personal background: A degree in Natural Sciences An interest in Environmental Education Experience of working in schools and with adult groups whilst at university Useful sport and extra-curricular interests An awareness that my academic specialism needed to equip me to teach in the FE curriculum – breadth here is a good asset at a job interview – choose options carefully !

4 My route into Teaching PGCE Further Education Teaching placements in that year in an FE College - ONC to HND courses Employment at a Sixth Form College with mainly GCE A level teaching but with some school work and sport coaching

5 Skills and Interests To be a further education lecturer or secondary school teacher you should: have knowledge of your subject, and an interest in teaching have the confidence to teach a group of students be enthusiastic and able to motivate students be capable of reflecting on your own performance be able to express yourself clearly, both in speech and writing be well organised take an interest in the welfare of others have patience and a sense of humour be prepared to work in an evening and at weekends be interested in the education and welfare of pupils

6 A typical day …… Pre-college 8.00 am – s and contact parents and students by telephone Teaching typically 5-6 hours per day Administration and meetings with students, parents, colleagues and technical staff Management tasks….endless Finish 5-6 pm Evening planning, marking and reporting More s and phone calls There are holidays !

7 Have you the subject expertise to teach? You have A levels/BTEC and degree level study in Animal Sciences You are a good and quick learner BUT Be prepared to offer what the school and college curriculum needs- SCIENCES BIOLOGY and preferably ONE other

8 What have I taught ? Zoology Biology Physics Applied Science Geology Environmental Science Photography Child care Rowing! be adaptable !

9 Career Subject tutor and group tutor Evening class FE lecturer Departmental Leader Personal Tutor ( similar to Head of 6 th Form) College Examination Officer Wide variety of Examination Board experience More management and pastoral work than class teaching now - typical of experienced teachers; not followed a leadership route Current subject teaching Foundation Year degree

10 Industrial placements and continuing Education Life long learning is a reality ! Teachers expect both short and longer term placements in industry and commerce In service training average 5 days per year Day and evening courses at universities Management training qualifications Coaching and fieldwork qualifications

11 Features of Biology teaching Use a wide range of subject skills Laboratory work Field work Develop students Key Skills- communication, application of number, ICT, working with others, problem solving, confidence in planned independent learning

12 Routes into teaching PGCE for Secondary and Further Education On the job formal training with bursary in certain secondary schools FE Teaching Certificate for FE Colleges only Direct entry for some private schools and FE with formal on the Job Training Some evidence of teaching experience normally required before acceptance on courses

13 Postgraduate teacher training Train to be a teacher in one to two years. Postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE)Postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) provided by HE School-centred initial teacher training (SCITT)School-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) provided by School consortia Training bursary of £9000 per year available for Maths & Physics Science teachers; £6000 for Biologists Employment-based teacher training Train and qualify as a teacher while working in a school. Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP)Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) likely to be mature students, paid to teach and study for one full year. Teach FirstTeach First good graduates only for potential leadership roles in primary education – challenging areas only. Paid 2 full years. Fuller info:

14 Potential teachers can now apply for a tuition fee loan, to cover the costs of study, a maintenance loan, for various living expenses whilst studying, a non-repayable maintenance grant of up to £2,835, and, in the case of some postgraduate learners, including science teachers, a bursary of up to £9,000. In addition to this, newly qualified teachers can now look forward to receiving a golden hello- a bonus payment on completion of one full years teaching within the UK. The value depends upon the subject and age bracket taught, and is up to £5,000 for science and maths-based subjects. London has seen a 23 per cent rise in the number of applicants to teacher training courses,

15 Salary Dont expect a fortune; it probably wont keep pace with your contemporaries in the City but: You feel wanted most of the time! New entrants £ £26000 Golden Hello £5000 and subsidised key worker housing are possible in the sciences Classroom salaries rise to £45000 in London Senior Management salaries can exceed £75000 Final Salary Pension Scheme – a rarity!

16 Classroom Teaching Salary Scale London fringe: £22,117 to £31,855 Outer London: £24,552 to £34,326 Inner London: £26,000 to £35,568 Rest of England and Wales: £21,102 to £30,842

17 QUEEN MARY'S COLLEGE Queen Mary's College is a large sixth form college, very pleasantly situated near the centre of Basingstoke in thirty acres of parkland and playing fields. It is a very lively college with excellent facilities including a professional theatre and a sports centre. A new Arts and Technology building opened in the spring of 2007 and a purpose-built Science, Sports, Humanities and Learning Support development is due for completion in We would like to appoint the following teacher: BIOLOGY/APPLIED SCIENCE FULL OR PART-TIME Salary in the range of £20,131 - £34,357

18 Animal / Equine Management / Science Lecturer Walford and North Shropshire College is a successful open access tertiary college, offering exciting educational and training opportunities across multiple sites, supporting both the rural and urban communities of Shropshire. We are a thriving, growing College and the only provider of post-16 education in North West Shropshire. Due to expansion in student numbers, we are currently looking for an energetic and committed individual to join our existing team in the following role: SCHOOL OF LAND BASED STUDIES ANIMAL / EQUINE MANAGEMENT / SCIENCE LECTURER Up to £33,188 pa

19 GUILDFORD Merrist Wood & Stoke Park Campuses GREEN with envy Tutor - Animal Care While creating a stir among your fellow professionals isn't something we'd encourage, we'd understand if you ruffled a few feathers by joining Guilford College. You see, our unique combination of beautiful green space and specialist facilities means we've got everything that staff need to feel fulfilled, challenged and ambition-fed. So, whether it's the beautiful surroundings that whet your appetite, or the more tangible rewards such as fantastic training, competitive pay, pension scheme, or even gourmet meals in the catering school restaurant - you'll have a strong platform from which to launch a hugely successful career.

20 The alternatives to QTS: Can I teach without formal training? Further Education Colleges and Agricultural Colleges may appoint unqualified lecturers and allow them to complete some training as they work You would NOT gain QTS status. You may be limited in hours to part-time teaching. Evidence of some relevant work experience is likely to be needed

21 Typical work activities: School Teachers Typical work activities include: planning, preparing and delivering lessons to a range of classes; marking work, giving appropriate feedback and maintaining records of pupil progress and development; researching new topic areas and maintaining up-to-date subject knowledge; devising and writing new curriculum materials; selecting and using a range of different learning resources and equipment; undertaking pastoral duties, including taking on the role of form tutor and supporting pupils on an individual basis through academic or personal difficulties; preparing pupils for external examinations, such as GCSE and A-level, as well as standard attainment tests (SATs)

22 Typical work activities: School Teachers Typical activities include: managing pupil behaviour in the classroom and on school premises, applying appropriate and effective measures in cases of misbehaviour; supervising and supporting the work of teaching assistants, trainee teachers and newly qualified teachers (NQTs); participating in and organising extracurricular activities; participating in departmental meetings, parents' evenings and whole school training events; liasing with other professionals, such as learning mentors, careers advisers, educational psychologists and education welfare officers; undergoing regular observations as part of continuing professional development (CPD)

23 Typical work activities: FE Lecturers Typical activities include: planning and preparing lessons; teaching subject(s) across a range of qualification types and levels in day and evening classes and in open access workshops; researching and developing new topics and teaching materials, including online resources; teaching large and small groups of learners from a range of backgrounds, abilities and ages; monitoring, assessing and marking students' work; setting and marking examinations; undertaking a pastoral role and acting as a personal tutor; planning additional support for students when necessary; contributing to course team meetings to monitor, review and evaluate relevant courses;

24 Typical work activities: FE Lecturers Typical activities include: liasing with awarding bodies to ensure quality; representing the organisation at parents' evenings, taster days, open days and careers/education conventions; interviewing potential students and conducting diagnostic assessments as necessary; taking an active part in developing new courses; liasing with other professionals, organisations and businesses; carrying out administrative tasks relating to students and courses; where appropriate, organising work experience and carrying out learner assessments in the workplace.

25 Find out more Prospects website: Comprehensive details of options, application routes and contacts to local education authorities and FE providers Training and Development Agency

26 Questions ? Contact

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