Presentation on theme: "On entry playground noise played into the room."— Presentation transcript:
1 On entry playground noise played into the room. 1
2 What we will cover in today’s lesson…. The rewards of teachingWhat phase would you like to teach?Finding out moreFinding a training route that’s right for youYour teaching careerYour trainingFunding while you trainApplication processNext steps
3 How much do you know about being a teacher? QuestionWhat is the minimum starting salary for a newly qualified teacher (NQT)?A. £18,500B. £16,422C. £21,588….hands upAnswer: £21,000 (£21,102)
5 How much do you know about being a teacher? QuestionTeachers can enjoy up to how many weeks holiday a year?A weeksB. 8 weeksC. 16 weeks….hands upAnswer: 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 therePensions in the news teaching still has good one
7 What phase would you like to teach? SecondaryYou 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.PrimaryYou 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? QuestionWhich subject teachers are in most demand?A. mathematicsB. physicsC. chemistry….hands upAnswer: 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 SchoolTalk to a teaching advocateApply to the SASscheme10
11 Finding out more Approach a local school in your area Visit a school Become a regular volunteer or classroom assistantVisit a schoolTalk to a teaching advocateThe Teaching Information Line can also arrange for an advocate to give you a call at a time convenient to you11
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 degreeB. Maths GCSE grade C or aboveC. English GCSE grade C or aboveD. Science GCSE grade C or above….hands upAnswer: A B and C for primary and secondary D in addition for orimaryMention 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 youPostgraduate routesPostgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) masters levelProfessional graduate certificate in education- university-led training- full-time, part-time or flexible- distance learningSchool-centred initial teacher training (SCITT)- school-based training- full-time- QTS only/PGCEAll routes lead to qualified teacher status (QTS)
16 Find a training route that’s right for you Employment-based route leading to QTSGraduate Teacher Programme (GTP)Employed by school as an unqualified teacherUsually full-timeLed 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 yearDuring this year, you will teach an 80 per cent timetable and you have the support of an induction mentorThey will help you learn how to manage behaviour, organise your time, and plan your lessonsYou 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 statementMost crucial part of application formUsed by training providers to assess your commitment to teaching, desire for self-development, and enthusiasm about education.
21 QuestionWhat makes a good teacher?……hands upAnswer: £9,000
22 How to make a successful application for a teacher training course You need to show:EnthusiasmYour motivation to teachYour ability to relate to and communicate with young peopleYour academic abilitiesYour desire for self-developmentYour potential contribution to school lifeYour 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 interviewYou 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 tipsUse the internet to research the latest developments in educationTry the TDA’s interactive interview and application assistantLook at training providers’ websitesYou can find out more information on providers and their courses, visit
25 Application deadlines Next stepsApplication deadlinesWe strongly recommend you submit your application well in advance of this date.Primary (for Sept 2011 start)1 December 2010Secondary (for Sept 2011 start)No ‘official’ deadlineAsk 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.