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1 Sussex Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Partnership
Routes to Qualified Teacher Status A teacher education partnership between primary and secondary schools and the University of Sussex

2 Your Routes All one ITE Course at Sussex
PGCE School Direct (Training/Tuition Fee) School Direct (Salaried)

3 Routes into Teaching for Graduates
1. PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate in Education (90 M level credits) full time comprehensive training divided between school & university resulting in academic award of PGCE (with up to 90 M Level Credits) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Trainees pay a tuition fee (9K) via Student Loan Company & may qualify for bursaries, scholarships & student finance. Four days a week in school and one at University Two school placements - arranged by the University Recruits through the University

4 School Direct Routes 2. School Direct (training/tuition fee)
Includes a PGCE and QTS (up to 90 M level credits) with full time comprehensive training divided between school & university At Sussex this route is very similar to core PGCE HOWEVER Recruits through the school and university jointly AND FEATURES one main placement and a shorter second one arranged by your main school

5 School Direct Routes 3. School Direct (salaried)
Employment based – salary range (approx) £16-21K Employing school funds trainee’s Sussex tuition fee Also four days/wk in school and one at University For career changers with 3 years’ work experience Employed by the school for a full academic year and more intensive teaching load This route is similar to an older route known as GTP QTS only with access to an optional Sussex PGCE Pedagogy and Practice (PP)

6 Benefits for prospective teachers
“School Direct offers the experience of a school from the start, making teaching a far less daunting prospect.” “You are able to embed yourself into the school more than you would on a traditional placement, and therefore build stronger relationships with pupils and teachers that will help to improve your teaching.” “This sense of belonging is something which underpins the School Direct experience. As a School Direct trainee I have access to the full spectrum of school life. At a basic level, this means that I attend meetings, assist with a form, perform duties, and teach classes. On a training level, however, this means that I have access to a whole range of opportunities for professional development which I can use to enhance my training experience and my future employability.”

7 Our partnership offers …
Primary Computer Science Early Years Economics Key Stage 1 Psychology Key Stage 2 Modern Foreign Languages Key Stage 2/3 Maths Physical Education Primary Maths Specialist Music Secondary Health and social Care English Design Technology Drama Classics (with History or (Ancient Languages Chemistry Physics Religious Education Biology Social Science Science Business Studies Art and Design History Geography

8 Entry Requirements UK university UG degree or recognised equivalent.
Grade C or above in GCSE English Language and Mathematics or equivalent (and science for primary). School experience, enthusiasm, knowledge, resilience You will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance application form to verify your suitability to work with young people. You will be required to take the numeracy and literacy professional skills tests prior to starting. Health Check – fitness to teach

9 How to Apply Do your research – route, school and provider
Apply via ucas online ( Complete an application form and identify 2 referees Apply 1 – From Oct 28th - Three Choices simultaneously. Early applications advised Apply 2 – From January – remaining places sequentially Face to face interview(s) and tasks Conditional offers

10 Hints & Tips ... Enthusiasm for subject – beyond degree.
Experience with children, schools, teaching e.g. working in a school, observation, Taster course. Awareness of current educational issues (especially National Curriculum) Strong organisational and communication skills Imagination and a sense of humour


12 Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses
If subject degree focus does not match a course we/others provide enhancement courses in (Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and MFL). Courses can run from 4 weeks to 6 months. Courses can attract a bursary of approximately £200 a week (tax free)

13 What makes the Sussex ITE Partnership Distinctive?
A Historic Partnership - over 40 years University & Schools working as a Consortium – everyone is supportive and experienced. A ‘personal touch’. A very wide range of subjects and routes at postgraduate entry level On-going professional development opportunities and contact after training – many trainees go on to work with us as NQTs, complete their MEd and return as mentors supporting others. High success rates in graduation, quality and employment -

14 Quality Outcomes from Sussex Partnership 2013-2014 Cohort
90 per cent secured QTS at first attempt, 97 per cent completed their course with either Merit or Distinction, 96 per cent secured their first staff teaching post on completion 99 per cent of ex-trainees rated the quality of their training as 'good' or 'very good'. In March 2014 OfSTED highly rated the Sussex Secondary provision as ‘Good’ and Primary as ‘Outstanding’.

15 OFSTED says… ‘All those involved in the partnership show strong engagement with a shared vision of providing high-quality professional development and training opportunities to schools and to the wider local learning community.’ ‘The rigorous and very successful selection and recruitment procedures result in high completion and employment rates for all groups of trainees.’ ‘The excellent university-based training is responsive to trainees’ emerging individual needs and ensures an appropriate balance between academic knowledge and practical teaching experiences.’

16 Our trainees say These last few weeks have been an amazing journey, I feel I have learnt an incredible amount, been inspired by your wonderful team of tutors, met some dedicated people and made some firm friends. I cannot thank you all enough for setting this year up for us all so well, and sending us out equipped with so much passion, knowledge and ideas. I am so excited about the future and can't wait to start weaving some magic amongst our children. Sir John Jones words will stay with me forever I am sure, and are going to be my mantra! For me, the highlight of the course was the balance between practical experience and teaching theory. The long first placement was a fantastic opportunity to see real progression in pupil achievement and to develop our unique style of teaching.

17 Our schools say “The calibre of the Sussex trainees is really noticeable, they are professional and innovative.”

18 Where to find out more: DfE information see routes into teaching – Getting school experience – How to apply via UCAS - Information on the Professional Skills Tests – Further information on ITE at Sussex

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