NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED 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. The rewards of teaching
NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED 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. What phase would you like to teach?
NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED Which subject teachers are in most demand? A. mathematics B. physics C. chemistry ….hands up How much do you know about being a teacher? Question
NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED 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) 0845 6000 991. What subject would you like to teach?
NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED School experience Getting experience of teaching and the school environment is essential before deciding on a teaching career. Finding out more Visit a SchoolTalk to a teaching advocate Apply to the SAS scheme
NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED Finding out more Visit a school Talk to a teaching advocate Approach a local school in your area Become a regular volunteer or classroom assistant The Teaching Information Line can also arrange for an advocate to give you a call at a time convenient to you
NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED What qualifications do you need to have to become a teacher? A. A degree: 2:2 or equivalent B. Maths GCSE grade C or above C. English GCSE grade C or above D. Science GCSE grade C or above ….hands up Question
NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED Find a training route that is right for you Non-Standard Qualifications: Find a training route that is right for you NARIC: For all non-UK qualifications it is wise to go to the NARIC web site and complete the standard documentation. www.naric.org.uk/index.asp?page=17 (URL for statement of comparability) (NARIC will only give you equivalence to a degree etc, but not a level i.e. honours 2:2 etc – At this stage it is wise to go to your provider or an HEI to gain a judgment of equivalence.) NARIC : NARIC will also give comparability statements on GCSE equivalence. PATH will help you with this area of the application process.
NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED 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. Find a training route that is right for you
NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED 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) Find a training route that’s right for you
NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED 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)
NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED 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. Your teaching career
NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED PGCE GTTR www.gttr.ac.uk SCITT GTTR www.gttr.ac.uk EBITT (GTP) www.teach.gov.uk/ebrcontacts How to apply
NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED 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. How to make a successful application for a teacher training course
NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED 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 How to make a successful application for a teacher training course
NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED 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. How to make a successful application for a teacher training course
NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED Practical tips Use the internet to research the latest developments in education Try the TDA’s interactive interview www.teach.gov.uk/interactiveinterview and application assistant Look at training providers’ websites You can find out more information on providers and their courses, visit www.tda.gov.uk/pprofiles How to make a successful application for a teacher training course
NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED Application deadlines 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. We strongly recommend you submit your application well in advance of this date. Primary (for Sept 2012 start) 1 December 2011 Secondary (for Sept 2012 start) No ‘official’ deadline Next steps