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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN TRAINING TO BECOME A QUALIFIED PRIMARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER WITH PGCE STATUS?

ARE YOU A UNIVERSITY GRADUATE?

ARE YOU IN THE FINAL YEAR OF YOUR DEGREE?

OR ARE YOU THINKING OF A CAREER CHANGE INTO TEACHING?

The Bitterne Park Teaching School Alliance is a growing partnership comprising a diverse range of primary and secondary schools across Hampshire and Wiltshire which present dynamic and exciting training possibilities for those wishing to pursue a career in teaching.  Our School Direct training programme is delivered in partnership with the University of Southampton and combines the best elements of a traditional university-led PGCE training model with the benefits of a school-centred approach.  The University of Southampton has a long-established record of excellent initial teacher training, and successful completion of our course will lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with the opportunity to gain 60 Masters level credits.

Training with us means you will receive a comprehensive induction at the start of the course, a progressive training programme delivered throughout the year, and a second school placement in a contrasting school. Throughout the programme, you will be supported by a highly skilled and trained curriculum mentor, a professional mentor and a university tutor.

BURSARIES AND SCHOLARSHIPS OF UP TO £30,000 ARE AVAILABLE WHILE YOU TRAIN TO TEACH, DEPENDING ON YOUR SUBJECT CHOICE

We are offering secondary teacher training places in art & design, biology, business, chemistry, computing, dance, design & technology, drama, English, geography, history, mathematics, modern languages, music, physical education, physics and religious education starting in September 2018.  We are also offering general primary teacher training places.

Check for availability using the UCAS search tool at

https://www.ucas.com/ucas/teacher-training/find-training-programme

For more information, please contact Victoria Holland in the Teaching School Office

Telephone: 02380 294133

Email: teaching.schools@bitterneparkschool.org.uk

HOW TO APPLY

WHAT ARE THE SELECTION CRITERIA?

  • You must have a first or second class UK University degree (2:2 or above)
  • You must have GCSE grade C or above in English and mathematics (or English, mathematics and science if applying for primary)
  • Applicants who require a NARIC Statement of Comparability to confirm the recognition of an overseas qualification and its comparable level in the UK are strongly encouraged to apply for this prior to applying through UCAS Teacher Training
  • You will have demonstrated some experience of working with secondary or primary aged students
  • You will have a commitment to comprehensive education and to working with students from a range of social and cultural backgrounds
  • Before commencing the programme, you will need to pass Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy, and obtain a DBS Enhanced Disclosure Certificate

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications 2018-19 can be submitted via UCAS from late October 2017.  Details of how to apply can be found on the UCAS website at:

https://www.ucas.com/ucas/teacher-training/ucas-teacher-training-apply-and-track

Application tips and information can be found at:

https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/how-to-apply

Further information on tuition fee loans and bursaries can be found at:

https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-and-salary

Professional Skills Tests

https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/how-to-apply/passing-the-skills-tests

Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses at the University of Southampton

If you are applying for our secondary teacher training programme and your degree subject is not close enough to the subject you want to teach, you can take additional training before you start your initial teacher training (ITT). Pre-initial teacher training enhancement courses are intensive programmes for graduates who need to develop a greater depth of subject understanding prior to training for qualified teacher status. Enhancement courses are suitable for graduates with experience of the subject to at least A-level standard. Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses are available at the University of Southampton in the following subjects:

Mathematics

http://www.southampton.ac.uk/education/postgraduate/itt_courses/ske_mathematics.page

Physics

http://www.southampton.ac.uk/education/postgraduate/itt_courses/ske_science.page

Computer Science

http://www.southampton.ac.uk/education/postgraduate/itt_courses/ske_computer_science.page

UCAS Course Codes

The UCAS Institution Code for The Bitterne Park Teaching School Alliance is 1F6

2YSP Primary General (Tuition Fee)

25PP Secondary Art & Design (Tuition Fee)

2QF6 Secondary Biology (Tuition Fee)

25PK Secondary Business (Tuition Fee)

2QF7 Secondary Chemistry (Tuition Fee)

2926 Secondary Computing (Tuition Fee)

25PQ Secondary Dance (Tuition Fee)

25P7 Secondary Design & Technology (Tuition Fee)

25PC Secondary Drama (Tuition Fee)

25MJ Secondary English (Tuition Fee)

25MG Secondary English (Salaried)

25NS Secondary Geography (Tuition Fee)

25NM Secondary History (Tuition Fee)

25ML Secondary Mathematics (Tuition Fee)

25MP Secondary Mathematics (Salaried)

25NW Secondary Modern Languages (Tuition Fee)

37FV Secondary Modern Languages – French & German (Tuition Fee)

25PH Secondary Music (Tuition Fee)

25PT Secondary Physical Education (Tuition Fee)

2CZN Secondary Physics (Tuition Fee)

2WZR Secondary Religious Education (Tuition Fee)

What if I need more information?

Please contact Victoria Holland in the Teaching School Office at Bitterne Park School on 02380 294133 or by email to teaching.schools@bitterneparkschool.org.uk