Training to Teach

From 2015, Barr Beacon School will be working in partnership with Etone College and Elmwood School. Placements for our School Direct programme will be within the partnership schools.

  More details will be published here in September 2014.

School Direct applications are now  open – UCAS Applications HERE.

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Not sure if you should apply? Why not hear what last years candidates had to say:

Please do not use the contact information found on this video.

The new contact details can be found on the flyer above.

School Direct Interviews from Barr Beacon School on Vimeo.

School Direct Information -

Use the tabs below for more information.

If you like what they had to say then apply HERE

For more information about School Direct visit the website HERE

Important Information Before you Apply:

All trainee teachers are required to pass skills tests in numeracy and literacy before they can be recommended for the award of qualified teacher status (QTS). Applicants to ITT courses which start after 1 July 2013 will be required to pass the skills tests before starting their course.

The numeracy and literacy skills tests:

cover the core skills that teachers need to fulfil their professional role in schools, rather than the subject knowledge required for teaching. This is to ensure all teachers are competent in numeracy and literacy, regardless of their specialism;
do not replace the GCSE grade C equivalence entry requirement;
are set in the context of the professional role of a teacher; all questions use real data and information which teachers are likely to encounter; and
are computerised and can be taken at any of approximately 150 test centres throughout the UK.

Please view the following link for Further Information

Entry Requirements HERE

Guidance, support and special arrangements:

The Teaching Agency has developed guidance and support materials to help candidates pass the tests; candidates are strongly advised to review the support material before attempting the skills tests. If any candidate is likely to experience difficulties taking a test and has needs that entitle them to reasonable adjustments, they can apply for special arrangements.

Read about the professional skills tests HERE

Visit The University of Worcester’s website HERE

All places will lead to a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Masters credits.

Funding Options:

To find out more click HERE

School Direct Training Programme (tuition fee)

NCTL will pay eligible trainees a tax-free bursary of up to £20,000, depending on the ITT subject and the degree class that they hold. Trainees will need to pay tuition fees to cover the cost of the course.

In addition, there is a 25% premium paid on the bursaries of School Direct trainees whose training is based in a school where more than 35% of pupils are eligible for free school meals.

The Scholarships Programme is now available in physics, chemistry, mathematics and computing. Trainees possessing a 2:1 or above are eligible to apply for scholarships. The scholarships are worth £25,000 and trainees will be subject to a competitive process.

Trainees who hold the scholarship will not also be eligible for the standard Department for Education bursary. Trainees who are not awarded a scholarship will continue to be eligible for the standard bursaries in 2014 to 2015.

Incentives

1 School Direct trainees who spend more than 50% of their training in a school where more than 35% of pupils are eligible for free school meals will receive a 25% increase on the above bursaries/scholarships.

2 Trainee teachers in maths, physics, chemistry and computing with a 2:1 or first are able to apply for scholarships with the relevant subject association group. Applicants for the scholarships will be subject to a competitive process. Trainees who hold the scholarship will not also be eligible for the standard Department for Education (DfE) bursary. Trainees who are not awarded a scholarship will continue to be eligible for the standard bursaries in the 2014 to 2015 academic year.

3 Trainee teachers in maths and physics with a relevant degree and at least a B at A level in maths or physics (or equivalent) will be eligible for a bursary of £9,000. Trainees will not be entitled to this bursary if they are also entitled to a higher bursary based on degree class.

4 Other priority secondary subjects are English, history, biology, geography, music, and design and technology.

5 Available to trainees with a B or better at maths A level on primary maths specialist courses only. Those who do not have a B or higher at maths A level, or those who train on general primary courses, will receive the normal primary bursary for their degree class.

Quality assurance:

The tests and the questions within them go through a stringent quality assurance procedure involving external panels of representatives from ITT providers, teachers and subject experts. The tests are extensively piloted and the performance of each test is continually monitored.

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Think of teaching Maths, Physics or Chemistry? Barr Beacon School is now working in partnership with Hibernia College UK and an approved TDA programme to help new teachers in Maths Physics & Chemistry get a great head start.

Please visit their website if you are interested; Hibernia College UK Website

Or send any enquires to: info@hcukonline.com

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For further information please download the following application pack and literature.

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Application FormN/Adl .pdf

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