Yorkshire Inclusive Teaching School Alliance

ITT/School Direct

OUR ALLIANCE


What is Yorkshire Inclusive TSA looking for?
We are training the next generation of outstanding teachers for the Leeds area. We are committed to providing the highest standard of education and we want to recruit student teachers who share the same commitment. Our current cohort of student teachers are training to teach in primary and secondary in both mainstream and special school settings.

We provide training and placements of the highest quality to deliver a truly bespoke training package. We are committed to helping you develop professionally, well beyond your initial teacher training and Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) year by means of an extensive programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities – As an Appropriate Body for NQTs we offer our trainees a coherent two year programme of support. 



ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 
What qualifications do I need before I start the course?
 
You will have -
  • GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics.   If you are applying for our Primary programme, GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in Science as well.
  • A degree from a UK or European Union Higher Education Institution or equivalent qualification, preferably a First Class Honours Degree or a 2.1.  A 2.2 would be considered for applicants with additional experience, expertise or extenuating circumstances.
  • Experience of working with children or young people in the recent past; this may include experience leading the local Brownie pack, working as a Teaching Assistant or being employed as an unqualified teacher.
You will be able to demonstrate -
  • A high degree of emotional intelligence, the ability to empathise and have a sound understanding of equality and diversity.
  • A real sense of moral purpose and a tireless energy to achieve the best for your pupils.
  • Commitment, resilience and the ability to reflect in order to learn from your own experiences as well as the experiences of others.


http://www.education.gov.uk/sta/professional/b00211208/literacy
http://www.education.gov.uk/sta/professional/b00211213/numeracy

When you are ready, you can book to take your tests by following this link
http://www.skillstesbooking.com/sta-web/registration?execution=e1s1

You can find more information about the Professional Skills Tests via  http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/apply-for-teacher-training/skills-tests

SELECTION PROCESS

What does the selection process involve?
Our selection process starts with a standard application form accessed through UCAS at www.ucas.com
 
Through this you will demonstrate that you meet the necessary academic requirements laid down by the Department for Education. We would also expect to see some evidence of why you have decided to pursue a career in teaching. Please consider carefully your choice of referees.
 
How will I apply for the course?
UCAS opens at the end of October. Make sure you have informed your referees that you will be applying so that they don’t delay the process.  When you are ready to apply go to http://www.ucas.com/apply
 
How can I organise additional school experience?
School experience is a vital part of your application and the majority of training providers require you to have it. Getting some classroom experience can also help you to decide whether teaching is right for you. It will strengthen your application and prepare you for potential interviews.
 
This can be arranged through https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/school-experience
   
What is Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE)?  How does it work?
You may have to complete additional subject training, to help build up or refresh your existing knowledge. The length of SKE depends on your need from 8 weeks “refresher” programmes through to more extensive 28 week courses. We will discuss this with you at the interview stage.
 
What documents will I need to bring to the interview?
On the day of the interview please bring with you your passport or driving licence, GCSE certificates, Degree certificate, Professional Skills Tests (if these have been done).  If applying for an Art place please bring a portfolio of your work with you.
 
The interview
The interview will be in two parts within schools in the partnership
·         The pupil task and school visit
·         The written task and formal interview
If you would like help with your interview, go to
https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/how-to-apply/preparing-for-your-interview
 
We will be holding interviews on a fortnightly basis until we have recruited all our trainees.
 
After the interview, what happens?
Accept the offer on the UCAS website
Complete your Professional Skills Tests if not done so already
We will contact you regularly with information.  You will be invited to an induction event in the summer term.
 
Do I need to do anything before the course starts?
Make sure you have passed your Professional Skills Tests and provided Bradford College with all your documentation.  You will also be asked to complete a DBS and provide original certificates of your qualifications.