ITT - Play a greater role in training new entrants to the profession
Our Alliance of schools is working in partnership with Kirklees & Calderdale SCITT to deliver a year-long, school-based programme of Initial Teacher Training. Validated by Kirklees & Calderdale SCITT and University of Huddersfield. The programme leads to a PGCE with QTS.
Postgraduate Certificate Education (PGCE)
The School of Education and Professional Development is pleased to offer an opportunity for Kirklees and Calderdale SCITT trainees to study two Masters level modules during their training year, leading to the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Education, (PGCE (nonQTS) (SCITT))
Module 1 - Evidence Based Practice
This module will focus on the development of trainees’ practice in relation to behaviour management. Assessment is based on a portfolio of evidence of your work in the classroom and a written reflection of the development of your practice in this area.
Module 2 - Curriculum Development
This module provides a structured opportunity for trainees to develop innovative and original curriculum resources. It develops and extends your understanding of progression, and your ability to plan teaching and learning in relation to either subject matter, use of technology or a particular teaching strategy related to current educational initiatives. Assessment is based on the development and evaluation of a unit of work undertaken with pupils in the placement school.
Starting on the first day of the Autumn Term, you will be based in your "home" school. You will be seen as a member of staff, quickly appreciating the workplace and seeing theory put into practice every day. You will undertake training by staff in your "home" school as well as workshops and other activities with student teachers from across our Alliance of Schools.
When you are ready, you will start to take responsibility to deliver parts of lessons on your own. The ITT programme will build your confidence and subject knowledge and give you the necessary skills to become an effective classroom practitioner. As you become more confident and competent you will take on greater responsibility until you are teaching full lessons.
How many school placements will there be?
You are required to teach in 2 schools during the course of the year. The first placement (Autumn) and the third placement (Summer) are usually in the same school. In the Spring term you wills pend time teaching in another school. Our placement strategy is aimed at giving you the best preparation possible for your teaching career. During the programme you will spend time in a variety of schools and contexts including mainstream schools, special schools, Pupil Referral Units (PRU), and the Medical Needs Teaching Service.
What kind of assessments are there for Secondary?
You will need to demonstrate that you meet the Teachers' Standards to achieve QTS. You will also complete 2 modules:
*Module 1: – Evidence Based Practice (30 Credits)
This module will focus on the development of trainees’ practice in relation to behaviour management. Assessment is based on a portfolio of evidence of your work in the classroom and a written reflection of the development of their practice in this area.*Module 2: - Curriculum Development (30 Credits)
This module provides a structured opportunity for trainees to develop innovative and original curriculum resources. Assessment is based on the development and evaluation of a unit of work undertaken with pupils in the placement school.
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.
The Department for Education have made changes to the skills tests following feedback from the teaching profession. The press release is available online at hhtps://www.gov.uk/government/news/measures-announced-to-ensure-talented-trainees-get-into-teaching
As of 14 February 2018, candidates will have unlimited attempts to achieve a test pass. This means that the 2-year lockout period will be removed and candidates previously locked out will be able to book tests for both subjects.
furthermore, from 14 February 2018 all candidates will be able to book three tests per subject, free of charge. A charge will be applied from the fourth attempt per subject.
The entry requirements to access training remain unchanged; candidates will still have to pass the skills tests prior to starting their Initial Teacher Training course. These changes simply remove financial and administrative barriers.
If you have just graduated or have less than 3 years' work experience, you could follow the Direct route. If you are offered a School Direct place you will be eligible for the standard student support package, including training bursaries, tuition fee loans and scholarships, if appropriate. Once you have accepted your place you can make applications for tuition fee loans through Student Finance England. The cost of training for 2019 is £9250.
You may be entitled to a bursary:
Bursary Eligibility 2019/20
What support will I receive?
Throughout your year you will be supported by a well-trained mentor, the secondary lead mentors and colleagues from Kirklees and Calderdale SCITT.
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