Teacher Training

School Direct Teacher Training – Open Evening Thursday 19th October 2017 6pm – 7pm

Our School Direct teacher training programme is an excellent opportunity for graduates and career changers to join the teaching profession. School Direct is a new route into teaching that places the school based programme at the heart of the experience.

Our programme is primary with a 3-7, a 5-11 and a SEND pathway.

We are looking to recruit graduates to begin training in primary schools across Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Cheshire.

The School Direct teacher training route is led by BTSA, working in partnership with local schools and The University of Derby.

As well as Qualified Teacher Status, you will also gain a PGCE equivalent to a third of a masters degree with The University of Derby upon completion of the programme. You can be fully trained in just one year.

  • 100% of 2016/7 School Direct trainees rated as good or outstanding
  • Excellent track record of trainees securing NQT posts following completion of the programme

Find out more about the programme and our track record in the short video below or come along to our open evening on Thursday 19th October 2017 6pm – 7pm.

Listen to our radio jingle here –

 

Train to teach with BTSA

BTSA is an alliance of schools, and other partners, who are working together to train the next generation of outstanding teachers. Every member of the Alliance has a track record of being totally committed to delivering on this National College priority area.

WHY CHOOSE BTSA?

  • A strong, well established partnership
  • A successful track record
  • An employment record well above the national success rate
  • In partnership with The University of Derby – an outstanding provider for ITT
  • Opportunities for varied placements in great schools
  • A unique opportunity for an enhanced international placement in Holland
  • A wide range of experts to provide practical help and support
  • 100% of 2016/17 School Direct trainees rated as a good or outstanding
  • Excellent track record of trainees securing NQT posts following completion of the programme

Learn more in our School Direct FAQs or read our past trainee feedback.

Hands on from the word go

On our School Direct teacher training programme, you’ll be given in-depth experience in the classroom. You will complete a main placement in a Key Stage of your choice and a second placement in a contrasting school and Key Stage. You will also have the opportunity to complete enhanced placements e.g. SEN, Early Years, as well as a week long international placement in Holland.

In addition, away from the classroom, you’ll receive practical training sessions from SLEs, experienced teachers and the team at BTSA. The University of Derby will also lead sessions to support your academic development.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking to recruit graduates to begin training in primary schools across Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Derbyshire.

Applicants must have:

  • Preferable 2:1 or above degree
  • Maths, English and Science GCSE grade C or above (no equivalent tests accepted by the University of Derby)
  • Sound knowledge of Foundation Stage/Key Stage 1 OR Key Stage 1/2
  • Experience in a school—classroom based (paid or voluntary)
  • Potential to teach letter from schools
  • A personal statement submitted with application

Please note, you will need to pass Maths and English skills tests before commencing the programme.

We are looking for ambitious individuals who can demonstrate potential and show strong commitment. Our School Direct programme is for people who are willing to work hard and are passionate about training to teach. Interested?

For more information please contact our School Direct Lead, Linda Jones, at [email protected] or apply below.

How to apply

Apply for our School Direct programme via The UCAS Portal, by searching for Britannia Teaching School Alliance.

Please apply using the button below as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you have a question or need more information we’ll be happy to help

[email protected] | 01782 235 523

Belgrave St. Bartholomew’s Academy, Sussex Place, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 4TP

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