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  • SCITT = school-centred initial teacher training All training takes place in schools Once accredited by the Teacher Training Agency, SCITT can award QTS
  • Durham Secondary Applied Scitt

    1. 1. Durham Secondary Applied SCITT Steven Harness www.durhamscitt.org “ Bringing the world of work alive in the classroom”
    2. 2. Woodham Community Technology College <ul><li>11 – 18 Technology College </li></ul><ul><li>1200 students </li></ul><ul><li>Small New Town located in North East </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Vocational Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Young Apprenticeship </li></ul><ul><li>Vocational Teacher Training </li></ul>
    3. 4. Background (Durham Secondment) 2002 <ul><li>Key Stage 4 in 36 secondary schools </li></ul><ul><li>Major Issue - vocational education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planned growth in voc. courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of teaching expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poor work based provision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Issues of sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration difficult and volatile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VERY HIGH EXPECTATIONS !! </li></ul></ul>
    4. 5. SCITT -Rationale <ul><li>Development of 14-19 curriculum requires specialist teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Attract trainees with relevant work-related experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Demand forecasts high </li></ul><ul><li>Nowhere locally provides this training </li></ul><ul><li>Home-grow our own teachers with unique training programme </li></ul>
    5. 6. Durham SCITT - Structure <ul><li>Partnership of 33 schools in Co.Durham </li></ul><ul><li>Woodham is designated Lead School </li></ul><ul><li>Full and active support from </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Durham LEA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LSC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bishop Auckland College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TDA </li></ul></ul>
    6. 7. Durham SCITT - Structure 2 <ul><li>Budget - £450,000 </li></ul><ul><li>1.5 full time staff </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated Premises - Digital Factory </li></ul><ul><li>Network of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional tutors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Occasional Lecturers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject Tutors </li></ul></ul>
    7. 8. Facilities Digital Factory <ul><li>Lecture Room </li></ul><ul><li>2 Seminar rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Refectory </li></ul><ul><li>2 ICT rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Admin Office </li></ul>
    8. 9. Durham SCITT - Trainee Places <ul><li>Applied ICT (7) </li></ul><ul><li>Health & Social Care (7) </li></ul><ul><li>Leisure & Tourism (7) </li></ul><ul><li>Applied Science (6) </li></ul><ul><li>Applied Art & Design (5) </li></ul>
    9. 10. Entry Requirements <ul><li>GCSE grade C or better in English and Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>A degree or equivalent qualification </li></ul><ul><li>Able to demonstrate sufficient subject knowledge to be able to teach specialism by the end of the course </li></ul>
    10. 11. Case studies Francine Childhood Studies Degree Learning Support ASST. SEN Support Worker Athletics Counsellor Sure Start New Mother Support Counsellor
    11. 12. Case studies Francine QTS and PGCE 2006 First teaching post across 3 schools Pioneering Care Centre Young Apprenticeship H&SC Post 16 H&SC
    12. 13. The Course <ul><li>One-year full-time course. </li></ul><ul><li>5 elements: </li></ul><ul><li>General Professional Studies Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Applied Specialism Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Studies Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Practice Programme </li></ul><ul><li>PGCE module </li></ul>
    13. 14. Subject Allocations <ul><li>Applied ICT (7) </li></ul><ul><li>Health & Social Care (7) </li></ul><ul><li>Leisure & Tourism (7) </li></ul><ul><li>Applied Science (6) </li></ul><ul><li>Applied Art & Design (5) </li></ul>
    14. 15. Assessment <ul><li>Assessed against QTS standards Assessment through a series of short assignments and observation of teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment carried out by Durham Secondary Applied SCITT. Validated by external examiner. </li></ul><ul><li>PGCE assessed by University of Durham (2 long essays) </li></ul>
    15. 16. Trainee Finance <ul><li>Tuition fees £3000 (up to £2700 maintenance grant available) </li></ul><ul><li>£6 000 (£9000 Applied ICT and Applied Science) training bursary paid monthly </li></ul><ul><li>Golden Hello on completion of first year after award of QTS in Applied ICT and Applied Science </li></ul>
    16. 17. Case studies Karen Computing Science Degree Computer Auditor Systems Programmer - Engineering Farm manager
    17. 18. Case studies Sarah Textile Design Degree Office Administration Tour Guide Retail Fashion Buyer
    18. 19. Case studies Andrew Zoology Degree Travel Sales Adviser Musical Director on Cruise ships Musician / entertainer Kitchen Designer
    19. 20. Future Developments <ul><li>Move to a new £6m Industrial Learning Centre 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for CPD and vocational teacher networks </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with FE teacher training </li></ul><ul><li>Extend the range of subjects & number of trainees </li></ul><ul><li>Focus for work based providers to train </li></ul>
    20. 21. Further Enquiries <ul><li>Cath Sewell or Pip Jenkinson </li></ul><ul><li>Woodham Community Technology College </li></ul><ul><li>Wolsey Close </li></ul><ul><li>Newton Aycliffe </li></ul><ul><li>County Durham </li></ul><ul><li>DL5 4AX </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 01325 300328 </li></ul><ul><li>Email [email_address] </li></ul>