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Routes into Teaching 2016-17


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Presentation by Duncan Mackrill, Senior Lecturer in Education (University of Sussex), at the Careers in Teaching event on Tuesday 13 Ocotober 2015.

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Routes into Teaching 2016-17

  1. 1. University of Sussex Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Partnerships Routes into Teaching Routes to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) Core PGCE School Direct (Training/ Tuition Fee) Qualified Teacher Status PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate in Education (90 M level credits at Sussex) • Full time comprehensive training divided between schools & the University resulting in academic award of PGCE (with up to 90 M Level Credits) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Trainees pay a tuition fee (9K) via Student Loan Company & may qualify for bursaries, scholarships & student finance. • Four days a week in school and one at University • Two school placements, one long main placement and a shorter enhancing placement - arranged by the University • Recruits through the University School Direct (Training/Tuition fee) • Includes a PGCE and QTS (up to 90 M level credits) with full time comprehensive training negotiated between school & university • At Sussex this route is very similar to core PGCE • Four days a week in school and one at University • Two school placements, one long main placement and a shorter enhancing placement • Recruits through the school and university jointly School Direct (Salaried) • Employment based – salary range (approx) £16-21K • Employing school funds trainee’s Sussex tuition fee • Also four days a week in school + one at University • For career changers with 3 years’ work experience • Employed by the school for a full academic year and more intensive teaching load • Includes QTS and PGCE (60 credits*) at no cost to trainee. *For the additional 30 credits towards an MA there is a charge Our partnership offers … Primary Early Years Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2 Key Stage 2/3 Maths Key Stage 2/3 MFL KS2/3 Computer science Primary Maths Specialist Secondary Art and Design Biology Business Studies Chemistry Classics (with History or Ancient Languages) Computer Science Drama Design Technology Economics Engineering English Geography Health and Social Care History Maths Modern Foreign Languages Music Physical Education Physics Psychology Religious Education Science Social Science
  2. 2. Teach First • A national programme where top graduates commit to teaching for two years Some priorities: • Working with children from disadvantaged areas – We do this too – Some areas of Sussex are in the top 5% most deprived in the UK. – Working in local schools to make a real impact over time • Attracting the brightest graduates – We do this too – 85% of our trainees have 2.1 or better – We have over 300 trainee teachers with roughly three times as many applications as places • Leadership programme – Many of our graduates go on to our MA Education and to become high achieving school leaders PGCE/SD Entry Requirements • UK university UG degree or recognised equivalent. • Grade C or above in GCSE English Language and Mathematics or equivalent (and science for primary/early years). • School experience, enthusiasm, knowledge, resilience • You will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance application form to verify your suitability to work with young people. • You will be required to take the numeracy and literacy professional skills tests prior to starting. • Health Check – fitness to teach How to Apply • Do your research – route, school and provider • Apply via UCAS online ( • Complete an application form and identify 2 referees • Apply 1 – From Oct 27th - Three Choices simultaneously. Early applications advised • Apply 2 – From Nov 9th – sent to providers sequentially • Face to face interview(s) and tasks • Conditional offers Finance – ITE Bursaries Eligibility 2016/20171 Scholarships 2 Bursaries Trainee with 1st/PhD 2:1/Master’s 2:2 Other Physics £30,000 £30,000 £25,000 £25,000 £9,000 3 Maths £25,000 £25,000 £25,000 £25,000 £9,000 3 Languages 4 - £25,000 £25,000 £20,000 £0 Chemistry, computing £25,000 £25,000 £20,000 £20,000 £0 Biology - £20,000 £15,000 £15,000 £0 Geography - £15,000 £15,000 £15,000 £0 D&T - £12,000 £9,000 £0 £0 English, history, music, RE - £9,000 £4,000 £0 £0 Primary maths 5 - £6,000 £6,000 £6,000 £3,000 Primary - £3,000 £3,000 £0 £0 Financial incentives for postgraduate non-salaried teacher training courses in 2016/17 by subject: • If subject degree focus does not match a course we/others provide enhancement courses in (Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, MFL, and Geography TBC). • Courses can run from 4 weeks to 6 months and can attract a bursary of approximately £200 a week (tax free) Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses What makes the Sussex ITE Partnership Distinctive? • A Genuine & Historic Partnership - over 50 years University & Schools working as a Consortium – • On-going professional development opportunities – many trainees go on to work with us as NQTs, complete their MAE part time. • Quality of personal support – dedicated mentor and university tutor • High success rates in graduation (94%), quality (99%) and employment (97%) • OfSTED rating March 2014: Primary – ‘Outstanding’; Secondary – ‘Good’
  3. 3. • The only course in the country to offer MA plus EYTS • Graduate route offers grant of £7,000 for course fees – available to all graduates • And for trainees with high academic achievement: bursary of £9,000 for graduates with a first class degree bursary of £4,000 for graduates with a 2:1 degree MA in Early Years with EYTS The Early Years pathway within the MA in Education course offers routes for trainee teachers wanting/needing to earn All routes are studied full-time over one-year and require that you hold a first degree from a UK higher education institution or equivalent (a first, 2:1, 2:2, third). Where to find out more: DfE information see routes into teaching – Getting school experience – experience How to apply via UCAS - Information on the Professional Skills Tests – nddevelopment/professional Further information on ITE at Sussex Where to find out more: If you have questions please do email one of the ITE team. The Head of ITE is Jo Tregenza who also leads the Primary Course: The Secondary Course Leader is Irene Dallaway- Gonzales: You can find contact details for the Secondary Subject Leaders here: The School Direct Leader is Sally Dudley: