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  • HMC Summer Briefing

    Tuesday, 6th May 2014

    AMPTHILL

    Teacher Recruitment and Training:

    Developments

  • ROUTES INTO TEACHING

    Jonathan Black

    Director, Careers Service and Internship Office

    May 2014

  • Work (and study)60%

    Study29%

    Unemployed6%

    Unavailable5%

    Academia and HE15%

    Education13%

    Health & Social Care9%

    Banking & Investment

    7%Govt, Order,

    Policy6%

    Culture, Sport, Leisure

    5%

    Accountancy & Finl Svcs

    5%

    Consultancy5%

    Charity & Devlpt4%

    Consumer Goods &

    Retail4%

    Other4%

    Law4%

    IT & Computing3%

    Engineering & Mfg3%

    13% of Oxford UGs and PGs who go into work, go into school teaching

    Four years of DLHE data, 2008/2009-2011/2012Six months after leaving

  • Teaching qualifications

    Qualified teacher status (QTS) is required to

    teach in state-maintained schools

    Some training routes also lead to other qualifications

    such as Postgraduate Certificates or Diplomas and

    Masters-level credits

    Options without QTS (training on-the-job)

    Independent sector and Academies

    Post-compulsory sector (FE)

  • Routes into Teaching

    In a nutshell Duration Tuition

    fees?

    Bursary/scholarship/sa

    lary?

    PGCE University-based with teaching

    placements

    1 year full time

    Flexible options

    available

    Up to 9k

    loan

    available

    Up to 25K, depending

    on subject and degree

    class

    School Direct Based in schools with university

    support

    1 year full time Up to 9k

    loan

    available

    Up to 25K, depending

    on subject and degree

    class

    Teach First 2 years teaching in a challenging

    school following 6 weeks intensive

    training

    2 years full time

    (QTS after year 1)

    No Year 1: unqualified

    teacher salary (15K-

    21K)

    Year 2: QTS salary

    (21K-29K)

    School Direct

    (salaried)

    School-based training for those with

    >3yrs relevant experience

    1 year full time No Unqualified teacher

    salary

    Independent

    sector

    On-the-job training for unqualified

    teachers. Some formal training

    programmes available

    Varies No Salary

  • Primary & secondary, regions nationwide

    2.1 or above, relevant degree

    For English, D&T, ICT, Maths and Science:

    A*, A or B at A level (2 in science)

    Greater London

    North East

    North West

    South Coast

    South East

    West Midlands

    Yorkshire & the

    Humber

    Wales

    Addressing educational disadvantage.

    Teach First schools - at least 50% of pupils must come from the lowest

    30% of the IDACI (Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index),

    prioritising those schools with higher levels of deprivation.

  • PGCE

    Primary and secondary, all subjects, nationwide

    University-based but with substantial periods of time in

    two or more schools.

    Requires degree to have close relevance to chosen

    teaching subject (>50% rough guide)

    Subject enhancement courses in maths, physics,

    chemistry and languages

    PGDE in Scotland

  • School Direct

    Candidates selected by schools

    in-line with their future teaching needs.

    May be offered in a single school, or more commonly in

    a group of schools

    Available throughout England.

    All subjects (including primary) available

    Most places for shortage secondary subjects (Maths,

    Science, MFL)

    Process varies by location & partnership

    Key difference from PGCE:

    Expectation (though not a guarantee) of employment with

    school on completion.

  • PGCE/School Direct

    funding (England)English,

    Geography,

    History,

    Music,

    Biology and

    Design &

    Technology

    Maths,

    Physics,

    Chemistry,

    Computing

    A*/A/B maths A

    level & on

    specialist

    primary maths

    course

    Bursary + 25% if training with School Direct in schools with more than 35% free school meals

    Tuition fee loan (fees up to 9k)

    Other loans and grants according to need

  • HOW TO APPLY

    Routes into teaching

  • Teach First application process:

    clear, one-stop shop

    interaction; knowledge; resilience; self evaluation; planning & organising;

    humility, respect & empathy; leadership; problem solving

    teachfirst.org.uk

  • PGCE/School Direct application

    process: one size fits all

    motivation for teaching; relevant experience; commitment to teaching;

    reflective qualities; awareness of current issues in education;

    Application

    Course search &

    online application at

    www.ucas.com

    Application form +

    Personal statement

    + Referees

    comments

    Applications OPEN

    21 November

    Interview

    Interview with

    course tutor &

    teacher

    ?Group exercise

    ?Written exercise

    ?Presentation

    Professional Skills

    Test

    Must pass before

    starting course

    Numeracy &

    Literacy

    education.gov.uk/tea

    chskillstests

  • Independent SectorTeacher Training

    Popular route into teaching

    Regarded as slightly mysterious

    Unclear how to identify opportunities

    More information about relevant experience would be helpful for recent graduates

    Sector recognition

    Options to gain QTS, PGCE?

    Ease of transfer between independent and state-maintained sectors?