School Direct ITT
Poole Teaching School Alliance School Direct
Where better to train to teach than in a school? School Direct is an exciting new training route for top graduates. Your school will have a job in mind just for you when you finish your training. We are working with Southampton University to offer School Direct placements within the Poole Teaching School Alliance. Please contact us for further information at email@example.com. You can also visitwww.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/teacher-training-options/school-based-training/school-direct
Why Train With Us?
The PTSA School Direct partnership is committed to developing our trainee teachers as effective learners and effective teachers. We provide a unique and personalised school based learning opportunity in partnership with Southampton University. Our aim is to develop a team culture working within a family of schools. This collaboration is growing and developing and its aim is to draw on excellent local practice and expertise as well as bringing in the skills and knowledge of consultants and practitioners from further afield to enhance our provision. Our partnership schools offer Early Years focused training in a range of contexts – large and small primary, infant and first schools with nursery settings, as well as opportunities to experience teaching in a local Special School. Many of our partnership schools have achieved Outstanding Ofsted ratings and all are passionate about the importance of outstanding provision for our youngest learners as they enter their school lives.
The Poole Teaching School Alliance is committed to working in ways that nurture a strategy of ‘School to School Improvement’ so that one school’s outstanding practice can be shared with others and systematically benefit the wider family of schools. All schools can demonstrate exceptional practice and specific expertise that others can learn from and where better to start than with those taking their first steps in nurturing the ‘grown ups’ of tomorrow. Poole has a wealth of Early Years experience that is current and happening in classrooms today. Our staff are our most valuable resource with a proven track record for delivering high quality training and professional development. They are exemplary in their expectations and are eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers. These practitioners are in the best position to prepare training teachers for excellence in their own practice.
Our Training Programme
Our vision is to develop and prepare the teachers of tomorrow with the skills and knowledge they need to deliver creative and challenging teaching and learning in the Early Years setting that they will be working in. Our inspirational programme is delivered by expert teachers using classroom settings and is enhanced by attending Southampton University. The University aspect of the course brings together trainees from a range of areas and schools giving opportunities to reflect and engage in different experiences. You will have access to their extensive library and personal tutor support. The remainder of your training will take place within school settings.
Your teaching placement will take place in one of our partnership schools where you will be released for a day each week to access further training. During the spring term, you will have a placement in a contrasting setting for 6 weeks in one of our partner schools.
We are very keen to support you as much as we can in finding a placement that best suits your needs and preferences. Although we cannot guarantee that you will be placed in a school of your choice, we will do our utmost meet your request.
During your placements, you will be supported by your class tutor and a professional mentor within your school setting. You will also be assigned a professional tutor from the University. You will begin your placement on the first day of the school year and as a member of staff in the school you work in, you will be expected to attend staff meetings and In Service Training Days as part of your development. You will be part of the school team! Class Tutors and Professional Mentors are experienced, quality practitioners who have undergone rigorous training and development in their roles. They will endeavour to support you in many different ways through coaching and mentoring, observations and feedback to ensure that you have the best possible preparation and training for embarking on your new career. When you qualify, you will achieve a PGCE with QTS and you will also have the opportunity to gain Masters credits through your training.
Your Training Provider
The training provider is Poole Teaching School Alliance and our accrediting provider is Southampton University. There are a number of other schools within our partnership, all located in Poole.
Child Care Facilities
The University of Southampton has child care facilities that can be used by School Direct trainees whilst they are studying at the University site as part of their programme.
Southampton University has full disabled access.
The School Direct partnership does not offer any accommodation for trainee teachers.
Where to Find Us
Broadstone First School (the lead school in the partnership) is situated in Poole in Dorset on the South Coast of England. Southampton University is situated in Hampshire, surrounded by the New Forest off the M27. Full directions to the school and University can be found on their websites
We are looking for graduates with a 1st or 2:1 degree. We are willing to consider applicants with a 2:2 should they be able to demonstrate relevant experience in teaching and education. You need at least grade C in English and Maths GCSE and you should pass the skills tests in English and Maths prior to beginning the course. Please visit www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/apply-for-teacher-training/skills-tests for further information on the skills tests.
What Are We Looking For?
We are looking for committed, enthusiastic candidates who can demonstrate a passion for working with very young learners to enable them to be the very best they can be. We will be looking for meaningful, relevant experience of working with young children and some observation and experience of classroom practice.
How We Select
Poole Teaching School Alliance will be co-ordinating the recruitment process. Following your application through UCAS, short listing will take place to invite appropriate candidates to interview. This interview process will involve a short lesson observation, short written tasks in Maths and Literacy and a presentation. A discussion with an interview panel will also take place. The University of Southampton will take part in the process.
We have designed our recruitment process to ensure that the applicants and placements can be suitably matched and as a result, experience great success. Please contact us for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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