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School Direct Information Evening
Forest Way Teaching School Alliance
October 15th 2013
Lynn Slinger – Headteacher FWTSA
Helen Joy – Lead Practitioner FWTSA
Rachel Rees-Jones – SD Programme Manager
Ros Clarke – University of Derby
Ani Thomas – University of Derby
Lynn Slinger
Head Teacher
Forest Way School
Forest Way Teaching School Alliance
Welcome
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School Direct Information Evening
“Education is not the filling
of a pail, but the lighting of
a fire.” William Butler Yeats
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What is the Forest Way
Teaching School Alliance?
Helen Joy – Lead Practitioner
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FWTS Alliance Partners
Schools
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•
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•
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30 Primary
4 High
2 Upper
6 Special
1 Special Nursery
Strategic Partners
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University of Derby (School Direct)
•
University of Northampton (SEN)
•
Leicester University (School Direct)
•
Loughborough University
•
Leicestershire LA
•
National College for Teaching and
Learning
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Structure
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School Direct at FWTSA
What is it?
Rachel Rees-Jones
School Direct Programme Manager
Forest Way Teaching School Alliance
School Direct
Who knows where?
NQT year
continuing career
Year 2
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School Direct
• School Direct was created
to help schools grow their
own staff
• The scheme enables
schools to:
– Decide who they want to
recruit and train
– Take a leading role in Initial
Teacher Training
– Deploy successful NQTs in
their network of schools
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School Direct 2013/14
• 16 trainees based at Forest Way Teaching School Alliance in local primary
schools and special schools
• A well established and carefully developed training programme in schools,
university and FWTSA
• Training led by university lecturers, experienced teachers, headteachers
and outside agencies,
• Evaluations are very good:
• Trainees appreciate the early
engagement in school life and the
positive impact on their learning
• Schools say the trainees are part of
the school, integrating and
progressing really well
• What do the current
trainees say?
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So what will School Direct
2014/15 look like?
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School Direct Key Features
• School-led Initial Teacher Training
• Two types of training place:
– The School Direct Training Programme
– The School Direct Training Programme (salaried)
• Expectation of employment
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School Direct Training Programme
Route
• Funded by tuition fees paid
by the trainee
• Trainees eligible for the
standard support package
(bursaries, tuition fee loans,
and scholarships)
• Trainees may be eligible for a
tax-free bursary dependent
on subject and degree class
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Forest Way Teaching School Alliance
and University of Derby
School Direct PGCE Programme
Rachel Rees-Jones: Programme Manager School Direct (FWTSA)
Ros Clarke and Ani Thomas :School of Education
University of Derby
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Why choose Forest Way Teaching School
Alliance with University of Derby?
• Schools involved have an excellent record of
training teachers
• Teachers have a wealth of knowledge and skills in
Primary and Special Education
• University of Derby is an outstanding provider of
Initial Teacher Training (Ofsted 2010)
• FWTSA and University of Derby together can
provide highest level academic and practical
education for School Direct trainees
• FWTSA and University of Derby have worked
together to develop this training programme
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Entry Requirements
• Preference for 2:1 degree
• GCSE grade C or above in English, Maths
and Science gained prior to application
• Minimum 2 weeks experience in a Special
or Primary School
• Requirement to pass Professional Skills
tests (QTS skills from 1st May TBC)
• Potential to teach letter from Head
teacher of Primary or Special School
• Experience recorded in a reflective journal
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How much will it cost?
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• This is a non salaried student
funded route
• Cost is £9,000
• Bursaries and Student Loans available
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What will the course look like?
• You will have 24 weeks school based experience
in Alliance Schools
• You will be based in one school with a second (5
week) experience in another school:
o Primary and Special
o Different Key Stages in Primary
o All students will have a 1 week Special School
experience and an alternative 1 week placement
• 1 day per 2 weeks at University
• 1 day per 2 weeks training at FWTSA
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PGCE structure
Semester 1
Level 7
Understanding the Child as a Learner: 20
credits
Semester 2
Understanding the School as a Learning
Community: 20 credits
Specialist Subject Enhancement: 20 credits
An Introduction to Reflective Teaching: 20
credits
Reflective Practice in Action: 20 credits
Effective Learning & Teaching: English & Mathematics with ICT: 20 credits
Level 6
Effective Learning & Teaching in Science & the Wider Curriculum: 20 credits
www.derby.ac.uk/ehs
Primary School Direct PGCE Practical Teaching Dates 2013-14
PGCE 3-7, 5-11 and 7-11
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Commitment
Week #
Assignment
6
7
8
9
S
U
U
U
U
U
27
28
24
3
10
4
11
18
25
2
9
S
U
U
U
U
U
S
U
U
S
S
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
16
January
23
30
20
21
22
2
6
13
20
27
U
S
U
S
23
24
25
26
3
RT1 tutorial
L&T1 essay
SSE poster
SK viva (in
school)
Wider Curriculum poster
L&T2 essay
RT2 viva (in school)
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April
24
31
7
U
S
U
S
U
S
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
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www.derby.ac.uk/education
December
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Assignments
Science poster (in
school)
S
4
November
21
1
March
17
14
Holiday
5
Directed Study
10
11
S
7
5
14
May
21
Holiday
February
3
10
U
5
6
7
8
University and hub training
U
S
2
3
4
EPO- SSE, SEN, EAL, additonal KS
S
U
1
LPL/M
30
U
U
U
U
U
School
1
School
2
23
37
38
28
5
U
U
U
U
U
BH
39
40
6
7
12
June
19
26
2
9
16
23
30
7
S
S
S
U
48
8
49
July
14
21
50
51
BH
S
U
41
42
Directed Study
Mon
Tues
Weds
Thurs
Fri
October
16
9
Directed Study
Sept
2
43
S
44
U
45
46
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If successful at the end of the
programme:
• You will gain a PGCE with
60 Masters Credits
• Possibility of
employment within the
Alliance although this
cannot be guaranteed
• Established NQT and Year
2 teaching programmes
• Ongoing career coaching
including Leadership
courses through to
headship if you choose!
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How to Apply
• Apply through the UCAS site from Nov 1st
• APPLY 1. You can choose 3 institutions.
• Shortlisting, interviews to be held and offers
made within 40 working days of receiving
application.
• Applicants have 10 working days to accept
offer.
• APPLY 2. from Jan 2nd one institution at a
time.
• Then same as above for times allowed.
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Help with Your Application
• Visit the Forest Way Teaching School Alliance
website.
http://www.forestway.leics.sch.uk/fwtsa/
• Visit the UCAS site with details and video of
how to apply
http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/teachertraining
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Rest of the evening
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Contacts
FWTSA
[email protected]
Forest Way Teaching School
Warren Hills Road
Coalville
Leicestershire LE67 4UU
Tel: 01530 831899
University of Derby
Rachel Rees-Jones
http://www.derby.ac.uk
[email protected]
School Direct Programme Manager
FWTSA
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