Teacher Training at Edge Hill

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Postgraduate Teacher
Training
Postgraduate Teacher Training
What is it?
Qualifications
Fees and Funding
How to Apply
Making a strong application –
Personal Statement
• The Interview
• Life as a Teacher
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POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING
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Early Years 3 – 7
Primary 7– 11
Secondary 11 – 16
Post Compulsory 16+
POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING
Qualifications
• GCSE Maths, English – Grade C or above
• Primary & Early Years require Science
GCSE Grade C
• QTS Skills Tests from 2013 entry
• CRB Checks
POSTGRADUATE TEACHER
TRAINING
• Hons Degree 2:2 or above – dependant on
provider
• Secondary & Post Compulsory - 50% subject
content
( ICT, Business, MFL and Music)
• Primary & Early Years – any degree subject
• Basic ICT knowledge
• Classroom experience – min 10 days
• Competitive programmes often require more
POSTGRADUATE TEACHER
TRAINING
Professional Skills Tests
• New for 2013
• Core skills that teachers need to fulfill their wider
role in schools, rather than the subject knowledge
required for teaching.
• Tests student competency in numeracy, literacy
• Regardless of specialism
• Usually - pass required before programme
commences
• Tests are computerized, 150 centers across UK
• Edge Hill University has its own test centre on site –
one of only 2 universities in the UK
POSTGRADUATE TEACHER
TRAINING
Professional Skills Tests
• Tests can be practiced online at home
• Two chances to pass
• Failure twice = no re sit permitted for 2 calendar
years
• Cost - 1st Test Free, Subsequent tests = £19.25
• Tests are computerized, 150 centers across UK
www.pearsonvue.com/ta/locate/
• Tests can be practiced online at home as many times
as required www.education.gov.uk/teachskillstests
• Vital for familiarising with test layout and timings
POSTGRADUATE TEACHER
TRAINING
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Most popular route/choice
Focus on developing teaching
1 year FT, 2 years PT or Flexible options
Cost – £9,000 - Nationwide
Generous Bursaries available in most
subjects
POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING
Full Time
and
Flexible
Routes
Science
(Physics)
Science
(Chemistry)
Maths
Modern
Languages
Physics with
Maths
Primary
maths
specialist
Primary
Early Years
Biology
English
Geography
History
ICT
Music
PE
Art & Design
D&T
Business Ed
Psychology
RE
General
Science
Trainee
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1st Class
£20,000
£11,000
£9,000
£0
2:1
£15,000
£6,000
£4,000
£0
2:2
£12,000
£0
£0
£0
POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING
Funding
No compulsory up front fees
• Repayments begin at £21,000 earnings
• Living Cost Loans – max £5,000
• Non-Repayable Grants – Living
costs/food/travel/accommodation
• Household income is up to £25,000 = full grant £3,354
• Household income between £25,001 & £42,611
between £3,354 & £50
• Incentives vary from each Uni e.g. Laptop
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GTTR- Graduate Teacher Training Registry
Save & Return
Basic Information
4 choices Secondary, 2 choices Primary
1st December – Closing date for Primary
No set closing date for Secondary
2 References
Clever decision making
The Personal Statement
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What to Include
The Nemesis!!!
Reasons for choosing a particular course
Enthusiasm for Teaching
Experience – What did you observe
(Classroom Management, Responsibility)
Passion for your Subject
Personal Qualities – why would you be a good
teacher?
Other Interests – Sports, Volunteering
The Personal Statement
The Correct Approach
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Write clearly
Don’t repeat yourself
Enthusiastic and motivated
Spelling and grammar
Make it interesting
The Personal Statement
Hints & Tips
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Avoid overusing ‘I’
Interesting opening line
Solid summarising sentence
Don’t Lie!
Allow enough time
Try out ‘hard sell’ on friends
Be prepared for criticism
POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING
Postgraduate Teacher Training
Group Task
• 6 examples of Personal Statements
• Work in groups to identify which are good and
which are bad
• Make notes for your decisions
POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING
Set yourself apart….
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Subject Knowledge Enhancement
Courses:
(Maths, Science & D&T)
More School Experience
Current Affairs
Voluntary Work (Youth Clubs)
Transitionary Age Phases
POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING
Life as a Teacher
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Varied - no two weeks the same
21 – 25 hours classroom work – age
dependant
Additional duties – Registration, break times,
assembly
Pastoral Care
10% weekly allocated to planning
Inspections e.g. OfStead
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Inspiring , Motivational , Job Satisfaction
Career Progression & Developmental Opportunities
e.g. Head of Subject, Department, Faculty
Incremental Salary
Additional Teaching & Learning (TLR)
responsibilities
e.g. Pastoral care, Culture/Diversity
awareness
Teachers pension - 2nd largest in public sector
Holidays
Housing and Home share schemes
Strong Union Support
POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING
Unqualified Teachers – Min £15,817 – Max £25,016
Qualified Teachers – Min £21,588 – Max £31,552
Advanced Skills Teachers – Min £37,461 – Max
£56,950
Head Teachers – Min £42,379 – Max £105,097
POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING
Useful Contacts
Graduate Teacher Training Registry
gttr.ac.uk
• Teaching Agency education.gov.uk
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• DirectGov – directgov.uk
• Rachael Farley – Postgraduate Officer
• Edge Hill University
• [email protected]
• 01695 657142
Thank you for
listening
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