Postgraduate Teacher Training Postgraduate Teacher Training • What is it? • Qualifications • Routes into Teaching • Making a strong application – Personal Statement • The Interview • Life as a Teacher POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING • • • • • Early Years 3 – 7 Primary 7– 11 Secondary 11 – 16 Post Compulsory 16+ Future Teachers GTP POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING • GCSE Maths, English – Grade C or above • Primary & Early Years require Science GCSE Grade C POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING • Hons Degree 2:2 or above – dependant on provider • Secondary & Post Compulsory - 50% subject content ( ICT, 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 • • • • • • Most popular route/choice Focus on developing teaching 1 year FT, 2 years PT or Flexible options Cost – To be confirmed for 2012 Bursaries available in certain subjects GTTR – 2 choices only POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING • Fees to be confirmed by TDA for 2012 • £3,375 for 2011 • Bursaries available in: - Physics, Chemistry, Maths = £9.000 - Combined Science, Biology, MFL = £6,000 POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING Future Teachers (GTP) • Train to teach Mathematics, Chemistry or Physics • One-year, full-time programme where all study takes place in school • A training salary of £15,841 (pro-rata) • Leads to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) • 2:1 Degree Requirement • Greater focus on leadership POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING Additional Funding Scholarships • Entrance Scholarship - £1,000 – achievement, determination & commitment • Jesse Jackson Scholarship £1,000 – Outstanding contributions to promoting equality, improving access, overcoming personal circumstances POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING Making a Strong Application No set closing dates (excluding Primary – 1st December) • Clever decision making • Basic Information • Referees • Personal Statement – The Nemesis POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING • • • • • • Personality Career aspirations Love of subject School Experience Personal Qualities Key Skills • SPELLING & GRAMMAR!!!! STGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING Set yourself apart…. • • • • • 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 • • • • • • 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 POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING • • • • • • • • 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 Development Agency tda.gov.uk • DirectGov – directgov.uk • • Rachael Farley – Postgraduate Officer • Edge Hill University • [email protected] • 01695 657142 Edge Hill University • Student population of over 24,000 students. This includes over 8,000 full time undergraduate students • The university offers over 200 undergraduate courses, across three Faculties; Arts and Sciences Health Education Key Facts • Top in the North West for Overall Student Satisfaction National Student Survey 2010. Applies to all public universities • Top two in England for student Personal Development National Student Survey 2010. Applies to all full public universities • Top two in England for Graduate Employment Higher Education Statistics Agency, 2009, all graduates, full and part time, first and foundation degrees. Applies to full universities Campus • £130 million invested on campus developments in the last decade, across teaching facilities, resources, accommodation and social spaces • New £14m Student Hub opening in 2011 • University club, including bar and nightclub • 25 acre sports complex • Rose Theatre and Studio Theatre Edge Hill University - Campus A single site, award winning 160 acre campus campus Faculty of Arts and Sciences • Business • English, History and Film Studies • Law & Criminology • Media • Natural, Geographical and Applied Sciences • Performing Arts • Social & Psychological Sciences • Sport & Physical Activity Faculty of Health • Nursing • Midwifery • Paramedic Practice • Operating Department Practice • Health and Social Wellbeing • Health and Performance • Nutrition and Health Faculty of Education • Early Years Education with QTS • Early Years Professional Practice and Leadership • Primary Education with QTS • Key Stage 2/3 Education with QTS • Secondary Education with QTS • Teaching Learning and Mentoring Practice • Children and Young People’s Learning and Development Student Support • Careers Centre • Accommodation Support and Advice • Finance and Budgeting Support and Advice • Disability and Dyslexic Support • Health and Wellbeing Centre • Student Information Desk Accommodation • Over 1,000 study bedrooms on campus • Mixture of en suite / shared facilities • Mixture of catered / self catered • All accommodation is inclusive of utility bills and wireless internet • Student Assistants live on campus, as well as Hall Managers and 24 hour security The £13m Student Hub Housing a number of Edge Hill's student services, retail and dining areas in one place, the new development will be a central point for students Students will enjoy the brand new £13m ‘Student Hub' at Edge Hill University currently being built and will be unveiled in September 2011 ‘innovative’ and ‘sustainable’ The Hub is a one-stop shop for all student needs to benefit students, staff and the local community ‘Sporting Edge’ £4m complex including: Athletics track Modern fitness suite Swimming pool Squash, netball and tennis courts Floodlit Astroturf pitches Four-court sports hall Rugby league & union pitches Football pitches Edge Hill Student Union The students’ union is run by students for students • Gives students a voice • Promotes positive change by lobbying the university and local, regional and national bodies to • Ensure you have the best possible student experience • Improve both your educational and social experience • Provide a wide-range of activities • • • • • • sports and societies academic advice & guidance Events student representation Welfare campaigns Outdoor Club Snow Sports Unite Christian Union LGBT Anime Cheerleading Circus Darts LGBT Outdoor Paintballing Philosotea Rounders Set up a society of your own The Region Southport Blackpool Lake District Chester Manchester Liverpool Your Next Steps Next Steps… • Start your research into courses, and institutions early! • Search online through UCAS.com • Browse individual university websites • Research National Student Survey and other league tables / guides • Attend UCAS Fair • Visit university Open Days Further Information www.edgehill.ac.uk University websites Prospectuses Open Days HE Fairs National Student Survey www.ucas.com www.prospects.ac.uk www.unistats.com www.whatuni.com Our next Open Day is; Saturday 8th October Book online at www.edgehill.ac.uk/opendays When you come on campus o Have a look around o Ask the students about: o Living on campus o The local area o What they do with their time o What other activities they do o Ask questions whilst you have the opportunity Thank you for listening Any Questions?