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School Direct – a route into
teaching
Carl Moore
Vice Principal, HR
Tollbar Family of Academies
Who am I?
• Carl Moore
• Vice Principal (HR) for
Tollbar MAT
• Hull PGCE student
(Business Studies) 2003-4
Today’s presentation
• What is School Direct?
• How you apply
• What the entry
requirements are
• What is it like to teach
in schools today?
What is it like to teach in schools
today?
• It’s not like this!
CHANGE
Changes in…
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Education
E Baccs
A levels
Academies
Headline figures
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Society
iPads / tablets
Text speek and spelin
The latest government
fad?
Changes in teaching
• new ideas – or reinventing the wheel?
Changes in
technology
Teacher 2050?
Children haven’t changed!
Year 7 intake
Children haven’t changed!
• “A characteristic of the normal child is he
doesn't act that way very often”
• “You can learn many things from children.
How much patience you have, for
instance”
• “Children seldom misquote. In fact, they
usually repeat word for word what you
shouldn't have said”
My favourite quote
• “Children today are tyrants. They contradict
their parents, gobble their food, and
tyrannize their teachers. “
• Socrates, 469-399 BC
What are the kids like then?
• 95% are fantastic
• 4% have problems
• 1% are ‘orrible
Why be a teacher….according to Joe
Public….
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Holidays!
Weekends!
Short working day!
No accountability!
No stress!
Easy!
Why be a teacher?
Why…really….?
• Because you want a job that counts for
something
before I got a proper job…
I’ve sold coke, pagers, and dresses… and shovelled peas…..
So what is it really like?
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Exciting
Different every day
Important
Rewarding
frustrating
Challenging
Today’s presentation
• What is School Direct?
• How you apply
• What the entry
requirements are
• What is it like to teach
in schools today?
What is School Direct?
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School Direct allows schools to:
grow their own teachers
decide who to recruit and which subjects
form partnerships so that training is aligned and
quality is guaranteed
• negotiate how the training year is delivered
• have the option to employ at the end of the course
Which schools can apply?
• The Teaching Agency is looking for outstanding
schools to lead the programme
• It is also looking for schools who are offering to
train national priority subjects
Two routes…
• School Direct Training
programme
• Open to all graduates
• Funded via tuition fees
• Bursaries available
• School Direct Training
programme (salaried)
• Employed by the school
• Salary subsidised by
Teacher Agency
• Three years’ work
experience
• High quality graduates
• This replaces the GTP
scheme
What does the training look like?
• 60 days minimum of training activity
• 120-150 days in your training schools
• Teaching is divided between at least two schools
Can I afford it?
Bursaries are available….
• Maths, Physics,
Chemistry, Languages:
– £20,000 for a first
– £15,000 for a 2:1
– £12,000 for a 2:2
• Art/Design, Tech,
Economics, English, ICT,
PE, Biology, Music,
Geography, History,
classics, RE, Primary:
– £9000 for a first
– £4000 for a 2:1
– £0 for a 2:2
Other financial considerations?
• School Direct
• Tuition fees are payable
by student, but…
• Your bursary is tax free,
and…
• Student loans are
available
• Student loans are not
available to School
Direct (salaried)
trainees
• Salaries are subsidised
by the Teaching Agency
Entry Requirements?
• You need to pass a skills
test in numeracy and
literacy (usually before
interview)
• You can visit the
Department skills tests
web pages:
www.education.gov.uk/
teachskillstests.
• You need a GCSE grade
C in both English and
Maths (and Science if
you teach 3-11)
– Some HEIs will accept
equivalent qualifications
• A first degree of a UK
HEI or equivalent
The re-cap…
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Exciting
Different every day
Important
Rewarding
frustrating
Challenging
Recruitment starts now!
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Applications open 1 November
Visit www.ucas.com
Come and take a look at our lead school
Open day Friday 18 October 2013 (11-3pm)
Email me at [email protected]
Pick up a business card before you leave today
Why Tollbar Family of Academies?
• Outstanding results (81% A*- C including
English and Maths)
• Six consecutive years of 80% + results
• Rated outstanding by OFSTED since 2007
• £8 million refurbishment for sister school
• Primary opportunities
• Vast experience of teacher training
Questions?
• Open day at Tollbar on Friday 18 October 113pm
• Email me at [email protected]
• Pick up a business card before you leave today
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