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Bennett Memorial Diocesan
School
Considering a career change?
Thinking of teaching?
What are the rewards?
• From day one you are in a position of leadership.
• Making a difference to young people, inspiring interest,
enthusiasm, ‘lighting a fire’ (rather than ‘filling a
bucket’!), leaving a legacy
• Belonging to a community – support, interaction,
relationships, co-building an ethos, chance to support
student learning and development outside the
classroom
• Being appreciated – students, parents, colleagues
• Doing a professional job, gaining satisfaction
• Feeling stretched, always learning, getting better
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Qualities and qualifications
• A lively interest in a subject
• Shortage subjects are Mathematics, Sciences,
English, Modern Languages, Computing Science
• Other important subjects include History,
Geography, Design Technology, Biology, Music
• A ‘good’ degree – ideally a 2.1 or above
• Strong interest in or experience of young people
and their learning
• A positive outlook and a belief that education can
be transformational to individuals and for society
Training routes
• PGCE – Post Graduate Certificate in Education
– run by a university education department
• Theoretical input in university setting as well
as two extended school placements (typically
10-12 weeks each)
• ‘Schools Direct’ – a ‘school based’ route
• Single main placement and a much shorter
second placement; shorter university input
So, what are Bennett offering?
• Schools Direct places leading to a PGCE –
internationally recognised teacher training
qualification.
• In partnership with the University of London
Institute of Education.
Why train with us?
• Church of England co-educational school with
independent academy status
• Judged to be outstanding in every area by
Ofsted in 2012
• Outstanding GCSE and A level results
• Excellent reputation; oversubscribed
• 1500 students on roll including 350 in the
Sixth form
The subjects on offer at Bennett (subject
to confirmation from ‘Schools Direct’)
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Modern Foreign language (Fr, Ge, Sp)
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Geography
History
English
Costs and options at Bennett (1)
• These depend on the subject, the kind of degree you have,
and the route you choose.
• At Bennett all options lead to a PGCE.
• If you take the Schools Direct salaried route you are
employed as an unqualified teacher by the school
(c£16000).
• You pay no tuition fees
• You must have at least three years work experience post
graduation.
• Following subjects: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics,
Modern foreign languages.
• You attend the Institute of education for 15 days in the year
and have a second school placement of up to 4 weeks.
Costs and options at Bennett (2)
• If you take the Schools Direct training route you are
effectively a postgraduate student at the IoE in London
with your school placement at Bennett. A short placement
is also undertaken at another school.
• You pay tuition fees (2013/14: £9000). These are eligible for
student loans.
• You are a graduate who meets all the current criteria for
teacher training (e.g. degree, GCSE or equivalent grade C or
above in English and Maths).
• Many who opt for this route will be recent graduates but
there is nothing to stop graduates who graduated more
than three years ago to apply for this route.
• You can apply for bursaries and/or scholarships.
Bursaries available (tax free)
Maths &
Physics
Chemistry
Languages
English,
History,
Geography
Scholarship
£25000
£25000
1st class degree
£20000
£20000
£20000
£9000
2:1
£20000
£15000
£15000
£4000
2:2
£15000
£12000
£12000
£0
Full details of funding for the training route here: http://www.education.gov.uk/getinto-teaching/funding/postgraduate-funding.aspx
Subjects available for training route
(subject to confirmation)
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Modern Foreign Languages
Chemistry
Physics
Mathematics
Geography
History
English
What do teachers get paid?
• Teaching salaries are becoming more flexible and
may vary from school to school
• A typical starting salary for a graduate is £23k
• After about 5 years and assuming no additional
responsibility this rises to £32k
• A head of a small department with up to about
10 years’ experience might earn £41k
• A head of a large department might earn £50k
• A deputy head in a large school might earn in the
region of £70k
What are career opportunities?
• The teaching workforce is much more dynamic
than ever before – opportunities to promote and
develop teachers with potential are increasing
• Shortage subjects have more opportunities than
others
• Outstanding teachers get access to better
opportunities
• Other experience can help speed up promotion
• Typical promotion times: 3-5 years for
small/medium subject leaders; 5-8 years for
larger subjects; 7-10 years for leadership team
How is education in England changing?
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Focus on subject learning
School autonomy
Greater freedoms for professionals
Balanced with accountability
Further questions and key dates
• Useful email:
• Anna Taylor: [email protected]
• From 31st October Bennett will receive confirmation
subjects we are able to offer. These will be on our website
from 4th November.
• From 21st November you will be able to apply through the
UCAS website.
• http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/teacher-training
• Useful further information on the Department for
education website: http://www.education.gov.uk/get-intoteaching/faqs.aspx
• Institute of Education website: www.ioe.ac.uk
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