Helen Woodward presentation Oct 2011 by PkERdgz

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									    Turn your talent
     A career in
    to teaching. teaching
    www.teach.gov.uk




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      What we will cover today

                                                      Your teaching
                                                         career
           The rewards of   Training routes
           teaching         & funding




          Qualifications,         What makes a
         teaching phases          good application?
            & subjects



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    The current situation


  • Today’s presentation will take you through your options for teacher
    training as they stand for entry in September 2011.

  • As you may be aware on 24th November the Department for Education
    published the Schools White Paper - ‘The Importance of Teaching’.

  • The White Paper sets a new direction of travel for initial teacher training
    (ITT).

  • Proposals for the future have been published and are at the consultation
    stage




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                          The rewards of
                             teaching




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                          Question 1

                          What is the minimum starting salary for
                          a new qualified teacher (NQT) ?


                          a)       £18,500

                          b)       £16,422

                          c)       £21,588    




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    The rewards of teaching


               £37,461      Leadership      £105,097




              £37, 461         AST          £56,950




               £34,181    Upper pay scale    £36,756




               £21,588      Main scale      £31,552




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    The rewards of teaching


 • Teachers enjoy up to 12 weeks’ holiday a year, giving them
   opportunities to pursue their personal interests and spend time
   with their families.

 • Teaching offers the flexibility to fit your work to your life through
   job-sharing and part-time work.

 • Teachers have a generous occupational pension scheme with
   guaranteed benefits.




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                          Qualifications, teaching
                           phases & subjects in
                                  demand




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                          Question 3

                          What minimum qualifications do you
                          need to become a teacher ?


                          a)       A degree         
                          b)       Maths GCSE       
                                                               All at grade C or
                          c)       English GCSE               above (or
                                                               equivalent)
                          d)       Science GCSE     

                          If you want to
                              teach at
                           primary level
                             and KS2/3


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    What phase ?

         Secondary                  Primary

         You usually teach pupils   You teach pupils between
         between the ages of 11     the ages of 4 and 11,
         and 18. Most secondary     spending most of your
         teachers have one          school day with your own
         specialist subject.        class.

         Every teacher trains to    At primary level you will
         work with at least two     teach all the subjects of
         consecutive ages at        the primary curriculum.
         either primary or          Your training will prepare
         secondary level.           you to teach these core
                                    subjects.



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    Subjects in demand


         If you believe you would       If you have a language
         make a good physics,           degree (or you are a
         chemistry or maths             native speaker with a
         teacher but you have a         degree in another subject)
         degree in another              and need to develop a
         subject, you can enhance       second language, we offer
         your subject knowledge         modern language (ML)
         by attending an                enhancement courses in
         enhancement course             French and German which
         before starting your initial   you can attend prior to
         teacher training this year.    starting a ML initial teacher
                                        training course this year.




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                          Training routes
                             & funding




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    Training routes

    • Postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE)
         -       university-led training
         -       full-time, part-time or flexible
         -       distance learning
         -       there are providers at this event offering PGCE
                 courses

    • School-centred initial teacher training (SCITT)
      -  school-based training
      -  full-time
      -  QTS only/PGCE
      -  there are providers at this event offering SCITT
         courses
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   Funding while you train
    Funding – PGCE & SCITT

   Bursary allowance (for trainees starting in 2011)

   • On 31st January 2011 it was announced that the focus has been
     given to investment in the subjects where there are the most
     shortages

                                    Subject          Amount
                          Physics
                          Chemistry
                                                     £9,000
                          Engineering
                          Maths
                          Biology
                          Combined/general science   £6,000
                          Modern foreign languages

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    Training routes

     • Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP)
       -   you are employed by a school as an unqualified teacher
           and you teach a reduced timetable
       -   usually full time
       -   competitive programme designed for graduates who
           want to work in a school while they train
       -   programme takes three terms full-time (although it is
           possible to complete it earlier)
       -   programmes can start at any time during the year, but most
           begin in September or January.
       -   led by EBITTs (employment based initial teacher
           training providers)
       -   there are several EBITTs at this event

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    Funding - GTP

   • Participants are paid upwards of £15,461 depending on
     responsibilities, experience and location

   • The TDA provides each EBITT with a set number of grants which
     are then allocated to schools by the EBITT. These are available to
     State schools only

   • Unsuccessful candidates’ schools can opt to self-fund

   • Independent schools must self-fund




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    Training routes

     • Overseas Trained Teacher Programme (OTT)
       -  offers overseas trained teachers the opportunity to
          gain qualified teacher status (QTS) while working as a
          teacher
       -  teachers trained in any European Economic area
          (EEA) country or Switzerland may be eligible for
          QTS under mutual recognition arrangements.
       -  if training is needed, the maximum training
          programme is one year
       -  if you are an overseas trained teacher, come and see
          us on the TDA stand and we will talk you through the
          programme in more detail


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                          Your teaching career




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   Your teaching career
    Induction

    • After your training, your first full year as a teacher is your
      induction year

    • During this year, you will teach an 80 per cent timetable and
      you have the support of an induction mentor

    • Your mentor will help you learn how to manage behaviour,
      organise your time, and plan your lessons

    • You will also have weekly meetings on teaching and subject
      content with your mentor and your head of department.



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                          What makes a good
                            application ?




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    Recruitment process


            PGCE & SCITT
            • Check with the institution whether class of degree is
              important
            • Check with the institution if degree content has sufficient
              subject specialism.
            • Complete GTTR form online
            • Form goes to first choice of provider only - 2 for primary, 4
              for secondary
            • If you meet the entry requirements the provider invites you
              to interview




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    What are we looking for ?

  • This is your moment to stand out from the rest

  • Important to convey why you want to teach

  • What you can offer and why you will make a good teacher

  • How you know that teaching is right for you

  • What experience you have had in schools that has confirmed
    this

  • Convey your communication skills

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  How to get schools experience


 • Approach a local school in your area

 • Become a regular volunteer or classroom assistant

 • The Teaching Information Line can also arrange for a teacher
   to give you a call at a time convenient to you or have a chat
   with one of the teachers at the ‘meet a teacher area’ in the
   main exhibition area




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    Your interview


      Practical tips
         • Use the internet to research the latest developments in
            education

            • Try the TDA’s interactive interview
              www.teach.gov.uk/interactiveinterview and application assistant

            • Look at training providers’ websites

            • You can find out more information on providers and their
              courses, visit www.tda.gov.uk/performanceprofiles




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   Applying for an employment-
  Applying for an employment
  based route
   based route

    • The application process varies significantly across providers

    • Must apply to an EBITT (use the TDA website
      www.teach.gov.uk)

    • May be required to have the support of a school

    • May need to apply formally to school

    • Remember - each EBITT is different



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    How to apply



                PGCE             GTTR
                              www.gttr.ac.uk




                SCITT         GTTR or direct
                              www.gttr.ac.uk



                                     See
           EBITT (GTP)    www.teach.gov.uk for details




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  Proposals - Introduction
  •    Last November the White Paper set out the Government’s vision for
       educational reform ‘At the heart of our plan is a vision of the teacher as
       our society’s most valuable asset’

  •    The WP said that we should continue to improve the recruitment,
       training and subsequent professional development of teachers and
       promised an ITT Strategy Document which is now out for consultation

  •    What follows are therefore proposals and you are advised to visit the
       DfE or TDA websites as the consultation progresses




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  •    This consultation document proposes to take action in three main areas:


       –    first, to raise the bar for entry to initial training: attracting more of the
            highest achieving graduates and having higher expectations of the
            academic and interpersonal skills of those funded to train to teach

       –    second, to refocus government investment in teacher training so that
            it is effective in attracting and retaining in teaching more of the best
            graduates, especially in shortage subjects, and

       –    third, to improve the routes through teacher training, so that it is
            easier to apply for teacher training and so that the nature and content
            of the training is more effective in preparing trainees to be successful
            in the classroom.




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  Raising the bar and attracting more of the best


   • Based on the evidence from this country and abroad, the
     coalition intends to strengthen the selection process for
     entry to teacher training in three ways:

         –      will raise the expectations of the academic
                achievement of trainees (Already published – only
                those with a 2:2 or above will qualify for ITT funding)
         –      will strengthen the assessment of literacy and
                numeracy, and
         –      will increase the rigour of assessment of the
                candidates’ interpersonal skills.


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  •        From September 2012, we propose that all those wishing to enter
           post-graduate teacher training should have to pass both a literacy test
           and a numeracy test. Candidates who fail one or both of the skills
           tests at the first attempt should be limited to two re-sits for each test.
           We propose to drop the IT skills test.

  •        We want there to be better testing of candidates’ interpersonal skills
           and we will expect all providers of ITT to assess these skills before
           accepting anyone onto training.

  •        We propose to look at the options for:
            o providing a single system for applications to all courses – this
               gateway could also include initial numeracy and literacy tests,
               and
            o having applications made in parallel to all teacher training
               providers.




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  Reform of training
  School Commissioning

  •    A school or group of schools applies to the new Teaching Agency to be able to
       offer a training place. The school advertises the training place, including on a
       central list, selects a trainee and chooses an accredited ITT provider to work
       with to provide the training. If the trainee attracts DfE funding, including a
       training subsidy or bursary.

  •    The accredited provider administers payment of any bursary to the trainee.

  •    The provider may charge the trainee a tuition charge.

  •    Once the trainee has completed training and gained QTS, the school will be
       expected to employ the trainee. Priority will be given to the schools and subjects
       with the greatest need.




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  Refocus government investment in teacher
  training on the best graduates, especially in
  shortage subjects
  From September 2012, we will offer Department for Education funding to
  trainee teachers who hold a second class degree or higher. We also
  propose to offer larger financial incentives to trainees with higher class
  degrees. The table below gives an indication of how this might work in
  practice
                                      High priority   Medium           Other
                                      specialisms     priority         secondary
                                                      specialisms      specialisms
                                                                       and primary
                   Training   1st     £20,000         £13,000          £9000
                   bursary
                              2.1     £15,000         £10,500          £5000

                              2.2     £11,500         £9000            £4000

                   Example subjects   Mathematics,    Modern
                                      physics         languages, IT,
                                      chemistry       design and
                                                      technology




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  Refocus government investment in teacher
  training on the best graduates, especially in
  shortage subjects

  •    We plan to expand the number of GTP places

  •    We will focus allocations on undergraduate ITT courses where trainees
       are at least of the same quality as those on typical postgraduate
       courses.




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