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					Application pack for the post of

Graduate Teacher




         On the Graduate Teacher
               Programme
       Closing Date: Friday 9th February 2007

  Return to Denise Alcock, Children & Young People’s Services H.R,
  Floor 2, Civic Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 1RN
  Tel : 01782 235017
                       Contents


 Entry requirements for the Graduate Teacher
  Programme.


 Stoke-on-Trent Graduate Teacher Programme
  procedures for application and selection


 Stoke-on-Trent Graduate Teacher Programme selection
  criteria


 Stoke-on-Trent Graduate Teacher Programme
  application form.
                                                Stoke-on-Trent Graduate Teacher Programme Selection Procedure

                                                                                     Initial Enquiry to Local Authority
January 2007

                                                                       Complete application form and return Stoke-on-Trent GTP



                                                                                           Selection for Interview


                          Successful to interview                                                                                              Unsuccessful to interview
                 Invited for interviews and presentations                                                                        Further experience or qualifications needed. Feedback



                             Successful                                                       Unsuccessful at
                   GTP match candidates to schools.                                             interview                        General feedback given
                   Graduates attend 2nd interview at
                          allocated school

                                                                                                                                   Specific feedback on written
                                                                                                                                              request
June/July 2007                                                   Successful
                                                            Allocation of place on
                                                                 programme



                                                         Schools, trainees develop
                                                      individual training plans based
                                                           on needs of graduate



                                                                                                                                                          Unsuccessful at 2nd interview
                                                          GTP Management Team                                                                               Re-allocation of school
                                                       reviews and approves training
                                                                   plans




September 2007         Successful training plan                                           Unsuccessful training plan
                    Induction and start of training                                  Further development of training plan,
                                year.                                                amendments made and re-submitted to
                      3 terms in S-O-T schools                                                   S-o-T GTP.
                  Entry Requirements for Graduate Teacher
                                Programme


           A degree or an equivalent qualification.

            A degree or an equivalent qualification must be awarded before 31 st August 2007

           Maths & English GCSE Grade C or above C (or equivalent). Must be achieved
            before 31st August 2007.

           If wishing to teach primary GCSE Science subject grade C or above (or equivalent)
            must be achieved before 31st August 2007.

           Must have paid or voluntary, experience of working with relevant age group of
            young people Recommendation from an appropriate person e.g. Headteacher.




Must have the experience, maturity and skills to enable successful completion of an
employment based training route.

Able to demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written
English.

Must be willing to provide details in order to investigate:

                  - Criminal Record Background (Disclosure and List 99)

                  - Physical and mental fitness to teach.

                  - Permission to work in the UK
                          Stoke-on-Trent Selection Criteria

In the event of more eligible candidates applying than there are places available the
Graduate Teacher Programme will apply the following selection criteria:

   Range and standards of qualification to demonstrate appropriate subject knowledge.


   The relevance, duration and quality of the workplace experience.


   The quality of the graduate’s reference e.g., commitment, suitability to teach, subject
    knowledge and interpersonal skills.


Trainee places are allocated into the following groups:

    A   Secondary shortage subjects – English, mathematics, science, modern foreign
        languages, design technology, information technology, religious education and music.


    B   High quality secondary applications in any subject.



    C   High quality primary applications.
  For degree equivalence,
Please contact NARIC UK:
       01242 260010



 For Literacy/Numeracy
     Level Two tests,
 Please contact Learning
    Resource Centre
  01782 232427/234617
                                Graduate Teacher Programme
                                Application Form

Please beware that for the short-listing process the first two pages of the application form will be
separated from the rest of the application form.

Please state which phase (Primary/Secondary) you wish to teach and which subject (if secondary):

Phase____________________________                        Subject____________________________________



                                         Personal details

Title (tick one)          Dr     Mr      Mrs      Miss      Ms              Other

Forenames                             Surname                            Former surname
                                                                         (if different)

Address




Postcode


Telephone


Email

Date of birth


National Insurance No.



Gender                   Male         Female


White British                     Black or Black British,                Asian or Asian British, Indian
                                  Caribbean
White Irish                       Black or Black British, African      Asian or Asian British,
                                                                       Pakistani
White Other                       Other Black background               Asian or Asian British,
                                                                       Bangladeshi
Other Asian background            Chinese or other ethnic background – Chinese

Mixed, White & Black              Mixed, White and Black                 Other heritage background
Caribbean                         African
Other ethnic background           Not known                              Information refused




                                                                    Candidate Number:


                                                                 Candidate Number:
                             Personal details (continued)
The City Council regards a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment, which has a
substantial and long-term adverse effect upon that person’s ability to carry out normal day to day activities.


Do you consider yourself as having a disability?              Yes           No


If yes please give brief details of your disability. This will not preclude you from getting a place on the
programme. It is to assist us in our endeavour to monitor equal opportunities.

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                           Permission to work in the UK
Do you hold a British Passport?                      Yes          No        (If NO please answer the questions below)


Are you a member of the European Community?          Yes          No        (If NO please answer the questions below)


Do you have the relevant documents to work in the          Yes      No
UK?


If YES
Expiry date of work
permit


(Please provide original documentation at interview)



All applicants please read the following guidelines carefully:

A complete photocopy of the following documents must be provided with your application form.
Original documents will be required at interview. DO NOT send original documents with the application
form.

You must produce one of the following documents:

   A passport showing that the holder is a British Citizen or has the right of abode in the UK.
   A passport, residence permit or national identity card showing that the holder is a national of a European
    Economic Area country or Switzerland.
   A document issued by the Home Office which has an endorsement stating that the holder has a current right
    of residence in the UK as the family member of a national from a European Economic Area country or
    Switzerland who is a resident in the UK.
   A passport or travel document endorsed to show that the holder can stay indefinitely in the UK, or has no
    time limit on their stay.
   An application registration card issued by the Home Office to an asylum seeker stating that the holder is
    permitted to take employment.

Plus one of the following:

   A document giving the person’s permanent National Insurance Number and name. This could be a P45’
    P60’ National Insurance Card or letter from a Government Agency. Please note that a temporary National
    Insurance number (starting with TN) is NOT acceptable.
   A full birth certificate issued in the UK that includes the name of the holder’s parents.
   A birth certificate issued in the Channel Islands.
   A certificate of registration or naturalisation stating the holder is a British citizen.
   A letter or Immigration Status Document, with an endorsement, issued by the Home Office to the holder
    which indicates that the person named in it can stay indefinitely in the UK or has no time limit on their stay.
   A passport, letter or other travel document endorsed to show that the holder is able to stay in the UK and
    can take the employment offered
                          Education and Qualifications

Stoke-on-Trent Graduate Teacher Programme will need to check your original certificates for GCSEs, degrees
and equivalent qualifications. If in doubt about equivalence, get advice from an accredited ITT provider.



                              GCSEs or equivalent qualifications
Please give details of GCSEs or equivalent qualifications and when they were obtained. All candidates for ITT
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must have attained the standard required for GCSE grade C in English and mathematics before 31 August
2007. GTP candidates who will be teaching the primary age range must also have attained the standard
required for GCSE grade C or above in science.

 Subject        Qualification and awarding body or details of alternative   Grade   Date of award or
                test or assessment                                                  assessment
                                                                                    m m          y y
 English

 Mathematics

 Science




            Other GCSE O levels and A levels or equivalent qualifications



Subject         Qualification/Awarding body/Other form of assessment        Grade   Date of award
                                                                                    m   m       y   y
                                        Higher education
GTP candidates must have an UK degree or equivalent qualification. If you are waiting for degree results, please ask
the higher education institution to confirm in writing that a degree will be awarded, the date of the exam board
meeting and if possible to indicate the classification.


Institution of study


Degree-awarding body
(if different)

Country of study


Title of course


Main subject                                                         Percentage of course:             %

Subsidiary subjects                                                  Percentage of course:             %
                                                                     Percentage of course:             %
                                                                     Percentage of course:             %
                                                                     Percentage of course:             %


Qualification obtained


Degree class                       First class honours [ ]                       Upper second [ ]
                                                             Lower second [ ]
                                   Third [ ]                    Pass [ ]                   Ordinary [ ]

                          m    m        y      y                                m      m          y     y
Date of study from                                                   to


If degree award pending, date of Examination
                                             ST
board meeting. MUST BE AWARDED BEFORE 31 AUGUST 2007


For qualifications other than an UK degree, give evidence below that the qualification is equivalent, and attach
any relevant supporting statements (NARIC certificates)
                                    Previous QTS assessment
The G.T.P will not accept candidates who have previously failed QTS assessment or
withdrawn from a QTS programme unless there are exceptional circumstances.
The applicant must seek a written explanation from the previous training provider so
reasons for withdrawal can be established. This explanation must be included with
the application form otherwise the candidate will not be considered for interview.


Do you hold UK Qualified Teacher Status?                               YES [ ]       NO [ ]


Have you ever failed or withdrawn from a QTS course?                   YES [ ]       NO [ ]


If yes, give the name of the previous course and provider



Has the previous provider given a written explanation?                 YES [ ]       NO [ ]
(attach this to your application)


Why do you think you are more likely to succeed on the Graduate Teacher Programme?




Do you hold an Overseas Trained Teacher Qualification?                  YES [ ]      NO [ ]


If yes please give details

Country of study __________________________

Institute of study __________________________

Qualification obtained ______________________________________

Date of award of qualification ________________________________
                        Experience and teaching potential

                                          Teaching experience
Please give details of any previous employment as a teacher, qualified or unqualified, in the UK or elsewhere.

School/college
Country                                        Post held
Dates of service                                           If part time, percentage of time                      %
From                           to                          working as a teacher
Please tick the box(es) that best describe the school:
 Primary                            Independent                                   Special
 Middle deemed primary              City Technology College                       Higher Ed.
 Secondary                          City College for Technology of the Arts       City Academy
 Other (please specify)             Further Education
Age range of pupils taught                                                 Responsible for whole class
                                                                               YES [ ] NO [ ]
Subjects taught to public
examination level
Other subjects taught



School/college:
Country:                                       Post held:
                     Dates of service                      If part-time, percentage of time       %
From                           to                          working as a teacher
Please tick box(es) that best describe the school:
 Primary                            Independent                                   Special
 Middle deemed primary              City Technology College                       Higher Ed.
 Secondary                          City College for Technology of the Arts       City Academy
 Other (please specify)             Further Education
Age range of pupils taught                                                 Responsible for whole class
                                                                               YES [ ] NO [ ]
Subjects taught to public
examination level
Other subjects taught


School/college:
Country:                                       Post held:
                     Dates of service                      If part-time, percentage of time       %
From                           to                          working as a teacher
Please tick box(es) that best describe the school:
 Primary                            Independent                                   Special
 Middle deemed primary              City Technology College                       Higher Ed.
 Secondary                          City College for Technology of the Arts       City Academy
 Other (please specify)             Further Education
Age range of pupils taught                                                 Responsible for whole class
                                                                               YES [ ] NO [ ]
Subjects taught to public
examination level
Other subjects taught
                                 Other relevant experience
Please give details of any other relevant work experience (paid or voluntary) to show your potential to teach.



Please complete the table below with details of your experience of working with children and young people. If
you have worked as a teaching assistant, it is important to give the length of time you have worked in the role
and if part time the weekly percentage of time worked


Previous posts or activities                        Paid or voluntary   Full or part time      Date              Date
(please attach a separate sheet if necessary)                               (give %)           from               to
                                              Reference

                                           Potential to teach
                              Reference from a professional who knows your work.


                         Name

                   Designation

                  Organisation

                          Date

            Name of applicant

 In what capacity do you know
                  the applicant



If you are a school supporting an applicant, please state if you are offering the trainee a placement at
your school.
Please give brief details as to why you believe the applicant is suitable for an Initial Teacher Training Programme
and teaching in general. Please note, this information will be used as part of the selection criteria. Please give
as much detail as you can. The Qualifying to Teach standards is a useful reference.




 Are you offering the trainee a place at your school?                           YES [ ]           NO [ ]


 Are you offering more than one applicant a place in your school?               YES [ ]           NO [ ]




Signature


Date
                              Personal Statement

Name:

Date:

Phase of Training:

Subject Specialism (if secondary):



Please write, between 250 words – 350 words explaining
 What qualities you will bring to teaching?
 What areas you think you will need to develop to become a successful teacher?
 Why did you choose the Graduate Teacher Route to become a teacher?

Your statement should be hand-written and be your own work. Please note the presentation
and written English will be considered as part of the selection process.

Please attach the signed declaration to the hand-written piece of work and return it with your
application form.




Please complete the section below:

I ………………………………………………… confirm the attached statement is an
authentic piece of my own written work.



…………………………………………… Signed ……………………… Date
                                     Declaration

I declare that all the information I have provided is true, and I have not canvassed a
member/officer of the Council, directly or indirectly, in connection with this application and
further that I will not do so. I understand that such canvassing will disqualify me as a
candidate. Failure to disclose any relationship with a member/officer of the Council or
providing information, which is untrue, will also disqualify me. If such failure/untrue
information is discovered following appointment, I may be liable to dismissal without notice.




Print Name:


Signature:


Date:




For on-line applications please save the application form and return by email to
stokegtp@stoke.gov.uk. You will need to send the signed declaration (page 16) by post to
Denise Alcock, Stoke-on-Trent GTP, Floor 2, Civic Centre, Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent,
ST4 1RN.

For all postal applications please send to Denise Alcock, Stoke-on-Trent GTP, Floor 2, Civic
Centre, Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1RN.

				
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