3 Upcoming events at Bitterne Park School: October 2016 & November 2016:
School Direct Initial Teacher Training - Wednesday 19 October 2016 at 9:30 -
Chat and Drop-In session
School Direct Information Evening - Wednesday 19 October 2016 17:30 - 19:00
To find out more about primary of secondary initial teacher training.
School Direct Initial Teacher Training - Thursday 3 November 2016 at 9:00 -
Chat and Drop-In session
To find out more about the above events, please follow the link below:
For up to date information about current vacancies for September 2016 please click on the link below.
For further information on the Train to Teach Roadshow at the Holiday Inn, Southampton click here
Matravers School is delighted to be part of the Bitterne Park Teaching School Alliance.
Matravers School is offering the following subjects for 2016-2017:
SUBJECT AND UCAS COURSE CODE
Art & Design (25PP)
Physical Education (25PT)
All Subjects Available and UCAS Course Codes, School Direct 2016-2017
Subjects available and UCAS Course Codes for 2016-2017 can be found here
Initial Information for 2016-2017 teaching programmes can be found via the link below:
SCHOOL DIRECT INITIAL TEACHER TRAINING
HOW TO APPLY FOR SEPTEMBER 2016
You can start applying for 2016 courses from the end of October 2015.
Are you interested in training to become a qualified secondary school teacher with PGCE status?
Are you a university graduate?
Are you in the final year of your degree?
Or are you thinking of a career change into teaching?
The Bitterne Park Teaching School Alliance is a School Direct teacher training partnership between seven schools across Hampshire and Wiltshire, consisting of Bitterne Park School, Chamberlayne College for the Arts, Saint George Catholic College, Matravers School, The Burgate School & Sixth Form, Regents Park Community College and Pewsey Vale School.
Our School Direct route is delivered in partnership with the University of Southampton and allows our trainees to follow a school-led programme leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) validated by the University of Southampton. The programme also contributes towards Masters level accreditation.
We are offering secondary ITT places in Art & Design, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dance, Design & Technology, Drama, Economics, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music, Physical Education and Physics starting in September 2016. Check for availability using the UCAS search tool at https://www.ucas.com/ucas/teacher-training/find-training-programme
Salaries of up to £21,000 are available for School Direct (salaried) trainees in Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science.
The Bitterne Park Teaching School Alliance is a School Direct teacher training partnership between seven schools across Hampshire and Wiltshire, consisting of Bitterne Park School, Chamberlayne College for the Arts, Saint George Catholic College, Matravers School, The Burgate School & Sixth Form, Regents Park Community College and Pewsey Vale School, in partnership with the University of Southampton.
What is School Direct?
School Direct is an innovative school based teacher training route. Trainees work alongside outstanding practitioners and staff who are experienced in delivery of high quality Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in a range of contexts. School Direct trainees spend a greater proportion of their time training in the classroom and in school.
The School Direct Programme, as part of the Bitterne Park Teaching School Alliance, will not insist on one method of teaching but will help you, as trainee teachers, to challenge your own preconceptions and develop as informed and reflective teachers. Our aim is to ensure that by the end of the course you can teach your subject confidently and successfully, by developing your skills as a problem solver and by encouraging you to explore theoretical ideas and apply them to the practicalities of the classroom.
The Bitterne Park Teaching School Alliance has an innovative approach to training that combines some of the elements from a traditional PGCE training model with the benefits of a school-centred approach. All aspects of the course are delivered in an interactive way and can be directly applied to the classroom. This allows the trainee to experience the role of the learner and how it feels to be a pupil in a classroom. A fundamental component of our programme is to ensure that trainees have an in depth understanding of the mechanics of teaching and learning and can apply this within the classroom.
Why The Bitterne Park Teaching School Alliance should be your provider of choice
The Bitterne Park Teaching School Alliance has a proven track record of developing teachers at all stages of their career. Our Alliance will be able to provide you with a wide range of schools to broaden your experience of secondary education. Our partner schools serve urban and inner city areas, as well as Wiltshire and the New Forest, to provide you with different school experiences. These experiences could be accessed as part of the core placements or our immersion weeks where specific aspects of school improvement can add value to the core experience of the School Direct Programme. To potentially teach within our Alliance means that you will have a unique opportunity for a personalised career development programme throughout your career, from trainee to senior leader and beyond.
Our Training Package
The Bitterne Park Teaching School Alliance, together with the University of Southampton, has developed a bespoke training package to maximise the strengths of the schools across the Alliance. Our core training involves:
- A comprehensive four week induction programme
- School-based training including classroom observation, pupil shadowing, peer micro teaching, teaching small groups of pupils, dialogue with classroom teachers, workshops in areas of staff expertise and dialogue with pupils.
- A four week second school placement in a contrasting school
- A primary, sixth form and SEN school experience
As part of the Bitterne Park Teaching School Alliance, trainees in English and Mathematics will have the opportunity to specialise in SEN provision.
You will be supported throughout your training by:
- A University Link Tutor
- A Subject Mentor / Subject Specialist Trainer
- Teaching School Co-ordinators
- A Professional Tutor
Our Alliance Partner Schools
Chamberlayne College for the Arts. Southampton
St George Catholic VA College, Southampton
Matravers School, Westbury, Wiltshire
The Burgate School & Sixth Form, Fordingbridge, Hampshire
Regents Park Community College, Southampton
Pewsey Vale School
How to apply
1. What are the selection criteria for the Bitterne Park School Direct route?
- You must have a first or second class UK University degree (2:2 or above)
- To train as a teacher on any programme you must have a grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics
- You will have demonstrated some experience of working with secondary or primary aged students
- You will have a commitment to comprehensive education and to working with students from a range of social and cultural backgrounds
- Before commencing the programme, you will need to pass Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy, and obtain a DBS Enhanced Disclosure Certificate.
2. How do I apply?
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3. Professional Skills Tests
4. Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses at the University of Southampton
If your degree subject is not close enough to the subject you want to teach, you can take additional training before you start your initial teacher training (ITT). Pre-initial teacher training enhancement courses are intensive programmes for graduates who need to develop a greater depth of subject understanding prior to training for qualified teacher status. Enhancement courses are suitable for graduates with experience of the subject to at least A-level standard. Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses are available in the following subjects:
5. What if I need more information?
Contact the Teaching Schools Office at Bitterne Park School on 02380 294133 or by email to email@example.com to arrange for an informal chat by phone or in person.
6. UCAS Course Codes
UCAS Institution Code for The Bitterne Park Teaching School Alliance is 1F6
25PP Secondary Art & Design (Tuition Fee)
2QF6 Secondary Biology (Tuition Fee)
25PK Secondary Business Studies (Tuition Fee)
2QF7 Secondary Chemistry (Tuition Fee)
2926 Secondary Computer Science (Tuition Fee)
2QFF Secondary Computer Science (Salaried)
25PQ Secondary Dance (Tuition Fee)
25P7 Secondary Design & Technology (Tuition Fee)
25PC Secondary Drama (Tuition Fee)
2QFV Secondary Drama (Salaried)
25PM Secondary Economics (Tuition Fee)
25MJ Secondary English (Tuition Fee)
25MG Secondary English (Salaried)
25NS Secondary Geography (Tuition Fee)
25NR Secondary History (Tuition Fee)
25ML Secondary Mathematics (Tuition Fee)
25MP Secondary Maths (Salaried)
25NW Secondary Modern Languages (Tuition Fee)
25PH Secondary Music (Tuition Fee)
25PT Secondary Physical Education (Tuition Fee)
2QGN Secondary Physical Education (Salaried)
2CZN Secondary Physics (Tuition Fee)
2CZB Secondary Physics (Salaried)
Places will fill fast, so please check availability using the UCAS search tool:
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