Train to Teach at Bartley Green School
Welcome to Bartley Green School Teacher Training and Application Forum
Congratulations! You have started on the most amazing journey of your life. One that will challenge you, reward you and help you to achieve things you never thought possible. Teaching is the most rewarding and wonderful career- and your journey begins right here at Bartley Green School.
Routes into Teaching
Routes into Teaching
Thinking about pursuing a career in teaching but not sure how to get started? Before you apply, please check the following.
- Academic requirements - First degree of a UK Higher Education Institution or equivalent qualification. This must be of a 2:2 or above (although in some cases a 2:1 may be required). Your degree must consist of 50% of your subject knowledge at degree level and should match the subject/s you wish to teach. An academic Transcript may be required
- A standard equivalent* to a grade C in the GCSE examinations in English Language and Mathematics
- Experience in the age phase you intend to teach
- A good understanding of issues in education
- Classroom experience - we would expect you to have some experience of the classroom,this can be arranged for you should you wish.
- Professional skills tests - (pass) in literacy and numeracy
- DBS certificate (enhanced) - we can help arrange this for you.
Please do get in touch if you have any questions.
Which is right for you?
We hope that the following information will help guide you to the right decision for you.
Our Training Partners
Our Training Partners
To achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in the United Kingdom, an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course must be successfully completed. Bartley Green School offers you the opportunity to achieve Qualified Teacher Status in a supportive environment with highly qualified Subject Mentors to guide and assist you, every step of the way.
Bartley Green has a long and very well established group of partner institutions who we work closely with to train the next generation of teachers and school leaders. We are uniquely placed to offer a range of routes into teaching, from work experience placements through to two year training placements. We do it all. And we do it well. How do we know? Our trainees tell us. We passionately believe that the better the training - the better the trainee.
- University of Birmingham
- Birmingham City University
- King Edwards Consortium
- University of Wolverhampton
- Newman University
Learn to Teach With us
What is School Direct?
School Direct is a school-led initial teacher training (ITT) scheme. It is run by a partnership between a lead school, other schools and an accredited teacher training provider. We are pleased to announce that Bartley Green are working in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton to offer School Direct places for September 2016.
School Direct (Salaried)
This is the same as unsalaried, but you earn a salary while training and the school cover the cost of achieving QTS.
There are a minimum of two school placements - some teaching schools also include a bespoke school placement and training depending on trainee need. There is also training on the job, from practitioners in schools and academics at the university. There is a gradual build of teaching time from around 20 per cent to around 80 per cent. Weekly mentoring takes place with a school based subject leader (mentors trained by the school).
Trainees must show evidence of good developmental classroom teaching. A school based study must be completed and a critical reflective journal kept throughout the year. All courses result in QTS, many will also award a PGCE and some include credits towards a masters.
School Direct (Unsalaried)
These courses are designed by a group of schools in partnership with a university or SCITT with the schools themselves recruiting. The course generally last a year.
These are a minimum of two school placements - some Teaching Schools also include a bespoke school placement and training depending on Trainee need. There is also training on the job, from practitioners in schools and academics at the university. There is a gradual build of teaching time from around 20 per cent to around 80 per cent. Weekly mentoring takes place with a school based subject leader (mentors trained by the school).
Trainees must show evidence of good developmental classroom teaching. A school based study must be completed and a critical reflective journal kept throughout the year. All course result in QTS, many will also award a PGCE and some include credits towards a masters.
Working in partnership with Wolverhampton University, we carefully select and recruit Trainees that Bartley Green School would wish to employ as teachers once they qualify and gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). We are uniquely placed to tailor your training to your specific needs.
As a Teaching school, Bartley Green School is committed and has a long standing tradition of successfully training and awarding QTS, PGCE and PGDipEDs.
To find out more, click below for a clear and comprehensive summary.
What is the difference between the two School Direct routes into Teaching?
The School Direct Training Programme is open to all graduates and funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee, who may receive a bursary.
The School Direct Training Programme (salaried) is an employment based route into teaching for high quality graduates with three or more year's career experience. As the trainee, you will be employed by us as an unqualified teacher.
About Schools Direct
We have the following School Direct PGCE places available for a September 2016 start in
For the School Direct Salaried PGCE route we have places in
How do I apply?
Applications are made on the UCAS website. Once your application is submitted we will have 40 working days to make a decision and inform you. We may call you for interview so be prepared to have three full days of interview in this 40 day period. You then have 10 days to make a decision whether to accept our offer or not.
How can I get School Experience
Gaining classroom experience before starting your initial teacher training (ITT) can help you to be sure that a career in teaching is right for you. It also supports your application for ITT. We offer School Experience Programme throughout the year.
School Experience Programme
Bartley Green School offers prospective Initial Teacher Training applicants the opportunity to spend up to 10 days at Bartley Green School in order for you to gain an insight into the role and responsibilities of a teacher.
School Experience Programme visits are available for all subjects across the curriculum throughout the academic year
Initial teacher Education (ITE)
The Teaching School Alliance is committed to ensuring high quality Initial Teacher Training (ITT) to meet the curriculum needs of all our schools, with particular emphasis on core and shortage subjects, looking at developing the more traditional PGCE routes and partnerships with Higher Education Institutions (HEI), as well as the more flexible routes including School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) and School Direct. The Alliance is also committed to ensure placement of suitable trainee teachers in strong and viable departments with experienced mentors.
Bartley Green School aims to:
- deliver a programme of ITT which builds on established best practice within the Oaks Alliance
- recruit high quality support programme with experienced mentors
Train to Teach Experience Days
Venue: Bartley Green School
Time: 8.30am - 3.30pm
- Find out about opportunities for further classroom experience at Bartley Green School
- Observe a range of expert teachers to help you identify outstanding practice
- Find out about the best route into for you
- Talk with experienced professionals in the classroom
- Discover the opportunities available for funding, bursaries and student loans
Train to Teach Information Evenings
Venue: Bartley Green School
Time: 5pm - 7pm
- Information about the School Direct routes into teaching - Training, Salaried and Fast Track
- Information about places available for September 2016 in Bartley Green and Oaks Collegiate Schools
- How to apply and tips for successful application and the interview process
- Financial information
- Opportunities for gaining classroom experience
- Networking events for current trainees, NQT's and subject mentor's
- Personalised support
Train to Teach: Registration Form
Please register your interest in any of our Teacher Training events by simply clicking on the link below.
The training programme at Bartley Green School is lead and co-ordinated by Assistant Headteacher, Emma Downes, as well as a host of other in house Subject Mentors and Curriculum Leader.
Our school day is 8:45am to 3:15pm Monday to Thursday and 8:45am to 2:55pm on Friday. Office hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Thursday and 8:00am to 4:00pm Friday .
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