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School Direct Herefordshire

School Direct Herefordshire

What does the programme offer trainees

HMFA School Direct Open Day

Course Overview

The School Direct Course Contains

PARTNERSHIP SCHOOLS

Trainee Requirements

Applying for Schools Direct

Troops to Teachers

ITT FUNDING

Tuition Fees

Testimonials

School Direct Herefordshire

School Direct Herefordshire

School Direct Herefordshire

School Direct Herefordshire programme is an inspiring and immersive school-centred training route into teaching. We are working with Haybridge Alliance SCITT and our partnership schools to create an inclusive and innovative training programme. Our aim is to provide high calibre new teachers for the 21st Century.

As the DFE website explains School Direct courses are designed by groups of schools – with a university or a SCITT – based on the skills they are looking for in a newly qualified teacher (NQT). The schools recruit you as a trainee onto their School Direct course with a job in mind just for you. This is a popular choice for those who hope to secure a role in the network of schools where they train.

Want to see our School Direct Teacher Training programme in action? Come and meet the team at our open day on Tuesday 18th October 2016 at Lord Scudamore Academy where you will have the opportunity to meet the staff, children and current School Direct trainees.

We currently have a number of School Direct non-salaried positions available. The application will open on Tuesday 18th October 2016.

Successful applicants will have access to teaching experiences at HMFA (Herefordshire Marches Federation of Academies) which consists of 7 primary schools that vary in size. In addition, there are opportunities for placements in our other 11 partnership schools. The teaching experiences will take place in different size schools in urban and rural areas. Trainees work alongside expert teachers and fantastic children.

The School Direct route puts school at the heart of the process and will provide a sustained school experience throughout the year giving success applicants the opportunity to be fully immersed in the school community.

What does the programme offer trainees

HMFA Teacher Training School Direct Herefordshire

  • Professional and relevant training in a school context along with all the benefits that a Higher Education Institution can offer
  • The opportunity to work alongside experienced teacher and colleagues who can offer examples of good practice, advice and support during the training
  • Training to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to become an effective teacher and to meet the Teacher’s Standards
  • The opportunity to achieve an academic Postgraduate Certificate in Education with QTS and to gain 60 credits at Masters level
  • The chance to enhance your training experience through a small scale research project in an area of your choice
  • The prospect of high employability within the diverse range of schools in the region

HMFA School Direct Open Day

School Direct Herefordshire

Want to see our School Direct programme in action? Come and meet the team at our open Day on Friday 11th November 2016 9:30-12:30pm at Lord Scudamore Academy (Hereford) where you will have the opportunity to meet the staff, children and current School Direct trainees.

For further information on the School Direct programme at HMFA and to book your place at the open day please contact Mrs Amanda Dallimore on 01432 880336

Course Overview

School Direct Herefordshire

Trainees on the Primary School Direct Training will study the following modules:

  • Pedagogy and Management (PAM) – how children learn, what affects their learning and what teachers can do to improve learning for children. There is a specific focus on behaviour management and learners as active participants
  • The Primary Subject Study (PSS) – small scale school based enquiry
  • Core subject modules to help prepare you to teach English, Mathematics and Science
  • Foundation subject module to include ICT, History, Geography, Music, PE, Design and Technology and RE

For more detailed information visit Haybridge Alliance SCITT

HMFA Teacher Training School Direct Herefordshire

  • School mentoring and University Tutor support throughout the programme
  • Taught days at the University with subject specialist university tutors to link theory and classroom practice and to support research into written assignments
  • On – going assessments against the Teacher’s Standards
  • Collation of a portfolio of evidence throughout the course for meeting the Teacher’s Standards.

    What you will study
    Across the programme, trainees will study and be assessed across six modules including Early Years and National Curriculum Core and Foundation Subjects. Your school based training programme will reflect your University Programme. You will also study some modules at Masters’ level and gain 60 masters credits.

  • PARTNERSHIP SCHOOLS

    During the School Direct course you will be placed in more than one school. This will ensure that you experience a wide range of settings.

    Teaching students may be placed at Lord Scudamore Academy and/or our partnership schools. See the list below of our partnership schools:-

    • Canon Pyon CE Primary School
    • Kings Caple Primary Academy
    • Llangrove CE Primary School
    • Sutton Primary Academy
    • Burghill Community Primary School
    • Eardisley CE Primary School
    • Kington Primary School
    • Marden Primary Academy
    • Pembridge CE Primary School
    • St Martin’s Primary School
    • St Weonards Primary School
    • Stretton Sugwas CofE Academy
    • Our Lady’s Primary School
    • St Paul’s CofE Primary School
    • Mordiford CE Primary School
    • Hampton Dene Primary School
    • Almeley Primary School
    • St James CofE Primary School

    Trainee Requirements

    School Direct Herefordshire

    We are looking to select trainees with outstanding potential with a commitment and enthusiasm for working with our children.
    The academic requirements set out by the Teaching Agency are;

  • A minimum grade ‘C’ or equivalent in GCSE English, Mathematics and Science
  • An honours degree (2:2 or above)
  • Significant evidence of recent school experience in a teaching setting (minimum 7 days)
  • Successful completion of skills tests in Literacy and Numeracy (to be completed by 01.06.17)

    For skills test registration please visit – Skills Test Registration

  • Applying for Schools Direct

    Schools Direct Herefordshire

    We currently offer School Direct non- salaried positions. The application process will be open on Tuesday 18th October 2016.

    For further information on how to apply please visit Training in schools

    For further information on the School Direct programme at HMFA please contact Ms Amanda Dallimore

    Troops to Teachers

    School Direct Herefordshire

    Troops to Teachers will provide teacher training opportunities to service leavers – with significant extra benefits.

    Pupils deserve exceptional teachers. That’s why the Troops to Teachers non-graduate programme are targeting outstanding Service leavers like you to train as teachers of the future.
    We believe that with your skills and experience, you have a great deal to offer our schools. And, in return, we have much to offer you: the opportunity to train for a deeply rewarding career and the sense of doing something that really matters. The Troops to Teachers non-graduate programme is available in England, and is open to all non-graduate Service leavers who are currently in the resettlement cycle.
    For more information email- Troops to teachers website

    ITT FUNDING

    HMFA School Direct

    For further information on bursaries and scholarships please visit Training in schools and Tuition Fee Routes

    Tuition Fees

    For information regarding course fees please visit
    Haybridge Alliance SCITT

    Testimonials

    “If you want to help children in your area to realise their ambitions / inspire local children to fulfil their potential then we want to hear from you. We are looking for applications from people who have the potential to be brilliant teachers.

    Working in partnership with Haybridge Alliance SCITT, School Direct allows us to customise the training to meet the needs of both the school and the trainees, who gain practical experience from day one. It is a great way to learn and qualify to become a teacher and many successful candidates quickly progress into leadership positions.” Paul Whitcombe, Head Teacher, HMFA.

    PLEASE READ THE TESTIMONIALS BELOW FROM PREVIOUS SCHOOL DIRECT TRAINEES AT HMFA FOR FUTHER INSIGHT

    “I was unsure of which route to take when applying for my PGCE, looking back, I know I made the right choice going with Schools Direct. The course gave me the opportunity to be in the classroom from day one, which enabled me to build strong relationships with both the pupils I worked with, and the staff. I was made to feel welcome and felt I had a constant network of support within the school. The opportunity to observe experienced teachers on a daily basis really helped me to learn the importance of using a range of teaching strategies, managing behaviour effectively and promoting a love of learning. After finishing the course, I felt ready and fully prepared to take up my teaching position. I would highly recommend the Schools Direct Route to anybody considering doing a PGCE.”
    Annie Brace,
    Previous HMFA School Direct student and current HMFA employed teacher.

    “Schools Direct was the only route for me, with having 4 years practical experience in a school, I didn’t want to be University based! The support and training that is provided by the schools within HMFA is brilliant and I certainly wouldn’t be where I am now without their support.”
    Leanne Durham,
    Previous HMFA School Direct student and current HMFA employed teacher.

    “The staff are welcoming, friendly and supportive. Being in school from day to day helps us to build relationships with their staff and fantastic pupils. I will look back on this course with fond memories.”
    Kat Morgan,
    current and former School Direct student and current HMFA employed teacher.

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