Become a Great Teacher: Build firm foundations for your future Career. Train with the ELLEN Teaching School Alliance – The only Specialist Early Learning Teaching School in the county. Applications are now available online at www.UCAS.com
Train to Teach Events The Department for Education’s free Train to Teach events are the perfect opportunity to find out more about teacher training and receive advice from experts and training providers. They’ll tell you everything you need to know about funding, the different training courses available, how to submit a successful application and what a career in teaching is really like. Check out the Get in to Teaching website for further information and events happening in your area. ELLEN will be at the Carlisle event. We look forward to meeting you there.
Why Train with us? The ELLEN Teaching School Alliance trains all teachers through Cumbria Primary Teacher Training SCITT Centre. CPTT specialises in all aspects of primary education, two to eleven years. If you are looking to build a firm foundation to your teaching career, look no further.
CPTT has a well-established track record in Initial Teacher Education. As part of the overall staff development, leadership and succession planning work; CPTT and ELLEN:
Are committed to spotting talent for future leaders and promote succession planning to ensure these progression opportunities.
Have leadership boards that consist of experienced head teachers, National Leaders in Education (NLE’s) and Ofsted Inspectors with a proven track record of delivering training to leaders, leadership teams, teachers/practitioners, and parents/carers that makes a lasting difference to ethos and practice.
Have staff teams which include Advanced Skills Teachers, Specialist Leaders in Education and Network Lead Teachers.
Are vastly experienced at hosting trainee teachers.
You will learn and work in a variety of contexts and enjoy the best of West Cumbria’s, Infant, Junior and Primary Schools whilst experiencing a range of contrasting challenges and strengths; this opportunity enables our future teachers to develop holistically as outstanding teachers and will make you highly marketable in the current job market.
Our work together as a collaborative partnership has unequivocal high standards and builds on active research and evidence based practice. We hold the learner firmly at the heart of all our learning, provide challenges to reflect on and develop emotionally and culturally intelligent leadership at all levels and have great expertise in narrowing the gap in outcomes and achievement for both children and families.
We offer a high level of care and professional support throughout this intensive year. In addition to your personal tutor (who is a serving head teacher), you will also be assigned an Academic Tutor and two mentors on each of your school placements who will offer support and guidance.
Our excellent partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for Early Years and Primary ITE means that trainee teachers will benefit from:
Working with a university that has a proven track record in leading Initial Teacher Education across a range of pathways.
Excellent relationships and communications between all trainers.
Expertise in ITE to provide secure management and quality assurance.
Extremely robust and well managed recruitment and selection procedures.
Flexible frameworks to suit different needs.
A clear place of ITE within a continuum of professional development.
Involvement in research and development activities to inform teaching and learning.
High quality support services and facilities including, disability/learning support, counselling, academic tutors, library provision and a Virtual Learning Environment.
A great opportunity to train in a Teaching Apprenticeship / School Direct – Vacancies for 2020/20201 About this training programme Our School Direct unsalaried 3-7 route leads to the award of PGCE at Masters Level. The programme has been developed in partnership between the University, the Early Years Teaching School (BEYTC) and partner schools. You will have opportunities to:
Learn from and alongside experts in the class
Have time to reflect deeply on how what you experience links to theory
Be supported to be able to adapt your personal learning journey in order to reach your goal.
The partnership Schools we use will provide you with an experienced School Based Mentor, who will enhance your learning through modelling, observation and discussion. This is a very successful and supportive system. We are based on the beautiful Cumbrian coast, rich in cultural, social and creative diversity so you will experience education in both rural and urban contexts.
You will learn about:
The importance of inclusion of all learners
Strategies to narrow the gaps in achievement in order to increase outcomes for every pupil
The importance of nurturing the well-being of those you teach and work alongside
The crucial impact research can have on developing teaching and learning
The significance of getting it right in the early years
You will develop the knowledge, skills and understanding in order to prepare you for your first year of teaching (NQT) and beyond. If you are thinking you might want to teach older children, this is also possible.
Being trained in Early Years is an asset if you ultimately decide you want to teach children beyond seven years, but within the primary age range. The training we provide will give you firm foundations on which to build your teaching career with your chosen age group.
Our training programme is extremely exciting and unique as we are the only Early Years Teaching School in the county. We have a very high employment track record with our students, many of whom find employment within Bristol before they complete the programme with us.
Come and learn best practice from nationally recognised experts in the field. We work in close partnership with Sheffield Hallam University. You will attend the Teacher Training Centre in Workington for a number of days throughout the year in addition to receiving 15 specialist pedagogy training days within Good and Outstanding schools, which will be led by Specialist Leaders in Education and experienced teachers and trainers. This design helps you to bridge from theory to practice.
As part of the Apprenticeship you will have placements in five different local schools (at least one of which will be your Host School) covering all different primary stages of education in order to meet the requirements of qualified Teacher Status(QTS). All of our partner Schools have been recognised as good or outstanding and work in partnership with ELLEN who provide local specialist training in key areas. Students receive high quality training from expert practitioners. As a student teacher you will attend all staff meetings and CPD opportunities at the school and these will compliment training provided by the university and Teaching School. All placements will be within the West Cumbria area.
Funding You will be able to apply for student loans in the normal way. There are bursaries available for people with a first degree and a 2:1. Please click here for further information.
Entry Requirements Check that you have a GCSE grade C or above in Science, Maths and English and a Degree award 2:2 or above. If you are interested in the salaried route, you will need to have at least 3 years of work experience in any field. You will also need to pass the Literacy and Numeracy Skills Tests before the start of the course.