Grow your own qualified teachers Straight to Teaching School factsheet 2013/14 Vol. 2 A unique professional development programme for schools with staff who want to become qualified teachers HCUKonline.com Live. Learn. What is Straight to Teaching? Who should apply? Resources Straight to Teaching (S2T) is a unique new professional development programme for school staff who want to become qualified teachers. It is designed to assist schools in developing suitable members of staff to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and become a qualified teacher. The programme prepares participants to meet the QTS Standards (The Standards) and, when ready, provides them with the opportunity to be assessed and awarded QTS. Self-motivated school staff (e.g. unqualified teachers, High Level Teaching Assistants, Teaching Assistants and others) with the desire to become a qualified teacher. Participants must: Participants are supported through a mix of in school and online tutoring and mentoring. Each participant is given a personalised QTS preparation plan and timeline which gives clear instruction on what they are required to do to meet, and demonstrate they meet, The Standards. A personal pathway tutor provides them with in school and online guidance and feedback while a schoolappointed mentor supports them throughout. • Be employed in a school in England • Have the relevant qualifications, experience and skills to succeed through the S2T programme • Have the express support of their employing school • Hold a degree from a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent by the time they go for assessment • Hold grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths (Science is also required for primary) or equivalent • Have relevant experience, qualifications and skills Assessment Participants also benefit from access to HCUK’s innovative online learning platform where they can interact with other learners as well as upload materials as part of their personal portfolio of evidence. On-demand sessions on key topics, issues and national priorities may also be made available depending on individual needs (or by request). The pathway tutor will judge the evidence and performance of the participant and will only recommend that the participant applies for QTS assessment when they are ready. The QTS assessment part of the programme will be carried out by The Cambridge Partnership* (TCP) an approved independent and experience provider of QTS Assessment Only *Please note that participants may choose another independent assessment only provider if they wish. Additional entry criteria can be found on our web site, www.hcukonline.com. Please check with us if you are unsure whether you meet the entry criteria. Unqualified Stage 1 Initial needs assessment Stage 2 QTS preparation plan Stage 3 Final evaluation Qualified Stage 4 QTS assessment School Benefits The benefits for schools include the ability to: • Increase the range of professional development opportunities they can offer Commitments For a participant to be successful on the S2T programme, their employing school must be willing to: • Work in partnership with HCUK (schools will be asked to sign a working agreement) • Provide the participant with the support and resources necessary to enable them to successfully complete their personalised QTS preparation programme • Allow and facilitate the participant to gain experience in another school if necessary* Appoint a suitable member of their school staff to act as the participant’s school mentor • Up skill existing staff and promote from within their current team • Bridge recruitment gaps and address teacher shortages • Increase the quality of teaching and the number of qualified teachers at their school • Recruit and retain quality candidates that show strong potential • Grow their own high-quality teachers at a low cost, efficiently and effectively • • Develop staff professionally whilst they continue to work in their existing role *All participants are required to have taught in a minimum of two schools. Outcomes On successful completion of the S2T programme and QTS assessment a school can employ the participant as a qualified teacher with the comfort and security of knowing the newly qualified teacher’s experience, quality and most importantly what they bring to the school. HCUK Preparing school staff for QTS WHO ARE WE? Hibernia College UK (HCUK) is a leading international provider of online courses and programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The programmes we deliver are of the highest academic quality and are accredited by a range of accreditation agencies. We have a wealth of experience in teacher training and development and we are one of the largest providers of Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses for pre-ITT trainee teachers as well as qualiﬁed teachers in England. FEES The Straight to Teaching programme fees range from £4,500 (2 terms) to £8,750 (7 terms) depending on the length of the programme. All fees include the full cost of the QTS assessment, which is undertaken by TCP. Straight to Teaching fees can be met in full by the participant, the employing school or shared between both. STRAIGHT TO TEACHING PROGRAMMES • Primary (ages 3-5, 5-7, 5-11 and 7-11) • All main secondary subjects (ages 11-16 and 14-19) • Others may be available upon request “HCUK’s SKE+ course is perfect as it works around existing commitments, allowing the option of quality professional development whilst staying committed to the school and its pupils.” Dame Mo Brennan, Barr Beacon School “I am highly impressed by HCUK and will not hesitate to use them again.” Jonathan Sargent, PGCE Science Coordinator, University of Chichester START DATES Programmes begin at regular intervals throughout the year and can be tailored to the school’s needs, resources and timetable. For more information, please contact us. Now Enrolling “Feedback is provided very quickly, and you are always able to drop a tutor an e-mail knowing that they will provide you with a quick response.” Alex, HCUK elearnITT trainee What Next? For full details, to speak to an advisor or to apply for one of our Straight to Teaching programmes, please call us on freefone 0800 088 6126, e-mail us at [email protected] or visit www.HCUKonline.com HCUK reserves the right to amend or change the details in this factsheet at any time without prior notice. 10 Greycoat Place, London SW1P 1SB, UK. E-mail: [email protected] Telephone: +44 (0) 207 960 6536 Correct at time of issue: April 2014 Live. Learn.
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