Overseas Trained Teacher Scheme
The TA have not allocated any OTT places to providers for 2012/13
Therefore, OTT applicants for 2012-13 must contact us individually, in order that we can decide whether to request a place from the TA - applicants must already be employed in a local school to us
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION RELATES TO OUR OTT PROGRAMME FOR 2011-12!
Overseas Trained Teachers Scheme - Secondary (KS3 & KS4)
Bedfordshire Schools' Training Partnership has been allocated a small number of trainee places on this scheme for the current academic year (2011-2012) - which we are determined should be used to meet local needs as much as possible. Applicants will currently be employed in an Upper School in this area and must have a minimum of a one year contract in their employing school. We currently have a small number of places for which we invite applications from high quality candidates.
The selection process for OTT applicants is very simple:
- Applicants must complete an OTTP Application Form 2011-12
and an OTTP Initial Audit against the Standards - 2011-12
. The Audit against the QStandards
is the form on which we require the school to present their initial assessment of you measured against the Standards for QTS.
We would anticipate that prospective candidates will have evidence indicating a level of competence and understanding broadly comparable with a Newly Qualified Teacher.
It is also important that the school read and understand the OTTP General Partnership agreement 2011-12
, which clearly lays out the roles and responsibilities that are required to ensure the highest quality training and development for the OTT candidate.
Suitable candidates for this training route would include any teacher who has a degree and who has trained as a teacher overseas (and can produce relevant NARIC certification for their qualifications) - but who does not yet have QTS status in this country. In addition, the school would need to be able to gather a portfolio of evidence (teaching files, lesson observations, value added data etc…) which proves that the applicant already satisfies the standards required to achieve QTS before the school is able to recommend them for assessment.
The employing school are, in effect, recommending their ‘OTT’ colleague for assessment – based upon the evidence that they have to support the claim for QTS. Completing and submitting an Audit of this Evidence is part of our selection procedure.