School Funded GTP
School Funded – GTP programme
This information is for 2012/13, it will no longer be running in 2013/14
The TDA has allocated us a number of School Funded GTP places for the year 2012 - 2013. This training route provides suitably experienced yet unqualified teachers with the opportunity to achieve QTS whilst still working at their school. Potential applicants must satisfy the following conditions: -
You must currently be employed in an Upper School in this area
You must have the clear and unambiguous support of the school and Headteacher.
- You must have Mathematics and English at grade C or above at GCSE.
- A degree (normally a 2.1 Hons) where at least 50% of the subject study within the degree relates directly to the subject to be taught
- You must have full and recent teaching experience of two key stages (this will usually be Key Stages 4 and 5 given our three tier system)
You must have a clear CRB check
It is important that the school and the candidate read carefully these Guidance Notes before commencing your application.
Please note that school funded trainees will need to do a second placement at another school during the training year. The duration of this will depend on the Training Partnership's assessment of the quality of evidence available about competence already recognised in another placement school. This experience and evidence should also be from within the last 2 years max.
For suitable candidates the application and assessment process schedule will be as follows:
Applicants must initially complete a School Funded Application Form 2012-13
which must be submitted by email to email@example.com
by the end of the Spring Term
for shortlisting. (Successful applicants will subsequently have to apply through the TDA GTP website, but please just complete our application form in the first instance)
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a formal interview at Samuel Whitbread Community College.
Successful candidates will attend all Professional Studies and Subject Knowledge for Teaching sessions, and complete the associated Journal tasks - except those for which their Individual Training Plan evaluation demonstrates sound competence.
Successul candidates will complete all Assignments according to the course calendar.
- Successful candidates will receive;
- A visit by one of the two Joint Co-ordinators to write your individual training plan
- An initial assessment visit by a member of our Independent QA team (please note that all candidates and their schools will need to provide evidence that the candidate can meet the standards for QtT within the specified time-scale).
- If the initial assessment visit identifies development points which need to be addressed there is the facility for a second follow up assessment visit by our QA Team as required.
Successful candidates will be awarded QTS once this process is complete and once the QTS Skills tests are completed
However, it is important to note that this process is school funded and the majority of costs must be met by the school. The cost to the school for this service across the year will be £3,000. This will be payable in instalments of £2,000 initially and £1,000 at the start of the Summer Term and before we can recommend the candidate for QTS. We will ask schools to sign up to our Partnership Agreement to confirm that they understand the basis of the training year - where it is the quality of training of the individual that is important, not simply the needs of the school.