School Direct places are available in the following routes to train within the Buile Hill Visual Arts College Scitt from September 2016:
Art & Design (2WVN)
Computer Science (2P6G)
Design & Technology (2NJ5)
English Salaried (2P6F)
Geography Salaried (2P33)
Modern Foreign Languages (2NJC)
Buile Hill Visual Arts College Mission Statement
Outstanding pupil progress is held at the core of the Buile Hill Visual Arts College SCITT. Our trainees are skilled at observing learning, have an acute understanding of what makes people learn best, and teach intuitively, enabling all pupils to progress ‘beyond expectations’. Our aim is that the trainees, as well as their pupils, will go ‘beyond expectations’ in terms of the progress that they make. Outstanding teaching leads to outstanding progress.
Entry Requirements for School Direct
An Honours Degree (preferably a 2:2 degree or above)
GCSE A*-C in Mathematics and English Language
All applicants who successfully pass the interview stage and are made an offer of a place on the Scitt will be asked to complete numeracy and literacy tests, you can find more details vis this link http://sta.education.gov.uk/
Subject Knowledge Enhancement
Sometimes applicants who are made an offer of a place will be required to gain additional subject knowledge enhancement; this is within the areas of Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Computer Science, MFL and Geography. These attract a bursary and more details can be found by following this link https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/subject-knowledge-enhancement-ske-courses
Placements Whilst Training
Whilst you are training you will complete two placements, Placement A1 will take place during the autumn and summer terms and tends to be at the same school within our alliance. Placement B will take place during the spring term and will be with a contrasting school, again within our alliance.
You will also complete three weeks of enhanced placement which involves spending a week at a Primary school, a week in a Post 16 setting and a week at a Special School within our alliance.
Bursaries and Funding
There is financial support available for trainee teachers, you can get up to £30,000 tax free while you train. Details of the available bursaries can be found here:
Success and Employment Rates
All of our 2014/15 trainees successfully completed the course and were awarded QTS, 28% of them passed as outstanding and 72% as good.
100% went into employment following the course, with a large number of the trainees gaining employment with one of our alliance schools.