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Careers in teaching


 

Primary, Secondary or Further Education?

Teaching is a career option for many Royal Holloway graduates and with several of the application deadlines looming, now's the time to get informed and discover your options!

Deadline alert!

Applications for Post-graduate Certificates in Educations open on Tuesday 9 October – be aware that universities can close their applications when they have sufficient applications, so apply early!

Where to start?

The Department of Education's Get Into Teaching website is a really useful online resource where you can explore your options and get support and advice. Register with them to get tailored advice and information about teacher training.

Events

From 8-11 October, we focused on your career options in this broad sector and held many events, including the Teaching Fair where you had the opportunity to explore the different pathways you can take and support you as you prepare your applications.

Missed out? Perhaps this Teach First Presentation  on Thursday 15 November, 6-7.30pm in the Event Space will be of interest to you.

TeachFirst

Teach First is a charity working to end educational inequality. Through their Leadership Development Programme, a 2-year commitment with a full training and development package, they’ve changed the lives of more than a million young people in low-income communities.

Come along to this presentation to find out more about the application process and how to improve your chances of success. Booking is recommended.

Teaching Fair collage October 2018

Curious about a Career in Teaching? Not sure which of the many routes into teaching would be right for you?

These teacher training providers, who all have something slightly different to offer, from a PGCE one-year programme of study at a university, to working in a school from day one and earning a salary whilst studying for the qualification, attended our Teaching Fair.

Here's a list of the providers and what they have to offer:

Teacher training provider What's on offer?
Premier Pathways

Two year programme: year one as a paid Teaching Assistant,

year two as a Trainee Teacher (primary or secondary)

St Mary's University

PGCE one-year programme of study or School Direct programme

(primary or secondary)

Teach First

Two-year Leadership Development programme in schools across the UK

(primary or secondary)

Teach South East 

School-centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme in schools

across the South East of England (secondary only)

Teach@Weydon

School-centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme in schools

in Surrey and Hampshire (secondary only)

Ark Teacher Training

School-centred two year Teacher Training (SCITT) programme in London,

South East or Birmingham (primary or secondary)

Girls’ Day School Trust

School-centred two year Teacher Training (SCITT) programme, based in

one of 23 independent Girls’ Days Schools (primary or secondary)

Online Passport Challenges

Numeracy skills for trainee teachers Passport Challenge

Thinking of applying for Teaching Training?  Did you know that you'll have to complete a numeracy test as part of the application process?

This is a practice test adapted from Department for Education practice tests. It has been designed to allow trainee teacher applicants to prepare for the Numeracy Professional Skills test which needs to be passed prior to the start of the course. This resource aims to familiarise applicants with question types and test format and provides practise in answering typical questions. Find out more.

Train to teach Passport Challenge

So what makes a great teacher? Inspirational, positive and energetic people with a growth mindset and who lead by example, who are driven and motivated with a great sense of humour. Beyond these soft skills, practical subject skills and school experience will support your application to become a teacher.

This quiz will give you a taste of the application process itself and for one winner, the opportunity to experience a day at Weydon School in Farnham. Observing teachers in action will give you a good sense of the skills needed and provide some invaluable experience for your CV and application. Find out more

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Teaching Fair Collage