Teacher Training, School Direct Places
We are pleased to announce our offer of 16 x Primary School Direct Places and 7 x Secondary School Direct Places in collaboration with Derby University for the 2022/23 academic year.
Secondary Placements are available in Mathematics.
All applications are through Apply for teacher training – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). The system is currently live.
Please see below for further information about School Direct places.
We offer enhanced Teacher Training for professional studies, building inclusive practitioners, skilled in Special Educational Needs, behaviour for learning and closing the achievement gap, harnessing expertise from our strategic partners.
From the first day of term you will be fully immersed in our staff teams and hit the ground running, attending staff meetings and development days. You will be mentored by a teacher and University tutor.
You will spend most of your school year in one host school, gradually increasing the amount of time spent in the role of a teacher. The course also involves placements in other schools.
There are no formal examinations however there will be regular assessments with your University tutor and school mentor.
Our mentors are good and outstanding teachers who will support you throughout your learning.
Why Train with us?
Alfreton Nursery School has been consistently outstanding for over 22 years and was accredited as a National Teaching School in September 2015 in recognition of its hard work and collective drive to constantly raise standards in school. As all Teaching Schools were de-designated in September 2021, Alfreton Nursery School Initial Teacher Training (ITT) now sits at the heart of Potentia Teaching School Hub as Early Years specialists and we look forward to continuing to offer bespoke programmes for all our future teachers.
Working very closely with both Swanwick Sports College and David Nieper Academy, our students receive a wealth of training and experiences, with insights into other Key phases and specialisms.
The alliance provides opportunities for working in both urban and rural settings, within diverse communities. Our specialisms include Early Years, KS1, Primary, a Special Needs School, 3 Specialist Units and a Secondary School.
The rich opportunities available from working in staff teams within our alliance offers you, our graduates, the high quality opportunities for the foundations of your teaching career.
We work in partnership with The University of Derby, David Nieper Academy and Potentia TSH to innovate new ways of inspiring the next generation of teachers. Students have the opportunity to train and study alongside their peers during group sessions based at Derby University, Potentia TSH (based at the annex in Swanwick), David Nieper Academy and at Alfreton Nursery School.
We will inspire you to teach and look forward to hearing more about you.
You have graduated, or will graduate this year from a British University or College of Higher Education with a minimum 2:2 honours degree, preference is given to candidates with a 2:1 or higher. This includes overseas students with a qualification recognised as equivalent to a British honours degree in the above mentioned classifications.
On application you hold at least Grade C in GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science gained prior to application. Other qualifications may be considered for equivalency.
For our primary places, candidates should have some experience of UK schools / Early Years settings to become familiar with the atmosphere and demands of 3 - 11 year olds. For our secondary places, candidates should have experience of working in UK secondary schools.
Candidates need to have a broad-based educational background and be able to read effectively and communicate clearly in standard English.
Trainees completing an Initial Teacher Training Programme must demonstrate the required competencies in the Fundamentals and English and Maths outlined by the Department for Education before Qualified Teacher Status is awarded.
The application process requires candidates to provide the details of two referees. If candidates have studied within the last 5 years, an academic reference must be provided. Ideally, candidates should choose someone who can comment on their character and suitability to enter the teaching profession. The other reference should be a school or employer's reference. Please be aware that if references are not appropriate, they may delay the processing of your application.
What we are looking for?
Schools in our network are seeking to select and train future excellent teachers. We are interested in graduates who; have a moral commitment to ensuring that children they teach achieve academic and personal success that enables them to widen their life chances and to be full members of their communities; seek to reduce inequality in the lives of young people; are passionate about the subject they apply to teach and about the learning of children, themselves and other professionals; bring their own life experiences and wisdom to enrich children's lives whilst being committed to learning from others. Have demonstrated their commitment to young people through voluntary or work experience; are committed to ALL the children in our schools and to teaching in a system that values diversity whilst recognising that for children to benefit from this they need to work hard and intelligently, have excellent communication skills (verbal and non verbal) have resilience and be problem-solvers who take responsibility for their own learning and the learning of others. They need to demonstrate a real passion for teaching, have the ability to form good and effective relationships, have reflective qualities, have an awareness of current issues in education, have energy and a sense of humour.
How we select our trainees
Applications are through the Apply online system.
Remember this will be your opportunity to tell us why you want to teach and why you want learn with us. Make it clear what your beliefs and aspirations are in the personal statement on your application and what experiences you have working with children and how this has impacted on you and your thinking.
If you would like to come to visit Alfreton Nursery School and/or David Nieper Academy at any time during your application you would be very welcome, please contact us on 01773 520031 or via email@example.com. If you require any further information prior to application, please do get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.