Beaumont School is part of the Alban Teaching School Alliance which offers teacher training via the School Direct training programme.
Over recent years our local Graduate Teaching Programme (now Schools Direct) has trained many outstanding teachers, several of whom now work at Beaumont. If you are thinking about teaching as a first or second career, do consider training with us as part of the local Schools Direct scheme. Known as the Alban Federation, we were rated ‘Outstanding’ in all areas during our Ofsted inspection (2012).
There are two routes you can follow to train:
- Tuition fee route: starts with a full-time, taught six week module run through the schools in the Alban Federation. Teaching starts after October half-term with a smaller timetable which builds up through the year.
- Salaried route: open to graduates with three or more years work experience. Teaching starts at the beginning of September with a smaller timetable which builds up through the year.
Both training routes include a programme of professional studies to build up your academic and practical knowledge of pedagogy, behaviour management, lesson planning, learning styles and other key educational theory and practices. You are assigned a subject mentor and a professional mentor to help you progress to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Teachers have excellent subject knowledge and demonstrate a passion and love for their subject – OFSTED 2014
Teachers plan exciting, challenging lessons that stretch students’ thinking – OFSTED 2014
Each year the Alban Federation trains a large number of adults, either straight from university with their degrees, or people who are changing careers. Trainee teachers are placed in a host school for the year to enable them to complete their training and gain Qualified Teacher Status. All applications are submitted through UCAS (the University Admission System).
For more information, you can go to www.ucas.com/teacher-training or for more specific information about training at Beaumont School contact Zoe Shepherd, Professional Mentor for all trainees at Beaumont. For any general enquiries about the school please contact admin.
The UCAS application process is scheduled to open on 26th October 2017, for courses starting in September 2018. Courses are available for both Primary and Secondary programmes, with salaries or bursaries available for suitably qualified candidates in many subjects.
If you are interested in becoming a teacher and would like to find out more about how to apply and what is involved, we are holding an Open Morning on Saturday 14th October 2017 in the Sixth Form Centre at Sandringham School in St Albans. It runs from 9.30am to midday and you are more than welcome to come along and meet current trainees and course tutors. Equally, if you know of anyone who is keen to train to teach, this will be a very useful event for them to attend.
Further details can be obtained from the school by contacting Zoe Shepherd via firstname.lastname@example.org