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.
“I couldn’t have had a more supportive team to help me make the transfer from my old career to teaching. The mentoring was really helpful, both from my assigned mentors but also all the other staff that I observed or observed me during my training year.” – Maths Trainee Teacher
Teacher Training Applications
To apply for a School Direct place you need to use the central application form on the UCAS website which will normally open in October each year for training to begin the following September. We recommend that candidates apply as early as possible in the cycle.
If you are interested in becoming a teacher and would like to find out more about how to apply and what is involved, please contact Zoe Shepherd (Assistant Headteacher) via firstname.lastname@example.org