Future Teach Scholarship Route - PGCE with QTS
Successful candidates are eligible for a £38,000 scholarship during their first year of training with us. This is divided into £29,000 as a salary payment, and £9,000 to cover their training fees. Candidates are guaranteed a placement at one of our five schools in Central London. Career progression at Future Academies is fast and dependent upon knowledge and performance rather than length of service. Our new Head of Classics, for example, an Oxford graduate, had been with us only two terms before being promoted to Head of Department. To be eligible for this scholarship you will need to send your CV and covering letter directly to the Head of ITE, Mark Beyer-Kay, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who will I learn from?
The weekly training sessions are facilitated by our expert practitioners, who are all either current teachers, or important figures in the education system. They will role-model outstanding planning, teaching and assessment and support your development as a teacher. External speakers deliver bespoke and inspirational lectures throughout the entirety of the course. In the past we have had lectures and panel discussions from E. D. Hirsch (the importance of knowledge and cultural literacy), Professor Rob Coe (developing knowledge-led assessment procedures), Doug Lemov (behaviour strategies), Ruth Miskin (Read, Write Inc.) and Sir Andrew Carter (education policy and ITT reform).
What support is available for me as an individual?
We recognise that each trainee has individual needs and our programme is designed to help meet your needs, whether they are in subject knowledge, teaching skills or other aspects of professional practice, to ensure that you become the best teacher you can be. Throughout the course, visits and training will be tailored to personal need to ensure maximum progress, confidence and personal development.
Your mentor will be the person who works most closely with you on a day-to-day basis, carrying out your lesson observations, setting your training targets and helping to organise in-school training opportunities which will enhance and develop the your practice. All our mentors are, themselves, given support and guidance for their role during our half-termly mentor training sessions, but SCITT staff are always on hand at any time for queries from both mentors and trainees.