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School Direct

School Direct is a teacher training scheme where the trainee teacher is based in a school for the majority of the year. In Southend, trainees will also have a five week placement in a contrasting school and a two week placement for a research project in a third location.

Pedagogy and subject training will take place weekly.

All trainees will have a dedicated subject mentor in their school who will work with them to help develop the trainees understanding and practice.

 

Southend High School for Girls is the Lead School for secondary Initial Teacher Training in the Southend area working as Southend SCITT.  Southend SCITT is delivering a PGCE course in conjunction with Canterbury Christ Church University, masters modules are available.

For primary Initial Teacher Training please visit www.thamesprimaryscitt.co.uk

 

Student Fees for 2017/18 are £9000. 

Student loans and bursaries are available for details please see below.

There are two routes in School Direct; salaried or funded, and unsalaried, non funded or training.

The salaried/funded route

Trainees on this route are paid and could teach up to a 90% timetable during their training. 

Funding is dependent on subject and degree level.  These trainees are not entitled to a bursary. 

This route does cost schools money and they will therefore only accept applicants if a) they are well known to the school and b) if the applicant is offering a shortage subject which the school needs.

The unsalaried/non funded route

Trainees on this route are regarded as students who pay their own fees and can therefore take out a student loan. 

They are also entitled to a bursary or can apply for a scholarship.

An overview of all funding

 

Eligibility 2017/2018 1

Scholarships 2

Bursaries

    Trainee with 1st/PhD

      2:1/Master’s

    2:2

Physics

£30,000                     

£30,000                                         

£25,000                           

£25,000

Maths

£27,500

£25,000

£25,000

£25,000

Languages 3

£27,500 4

£25,000

£25,000

£25,000

Computing

£27,500

£25,000

£25,000

£25,000

Geography 

£27,500

£25,000

£25,000

£25,000

Chemistry

£27,500

£25,000

£20,000

£20,000

Classics 5

-

£25,000

£25,000

£25,000

Biology 

-

£15,000

£12,000

£10,000

D&T

-

£12,000

£9,000

£0

English

-

£9,000

£9,000

£0

History, Music, RE 

-

£9,000

£4,000

£0

Primary Maths 6

-

£6,000

£6,000

£6,000

Primary

-

£3,000

£0

£0

 

  1. Bursaries and scholarships are available to trainees on a fee-based teacher training course in England that leads to the award of qualified teacher status. Availability is dependent on your highest relevant academic award and the subject in which you are training to teach. To receive a bursary or scholarship you must be entitled to support under the Student Finance England criteria. Both elements will be assessed by your teacher training provider. If you have a degree from outside the UK, you should refer to the overseas degree equivalency table to see the bursary your degree may attract. You can also contact your training provider for clarification on your degree’s equivalency and your eligibility for a bursary and student finance.
  2. Trainees in physics, maths, languages, chemistry, geography and computing with a 2:1 or above are able to apply for a teacher training scholarship with the appropriate professional body. You can still apply if you have a 2:2, but you’ll need to provide evidence of significant relevant experience. Scholarships are awarded in place of a bursary. 
  3. Bursaries are available for trainee teachers in modern foreign languages. The core modern foreign languages are French, German and Spanish. Bursaries are also available for other modern or community languages for example: Italian, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, Urdu and Bengali. 
  4. Languages scholarships are only available if you train to teach French, German or Spanish. 
  5. Bursaries are available to trainees on a classics course where the course is in an ancient language (Latin or Ancient Greek).
  6. Bursaries are available to trainees on either primary maths specialist courses or primary general (with mathematics) courses with at least grade B maths A level or equivalent. Trainees on other primary courses may be eligible for the standard primary bursary.

 

If you are awarded a bursary of up to £12,000 and study full-time:

  • you will receive the bursary in 10 equal monthly instalments from October to July
  • you are advised to confirm the actual payment schedule with your initial teacher training (ITT) provider

 

If you are awarded a bursary of £15,000 or over, or a scholarship of £25,000 or £30,000, and study full-time:

  • you will receive 10 equal monthly instalments from October to July, but with additional payments in February and July, or in the final month of your course
  • you will need to be on the course on 1st January to receive the first additional payment in February, and will need to complete the course to receive the second additional payment at the end of your course
  • you are advised to confirm the actual payment schedule with your initial teacher training (ITT) provider

 

We are keen for trainees to help us to develop our programme we therefore encourage student representation on the strategy group and the management group. We will keep in touch with students into their NQT year and beyond.  For those staying in Southend networking programmes are in place for both NQT’s and EPD’s (Newly Qualified Teachers and Early Professional Development).