Are you thinking about applying to teacher training in England? Not sure where to start or what to expect?
This is your comprehensive go-to guide with helpful information and advice to help you on this very special journey ahead! Written by experts on initial teacher training in England, this guide:
helps you understand the many different routes in to teaching
provides essential information about the education sector and the different types of state schools
offers advice and practice tests to pass the mandatory Professional Skills tests in numeracy and literacy
gives insight about the application process and helpful tips to confidently face your interview
Everything you need to know to secure your place on a teacher training course - now in one easy accessible guide!
Hear what teacher training applicants and newly qualified teachers are saying about this guide:
Bruce Bond has been involved in writing, editing, observing, reviewing and trialling the QTS Literacy Skills Tests for over 10 years. He has also been closely associated with the national development and evaluation of the Initial Teacher Training pilots in individual learning plans, mentoring, and teaching observation and practice. /par1/After attending Goldsmiths and Rolle College in the late 1960s, he built up over 30 years of experience teaching English and literacy in the SEN, primary, secondary and further education sectors before becoming an educational consultant and author of literacy assessments. /par1//par1/Since 2000 other projects have included authoring and editing: Key Skills Communication assessments; Functional Skills English standards and assessments; and the university entry level assessment project in Mozambique. This involved travelling throughout the country working with teams of teachers and lecturers compiling standardised English objective tests./par1/ /par1/Bruce Bond is currently an associate member of AlphaPlus Consultancy Ltd. Jim Johnson is an Honorary Fellow of Nottingham Trent University where, until his retirement, he led the English team in the Department of Primary Education. Mark Patmore was until recently a senior lecturer in mathematical education in the Department of Education at Nottingham Trent University. He is an Associate of the AlphaPlus Consultancy and has written for the QTS Numeracy Skills Test. Nina Weiss has worked in the secondary, further education and university sector for over 30 years, delivering teacher training programmes and teaching English language and literature courses ranging from basic skills to advanced level. Since 2008 she has also been authoring and editing the QTS Literacy Skills Tests. Nina currently teaches English and adult literacy at City and Islington College and is an external examiner for teacher training courses at the University of Greenwich and the Institute of Education, London. Prior to this she was course leader for the Post-Compulsory PGCE programme at the Cass School of Education, University of East London.
Introduction Chapter 1: Teacher training and routes into teaching Chapter 2: It's all about teaching and schools Chapter 3: The Literacy Skills Test Chapter 4: The Numeracy Skills Test Chapter 5: Teacher training, applications and interviews Chapter 6: What is teacher training really like?