Options for Potential P.E. Teachers
The National College for Teaching nationally sets a maximum amount of students allowed to study on every course, each year. At Marches Training, the cap for potential P.E. teachers was reached in November which meant that the School Direct programme had to cease interviewing applicants for that particular course.
Instead, Marches Training have been offering other options to aspiring P.E. teachers at the drop-in clinics for those wishing to apply to train in 2016-17. Students with a degree who wish to teach P.E. and have A Levels in Science, Languages, Maths or Design Technology have the option to study a PGCE in a different subject and possibly earn more money, with bursaries for Maths and Chemistry reaching £25,000, for those with at least a 2:2 degree.
The Department for Education fund Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses for those students who would then, on completion of the course, have the option to apply to a school to teach P.E. and a shortage subject such as Physics. An applicant who could teach more than one subject would be seen as a valuable candidate for schools.
Chloe Yeomans, who is currently spending her time at The Marches School observing Maths lessons commented, “Initially I was interested in teaching P.E. as I currently teach dance locally but after visiting the drop-in clinic, it was explained to me that with an A level in Maths I could complete a Maths PGCE and receive a higher bursary. Once I have qualified, I will be able to teach Maths which is a shortage subject and still be able to teach dance in a school.”
Applications for History and Primary Teaching are also nearing the set cap.
Anyone who wishes to discuss teacher training should visit the drop-in information session every Tuesday from 5-7pm at The Marches School.
Posted by Kelly Parsons on 8th January 2016, under Uncategorized
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