SCHOOL DIRECT HOW TO APPLY

What places are on offer across the St John Bosco Teaching School Alliance?

Our Teaching School Alliance is looking to recruit high quality School Direct candidates for next academic year across the following phases and subjects:


Places

Places go very quickly.  Bold italics will indicate when a vacancy has been filled.

Closing date for all courses will be 30th June, 2017.  

Secondary Placements:

Subject 

Course Code

 Non-salaried

 Places

Art & Design

3438

School Direct Training Programme

3

Biology

Business Studies

3439

34F2

School Direct Training Programme

School Direct Training Programme

10

2

Chemistry

Computing

Design and Technology

343B

33ZL

343C

School Direct Training Programme

School Direct Training Programme

School Direct Training Programme

10

10

2

Drama

343D

School Direct Training Programme

 1

English

343F

  School Direct Training Programme 

  10  

  Geography 

343G

School Direct Training Programme

5





History

343H

School Direct Training Programme

2

Mathematics

343J

School Direct Training Programme

10

MFL (Spanish/French)

343L/343K

School Direct Training Programme

5/5

PE

343M

School Direct Training Programme

1

Physics

343N

School Direct Training Programme

10

 Religious Education


 343P


School Direct Training Programme


 3


What are we looking for in a candidate?

We are looking to recruit talented candidates who have the qualities and attributes suited to a career in teaching and the drive and ambition to make it happen.

The sorts of personal qualities we are looking for are:

  • A friendly and approachable nature
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Organisation and time management
  • A passion for your subject
  • A positive outlook
  • A creative and innovative approach
  • The ability to reflect on and improve practice
  • Potential leadership capabilities

2:2 OR ABOVE in Maths, Chemistry or Physics all other subjects is 2:1 or above.


Secondary

  • A degree classification of 2:1 or above in all subject areas, apart from Maths, Physics, Chemistry, MFL and Geography which we would accept a 2:2 or above. 
  • The degree must be in a related academic subject area.
  • GCSE in Mathematics and English Language Grade C or above.

All students must pass tests in Literacy and Numeracy prior to being offered a place on the course. You will also be required to have school experience. If you do not currently have School Experience you may still apply but must state how you intend to gain School Experience. There is a section on this website with suggestions regarding how you could gain experience through our Teaching School Alliance.

Subject enhancement courses are available for some secondary subjects. If your degree subject does not link to your chosen teaching subject, it is recommended that you undertake a subject knowledge enhancement course before you begin training.


How can I gain School Experience?

Sometimes it can be difficult to gain school experience. With that in mind, you can gain School Experience with our Alliance prior to your ITT year.


How do I apply?

To apply for Schools Direct you will need to complete the online application on the UCAS Website at www.UCAS.com. If you would like to be considered for our School Direct places you would need to select St John Bosco School as your lead school when applying. There is no current deadline for applications. We will be holding our first round of interviews in November, but there will also be additional interview dates.

St John Bosco Teaching School, Storrington Avenue, Croxteth, Liverpool, L11 9DQ.


FAQs

Why choose School Direct as a way to train?

  • You will spend more time in school than trainees on a ‘traditional’ PGCE route.

  • You will be training alongside outstanding teachers and lead professionals.

  • You will receive excellent professional development within our partnership schools and with our University Partner.

  • You will experience the diversity of excellent education providers in different types of schools with different specialisms within our School Partnership.

  • You will still have access to University facilities e.g. libraries, lectures etc.

  • You will gain a PGCE with Masters Accreditation through Liverpool Hope University

  • You will be supported in seeking employment on successful completion of training.

This all sounds great, where do I sign up?

In order to join us via School Direct, candidates should apply through the following links:
http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/teacher-training

What experience do I need?

Having some experience in a school is a good advantage, be it voluntary or paid.  If you haven’t had any school experience, then the School Direct website can help you organise this.  You should also check out the requirements listed on the universities’ website regarding the qualifications you will need.

I’d love to apply, but it’s years since I was at school and I’m a bit rusty!

Don’t worry!  Candidates who can demonstrate that they have an aptitude for teaching during their interview, but who don’t quite meet the university’s requirements for subject knowledge may be offered an opportunity to complete a Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) course before starting teacher training with St John Bosco Teaching School.

The TSST courses are available in Maths, MFL, Science and Geography.

Some TSST courses are funded by the government.

Contact:  www.hope.ac.uk/media/liverpoolhope/contentassets/.../media,41826,en.p

Will I have a job at the end of all this?

School Direct trainees who successfully complete their training may be employed in any school within the partnership. There can, however, be no guarantee of employment because of circumstances that may exist in schools, though St John Bosco Teaching School will be expected to support you in securing employment. Trainees would be required to go through a full and formal application process for any vacancies.

Contact Us
School Address:

St John Bosco Arts College

Storrington Avenue

Croxteth

Liverpool

L11 9DQ

 

Telephone/Fax:

0151 235 1620 (Telephone)

0151 546 1054 (Fax)

Email :

houghtonm@stjohnbosco.org.uk

Twitter: 

We have a Twitter Feed people can follow:  @SJBLiverpool





Teaching School Contact Info

Mrs Jane Kennedy
Position : Teaching School Director
Phone : 0151 235 1620
Email : jane.kennedy@stjohnbosco.org.uk

Teaching School Contact Info

Mrs Mary Houghton
Position : Teaching School Manager
Phone : 0151 235 1620
Email : houghtonm@stjohnbosco.org.uk