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 Brent Teaching School Alliance

 School Direct Placements for 2015-2016


5 x un-salaried placements -No Vacancies

Byron Court Primary

Oliver Goldsmith Primary

3 x salaried placements -No Vacancies

Byron Court Primary School

Sudbury Primary School

Secondary Placements

Claremont High School Academy

4 x Salaried

English - No Vacancies

Maths – No Vacancies

Science – Chemistry – No Vacancies

Science – Physics – No Vacancies

 Intial Teacher Training

The Brent Teaching School Alliance (BTSA) is a strong partnership of primary and secondary schools working with the Institute of Education to provide high quality teacher training amongst our mainly 'outstanding' establishments. Our vision is to train and develop the next generation of outstanding teachers.

We are a cross-phase alliance whose commitment is to support all schools to improve the life chances of pupils. We have a proven track record of this kind including developing leadership skills in teachers at all stages of their career.

The consortium of schools involved in the delivery of Initial Teacher Training has a high level of expertise and strong commitment to delivering high quality training. We have been successfully training teachers for many years working in partnership with several universities including Brunel, the Institute of Education and the University of Hertfordshire. We prepare our students to realise their full potential.

Furthermore, we try to create an environment in which staff, pupils and trainee teachers’ alike feel valued and supported. Our staff are our most valuable resource and have a proven track record in training and professional development. Our teachers are excellent practitioners with exemplary behaviour management strategies and are eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers.

In partnership with Brent, the BTSA can provide a broad range of experiences and developmental opportunities within a multi-culturally diverse population, which enriches the experience of teaching within this unique community

You will be trained in a highly supportive and aspirational environment and will develop the rigour, professional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for the delivery of creative, purposeful and challenging teaching and learning. Your training will be delivered by expert teachers in the partnership schools. This will be enhanced by attendance at the university. You will have full access to the Institute of Education, a dynamic facilitator of both innovative and traditional approaches to teacher training. Most of your training will take place on school premises, though some of it will be delivered by university staff.

You will be assigned a mentor from the staff of your assigned school. From the beginning you will be treated like a member of staff and will attend staff meetings and parents evenings. Our mentors are outstanding teachers but they are required to undertake a rigorous training programme to develop their mentoring skills. This includes coaching, effective classroom observation and feedback skills.

You will be in school from the first day of the school year so you will feel part of the team from day one.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for ambitious trainee teachers who are passionate and enthusiastic about teaching and have a desire to share this with young people of all abilities.

This will be demonstrated by meaningful experiences of working with young people. This does not need to be paid work but might be helping with a sports team, drama group or youth club. We would like you to have carried out some observations in a classroom or you may even have worked in a school.

Entry Requirements

You should be a graduate, preferably with a 2:1 or above who demonstrate an aptitude for teaching.

All entrants must have a grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics. For graduates intending to train to teach pupils aged 3-11(Primary) you must also have a grade C in GCSE Science

To apply please visit the UCAS website for information related to School-based teacher training.

Please visit each school's individual websites for more information.