Smith’s Wood Academy is recruiting a high achieving Science Graduate to train with them, working towards a PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status over two years. The ideal Trainee Science Teacher will have a degree in either Physics or Chemistry.
• Trainee Science Teacher
• Smith’s Wood Academy, Solihull
• £11,700 – £15,000 pa training salary
• Full PGCE with 60 Masters credits + QTS
• Full time for two years
• Absolutely no tuition fees
• Physics or Chemistry preferred
Smith’s Wood Academy is located in the north of Solihull and has over 1200 pupils in attendance. Serving one of the most deprived areas in the country, the school is part of the Fairfax Multi Academy Trust and the partnership has already proven to be highly effective in bringing about real and sustainable change.
The Headteacher is proud to say that the school is a place where staff and students support each other and take collective responsibility and it is hoped that the successful Trainee Science Teacher will be able to embody these values.
The staff strive for excellence in all that they do; they are dedicated and ambitious for themselves and each other. They truly believe that there is dignity in hard work and effort and they believe in taking a traditional approach – manners, courtesy and respect are integral to their work. They believe in being open and transparent and in working with absolute integrity.
We know that two full years in a school will enable you to become a confident and reflective practitioner. Through rich experiences in a consistent setting blended with online learning and insightful residentials, Premier Pathways develops you at a steady pace.
Our salaried programme supports you financially, whilst both a University Tutor and Premier Pathways Mentor nurture your academic progress and wellbeing. This unique combination of no tuition fees, educational support and peer network allows you to focus on the fundamentals of teaching and learning and refining your practice.
The first year of the programme will see you join your school in a support role capacity, working towards the standards of a Teaching Assistant apprenticeship. This will equip you with the skills, knowledge and behaviours required for a successful career in education and allowing you to practice them within the context of your school.
The second year is when your PGCE will commence, taught by the highly esteemed University of Buckingham. Your teaching timetable will increase as you put your theoretical understanding and practical experience to effect, remaining at a pace that is both challenging and comfortable.
The newly established leadership team at Smith’s Wood Academy is making important and rapid gains in terms of school improvement. They feel that they absolutely need to keep this momentum going and hope that you choose to join them as they move forward.
The application window for this opportunity is now open. Apply today.
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