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Become a Great Teacher: Build firm foundations for your future Career.

Train with the Bristol Early Years Teaching Consortium – The only Specialist Early Years Teaching School in the country.

Applications are now available online at www.UCAS.com

 

Drop-in Sessions

Are you interested in training to become an Early Years/KS1 Teacher and want to find out more?  If so, why not pop along to one of our drop in information sessions.  This is a great opportunity for you to find out more about the School Direct Programmes we have to offer and get your questions answered.

 

BEYTC Experience Days

Are you interested in training to become an Early Years/KS1 Teacher? If so, why not book on to one of our School Direct experience days. This is a great opportunity for you to find out more about the School Direct Programme as well as the chance to experience time within an Outstanding Nursery School.

 

Why Train with us?

The Bristol early Years Teaching Consortium is a Teaching School made up of two outstanding Nursery Schools and Children’s Centres, each with National Teaching School status. We specialise in all aspects of early years, birth to eight. If you are looking to build a firm foundation to your teaching career, look no further.

We have a well-established track record in Initial Teacher Education as part of our overall staff development, leadership and succession planning work; we are:

  • Committed to spotting talent for future leaders and promote succession planning to ensure these progression opportunities.
  • Both Head Teachers are National Leaders in Education (NLE’s) with a proven track record of delivering training to leaders, leadership teams, teachers/practitioners, and parents/carers that makes a lasting difference to ethos and practice.
  • Both settings are National Early Years Training Centres (Pen Green).
  • Staff teams include Advanced Skills Teachers, Specialist Leaders in Education and Network Lead Teachers.
  • All our partnership schools are experienced at hosting trainee teachers.

You will learn and work in a variety of contexts  and enjoy the best of Bristol’s Nursery, Infant  and Primary Schools whilst experiencing a range of contrasting challenges and strengths; this opportunity enables our future teachers to develop holistically as outstanding teachers and will make you highly marketable in the current job market.

Our work together as a collaborative partnership has unequivocal high standards and builds on active research and evidence based practice. We hold the learner firmly at the heart of all our learning, provide challenges to reflect on and develop emotionally and culturally intelligent leadership at all levels and have great expertise in  narrowing the gap in outcomes and  achievement for both children and families.

We offer a high level of care and professional support throughout this intensive year. In addition to your school mentor, you will also be assigned an Academic Tutor and a Specialist Lead in Education who will visit you in school to offer further support and guidance.

Our excellent partnerships with the University of Gloucestershire & Bath Spa University, graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for Primary ITE means that trainee teachers will benefit from:

* Working with a university that has a proven track record in leading Initial Teacher Education across a range of pathways including BEd, PGCE, and School Direct PGCE.

* Excellent relationships and communications between all trainers.

* Expertise in ITE to provide secure management and quality assurance.

* Extremely robust and well managed recruitment and selection procedures.

* Flexible frameworks to suit different needs.

* A clear place of ITE within a continuum of professional development.

* Involvement in research and development activities to inform teaching and learning.

* High quality support services and facilities including, disability/learning support, counselling, academic tutors, library provision and a Virtual Learning Environment.

 

 


A great opportunity to train in partnership with Bath Spa University and School based experts in Bristol Early Years Teaching Consortium (2c3m)

About this training programme

Our School Direct unsalaried 3-7 route (2c3m) leads to the award of PGCE at Masters Level. The programme has been developed in partnership between the University, the Early Years Teaching School (BEYTC) and partner schools.

You will have opportunities to:

* Learn from and alongside experts in the class

* Have time to reflect deeply on how what you experience  links to theory

* Be supported to be able to adapt your personal learning journey in order to reach your goal.

The partnership Schools we use will provide you with an experienced School Based Mentor, who will enhance your learning through modelling, observation and discussion. This is a very successful and supportive system. We are based in inner city Bristol, rich in cultural, social and creative diversity so you will experience education in an urban context.

You will learn about:

  • The importance of inclusion of all learners
  • Strategies to narrow the gaps in achievement in order to increase outcomes for every pupil
  • The importance of nurturing the well-being of those you teach and work alongside
  • The crucial impact research can have on developing teaching and learning
  • The significance of getting it right in the early years

You will develop the knowledge, skills and understanding in order to prepare you for your first year of teaching (NQT) and beyond. If you are thinking you might want to teach older children, this is also possible.

Being trained in Early Years is an asset if you ultimately decide you want to teach children beyond seven years, but within the primary age range. The training we provide will give you firm foundations on which to build your teaching career with your chosen age group.

Our training programme is extremely exciting and unique as we are the only Early Years Teaching School in the country.  We have a very high employment track record with our students, many of whom find employment within Bristol before they complete the programme with us.

Come and learn best practice from nationally recognised experts in the field. We work in close partnership with Bath Spa University. You will attend the University one day a week for the majority of the year in addition to receiving 15 specialist training days within Bristol, which will be led by Specialist Leaders in Education and experienced teachers and trainers. This design helps you to bridge from theory to practice.

You will have placements in two different local schools (your Host School and an Alternate School) covering two different stages of education in order to meet the requirements of qualified Teacher Status(QTS) Foundation Stage (3 to 5 years) and Key Stage one (6 to 7). All of our partner Schools have been recognised as good or outstanding and work in partnership with BEYTC who provide local specialist training in key areas. Students receive high quality training from expert practitioners from Foundation Stage and Key Stage one schools.  As a student teacher you will attend all staff meetings and CPD opportunities at the school and these will compliment training provided by the university and Teaching School.

All placements will be within the Bristol area.

Funding

You will be able to apply for student loans in the normal way. There are bursaries available for people with a first degree and a 2:1.  Please click here for further information.

 


 

A great opportunity to train in partnership with the University of Gloucestershire and School based experts in Bristol Early Years Teaching Consortium (298T)

The University of Gloucestershire and Bristol Early Years Teaching Consortium (BEYTC) are working together to offer a specialist Early Years route to QTS, through salaried School Direct places (298t).

Our School Direct (salaried) 3-7 route (298t) leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status QTS. The programme has been developed in partnership between the University and partner schools, building upon considerable experience in employment led training. Successful applicants will be employed as an unqualified teacher (point 1) by a ‘Host School’.  It is the ‘Host School’ who has the main responsibility for training & supporting you to reach the Standards for Teachers (DfE 2012); this training is complemented by expert teachers from other BEYTC partner schools in the Bristol area.

You will undertake placements in two different local schools (your Host School and an Alternate School) covering different stages of education  Foundation Stage (3 to 5 year olds) and Key Stage one (6 to 7 year olds). All partner Schools have achieved good or outstanding and work in partnership with BEYTC who provide local specialist training in key areas. Trainees receive high quality training from expert practitioners from Foundation Stage and Key Stage one schools.  As a trainee teacher you will attend all staff meetings and CPD opportunities at the school and these will compliment training provided by the Teaching School. You will receive fifteen days training with the Teaching school led by specialists in addition to weekly non contact time for self-study. All placements will be within the Bristol area.

You will have opportunities to:

  • Learn from and alongside experts in the class
  • Have  time to reflect deeply on how what you experience  links to theory
  • Be supported to be able to adapt your personal learning journey in order to reach your goal.

The partnership Schools we use will provide you with an experienced School Based Mentor, who will enhance your learning through modelling, observation and discussion. This is a very successful and supportive system. We are based in inner city Bristol, rich in cultural, social and creative diversity so you will learn in an urban context.

You will learn:

  • The importance of inclusion of all learners
  • Strategies to  narrow the gaps in achievement in order to increase outcomes for every pupil
  • The importance of nurturing the well-being of those you teach and work alongside
  • The significant impact research can have on developing teaching and learning
  • The significance of getting it right in the early years

You will develop the knowledge, skills and understanding in order to prepare you for your first year of teaching (NQT) and beyond. If you are thinking you might want to teach older children, this is also possible.

Being trained in Early Years is an asset if you ultimately decide you want to teach children beyond 7yrs, but within the primary age range. The training we provide will give you firm foundations on which to build your teaching career with your chosen age group.

Our training programme is extremely exciting and unique as we are the only Early Years Teaching School in the country.  We have a very high employment track record with our students, many of whom find employment within Bristol before they complete the programme with us. 100% of trainees were employed last year.

On successful completion of the training you will receive QTS which will give you the opportunity to gain employment in Foundation Stage and Key Stage one settings as an NQT.  It is also possible as your career develops, you may then choose to build upon your Early Years expertise and undertake teaching across the whole Primary age range (3-11).

Funding

Successful applicants will be employed as an unqualified teacher (point 1) by a ‘Host School’.  Trainees will not need to pay fees to cover the cost of the QTS award. The trainee will not be eligible for a training bursary or student finance.

Entry Requirements

Check that you have a GCSE grade C or above in Science, Maths and English and a Degree award 2:2 or above.  If you are interested in the salaried route, you will need to have at least 3 years of work experience in any field.

You will also need to pass the Literacy and Numeracy Skills Tests before the start of the course.


 

 

 

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Experience Days