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Thank you for considering the Fernwood School as part of your professional journey to becoming a teacher. Join us as part of the Fernwood family and we will ensure that you acquire the knowledge, understanding and competence to succeed as a newly qualified teaching professional. Our training aims to prepare you to meet the challenges of the rapidly evolving field of education and equip you with the skills required to be an excellent teacher. For information on The Fernwood School Direct Programme, including available placements, how to apply, upcoming events, feedback from trainees and useful links, please see below.
Monday 23rd November 2015
To book your place at the TeachNotts
Throughout your training programme, you’ll be given a challenging and lively blend of theoretical learning and classroom-based practice at one of our partner schools. Here, you’ll gain a full insight into current curriculum expectations, access up-to-the-minute thinking on teaching ideas and learn what turns a good teacher into a great teacher.
The School Direct route is one of the best ways to begin, or progress, your career in education. School Direct is a practical route to gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The Fernwood School will provide you with an exciting and challenging blend of theatrical learning and classroom practice, preparing you to take on the challenges of becoming a newly qualified teacher. You will work alongside and learn from outstanding practitioners in order to gain the knowledge, skills and professional attributes that will ensure lifelong success in a profession that will give you fulfillment and challenge every day.
The Fernwood School is a high performing school recognised for its excellent academic standards and outstanding care and discipline. We are a caring community and work collectively to ensure that both students and staff are happy and flourish during their time here.
Our development and training opportunities are tailored to meet the needs of all our staff. The opportunities provided ensure that teachers and fellow professionals are supported to be the very best they can be. In addition, through our partnership with L.E.A.D. Teaching School Alliance and the University of Nottingham, we are in the process of developing a suite of training modules to add to the existing support and guidance that new teachers receive on entry to the profession. The training will focus on the demands of working in an urban context and is designed to strengthen your teaching repertoire and understanding of the school setting.
We are proud of our long and successful history of training excellent teachers through a variety of routes into the profession. This academic year we have PGCE trainees from a number of universities training with us. We have a proven track record of School Based Training, working in partnership with teaching school alliances and partner universities, to provide year-long school based training experiences tailored to the individual trainee. Each trainee is offered personalised learning opportunities, and is coached by two experienced and motivated mentors on each placement.
Our partnership with L.E.A.D. Teaching School Alliance and the University of Nottingham (an outstanding provider) will enable our School Based Trainees to gain the academic award of PGCE in addition to achieving Qualified Teacher Status.
We recognise the challenges that beginning teachers face in the changing face of education and that we must be constantly be alert to the new methods of teaching, the shifting emphasis in parts of the curriculum, the new discoveries and theories in understanding the learning process, and the advances in subject matter. We will support you wholeheartedly in your journey as a beginning teacher to creating your own classroom and professional style.
We have the following places to begin training in September 2016.
|Subject||Number of Places||Provider|
|English||1||University of Nottingham School Direct partnership|
|Maths||1||University of Nottingham School Direct partnership|
|Physics||1||University of Nottingham School Direct partnership|
|History||1||University of Nottingham School Direct partnership|
To apply through UCAS click here, search for LEAD Urban Teaching School Alliance, Huntingdon Academy, Alfred Street Central, St Ann’s, Nottingham, NG3 4AY (1DK). If you have any queries please contact Gemma Baxter.
We are seeking highly motivated, reflective, adaptable graduates with a love of learning and working with children to begin training in September.
In order to apply for a place on School Direct, you must have:
If you are considering a career in teaching at The Fernwood School, we would like to help you with your application.
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