New Teacher Apprenticeship Opportunities

Our full time apprenticeship programme will start in June 2020

We are very interested to hear from graduates with some SEN & Disability experience with a desire to work in this field who are interested in an apprenticeship programme (over three terms) to enable them to attain qualified teacher status at Downs View.

School age roll:  171 in total of which 104 are at Downs View Woodingdean and have needs related to SLD/PMLD/ASC and 67 are at Downs View Hollingdean and have complex needs, SEMH & autism.

Downs View is an Outstanding (Ofsted 2016) SEN Specialism (communication & interaction) school & college for pupils aged 4 to 19 years with the above needs.

We are a highly innovative, committed, outward looking and enthusiastic organisation in all aspects of our work but especially: highest quality education and care, inclusive practice, staff development and parental engagement.  We have previously, successfully supported graduates via the Graduate Teacher Programme & subsequently School Direct to attain qualified teacher status.  Currently we have 4 Teaching Apprenticeships nearing completion. All those people have become outstanding practitioners with our support, training and development opportunities.

We are now very interested to hear from graduates with some SEN & Disability experience with a desire to work in this field who are interested in an apprenticeship programme (over three terms) to enable them to attain qualified teacher status at Downs View.

We are absolutely committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.  This programme is subject to a successful enhanced DBS check.

The apprentice will follow Post Graduate Teacher Apprenticeship standard.

Entry Requirements

Applicant selection is subject to being accepted by the University of Brighton.

Applicants must have:

The equivalent to a grade 4 in GCSE English and Mathematics and that all who intend to train to teach pupils aged 3-11 additionally have achieved a standard equivalent to a Grade 4 in the GCSE examination in a science subject

A degree awarded by a UK higher education provider, bachelor or a recognised equivalent qualification

Successfully completed the professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy

Been assessed as suitable to teach by accredited Initial Teacher Training providers

Apprentices will work towards attaining qualified teacher status (QTS) by blending workplace-learning with part-time university study. They will need to meet the apprenticeship standard and will need to pass an end-point assessment

The Post Graduate Teacher apprentice will follow a structured training programme working within Downs View School and will learn to and demonstrate the following teaching standards:

Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils

Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils

Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge

Plan and teach well-structured lessons

Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils

Make accurate and productive use of assessment

Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment

Professional and Personal Behaviours required of a Teacher

Salary

Starting at UQ1 with SEN allowance. The School will pay for the tuition fees saving the applicant at least £9000.

How to apply

To apply, please complete the application form shown below and send to HR@downsview.brighton-hove.sch.uk by 12 noon on Friday 3rd April 2020

Applicants will then need to do a presentation and formal interview with the University of Brighton. If accepted, applicants will be subject to our selection process for teachers prior to starting the apprenticeship programme.

For further information/queries regarding the apprenticeship scheme please contact Gavin Graham on gavin.graham@brighton-hove.gov.uk

For further information/queries regarding Downs View or teaching or for an application pack, please contact Abi Hill on HR@downsview.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Preliminary visits are essential.  The school open days are as follows:

Tuesday 24th March between 13.00 and 15.00

Thursday 26th March between 13.30 and 15.30

Tuesday 31st March between 10.00 and 12.00

Please contact the school directly on HR@downsview.brighton-hove.sch.uk to book your visit.

Closing date: 12 noon Friday 3rd April 2020

Interviews:     W/C 4th May 2020

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