Postgraduate Routes into Teaching Primary – Webinar
Tuesday 26 March, 6-6.30pm – online event
An expert from our PGCE Primary team will talk about our range of postgraduate primary teacher training courses, including School Direct. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions. For details and to book, visit www.canterbury.ac.uk/teaching-primary
Postgraduate Routes into Teaching Secondary – Webinar
Tuesday 2 April, 6-6.30pm – online event
Nick Oakley, Senior Lecturer, will talk about CCCU’s range of postgraduate secondary teacher training courses, including School Direct. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions. For details and to book, visit www.canterbury.ac.uk/teaching-secondary
Postgraduate Routes into Teaching Open Day
Saturday 18 May, 10am-2pm at Augustine House, Canterbury
The Education and Training Foundation has partnered with a number of colleges in Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Kent and the Thames Valley to provide 40 hours of work experience, covering a range of activities to give an insight into what teaching and working in an further education college is like.
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The Foundation is also offering £300 to students who take part at the end of the placement to cover expenses.
Click here to find out more. Applications close on Friday 21st December.
Teach First’s rep on campus, Ross Cooper, will be talking about the work Teach First does to train teachers, and their Leadership Development Programme. If you’re interested, book a place through the Eventbrite link below:
The Partnership Development Office, in conjunction with the University’s partner secondary schools, would like to introduce you to an exciting teaching experience scheme that we are piloting from September 2017, exclusively for Kent students.
The Partner Schools’ Teaching Experience Scheme has been designed to allow Kent students, who have an interest in entering the teaching profession, a unique insight into teaching, by offering training and paid work opportunities in the classroom.
Part 1 – Students in their penultimate year of study can access paid School Experience Placements, supporting pupils in the classroom in one of the University’s partner secondary schools.
Stage 2 – Students in their final year of study can apply to take on a Direct-Entry Teaching Internship, receiving training and paid work delivering pre-written teaching materials to pupils in our partner schools. If suitable trainee teacher vacancies arise within our partner schools during this year, this placement could lead to an offer of a salaried direct-entry teacher training position at the school upon graduation.
EURES UK are hosting a British Council webinar on Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) on Monday 30th January at 2pm-3pm. The session is free to take part in; all you need is to be connected to the internet to tune in. TEFL is a popular route for graduates interested in travel, gaining teaching experience, and expanding their skill base, and the British Council is very active in promoting the option to graduates.
The British Council speaker is from Dubai, and represents recruitment for the Middle East and Africa specifically. She will talk through the recruitment process for the TEFL courses and opportunities generally available through EURES UK. The session will include advice and information on:
Teaching is a popular career option for many students, as it is both a challenging and rewarding field. But the number of ways you can become a teacher can be confusing – what is the difference between a PGCE and Schools Direct? What do charities or private teacher training companies offer? Can you apply through UCAS, or directly?
Speakers from the Department for Education, Canterbury Christ Church University’s PGCE programme, and Kent-Teach, an organisation which help Kent schools recruit new teachers, will be coming to campus to tell you about the different ways you can become a teacher, and help you think about what you can do while you are a student to prepare for that first step in your career.
The Routes into Teaching session will be immediately followed by the Teaching Fair in the Keynes Atrium. Over a dozen school associations and teacher training providers will be on hand to answer your questions about teaching and what they can offer you.
If you are thinking about a career in teaching, or would just like more information about what teaching involves and the options that are open to you, the Routes into Teaching talk and the Teaching Fair are the key events for you during the Employability Festival. You can sign up to attend the Routes into Teaching session via this link, and you can find out more information about the Teaching Fair here.