There is one highly sought after placement at Franklin College available for each of the following subject areas:
The Schools Direct scheme is a well-respected collaboration between schools, colleges and higher education providers across the Humber region. The institutions work closely together to offer high quality placements and tuition which upon successful completion will lead to gaining a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) which is essential when applying for NQT positions. Bishop Grosseteste University will provide the academic tuition for all subjects.
The first two weeks of this programme of study will be spent with the Higher Education provider looking at education theory and preparing you for your placement in college. You will then spend four days per week at Franklin College observing, teaching and being supported by your experienced mentor and one day with your Higher Education Provider. As part of your placement you will have full access to training sessions and college activities.
Your subject mentor will support and guide you throughout your time at Franklin College to ensure you have a valuable experience and have every opportunity to make exceptional progress towards becoming a teacher.
As the year progresses, your teaching hours per week will gradually increase from 4.5 hours to 9 hours in the first term then to 12 hours in the second term and 15 hours in the third and final term. Teaching hours will be constantly reviewed to ensure they are appropriate and manageable.
The first and third terms of the year will be spent at Franklin College and to provide a varied experience, term two will be at another Humber Training School. You will also benefit from two one week placements at both a Primary School and a University to help gain experience of secondary transitions.
All applicants for one of the Franklin College placements must possess a second class undergraduate degree or higher alongside GCSE grades C or above in Maths or English. All initial teacher training places are advertised through a single portal, operated by UCAS, please see their website for details.
Training is funded by a tuition fee paid by the trainee which is £9,250 2017-18. There are however, incentives available for certain subjects up to £30,000 tax free.
Franklin College is a well-established and highly regarded sixth form college in Grimsby serving around 1,650 full time students from across northern Lincolnshire. Franklin’s students are offered a broad range of GCSEs, Level 2 & 3 BTECs/CTECs and A Level qualifications. Franklin College is the highest performing college in the area and consistently offers the highest quality teaching and learning, enrichment opportunities and progression support.
Tom studied A levels in Business, Sport and Geography before taking a Degree from Nottingham Trent University in Business Management with Economics. Tom then worked in Accountancy for a year before deciding to move into teaching.
"During my initial teacher training I was to spend much of my time in the classroom with students which prepared me really well for my NQT year. The PGCE course I undertook with BGU in partnership with Franklin College and Humber teaching school was very developmental and I was constantly being given constructive feedback as to how to improve my teaching practise. By spending most of my time at Franklin I was given the opportunity to shadow some excellent teachers who were very supportive in enabling me to see their methods and share their classes which proved to be invaluable when starting a career as a full time teacher. Furthermore, a key benefit of the Franklin College School Direct route was that I felt much more prepared to enter the classroom full-time having being given more responsibility as the placement progressed".
"My mentors provided me with support and guidance throughout my PGCE year and I am grateful for the time that was dedicated to my teaching development as I know it contributed to me graduating my PGCE with Outstanding teacher status and First class honours"
For further details about Schools Direct at Franklin College contact Assistant Principal, Sue Graham firstname.lastname@example.org
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