The Thomas Hardye School

Thomas Hardye Schools Direct

Thomas Hardye is an outstanding school which is committed to maximising the potential of every young person through inspirational teaching.  As a training  provider we are committed to the following:

  • Ensuring a comprehensive network of support for trainees
  • Offering high quality training and development sessions
  • Ensuring a rich experience for trainees across the age range with partner schools
  • Developing a culture of reflection and continuous development for sustained learning beyond the first year

We are a Lead School for the School Direct Programme – we have recently formed the ‘Mid-Dorset Teaching Partnership’ comprising The Thomas Hardye School, All Saints C of E School, Dorchester Middle School, St Osmunds C of E Middle School, St Mary’s C of E Middle School Puddletown, and Westfield Arts College.  We work in conjunction with the University of Exeter to train suitable candidates for the postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE).  Exeter University is rated as Outstanding by Ofsted for its ITT programmes – further information can be found at:

http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/education/pgce/schooldirectprogramme/

Places available across the Mid-Dorset Partnership for 2016/17


Thomas Hardye

All Saints C of E Secondary

Dorchester Middle

St Osmunds
C of E Middle

St Mary’s
C of E Middle

Biology

Biology

D&T

English

Maths

Chemistry

Chemistry

 

Maths

 

Physics

Physics

 

 

 

English

English

 

 

 

Maths

Maths

 

 

 

D&T

 

 

 

 

PE (salaried)

 

 

 

 


These placements are all for a secondary route, and all except the salaried PE placement are fee-paying.  Trainees pay tuition fees of £9000, although bursaries are available depending upon subject and degree class – see link below:

www.gov.uk/government/news/top-graduates-to-get-up-to-30k-to-train-to-teach-core-subjects

The School Direct Programme

The programme runs from September 2016 until July 2017.  You will spend much of the year at your ‘home’ school where your hands-on training will progress alongside your Exeter University commitment – this takes the form of online tasks & modules.  During the Spring Term you will be placed in a second school in order to enrich your teaching experience.
You will be assigned a Principle Subject Tutor (PST) who will meet with you on a weekly basis to set targets, review progress.  In addition you will work with a Mentor outside of your subject area who will track your progress and investigate wider school issues linked to the Teacher’s Standards.  Exeter University will also assign a subject lecturer to support you with the online modules and to track your progress in school.

The selection criteria

  • You must have a good degree in the subject (at least 50% of the content) that you have chosen to teach (first or 2:1)
  • You must have at least a C grade in English, Maths and Science at GCSE or equivalent
  • You must have passed all appropriate literacy and numeracy tests (you can apply prior to taking these tests but any offer of a placement will be subject to passing them)
  • You must have demonstrated your commitment to working with secondary aged students – this will include relevant work experience (you can apply prior to completing this)

The selection process

Applicants who are successful in securing an interview will be informed via UCAS as well as via email from Thomas Hardye School.  The process will include:

  • A request to prepare an outline lesson/project plan to present at the formal interview – full details will be included in the ‘offer of an interview’ email
  • A meeting with the department, to include if possible the potential PST.  A subject-based ‘discussion’ will take place to explore subject knowledge and suitability to work within the department
  • Formal interview with a panel to include Lead School ITEC.  During this interview candidates will be asked to present their outline lesson/project plan.

We are looking for graduates with passion, enthusiasm and commitment to join us, whether straight from University or as a career change.  In return we offer a bespoke training programme utilising the expertise and experience of local practitioners.

Further information

Information on Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses is available at:

www.getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/subject-knowledge-enhancement-ske-courses

Further information about School Direct, funding and how to apply is available at:

www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/teacher-training-options/school-based-training/school-direct.aspx


For an informal chat by telephone or in person please contact:

Mrs Laura Cheney – Initial Teacher Education Co-Ordinator (ITEC) Thomas Hardye School  lcheney@thomas-hardye.net       
Tel 01305 266064

The application process opens on 27 October 2015.  Please apply via www.ucas.com