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Published on November 6, 2007

Author: Irvette


Slide1:  The most dynamic company you’ll ever work in. 0845 6000 991 Use your head. Teach. Providers in Wales:  Providers in Wales UWIC Newport Swansea Trinity College Carmarthen Aberystwyth Bangor North East Wales Institute Regional overview of provision:  Regional overview of provision HEIs UG PG EBR OU Financial support - PGCE:  Financial support - PGCE Whilst training:- Maths, Science, D&T, ICT,ML, English, Welsh, Music & RE = £7,200 Art, Geography, History, PE & Primary = £4,200 After 1 year of teaching:- Maths & Science = £5,000 D&T, ICT, English, ML,Welsh,Music & RE = £2,500 Does not have to be repaid Financial support - Undergraduate:  Financial support - Undergraduate Whilst training:- £1,000 for Secondary priority subjects £600 for Secondary non-priority subjects Paid in 2 instalments The rewards of teaching-September 2006:  The rewards of teaching-September 2006 Main pay scale Upper pay scale New Excellent teacher scale ASTs Leadership £19,641 £23,577 (inner London) £28,707 £31, 820 (inner London) £31,098 £36,885 (inner London) £33,444 £40,002 (inner London) £31,263 £37,509 (inner London) £49,872 £56,115 (inner London) £34,083 £45,006 (inner London) £95.631 £102,075 (inner London) £35,874 £42,789(inner London) Recruitment to ITT- national situation:  Recruitment to ITT- national situation Priority subjects – Mathematics and science especially physics and chemistry Modern languages Design and technology Music RE ICT English Non priority subjects – competitive to get onto a course Art, history, classics, geography, drama, dance Primary still very competitive at both PG and UG Recruitment to ITT in Wales:  Recruitment to ITT in Wales Current Secondary shortage subjects : Maths, Science, Modern Languages, Design & Technology, ICT, English, Welsh, Music, RE Problem recruiting to these subjects, some providers under recruit Primary No problem recruiting to Primary courses; sometimes 10 times as many applicants as places Welsh Assembly & HEFCW set targets Opportunities and vacancies in schools:  Opportunities and vacancies in schools Secondary Average 6.4 applicants for every advertised post Lower statistics for shortage subjects (Maths, Science) Variants within the 6.4 average 9 applicants for History 3.8 applicants for Physics (less on the market) Average of 9% increase in the number of graduates since 1999, however 10% decline in number of Physics and Maths Graduates(less on the market for ITT) Primary:  Primary Few difficulties: average 20 applicants per post Need to be mobile; unable to secure a post in a local area/near training provider Primary targets cut by 5% for 2004 & 2005 entry (small number cuts for providers, maybe only losing 5 places) Welsh as a second language :  Welsh as a second language Average 2.7% applications for every advertised post Between 1996 & 2001 the % of teacher trainees choosing to teach Welsh rose from 11% to 21%. This led to 240 more teachers in Wales Still need more teachers; Teacher Advisor work Welsh medium incentive scheme £1,200 (being evaluated) Welsh medium:  Welsh medium 2 applicants for every post in Secondary 10 applicants for every post in Primary This is half the number for non Welsh-medium posts Providers offering Welsh medium courses Bangor, Aberystwyth & Trinity College, Carmarthen Still need more teachers; Teacher Advisor work Minority ethnic applicants:  Minority ethnic applicants 1% of Welsh teaching profession are from minority ethnic backgrounds whilst 2% of the Welsh population are from minority ethnic backgrounds Negative factors include: Lack of role models Lack of consideration of religious issues Language difficulties No targets in Wales, but Teacher Advisor work with providers to increase from 1% Disability:  Disability 4% of all teacher trainees are registered as disabled (includes dyslexia) No targets to increase in Wales, but is on the agenda Teacher Advisor work Career changers:  Career changers Increase in number of over 29 yr olds applying Bring experience to the classroom Courses tailored for mature career changers (Newport) Open University Returners to teaching:  Returners to teaching Increase in the number of returners to the classroom Support includes: Teach Again Returners courses (Newport, UWIC) Where to find employment:  Where to find employment Local and national press: TES, Western Mail, Daily Poet Website – ETeach Recruitment agencies; Hays What are regional providers looking for :  What are regional providers looking for School experience Diversity Variation between providers Extremes Quirks etc School experience:  School experience Getting experience of teaching and the school environment is essential before deciding on a teaching career and there are a number of ways to better inform the decision. Visit a school: Organised Taster Days –UWIC, Newport OR Arrange visit through own contacts Support for careers advisers and clients:  Support for careers advisers and clients Careers advisers workshops TDA website –careers advisers section Online events -see website for dates and transcripts Careers Events see website Online Events:  Online Events Interested in teaching science? -Ask our specialist advisor any questions about teaching science Date: 13/06/2006 From 12:30 to 14:00 Interested in teaching mathematics?-Ask our specialist advisor any questions about teaching mathematics Date: 25/07/2006 From 12:30 to 14:00 Slide22:  Welsh Events Cardiff University Graduate Fair 15/6/2006 Maindee festival 8/7/2006 National Eisteddfod 5/8/2006 GO Wales 9/11/2006   Website events listing by region Support for careers advisers and clients:  Support for careers advisers and clients Online interactive interview Online interactive application CD ROM and kiosk Class of Today Next steps:  Next steps To find details of latest course vacancies, visit You can find out more information on providers and their courses, visit Useful contacts:  Useful contacts Website 0845 6000 991 0845 6000 992 (Welsh speakers) Lindsey Vanstone T:02920 417064 M:07793 362709

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