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Bolton School leads training on behalf of The National Mathematics and Physics SCITT, a specialist, national, teacher training provider for Maths and Physics. Our one year, school based programme, leads to both the QTS and PGCE qualifications in the teaching of Maths or Physics.  

If you think you might be interested in training to teach Maths or Physics, further information about the programme can be found on the website: www.nmapscitt.org.uk. If you would like to find out more in person, we are attending the ‘Train to Teach’ events at Blackpool on Tuesday, 5th February and Manchester on Wednesday, 13th February 2019. In summary, our programme starts with a short residential in the last week of August. Trainees may be placed in schools in either the State or the Independent sector. Trainees start in their main placement school in September and during the year, there will also be a 6 week long second placement in a contrasting school, a short placement in a primary school plus an alternative provision week (ie in special schools, pupil referral units etc). Subject knowledge and pedagogy training and profession skills training will take place over 29 days throughout the year in Bolton School. These sessions are taught by experienced classroom practitioners. 

We are also organising taster sessions if you would like to find out more about training to teach at Bolton School. These are on the following dates: 16th November, 11th January and 19th March. The taster session will begin at 10am until 1.30pm and a buffet lunch will be provided. You will be able to observe some classes in action as well as have a tour of the School. If you are interested in applying for a taster session, please contact me, Ms Marcia Teichman on mteichman@boltonschool.org.uk. Please note that Bolton School is the Hub school where candidates receive their professional training. Placement schools will be in any one of a number of local schools within our partnership. 

If you would like to apply for the NMAP SCITT, you will need to do this through UCAS (www.ucas.com): UCAS Search opened on 2nd  October 2018 and UCAS Apply on the 9th October 2018 for the academic year 2019/20. The provider code is 2H8. The UCAS application requires a Personal Statement and we would expect this to include fully considered reasoning for choosing the profession. The course fee is £9000; bursaries and loans are available for eligible students and you may like to look at this website for further details: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-register-login   

In terms of qualifications, we normally require a degree in maths but, given the current shortage of maths teachers, we are now allowed to accept people with a good degree in any subject and an A level in Maths. With an A level in Stats only, it is unlikely that you would have the subject knowledge to teach the A level at this stage but, if you have the other necessary attributes, you may be able to train successfully in KS3 and 4. Please note that, if required, government funding is available for subject knowledge enhancement to enable you to improve your skills, knowledge and understanding, particularly as you may last have studied Maths or Physics at GCSE or A-level. Find out more with this website: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/explore-my-options/teacher-training-routes/subject-knowledge-enhancement-ske-courses 

For your information, the NMAP SCITT is open to UK/ EU residents or people with permanent residency on the UK. If your secondary education and or University education were outside the UK you will need to provide NARIC statements of comparability for your qualification certificates.  Please use the link below for further information.  Please ensure you upload the transcript(s) as well as the certificate(s): https://www.naric.org.uk/naric/individuals/   

Other websites which you might find useful are:

- To find out about maths and literacy skills and to book a test: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/how-to-apply/passing-the-skills-tests

- To find out if you are eligible for a scholarship: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-and-salary/overview  


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