Applications are made through the central national system for applying for teacher training courses.
Graduate Teacher Training Registry (GTTR),
New Barn Lane
Cheltenham GL52 3LZ
Tel: 01242 544788
PERSONAL STATEMENT & SUPPORTING INFORMATION
When you apply you will be asked to give us details of your educational background and to provide a personal statement. We will be looking for evidence that your science knowledge is both broad and deep as well as being up-to-date. You need to show that you are taking the application seriously and that you have visited or plan to visit secondary schools – and not just your old school. Some evidence of working with young people, as a Teaching Assistant, Student Ambassador, youth worker, etc. will help your application. We are looking for applicants who are able to work closely and effectively with other teachers and who can inspire young people to bring out the best in themselves. As such, good communication skills and a confident and caring personality are an advantage.
Government Training Bursary: Those with a first class undergraduate degree will receive £20,000*; those with a 2.1 will receive £15,000*; those with a 2.2 will receive £12,000. Candidates with higher degrees (e.g. MA, PhD) and/or overseas degrees should contact the Admissions Office for further guidance. * Physics trainees with a 2.1 or first are able to apply for an Institute of Physics scholarship.
The scholarship is worth £20,000. Trainees who hold the scholarship will not be eligible for the standard DfE bursary. Physics trainees who apply for the scholarship but are not successful be eligible for the standard £20,000 bursary for those with a first, and £15,000 bursary for those with a 2.1. To apply, visit http://www.iop.org/education/teach/itts/page_52632.html
For further information about funding, please visit https://www.kcl.ac.uk/graduate/funding/database/
Approx. August, or until places are filled, subject to GTTR deadlines (check http://www.gttr.ac.uk
for latest vacancy information).
FT Home/EU: £9000 (2013)
FT Overseas: £14700 (2013)