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Are you thinking about teaching as a career?

If so, then Beauchamps High School runs a high quality, successful ITT programme as part of the Schools Direct and SCITT Programme in collaboration with Billericay Educational Consortium - http://secondary.billericayscitt.com/

Beauchamps High School has been a graduate trainer for the last seven years and so far has a 100% success record that has enabled 45 candidates to successfully complete the ITT programme. Seventy five percent of these trainees have been employed by the school and have gone on to start our Newly Qualified Teacher programme.

and have gone on to start our Newly Qualified Teacher programme. We are looking to offer the following places for September 2019 – 2020 - Maths, English, Computing, Science, History, Geography, French and Business.

Applications are made through the UCAS web portal http://www.ucas.com/apply/teacher-training

ALL references MUST be uploaded to UCAS before any applications can be seen.Candidates are required to have a degree in the subject they wish to teach or at least 50% of that subject. In addition you must pass your English and Maths skills test before the start of the course in July.
If you are interested in the Schools Direct Programme then please contact Miss Farrar at afarrar@beauchamps.essex.sch.uk for advice on how to apply and which course would be suitable.We are also part of the Government’s School Experience Programme which allows postgraduate and undergraduate students to gain an insight of what teaching is like.http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/school-experience/sep

Below are 3 testimonials from teachers at Beauchamps High School.

1. From the moment I stepped into the English department, I was welcomed and struck by an overriding sense of enthusiasm from everyone around me. I never imagined that I would be so nurtured and readily absorbed. In the short time that I have been at Beauchamps, my confidence in the classroom has soared and I am continually struck by the vast knowledge of my colleagues; I am learning every day. Continual guidance has been offered from the outset and I feel safe knowing that at any moment, I can turn to anyone to gain an answer to a question, share an idea or cry on their shoulder. And I have cried; it's often intense and daunting, but I could not contemplate undertaking this qualification in any other way. Two years may seem a long time, but without those first three terms, would I feel prepared to step in to a classroom and begin a teaching career? Nope. I have built a strong foundation which I can build upon to achieve QTS. I have so much more classroom experience than I could have hoped for in studying via a traditional PGCE route, and going into the NQT year shortly, I know that I'm in the best place.

2. I have been at Beauchamps for the last two years and can honestly say I have never worked anywhere with a more enjoyable atmosphere. The staff are the most supportive people I have ever come across and really go out of their way to make new staff feel welcome; this ethos makes a reality of the headteacher's vision that we are all one, big family. Whilst I honed my teaching skills, I was expertly guided by some very experienced and generous colleagues. I can honestly say that making the decision to move to teaching, and in particular teaching at Beauchamps, has been the best thing I have ever done in my career. The training route I chose (assessment only to QTS) has provided me with the flexibility to achieve my goal over a two year period without the added workload that comes with an associated PGCE. As I have a young daughter, this was definitely the right training path for me and would suit others in a similar situation. My tutor has provided an outstanding level of support, and has liaised closely with the school at each stage of my time here. I would not hesitate to recommend training and working at Beauchamps.

3. From the moment I stepped into the PE department, I was welcomed and struck by an overriding sense of enthusiasm from everyone around me. I was surrounded by practitioners who all had unique skills in different sports. Each welcomed me in to the department and shared their specialist skills to ensure I was equally equipped to tackle teaching any sport. In the short time that I have been at Beauchamps, my confidence has soared and I am continually impressed by the student’s attitude to learning and eagerness to succeed. Continual guidance has been offered from the outset and I feel safe knowing that I can experiment in my lessons and try new teaching strategies as my tutor and others will always provide constructive feedback. Two years may seem a long time, but it really does fly by and the experiences I’ve gained have made me the teacher I am today. Without that first year of teacher training I’m not sure I’d have been able to handle the teaching and studying workload. The first year allows you to adapt to teaching demands and learn how to cope. Thanks to the first year in the second year I felt confident I could manage the day to day teaching stresses on top of my teacher training demands. I have built a strong foundation which I can build upon to achieve QTS. I have so much more classroom experience than I could have hoped for in studying via a traditional PGCE route, and going into the NQT year shortly, I know that I'm in the best place. If you’re looking to learn how to be a teacher by doing it first-hand this is the training programme and the school for you. You are well equipped with supportive tutors and departments that aren’t afraid to let you try new strategies and even fail. What’s most important in this training process is you learn from these experiences and adapt in future lessons. It is a challenging environment to be in, but it’s one that stimulates you constantly and makes you think on your feet. Every day is different, a new challenge awaits every day!