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Thinking about becoming a teacher? Train to Teach, Sudbury, 8th November

Author: Andy Samways Published: 8th November 2016 16:20

 Train to teach

Thinking about becoming a teacher? Train to Teach, Sudbury, 8th November

Information Evening on Tuesday 8th November 2016, 6pm – 7.30pm at The Suffolk Borders Teaching Alliance Conference Centre, Thomas Gainsborough School, Great Cornard, Sudbury, CO10 0NH.

If you would like to find out more about training to teach in the Sudbury, Haverhill, Bury St Edmunds are why not come along. Meet teachers, hear of the routes available and have your questions answered.

Please confirm your attendance by emailing Helen Main on hmain@sbtalliance.co.uk and receive your joining instructions.

Make a difference and inspire the next generation

You may remember a truly brilliant teacher from school who made a real difference to your life. As a teacher you can use your knowledge and passion for your subject to help children unlock capabilities and talents that they didn’t even know they had. You’ll develop a wide range of transferable skills for yourself in the process, too.

In addition to planning and teaching a range of engaging lessons, you can indulge in your hobbies and interests as part of your work by getting involved in after-school clubs, trips or sport.

And there are even generous bursaries that can help you fund your training!

Successful partnerships underpin our training pathways.

We offer a range of routes for graduates which will enable you to train in the most effective way in the area that you want to start your teaching career.

In 2016/17 we are recruiting talented, enthusiastic and inspiring graduates to:

Primary School Direct through

·       University of Hertfordshire

·       Suffolk and Norfolk School Centred Initial Teacher Training

·       Colchester Teacher Training Consortium

Secondary School Direct through

·       Suffolk and Norfolk School Centred Initial Teacher Training

·       TESinstitute

Straight to Teaching is a further route open to graduates employed in schools who wish to train to teach. Further details are found on the separate 'Straight to Teaching' tile in this section.

Should you have any questions about any of our pathways please do call us on 01787 314317 and we will be only too happy to help and offer guidance.

Rewards of teaching

As most teachers will tell you, there’s no such thing as a ‘typical’ day at work. That’s because no two days are the same – you’re unlikely ever to be bored by a lack of variety. It’s also a career that offers great benefits, opportunities for you to use a wide range of skills and inspire students in the subject you love.

Teachers’ salaries

When you choose to become a teacher, you’ll be joining a profession that offers a competitive starting salary with plenty of opportunity for career progression. This means you’ll not only be making a difference, but you’ll be rewarded for your contributions with excellent opportunities to climb the career ladder and receive pay rises.

As a newly qualified teacher you’ll begin on a salary of at least £22,467 (as you rise up the pay ranges, you could earn as much as £115,582 as a headteacher, in inner London).

Schools now have more freedom to develop their own pay policies to attract and retain the teachers that have the greatest impact on their pupils’ learning. So what you’re paid will be linked to performance and not length of service – meaning you can increase your salary faster than ever before.

The pay ranges shown in this table are for 2016/2017, and are revised annually.

Additional rewards

In addition to the basic salary you’ll earn, there are other great benefits available including:

·       holidays – you’ll get more days than many people in other professions, though teachers work for 195 days per year in school, and tend to do some work during their holidays

·       a generous pension – when you’re employed as a teacher you’ll automatically be a member of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme

·       special educational needs (SEN) allowance – if you work as a qualified teacher with pupils with SEN, you could be eligible for an SEN allowance of no less than £2,085 and no more than £4,116 per annum

·       teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) payments – additional money if you take on more responsibilities

Becoming a teacher doesn’t just offer you financial reward. You’ll get the chance to make a difference to students’ lives on a daily basis. 

Teach with us in Suffolk

Suffolk is a county offering so much ...

·       modern urban environments through to beautiful rural landscapes

·       housing at prices that you can afford

·       transport links to make getting to London and Stanstead easy

·       great local food and wonderful restaurants

·       a wealth of opportunities for enjoying refreshing activity in stunning countryside

The schools of the Samuel Ward Academy provide exciting and rewarding opportunities in primary, secondary and special school settings. Find out more of our schools through their websites. Our secondary schools:

·       Samuel Ward Academy

·       Thomas Gainsborough School

·       Sybil Andrews Academy

·       Newmarket Academy  

Our special school:

·       Churchill Special Free School  

Our primary schools:

·       Coupals Primary Academy

·       Glemsford Primary Academy

·       Laureate Community Academy

·       Westfield Primary Academy

·       Wickhambrook Primary Academy  

 

 

 

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