School Direct – Application Update

21 Jan 2013
Deadline There is no fixed deadline for submitting your application however; we strongly advise that if you intend to apply you do so quickly. Applications We have received a high volume of applications. The first wave of applications for SEN and Primary are being processed and the Secondary applications are pending, the IOE will inform you if your application has been...
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School Direct – Salaried FAQ

03 Dec 2012
How does it differ from the PGCE? The PGCE is a University-based course, and students undertake fixed length, structured teaching experiences interspersed with college-based training. The new School Direct route is school-based, based in one school, and trainees are employed, and paid, by this school while they train. They attend regular sessions at the University but their main base...
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Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants

03 Dec 2012
A new book by Anthony Russell, Rob Webster, Peter Blatchford outlines how schools can make marked and productive changes to the way TAs are deployed and prepared, and how they can interact with pupils to achieve higher standards. In their new book, “Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants: Guidance for school leaders and teachers” (Routledge), published last week, discusses...
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Achievement for All

03 Dec 2012
Achievement for All is a successful school improvement programme focussed on raising the aspirations, access and achievements of the 20% of vulnerable, special educational needs and disabled learners. Piloted nationally in over 450 schools, the project has now been set up as an independent charity, chaired by Brian Lamb, to continue the work. The programme is supported by the Department...
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03 Dec 2012
The Pigs4Kids campaign (charity number: 1115279) being run by The Friends of Swiss Cottage School charity is a fun and easy way to raise money for our school. This campaign is being supported by Ham&High, ThorntonBudgens and the 02 Centre in Finsbury Park. You can read the November 2012 newsletter here. Where does the money go? All of the money donated will go to Swiss Cottage...
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