School Direct – Salaried FAQ

by swisscottage / December 3rd, 2012 / in Archive 2012/13 / 0 Comments
 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...
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School Direct Teacher Training 2013-14

by swisscottage / November 23rd, 2012 / in Archive 2012/13 / 0 Comments
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Train to teach within a collaborative and supportive ‘network of excellence’ schools. Swiss Cottage Teaching School Alliance and partner schools are pleased to offer places for Initial Teacher Training from September 2013. There are 19 available places for ‘School Direct Salaried’ training leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 1 ‘non salaried’...
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Tips for parents and carers – Communication Temptation

by swisscottage / October 24th, 2012 / in Archive 2012/13 / 0 Comments
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Most children with Autistic Spectrum Condition find it difficult to communicate or interact with others but there are plenty of ways of helping your child increase their social and communication skills. Encourage requests It is important to create situations where children are motivated to communicate. For example giving a child choices for lunch or activities...
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Tips for parents and carers – apps for learning and communication

by swisscottage / October 22nd, 2012 / in Archive 2012/13 / 0 Comments
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Tips for parents and careers - Apps for autism The iPad can be used as a learning tool for children and young people with special needs. There are loads of useful apps available helping children with their communication and social skills. Take a look at some of the apps we are using at Swiss Cottage: Apps for Communication Communication for children on...
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Teaching School Status

by swisscottage / October 21st, 2012 / in Archive 2012/13 / 0 Comments
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We are very excited to announce our new Teaching School status. Teaching Schools are part of the government’s drive to give schools more freedom and take increasing responsibility for managing the schools system. As well as offering training and support for their alliance themselves, teaching schools will identify and co-ordinate expertise from their alliance,...
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