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Help/advice please...

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by MrsK2806, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. My husband has been turned down for his pgce and has thought about it and realised that the GTP route would suit him much better.. He has only a limited amount of experience observing in a school for 6 weeks although he will be starting as voluntary TA at a school once a week very soon.. Has anyone applied for gtp with similar experience and got offers, conditional or otherwise? Thanks, Kate
     
  2. My husband has been turned down for his pgce and has thought about it and realised that the GTP route would suit him much better.. He has only a limited amount of experience observing in a school for 6 weeks although he will be starting as voluntary TA at a school once a week very soon.. Has anyone applied for gtp with similar experience and got offers, conditional or otherwise? Thanks, Kate
     
  3. Hi, there is hope. I started as a once a week volunteer in my primary school, a year ago last April, then on the back of tthree months got a part time TA post in the same class. That has turned into a GTP at Derby on a self funded basis (shcool pays the training costs ) which I started Jan this year and expect to complete QTS by July. It seemed the voluntary experience counted for a lot, especially if you can also get some small group or team teaching experience in during that time. Go for it. The only downer seems to be that nobody knows the funding allocation for next years GTP programme so the number of places on offer are uncertain. If you can self fund then there seems to be no limit on the colleges as to the number of self funded places they can offer but the drawback is that you are expected to complete in 2 terms not 3. Hope this helps.
     
  4. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    He should get feedback about why he was rejected for PGCE. It may be they did not think that he had enough experience and if this is the case then GTP is no solution. Generally it requires more experience as you have to hit the ground running.
    It also depends upon your local providers-- how many places are available.
     
  5. I say go for it! I have a GTP place for this Sept (subject to funding). I only spent 4 weeks in school prior to applying. (However, I'm 40 so am bringing a lot of work experience with me).
    Clive
     
  6. Sorry - forgot to add, I've applied for primary, so I think being male helped more than it may in secondary. On one of the application forms males are counted as a minority.
    Clive
     

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