Modern Foreign Languages
Applicants will normally have a degree in a Modern Foreign Language or in some circumstances another subject with significant language content will be considered. Additionally, a degree may be in an unrelated subject if the candidate is a native speaker. Candidates will undertake part of the interview in their chosen language, and be required to write on a specified topic to demonstrate sufficient language skills. It is desirable to have a second subsidiary language, but not mandatory. Along with an awareness of educational issues, a desire to excite, stimulate and engage young people from 11-18 with the possibilities and pleasures open to them in studying a Modern Foreign Language is a good starting point for an application.
Subject Sessions normally take place on a Thursday afternoon at Stroud High School.
Trainees start the year with three weeks of professional studies, a programme of lectures, workshops and expert speakers, to give a context to the course. By the end of September trainees start their “Parent 1” placement and will be in school full time until mid-December. There are another two weeks of professional studies either side of Christmas. In January trainees start their “Twin” placement in a second school. There are more professional studies weeks before Easter then trainees return to their first school for their “Parent 2” placement. The final placement includes an enhancement week to give opportunities to experience particular aspects of teaching.
There are also weekly subject seminars, every Thursday, with trainees meeting with their Subject Leader and other trainees from their subject.
|Balcarras School (School Direct)|
|Odyssey TSA (School Direct)|
|Cotswold Teaching School Partnership (School Direct)|
Lisa ClaydonStroud High School
Lisa Claydon has been an MFL teacher for 12 years and a Curriculum Team Leader for French for 10 years after previous careers in the travel industry and the Civil Service. Herself a graduate of the GITEP scheme she has worked in both mixed and single sex, 11–16 and 11–18 and selective and non-selective schools. She worked as a mentor for GITEP MFL for several years before becoming Subject Leader.
Bursaries available: £25,000–£27,500*
*subject to NCTL conditions (call 01242 505945 for more information).
- A Modern Foreign Language degree (or equivalent).
- Maths and English at Grade C or above at GCSE. (Note: an equivalency test is available from the university.)
- Successful completion of the Get Into Teaching Skills Test. We recommend you review GITEP’s Skills Tests Procedure for 2016 Entry.
- Degree at 2:2 or above.
- Involvement with young people, e.g., coaching, youth club.
- Recent connections with Secondary education.
- An awareness of issues in Modern Foreign Language education.