Passing the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers and Getting into ITT

Author: Bruce Bond
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473916401
Release Date: 2015-04-17
Genre: Education

"I found this book very informative. It is clearly set out and the chapters are clear. I particularly liked how you can test yourself on all areas then check the answers along with an explanation. At the end of the book is a honest account from someone who completed their QTS and I enjoyed reading this." - Stephanie Kane, Teacher Training Candidate "I will recommend this book because it is up to date and because it covers both literacy & numeracy skills tests. It explains coherently what the tests are for. It shows how rigorous they are and why they are important - showing how they impact practice even if not in the trainee's specialist area. Everything a potential ITT trainee needs to know is covered. and shows it is more than just about passing the tests. There are good practice questions. IN a nutshell - everything a trainee needs is here!" -Mrs Sarah Barton, School of Education, Portsmouth University If you are applying to teacher training in England, you must pass your Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers before you can start your training. Written by authors who have written questions for the test themselves, this is your guide to how to prepare for, approach and succeed in the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers. It takes you through how the tests work and includes hints and tips on what to expect and how to respond. It offers clear and concise guidance on revision and examples of questions so you can prepare for the tests and pass. This second edition has been updated with added practice questions, and a new chapter with trainee and tutor profiles giving you up-to-date and focused insight into how to get into teacher training, and what it's like to complete the course. How to use this book The first chapter in this book will help you understand the context of the skills tests and direct you to useful sources where you can conduct your own research into schools and education. Having a familiarity with key terms and issues in education will prove useful both when approaching the skills tests and also at a later date when you apply for a training place. Subsequent chapters will outline the content and structure of the literacy and numeracy skills tests and offer you practice questions. Then there is a chapter designed to support your application to teacher training courses and provide suggestions and advice for the interview process. Finally, for this second edition a new chapter 'What is teacher training really like?' offers you real insight into intial teacher training from the point of view of the student and the tutor. About the authors Bruce Bond has been involved in writing, editing, observing, reviewing and trialling the QTS Literacy Skills Tests for over 10 years. Jim Johnson is an Honorary Fellow of Nottingham Trent University where, until his retirement, he led the English team in the Department of Primary Education. Mark Patmore was until recently a senior lecturer in mathematical education in the Department of Education at Nottingham Trent University. Nina Weiss has worked in education for over 30 years. Since 2008, she has been authoring and editing the QTS Skills Tests.

Passing the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers and Getting into ITT

Author: Bruce Bond
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473916395
Release Date: 2015-04-17
Genre: Education

"I found this book very informative. It is clearly set out and the chapters are clear. I particularly liked how you can test yourself on all areas then check the answers along with an explanation. At the end of the book is a honest account from someone who completed their QTS and I enjoyed reading this." - Stephanie Kane, Teacher Training Candidate "I will recommend this book because it is up to date and because it covers both literacy & numeracy skills tests. It explains coherently what the tests are for. It shows how rigorous they are and why they are important - showing how they impact practice even if not in the trainee's specialist area. Everything a potential ITT trainee needs to know is covered. and shows it is more than just about passing the tests. There are good practice questions. IN a nutshell - everything a trainee needs is here!" -Mrs Sarah Barton, School of Education, Portsmouth University If you are applying to teacher training in England, you must pass your Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers before you can start your training. Written by authors who have written questions for the test themselves, this is your guide to how to prepare for, approach and succeed in the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers. It takes you through how the tests work and includes hints and tips on what to expect and how to respond. It offers clear and concise guidance on revision and examples of questions so you can prepare for the tests and pass. This second edition has been updated with added practice questions, and a new chapter with trainee and tutor profiles giving you up-to-date and focused insight into how to get into teacher training, and what it's like to complete the course. How to use this book The first chapter in this book will help you understand the context of the skills tests and direct you to useful sources where you can conduct your own research into schools and education. Having a familiarity with key terms and issues in education will prove useful both when approaching the skills tests and also at a later date when you apply for a training place. Subsequent chapters will outline the content and structure of the literacy and numeracy skills tests and offer you practice questions. Then there is a chapter designed to support your application to teacher training courses and provide suggestions and advice for the interview process. Finally, for this second edition a new chapter 'What is teacher training really like?' offers you real insight into intial teacher training from the point of view of the student and the tutor. About the authors Bruce Bond has been involved in writing, editing, observing, reviewing and trialling the QTS Literacy Skills Tests for over 10 years. Jim Johnson is an Honorary Fellow of Nottingham Trent University where, until his retirement, he led the English team in the Department of Primary Education. Mark Patmore was until recently a senior lecturer in mathematical education in the Department of Education at Nottingham Trent University. Nina Weiss has worked in education for over 30 years. Since 2008, she has been authoring and editing the QTS Skills Tests.

Passing the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers and Getting into ITT

Author: Bruce Bond
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781446281222
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Genre: Education

Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Request your e-inspection copy today! If you are applying to teacher training in England, you must pass your Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers before you can start your training. This is your guide to how to prepare for, approach and succeed in the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers. It takes you through how the tests work and includes hints and tips on what to expect and how to respond. It offers clear and concise guidance on revision and examples of questions so you can prepare for the tests and pass. Also included is essential information on teaching and schools, knowledge of which may help you pass the tests, and information on how to successfully apply to Initial Teacher Training (ITT) in England. Written by authors who have written questions for the test themselves, and published by Learning Matters, this is your essential guide to the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers. Bruce Bond has been involved in writing, editing, observing, reviewing and trialling the QTS Literacy Skills Tests for over 10 years. He has also been closely associated with the national development and evaluation of the Initial Teacher Training pilots in invidividual learning plans, mentoring, and teaching observation and practice. Bruce has over 30 years of experience teaching English and literacy in SEN, primary, secondary and further education sectors and is now an educational consultant and author of literacy assessments. Jim Johnson is an Honorary Fellow of Nottingham Trent University where, until his retirement, he led the English team in the Department of Primary Education. Mark Patmore was until recently a senior lecturer in mathematical education in the Department of Education at Nottingham Trent University. He is an Associate of the AlphaPlus Consultancy and has written for the QTS Numaracy Skills Test. Nina Weiss has worked in education for over 30 years. Since 2008, she has been authoring and editing the QTS Literacy Skills Tests. Nina currently teaches English and adult literacy at City and Islington College and is an external examiner for teacher training courses at the University of Greenwich and the Institue of Education, London. Acknowledgements We would like to thank the following contributors who responded to questions on applications and interviews to ITT, and shared their thoughts and comments, for the final chapter. Doreen Challen, Primary PGCE Tutor, Southampton Education School Jean Conteh, Senior Lecturer in Primary Education, University of Leeds Richard English, Programme Director for the Primary PGCE Course, University of Hull Suzanne Horton, Senior Lecturer in Primary Initial Teacher Education, University of Worcester Angela Major, Principal Lecturer in Education, University of Roehampton Ceri Roscoe, Assistant Head of Primary Programmes with particular responsibility for the BA Primary Education, Manchester Metropolitan University Debbie Simpson, Interim PGCE Primary Programme Leader, University of Cumbria The numeracy glossary is reproduced courtesy of the TA - Teaching Agency for Schools. Permission to reproduce TA copyright material does not extend to any material which is indentified as being the copyright of a third party or any photographs. Authorisation to reproduce such material would need to be obtained from the copyright holders. The publishers would like to thank the TA for permission to use the audio icon. This has been taken from the practice Literacy Skills Test on the TA website www.education.gov.uk and is the copyright of the Teaching Agency.

How to Pass the Professional Skills Tests for Initial Teacher Training ITT

Author: Chris John Tyreman
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749470227
Release Date: 2013-07-03
Genre: Business & Economics

How to Pass the Professional Skills Test for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) provides complete practice for candidates applying to study for teacher training and those aiming for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The only book which combines all aspects of the test, including numeracy, literacy as well as the new reasoning questions, it covers basic practice as well as more challenging questions. It provides mental arithmetic training to help you answer questions confidently without the use of a calculator as well as realistic test practice. With over 1000 questions and detailed answers with explanations, How to Pass the Professional Skills Test for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) is the only resource you'll need to pass the exam and start your teacher training with confidence.

Passing the Numeracy Skills Test

Author: Mark Patmore
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781526447876
Release Date: 2018-01-15
Genre: Education

Popular amongst aspiring teacher trainees and widely recommended by teacher training course tutors, this bestselling guide to preparing and passing the mandatory Numeracy Skills test is back in an enhanced new edition. This seventh edition includes more content to help you develop the Key Knowledge required to approach the test with confidence. Updated throughout and with new questions and set within contemporary contexts, this new edition will support you even more to pass! Along with a full practice test with hints and tips and answer commentary, this go-to guide outlines all of the requirements of the Numeracy Skills Test and explains the essential subject knowledge candidates need to ensure you are fully prepared to pass the test with confidence. With this guide you will be able to: familiarise yourself with the skills and knowledge to be tested fully understand the format and structure of the numeracy skills test know what to expect on the day of the test

How to Pass the QTS Numeracy and Literacy Skills Tests

Author: Chris John Tyreman
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749462543
Release Date: 2011-03-03
Genre: Business & Economics

All trainee teachers in England and Wales have to sit numeracy and literacy skills tests in order to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which permits them to continue or start teaching. How to Pass the QTS Numeracy and Literary Skills Test is the only book available that includes both literacy and numeracy revision and mock tests. The numeracy section starts at a low level and includes a diagnostic test, a maths review, mental and general arithmetic practice, and revision of statistics. It gives the reader a good grounding in the skills needed to pass the test, particularly if maths has always been a weak subject. The literacy section includes practice material on spelling, punctuation, grammar and comprehension. It highlights the areas where people commonly have problems, and provides easy to follow explanations and practice questions and answers. This book comes with FREE audio files for mental arithmetic tests. To download them please visit: http://www.koganpage.com/qts

Passing the Literacy Skills Test

Author: Jim Johnson
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473918757
Release Date: 2015-02-16
Genre: Education

"This book is fantastic and has been purchased by many of our students who have subsequently passed the skill test." - Sarah Martin-Denham, Faculty of Education and Society, University of Sunderland All applicants to Initial Teacher Training in England need to PASS the QTS Literacy Skills Test before starting their course. This professional skills test is designed to ensure trainee teachers have a sound grasp of literacy skills such as comprehension and spelling and how to apply these in practice. This popular and widely recommended book outlines all of the requirements of the QTS Literacy Skills Test, explains the essential subject knowledge candidates need and includes practice questions for test preparation. This fourth edition, co-written by an author of the test itself, is updated throughout and now includes a full practice test, more practice questions and more question and answer commentary. This is more than a collection of practice questions. It includes advice, tips, test commentary and guidance to help students pass first time. It helps students to: familiarise yourself with the skills and knowledge to be tested fully understand the format and structure of the literacy skills test know what to expect on the day of the test HOW TO USE THIS BOOK For the purposes of the test, literacy is seen as comprising the four sections: Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar and Comprehension. Each section has its own chapter. There you will find an explanation of the knowledge required, examples of the features of literacy being tested and explicitly direction about what to do in the test. There are practice questions for each section. Chapter 5 is a complete literacy practice skills test for you to work through, and Chapter 6 contains answers and explanatory key points for all the questions in the main chapters, and for the practice test. Revision checklist You can use the checklist in your revision to make sure that you have covered all the key content areas.

Success Passing the Professional Skills Tests for Teachers

Author: Jenny Lawson
Publisher: Critical Publishing
ISBN: 9781910391037
Release Date: 2015-04-20
Genre: Education

An essential book for anyone thinking of taking, or about to take, the Professional Skills Tests for Teachers. You must pass these tests before starting your course, and this up to date text tells you exactly what to expect and how to prepare for the latest versions of the tests. There is an emphasis on support and clear guidance throughout, along with plenty of practice material, so you can face the tests with confidence and succeed in your application. It provides: a guide to the variety of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) provision and routes into teaching a preparation timeline comprehensive coverage of both the numeracy and literacy tests an audit of your strengths and areas for improvement in literacy and numeracy example questions and answers, highlighting common errors, providing top tips for success, with theories and methods fully explained full practice papers plus test-taking and revision strategies discrete topics within the numeracy and literacy sections enabling focused learning, with explanations and hundreds of examples larger format pages, with topics covered across double page spreads for ease of use and more memorable learning.

Pass the Qts Numeracy Skills Test with Ease

Author: Vali Nasser
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1979924902
Release Date: 2017-11-20
Genre:

For entry into ITT courses for 2018 - 2020 the contents have not changed from the previous years. This book is aimed at helping trainee teachers to pass the QTS Numeracy Skills Test the first time you take it. If you feel that you need to improve your speed in the Mental Arithmetic part of the test and re-visit some areas in general arithmetic as well as statistics then this book will prove very useful to you. It covers all the areas required for the QTS Numeracy skills test. The only difference between this book and my previous book is that a few typos have been corrected. The author of this book is a specialist Mathematics Teacher with experience in both Consultancy work and teaching. He is intimately familiar with the QTS Numeracy testing as he was project manager at OCR working in conjunction with the Teaching Agency in implementing the initial phase of the Numeracy Testing project. Subsequently, he has tutored and taught mathematics and statistics in Schools as well as in adult education. Finally, the author's first book 'Speed Mathematics Using the Vedic System' has a significant following and has been translated into Japanese and Chinese as well as German. He hopes that his latest version of 'Pass the QTS Numeracy Skills Test with Ease' for 2018 -2020 will be beneficial to those who want to re-visit their maths for the purposes of passing the QTS Numeracy test.

Children s Spiritual Moral Social and Cultural Development

Author: Tony Eaude
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781844453108
Release Date: 2008-01-04
Genre: Education

The second edition of this popular text has been revised and updated to include the new Professional Standards needed to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Tackling these elusive but fundamental aspects of children's development, this text places the importance of spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding in a cross-curricular context. It directly links between children's attainment and the wider aspects of personal development, beliefs and values, explaining the environment in which learning flourishes and demonstrating how trainees can promote this in their teaching. In addition, it helps enrich the trainee teacher's experience, laying firm foundations for their continuing professional development.

Your Teacher Training Handbook

Author: Jim McGrath
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317861119
Release Date: 2014-05-22
Genre: Education

Your Teacher Training Skills Handbook will support you throughout your teacher training course, helping you develop both the academic and practical teaching skills required to achieve QTS with confidence. Written in a conversational style and following the progress of a fictional trainee teacher, Alex, use this book to not only develop your own skills, but to think about how you can pass those skills on to your learners.

Primary Mathematics Audit and Test

Author: Mike Fletcher
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781446298145
Release Date: 2014-01-09
Genre: Education

If you are a primary trainee, you must demonstrate a knowledge of mathematics to be recommended for QTS. This popular, widely recommended text helps you audit your knowledge of mathematics and understand what learning you need to pass your course. A rigorous test helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses and can be revisited at key stages in your course as a tool to monitor and evaluate progress. The fourth edition has been updated in line with the new National Curriculum, includes more information on expanding and developing your knowledge of mathematics and is linked to the newest Teachers’ Standards.

The Teachers Standards in the Classroom

Author: Roy Blatchford
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781526414656
Release Date: 2017-08-21
Genre: Education

This text is written to support teachers and trainee teachers to interpret the Standards effectively and independently, as well as how to apply them to their teaching.

Navigating Initial Teacher Training

Author: Andrew J Hobson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317723929
Release Date: 2014-02-25
Genre: Education

Are you considering or already training to become a teacher? Do you want to know more about the variety of types of training on offer? Do you need reassurance that you are on the right path? Or would you just like to see how others cope with their teacher training? If so, this lively book, built on the experience of thousands of people just like you, is exactly what you need. Written by experts with backgrounds in teaching, supporting teacher learning and researching teacher training, and based on a major study of nearly 5,000 beginner teachers, it provides an authentic insight into what lies ahead when becoming a teacher. The book, which incorporates extensive conversations with large numbers of student and newly qualified teachers, will also serve as the ideal course companion when undertaking your Initial Teacher Training programme. It includes practical ideas and strategies for coping with various aspects of life as a student teacher, for example, dealing with pupil behaviour, building and managing relationships with mentors and other teachers in schools, and finding and obtaining a first teaching post.

The Insider s Guide for New Teachers

Author: Sara Bubb
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0749441011
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Education

Writing in an accessible, engaging style, Sara Bubb tackles all the essential 'need to know' topics for trainee or newly qualified teachers from the perspective of someone actually involved in training or teaching. This book features illuminating anecdotes and answers questions posed by individuals already in the process of studying or teaching. It covers the whole spectrum of experience - from meeting the standards to gaining qualified teacher status (QTS), to managing relationships at college and school. Maintaining a practical focus throughout, the book is peppered with handy checklists, case studies and useful tips. This will be an indispensable handbook for any trainee teacher needing advice and information.