About the course
The course is a 12 month course starting in September 2020. During the course you will have taught session at the University of Wolverhampton and 2 school placements with Linden's alliance of schools - a range of schools that are outstanding and good.
You will have experience throughout the primary range including key stage 1 and key stage 2 or nursery and key stage 1
You will also have experience in secondary - a range of days experience
Each trainee has a tutor to support you achieve the Teachers' Standards
Lindens Teaching School is in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton - Gorway Road Campus
You will gain the vast majority of your experience with the lead school and 6 weeks in the spring term at another partner school
There is a gradual build up of days where you teach the class working towards whole class responsibility
Panel interview - a series of questions will be asked
audit of English and maths
How school placements work
2.5 terms in lead school - this will have been arranged prior to interview
half-term in another school in another key stage
The unqualified teachers' pay scale will be used in discussion with the lead school
Applicants need to have got their lead school to agree financial support before applying
Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.
If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.
GCSE English maths science
2:2 or above
current primary experience / insight
passion and enthusiasm
About the training provider
We at Lindens Teaching School offer 2 routes to teaching in a primary school:
School Direct Tuition
School direct Salaried
Both routes, on completion, award you QTS and you gain teaching experience in 2 Key Stages during the year-long course.
School Direct Salaried routes are funded by a school where you are likely to have worked or are working in a classroom assistant or support role. You spend 2.5 terms in a lead school and .5 term in a second school. The lead school funds your course and this needs to be agreed prior to application
School Direct Tuition routes cost £9000 and the route enables you to gain experience in 2 different school settings within Lindens and their partners.
Experience in school settings will provide insight into outstanding practice and knowledge of SEND, EAL and mastery of the curriculum
Assessment is through the Teachers' Standards
You will have access to an Outstanding school and work within a vibrant community of learners and partner schools.
Please check Lindens school website for further details
Prior to commencing the course GSCE English, maths and science is required and degree 2:2 or above - previous school experience is desirable to support your application
About the accredited body
The University of Wolverhampton is our accrediting provider awarding QTS and PGCE and MA credits.
It is a local provider geographically which will deliver subject-specific sessions during the year of training.
The campus is based in Walsall and during the year you are expected to visit and train with the UoW staff.
Salaried routes attend approx 30 days during the academic year
Tuition routes attend during the Autumn and Spring Terms
Both courses commence September
All trainees are allocated a university tutor.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We at Lindens pride ourselves on our inclusive practice and policy
Within the lead school we have an inclusion unit which as a trainee you will have access
We welcome all applicants to apply as we cater for all needs
Do not hesitate to contact the Director, Chris Randall, to discuss further
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.
When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:
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Choose a training location
You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Hundred Acre Road, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield B74 2BB
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