The Wokingham Federation
English (265G)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited provider
The University of Reading
Financial support
Salary
Qualification
QTS

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England.

If you want to teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, consider a course that gives you the qualification ‘postgraduate certificate in education with qualified teacher status’ instead.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.wokinghamfederation.co.uk

About the course

We train teachers who become reflective professionals, able to secure the very best for all children. We support them to be resilient, creative and inclusive. With the highest expectations of learning, progress and development, they inspire young people to become confident, active citizens who are able to cope with the fast-moving demands of the 21st century.

The course offers considerable practical experience which is grounded in rigorous educational research.

The aim of the partnership of the University of Reading and the Wokingham Federation is to train excellent practitioners who have a positive impact on their pupils. This is accompanied by the recognition that excellent teachers continue to develop throughout their careers and never stop learning. Our intention is that you should take ownership of your development during this year of training and establish the habits of reflective practice that will sustain you throughout your career.

Between the campus environment and the diversity embedded within the Federation schools, our trainees develop a strong identity as beginner teachers and educators of the future. Please see School Direct with the University of Reading for more details.

Our commitment to ensuring equal opportunities is evident through our pastoral support which recognises and nurtures the potential in every trainee.

Interview process

Applicants called to interview will be interviewed at the school where the main placement will take place.

The interview process, which typically takes about 3 hours, will consist of:

  • an introductory meeting
  • a written task
  • a teaching task with a small group of students
  • a formal interview

There may also be additional tasks, for example to meet with a student panel or to observe a lesson and then share observations.

How school placements work

Trainees will be employed by one of The Federation schools but will work in two of the eight mainstream secondary schools. Please see http://wokinghamfederation.co.uk/home/schools/for details of the schools.

During the course of the year, all trainees will have experience of teaching all years from Years 7 - 13, including working with both GCSE and A Level groups.

To ensure they are fully supported during the course, trainees have a mentor at their schools and a tutor with the University, both of whom work closely with them throughout the year.

Salary

Salary is paid on the pay scale for unqualified teachers.

Financial support

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.

Requirements

Qualifications

We would normally expect you to have a 1st, 2:1 or 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). You will also need to have achieved Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent qualifications).

You will also be required to pass the QTS skills tests in numeracy and literacy.

Personal qualities

We are looking for applications from people who have the desire, passion and determination to be outstanding teachers. The Wokingham Federation is proud of its schools and they are all keen to work with trainees who would like to be a part of it, at least for a year and possibly for longer.

Other requirements

Applicants for the salaried route are expected to have several years' work experience (in any area) after their degree.

About the training provider

The Wokingham Secondary Federation is a close partnership of schools whose aim is to support collaboration in order to raise the standards of students’ achievement across the borough. High quality ITT provision is an integral part of its work.

Please see The Wokingham Federation to see more details of our schools.

The Federation is extremely proud of its work with its ITT trainees, many of whom stay on each year to work as teachers in one of our schools.

Any applicant successfully awarded a place with us will work in two Federation schools, all of which are in close proximity of Wokingham, a town which is often named as one of the best places in the country to live.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Both The Wokingham Federation and its partner providers are committed to equal opportunities.

Contact details

Email
JBushell@bulmershe.wokingham.sch.uk
Telephone
01189402357
Website
http://www.wokinghamfederation.co.uk
Address
Wokingham

Apply

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:

  • Training provider code: 152
  • Training programme code: 265G

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Name Address Code
Main Site Wokingham RG40 1SS -

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