About the course
Most of the time will be spent working alongside an experienced class teacher at your allocated school. You will be expected to attend all staff meetings and development days and to engage fully in school life.
This is a demanding course, not only will you need to complete university assignments you will also need to plan and prepare for teaching every day. It is expected that you will be in school from 8am until 5.30pm every day.
The Primary School Direct model for training is predominantly subject based and includes national priorities in primary education. Trainees attend on alternate Wednesdays throughout the year at Middlesex University, Hendon Campus.
The subject training is complemented with professional enrichment which is undertaken by trainees as ‘mini research’ in school. University tutors visit the trainee and mentor throughout the training year to provide support and to ensure a consistently high quality training experience.
All trainees who successfully complete the programme will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status.
Following successful completion of the assignments trainees will be awarded the Post Graduate Certificate in Work Based Learning Studies, in addition to QTS. This qualification provides 60 credits towards an MA in Education
If your application form is shortlisted, you will be invited to a formal interview at the Lead Teaching School (Coldfall). If you are successful, we will place you in one of our partner schools to commence your Initial Teacher Training year.
How school placements work
The majority of your training year will be spent in school, working alongside a mentor. Part of the course requirements are that you attend university based training once a week, and additional training sessions at the lead school.
If you train via the salaried route, you will be paid on the unqualified teachers scale 1.
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.
Degree 2:2 or above
English, Maths and Science GCSE grade C or above (original certificates)
Clear DBS once given an unconditional offer
Teaching is a vocational career, therefore you need to be 100% committed to the children in your care; passionate about educating children; willing to go the extra mile for the children and the team of people you work with; have good subject knowledge, and have a sense of humour.
The below checks will be made once an offer to train has been made:
Suitability for teaching checks
Barred list checks
About the training provider
Coldfall was made an official Teaching School by the UK Government in March 2015 in recognition of our exemplary practice and standards, and developing and supporting other schools, teachers and school leaders.
Designed to provide a high quality, employment – based Post Graduate route to qualified teacher status, Coldfall Teaching School works in partnership with local primary schools and Middlesex University to provide Accredited Teacher Training.
The Partnership Schools have many years of experience training teachers to an exceptionally high standard. There is a recognition of the vibrancy, enthusiasm and drive trainee teachers can offer to our school community, and this is valued across the network.
About the accredited body
Choose a programme with a 100% employability rate and benefit from our close links to hundreds of schools and early years settings across north London and the Home Counties. Train to Teach with Middlesex and receive dedicated support and placements tailored to you while learning the on-the-job techniques you’ll need to excel in education.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Teachers with disabilities, or other needs, make an important contribution to schools both in the classroom and in shaping the wider culture and ethos of the schools they work in. Schools value diversity and the unique contribution that all their staff and trainees bring.
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.
Coldfall Avenue, Muswell Hill, London N10 1HS
Support and advice
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