TeachSlough
Chemistry (23XB)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
The University of Reading
Financial support
Salary
Qualification
QTS

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

It may also allow you to teach in the EU, the EEA and Switzerland. You should check with the institution you’d like to teach in for confirmation. The status of QTS in these countries may change after the UK leaves the EU. Please check GOV.UK for updates.

To teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, you may wish to consider a ‘PGCE (or PGDE) with QTS’ qualification instead.

Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

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.

About the training provider

Slough is a multi-cultural, vibrant and diverse community. Our students are passionate, exuberant, witty and sharp, offering our teachers some of the most inspiring, captivating and exciting schools in the country.

Our partnership of schools is led by Upton Court Grammar School and comprises of a mixture of Grammar schools and Comprehensive schools, Academies and State schools, Primary, Infant, Junior and Secondary schools. We encourage a supportive community for our trainees and offer diverse and contrasting teaching and training experiences through school-to-school collaboration. Our school-based, highly supportive training programme, nurtures our trainees to flourish and excel within the teaching profession. Since 2013, we have successfully trained 104 trainees. To date*, we have achieved a 100% pass rate with 72% of our trainees passing with a grade 1 ('outstanding').

Our staff are our most valuable resource and have a proven track record in training and professional development. Following the training year, Slough's excellent practitioners continue to offer outstanding professional development opportunities, guiding their colleagues through a variety of leadership pathways. Our dedication to professional development makes Slough an attractive place to work with 75% choosing to stay in our partnership in their NQT year.**

Working in partnership with the University of Reading, TeachSlough is committed to recruiting innovative and inspiring trainee teachers in both the primary and secondary sector to enthuse our next generation. If you are looking for an exciting new challenge working alongside like-minded passionate, pioneering educational practitioners, TeachSlough: Awake. Create. Educate.

*June 2017.

**in June 2017.

About the accredited body

The University of Reading’s Institute of Education is an established provider of high-quality training and research. They are ranked 8th in the UK for Education (The Guardian University League Table 2019) and have been consistently in the top 10 for over a decade.

Committed to developing caring, reflective, professional teachers, they have well-established partnerships with over 300 schools in Berkshire and the surrounding area.

Ofsted report that the "effective relationships with partner schools support the development of high quality teaching and trainees that are well-prepared to work in the region's schools.'' ITE inspection report, September 2016.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We use individual training plans to offer bespoke support for all of our trainees and to create a provision in which all of our trainees can succeed.

Our recruitment is a rigorous and thought-provoking process which includes a number of pre-assessment tasks. We make reasonable adjustments to facilitate all interviewees (for example, extra time).

All of our schools are accessible sites.

Contact details

Email
schooldirect@uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk
Telephone
01753 546376
Website
https://www.teachslough.org.uk/
Address
TeachSlough
Lascelles Road
Upton
Berkshire
SL3 7PR

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: 17T
  • Training programme code: 23XB

Choose a training location

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

Location Vacancies Code
Main Site
Upton Court Grammar School, Lascelles Road, Upton, Berkshire SL3 7PR
Yes -

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