About the course
In partnership with e-Qualitas we offer highly personalised school based training that is carefully structured to enable trainees to take control of their own development, and become outstanding teachers.
Trainees work closely with experienced teachers, first of all observing and team teaching, then teaching independently, as their skills and confidence grow. Study is based on the distance learning resources on the e-Qualitas virtual learning environment (VLE). Trainees attend up to ten training days run by e-Qualitas, mostly held in a venue in central London, the rest of the time they are based in school. Trainees have access to an extensive programme of in-school training led by expert practitioners.
The course content is organised into six modules, the first three of which may be worked on concurrently.
Training Module 1A: Lesson planning. How to plan lessons well, including choosing the most appropriate teaching and learning strategies.
Training Module 1B: Behaviour. How to manage pupils during lessons, and motivating them towards learning.
Training Module 1C: Assessment. How to assess pupils' learning in each subject, and use assessment information when planning and teaching lessons.
Training Module 2: Meeting needs of different groups of pupils. How to ensure that all groups of pupils do as well as possible eg those who speak English as an additional language, high attaining pupils, those with special educational needs.
Training Module 3: The wider context of teaching and learning in schools today. Barriers to learning ie why some pupils do not do as well as they should, and how teachers can make a difference to this.
Training Module 4: Effective Subject teaching. Bringing everything together, how to teach really effectively. This builds on all the earlier training in how to teach effectively, and involves an in-depth study of an aspect of subject teaching.
Your progress towards meeting the Teachers' Standards is assessed formally at four points: when you start, after 10 working weeks, 20 working weeks and at the end of the training period. These assessments are carried out jointly by trainees, school staff and eQ tutors. There are two formal assignments marked by e-Qualitas tutors: an essay exploring aspects of meeting the needs of different groups of pupils (linked to Training Module 2), and a subject-related essay (linked to Training Module 4).
Applicants are welcome to contact us via the address below to send a CV in advance of applying via UCAS, or to ask questions about our schools, our training programmes or the application process.
If you have applied via UCAS, meet the entry requirements and demonstrate the skills needed for school based teacher training you will be invited to an interview including the following activities: a short classroom based activity, an interview with heads or School Direct leads from our partner schools, and a short written task set by the training provider.
Most of our interviews are held at Dunraven School. If you have applied for a placement in a different school you would be expected to visit it either before or after the interview.
You are required to produce photographic ID, original examination certificates and to complete a request for information regarding health and suitability for teaching. Offers are subject to completion of a health check and Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service prior to enrolment.
Find out more about our training programmes and how to apply, including recruitment information events via the following link.
Dunraven Sharing Excellence Partnership
E-mail contact for queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
How school placements work
After an initial visit by an e-Qualitas tutor, a training plan is written identifying training needs and this becomes the basis of the training experience.
During school placements, trainees benefit from working alongside experienced teachers. Trainees have opportunities to observe excellent teaching before experimenting with approaches to teaching and learning across the secondary age range, during which time they are supervised and supported by teachers and tutors. They begin with a light teaching timetable which is gradually increased as they become more skilled and confident.
The main focus of this training programme is classroom practice and the development of the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to ensure that pupils make excellent progress in their learning. Trainees are supported by both a school based mentor and a tutor working in close partnership to support them. They are experienced and skilled in classroom observation, giving feedback and setting targets for development. Trainees have full support in developing their behaviour management skills throughout the year. Placements will be in Key Stages 4 and 5, with some opportunity to experience Key Stage 3 and the primary curriculum. Trainees have a seven week second placement in a contrasting school, usually another local partnership school, to enhance their experience by giving them the opportunity to plan, teach and assess in a different context.
School Direct trainees are expected to become fully involved in the life of the school to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the profession.
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
The tuition fee funded route fee is £6,000 + VAT, plus £2,000 paid to the school for your training. The school may opt to waive the £2,000 fee.
The maximum student loan is £6,000 for teacher training with e-Qualitas.
Trainees can opt into a PGCE with Leeds Beckett University for £1,800.
- A degree classification of a 2.2 or above, usually at least 50% in the subject to be taught and a real aptitude for teaching.
- Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics, or equivalent recognised by the university, by the time the programme begins.
- Applicants will be required to produce original certificates at interview.
- Evidence of a pass in the literacy and numeracy Professional Skills Tests before enrolment.
We are looking for applicants who are passionate about teaching their subject and have the potential to become outstanding teachers. Applicants need to show evidence of time management skills, commitment and personal resilience needed to undertake school based teacher training. Ability to work effectively with young people and understand the urban state school environment is essential. Confident self-presentation, good communication skills and the ability to inspire and enthuse young people are also important.
Overseas qualifications must be checked for UK equivalence by NARIC.
Offers are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure list check.
Applicants must meet the Secretary of State's requirements for mental and physical health in order to be eligible.
Applicants for salaried positions must provide a CV including full employment history.
We recommend that you attend one of our Recruitment Information Events to find out more about this training programme and how to 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.
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You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Dunraven School, 94-98 Leigham Court Road, Streatham, London SW16 2QB
Support and advice
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