English with Bishop Ramsey CE School Accredited provider: Hillingdon SCITT

Course offered
QTS full time with salary
Financial support

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

About the course

Trainees will gain the knowledge and understanding of how to teach English to 11-16 year olds.

All secondary trainees will have one day a week Professional Learning which will be held at Bishop Ramsey School, Lead School for Hillingdon SCITT.

Trainees training to teach Secondary English will be based in schools 4 days a week and will teach Key Stages 3 and 4 during the academic year, with some exposure to Key Stage 5. The amount of lessons that salaried trainees will be expected to teach will be determined by each school. Applicants should raise this as a point of discussion during the interview process.

All trainees will be assessed against the Teacher Standards at calendared intervals throughout the year.

All trainees will train to teach in two different schools. Trainees will also have the opportunity to observe teaching and learning in other educational settings eg. Special Schools and Pupil Referral Unit.

Interview process

Bishop Ramsey School, the Lead School for Hillingdon SCITT, co-ordinates the recruitment process.

The interview process will involve a full day spent at one of the partner schools. The day will include teaching a lesson or working with a group of students which will be observed by a qualified teacher, a short presentation, literacy and numeracy tests and an interview. There will also be opportunity to talk to some staff and pupils and possibly a tour of the school.

You will be told in advance about the content of the lesson and the age group you will be teaching and you will be able to prepare for your presentation too.

It is a rigorous and thorough process, designed to get the best match of applicant to the places available

How school placements work

Most of the Partnership Schools are located within a few miles from Junction 1 of the M40. The host schools across Hillingdon all have excellent public transport links including buses and the National Rail network (underground and overground). Full directions to the schools in the Partnership can be found on their websites. Central London is within easy reach.

Brunel University is located in Uxbridge, North-West London. The nearest underground station is Uxbridge, from which it is about 15 minutes' walk from the Main Site Campus or a short bus ride.


Trainees will be paid on the Unqualified Teachers Pay Scale, which will be determined by each partner school.

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.



You should be a graduate, preferably with a 1st or a 2:1, though we are willing to consider applicants who have a 2:2 or below who can demonstrate a real aptitude for teaching. Trainees should have a degree in which the majority of the content should be in the subject that they wish to teach.

Trainees need at least a Grade C or 4 in GCSE English and Maths

If you have completed your undergraduate degree internationally, we require a NARIC equvivalence.

Personal qualities

We are looking for ambitious trainee teachers who are passionate, enthusiastic and have a desire to share that with secondary school students of all abilities.

Other requirements

All successful applicants will be subject to a Criminal Record check and a Health Screening check.

Contact details

01895 671062
Hume Way


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: 1E5
  • Training programme code: 246S

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location and give the relevant training location code.

Code Name Address
- Main Site Hume Way, Ruislip HA4 8EE

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