Bishop Ramsey CE School
Chemistry (2F2K)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
Hillingdon SCITT
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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
Website
https://hillingdonteachingschoolalliance.org/Welcome-to-Hillingdon-SCITT/

About the course

During the initial teacher training year Hillingdon SCITT trainees will not only learn about pedagogy in general but they will also learn about subject specific pedagogy. Hillingdon SCITT trainees will be trained to teach 2 consecutive Secondary Key Stages (KS3 and KS4) in their chosen subject. Trainees will also experience some KS5. Simultaneously trainees will also be given the opportunity to improve and expand their subject knowledge. During the training year trainees will also have the opportunity to teach a 2nd subject of their choice.

All trainees will spend 4 days a week in school. This will comprise of teaching, being observed and receiving feedback, observing and learning from experienced colleagues as well as professional development. The 5th day will be a Professional Learning day with Hillingdon SCITT, which will be held at Bishop Ramsey School (which is where Hillingdon SCITT is based) and will be delivered by highly experienced and skilled practitioners. As part of their Professional Learning, all trainees will undertake an Action Research Project of their choice (which will be the main task for QTS).

Trainees will have placements in 2 different Partner Schools. Trainees will also have the opportunity to observe teaching and learning in other educational settings eg. Special Schools, Pupil Referral Unit and Primary Schools. Whilst on placement, the amount of lessons that fee funded (unsalaried) trainees will be expected to teach is incremental according to each training phase. A teaching timetable will be created that is bespoke to teach trainee based upon their prior experience and readiness to teach.

Throughout the year, trainees will have a designated Mentor/Coach supporting them as well as, Phase and Subject Leads from Hillingdon SCITT. In order to achieve QTS, all trainees at calendared intervals throughout the year will be assessed against the Teachers' Standards .

Interview process

In conjunction with the Lead School, Hillingdon SCITT will co-ordinate the recruitment process.

The interview process will involve a full day spent at one of the Partner Schools, which is likely to be your main placement school for the duration of the training year.

The recruitment day will include:-

  • Teaching a lesson or working with a group of students which will be observed by a qualified teacher (you will be told in advance about the content of the lesson and the age group you will be teaching)
  • A short presentation (candidates will be given the information prior to the interview for this)
  • Literacy and Numeracy tests
  • Interview (the panel will consist of representatives from Hillingdon SCITT and the Partner School)
  • There may also be the opportunity to talk to staff and pupils and possibly a tour of the school.

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

How school placements work

During the training year trainees will teach in 2 different Partner Schools. Trainees will be spend the majority of the year in 1 Partner School (where they were interviewed). The 2nd placement is for the duration of 6 weeks, whereby trainees will be placed in a contrasting school.

Most of the Partnership Schools are located within a few miles from the Lead School. Our Partner Schools 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.

Salary

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.

Requirements

Qualifications

In order to begin the teacher training year, the following qualifications are required:-

  • An Undergraduate Degree relevant to the subject in which you want to train.
  • You will need at least a Grade C or 4 in GCSE/equivalent in English and Maths

If you have completed your undergraduate degree or secondary schooling internationally, we will require a NARIC equivalence.

Personal qualities

We are looking for ambitious applicants who are passionate, enthusiastic, committed and have a desire to share that with children and young people of all abilities.

Other requirements

All successful applicants will be subject to:-

  • Disclosure Barring Service checks
  • Health and physical capacity to teach
  • Childcare disqualification

About the training provider

Bishop Ramsey, as a Lead School, on behalf of its Partner Schools are seeking to recruit people to become Primary and Secondary School Teachers for North West London and beyond. We are looking for people who are not only passionate about education, have an excellent academic background, and are committed to working with children and young people to make a difference in their lives.

Trainees who join Hillingdon SCITT (via Bishop Ramsey) will be fully supported and challenged to become reflective, resilient and resourceful practitioners. All the Partner Primary and Secondary Schools have extensive experience of training teachers and we fully recognise how much vibrancy, enthusiasm and drive they can offer to a school community. The teachers in our Partner Schools are excellent practitioners with exemplary behaviour management skills. They are supportive and eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers.

The course provides a unique opportunity to experience a diverse and contrasting range of teaching and training experiences in at least two schools. Children and young people across the partnership are happy, friendly and well-behaved and are at the heart of everything we do.

About the accredited body

Hillingdon SCITT, an Ofsted recognised Outstanding ITT Provider, located in North-West London, is the accrediting provider for QTS for all trainees who have applied to Bishop Ramsey and their Partner Schools.

Hillingdon SCITT has successfully trained 3 cohorts of Primary and Secondary teachers. Upon completion of the course Hillingdon SCITT trainees have been graded as Good or Outstanding towards the Teachers' Standards. As a result, our trainees a highly employable and we have had 100% employment rate upon course completion.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Candidates who have disabilities or other needs should contact Hillingdon SCITT prior to their application to discussion their needs and the bespoke support that we can provide for them during their initial training year.

The individual Partner Schools have differing disabled access provisions, so if in doubt please contact Hillingdon SCITT for more information.

Brunel University (Hillingdon SCITT's PGCE provider) has full disabled access and is committed to admitting and supporting students with disabilities.

Contact details

Email
hillingdonscitt@bishopramseyschool.org
Telephone
01895 671062
Website
https://hillingdonteachingschoolalliance.org/Welcome-to-Hillingdon-SCITT/
Address
Hume Way
Ruislip
Middlesex
HA4 8EE

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: 1E5
  • Training programme code: 2F2K

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
Hume Way, Ruislip HA4 8EE
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