St. Edward's Catholic Primary Teaching School
Primary (37W8)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
Partnership London SCITT (PLS)
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
http://www.st-edwardsteachingalliance.co.uk/

About the course

You will join a programme by our Provider - Partnership London SCITT which offers full access to all services and facilities. You will benefit from the world-class expertise and research profile of our team. You are supported professionally by a system of school and personal tutoring and will spend a minimum of 120 days in school , divided into three assessment phases. This will give you an opportunity to gain experience in contrasting educational settings

The programme covers your chosen National Curriculum subject in detail as well as providing opportunities to learn about professional issues and research in education. You will benefit from an approach to teacher education that puts creative, inclusive and reflective practice at the heart of our programmes.

This programme will give you a thorough grounding in all aspects of the National Curriculum for your chosen subject.

It offers a balance of theory and practice, including the opportunity to understand the historical forces and ideas that have shaped today's curriculum. You're taught to appreciate a wide range of teaching approaches and we deal in detail with the planning and evaluation of lessons, assessment, marking and examination syllabuses.

Professional Studies and Subject Development Sessions

These will take place on a weekly basis throughout your training and will cover the key issues both in the classroom and those wider issues of professional responsibility and professional conduct.

In addition to the subject development and professional studies sessions you will also have a mentor who you will meet with on a weekly basis for review, reflection and target setting.

Interview process

Selection Process

You will be interviewed by a Partnership London SCITT director and a subject specialist. In order for your application to be considered you should consider your personal statement as being an important part of this process.

References

We require two references one of which will be an academic reference. If you completed your studies more than five years ago your employer should provide your first reference.

Interview

We will interview all shortlisted candidates prior to making an offer of training. If you are invited to interview, we expect knowledge of key aspects of education and excellent subject knowledge.

The interview process will include

Teaching a short lesson

Written tasks

A formal interview

You will be assessed on your ability to communicate clearly and engage the audience.

All teachers need to be able to write English clearly without errors in spelling, punctuation or grammar because this is part of the job. Therefore there will be a literacy written task as part of the selection process as well as a subject related written task.

The interview will assess you on the following criteria:-

Appropriateness of subject qualifications

Capacity to expand subject knowledge

Awareness of the roles and responsibilities of a teacher

Any teaching or school based experience

Resilience

Ability to communicate effectively

Enthusiasm for, and commitment to teaching

Self-awareness of both strengths and areas to improve

How school placements work

The training model is very much rooted in the philosophy of our mission statement, viewing all as life-long learners.

We find the following definition of pedagogy useful:-

Pedagogy is the act of teaching together with its attendant discourse. It is what one needs to know, and the skills one needs to command in order to make and justify the many different kinds of decisions of which teaching is constituted (Alexander 2003)

You will have two teaching placements in contrasting schools covering at least two different key stages.

The training will follow what is commonly referred to as an ABA model. The second placement (B) is six weeks and takes place in the spring term.

Therefore most of the training year will be spent in your main placement school (A), allowing you to get to know the systems, students and staff.

You will get weekly input on subject pedagogy as well as professional studies. These sessions will be delivered by very experienced practicing teachers, a key part of our training model.

Salary

Trainee teachers are paid according to the Unqualified Teacher Pay Scale and the location of the employing school. The minimum you can expect to be paid is point 1 on the scale.

To get an idea of the pay you can expect, please click on the link - (https://www.nasuwt.org.uk/uploads/assets/uploaded/48e500c4-2404-4ee5-8b8588916a973a50.pdf) - The pay scales for 2019-20 have not yet been published.

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

Degree

Students must have an honours degree, usually at a minimum of 2:2 (or equivalent)

The student can demonstrate a relationship between their first/higher degree content or other academic/professional qualifications that they might hold and the subject they will be teaching in.

Where PLS deem it necessary, a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course (SKE) may also be required. This will be indicated if a conditional offer is made.

GCSEs

Candidates must hold a GCSE A*-C/grade 4-9 or equivalent in Mathematics and English for secondary teacher training and Mathematics, English and Science for primary teacher training.

Personal qualities

Enthusiasm for teaching

Positive attitudes to young people and their education

Understanding of the importance of establishing respectful, supportive and constructive relationships

Ability to communicate effectively and accurately in standard spoken and written English

Ability to reflect critically and creatively

A good sense of humour

Evidence of wider educational reading and knowledge of key issues facing today's educators

A sense of the scope of teachers' professional skills and responsibilities

Understanding ‘Fundamental British - Values’ and its importance to all aspects of teaching

Awareness of key safeguarding issues

Commitment to inclusion and equal opportunity

A strong work ethic

Other requirements

Equivalency testing

A NARIC statement of comparability should be provided for non UK GCSE and degree level qualifications.

Literacy and Numeracy

Candidates are expected to be competent in fundamental English and Mathematics. This will be tested during the interview.

DBS and Medical

PLS places are offered conditionally subject to successful a DBS check

and a health check to ensure that they have the health and physical capacity to teach without putting young people at risk.

Failure to complete this questionnaire or any trainee deemed being unfit to teach will result in any offer of a place being withdrawn.

About the training provider

The School Direct (salaried) route is an employment based route into teaching for high quality graduates with three or more years’ career experience. As a trainee you will be employed as an unqualified teacher by a school.

St. Edward’s Teaching School Alliance works in partnership with the Partnership London SCITT (PLS) to provide School Direct ITT in Newham and its neighbouring boroughs.

We offer training for 5-11 age ranges. Weekly sessions are delivered at St Edward's Teaching School which includes professional studies and subject related sessions. This programme provides opportunities for trainees to observe outstanding teaching and learning across a variety of settings and develop networks of local peer support.

About the accredited body

Partnership London SCITT is based in the heart of east London. PLS distinguishes itself from other local providers by its unique ethos and mix of schools and academies, long history of teacher training activity, geographical spread and commitment to a diverse workforce in a multi-cultural environment.

PLS aims:

Recognise and respond sensitively to the talents and needs of every trainee teacher and provide developing their full potential

Ensure equality of opportunity is available to all

Welcome, value and respect all who train in PLS

Provide opportunities for experiencing the fullness educational life while developing a spirit of tolerance & understanding

Training with disabilities and other needs

All St. Edward's Catholic Primary Teaching School partner schools are compliant with disability access.

Contact details

Email
ko.poon@st-edwards.newham.sch.uk
Telephone
02084724337
Website
http://www.st-edwardsteachingalliance.co.uk/
Address
Green Street
Upton Park
London
E13 9AX

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: 1EG
  • Training programme code: 37W8

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
St. Edward's Catholic Primary Teaching School
Green Street, Upton Park, E13 9AX, London E13 9AX
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