About the course
Bromley Schools' Collegiate is our initial teacher training provider partner. From Monday to Thursday, all trainees are in class in their main placement school with an allocated teacher mentor. On Fridays, all trainees attend graduate programme sessions at Bromley Schools' Collegiate in Chislehurst. It is possible to complete a PGCE alongside this programme in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University. For details and fees contact Bromley Schools' Collegiate.
The interview process is conducted by senior leaders in relevant schools and the Education Teaching Alliance Lewisham Teaching School Lead.
How school placements work
Trainees have a main placement school in a class in one key stage with substantial experience in other year groups timetabled. In the first half of the Spring Term, all trainees are placed in one of our partner schools on second placement for six weeks. This placement is in a different key stage to their main placement.
You will be paid and taxed as an unqualified teacher. The salary awarded will differ between schools; you should check the salary with the school before you apply for a salaried route.
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.
GCSEs or equivalent
GCSE grade A-C (or standard equivalent) in mathematics, English and a science subject.
A UK Degree (or Equivalent) 2.1 or above (consideration will be given to those with 2.2)
If all or part of your qualifications are from outside the UK, you should contact the training provider, as they make the final decision if your qualifications meet the minimum requirements - you may be asked to formally recognise any overseas qualifications through UK NARIC.
You must have at least 3 years full time work experience.
About the training provider
Education Teaching Alliance Lewisham (ETAL) is part of Fairlawn and Haseltine Federation with 10 School Direct Salaried (SDS) and 10 School Direct tuition fee (SDt) places for 2019/20. The unique qualities and different catchment areas of schools working with ETAL provide a dynamic environment in which to train. Fairlawn Primary, the lead school, is judged Outstanding. In partnership with Bromley Schools' Collegiate, ETAL provides high quality teacher training ensuring trainees are equipped to drive their own professional development by building a strong skill set with trainees being encouraged to become involved in joint practice development, mini action research and paired observation. All trainees are expected to participate in day to day school life and work the whole school year so that the immersion experience of school direct is complete. You must be prepared to travel to Bromley Schools' Collegiate in Chislehurst every Friday.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Equality of opportunity for all sections of our community and workforce is an essential value for LB Lewisham. Everyone has a role to play in ensuring fairness towards colleagues and the community.
Showing that we value all staff, providing everyone with what they need to do a good job, creating opportunities to develop new skills and progress within our schools, are all important ways of demonstrating equal opportunities in practice. Our policies are designed to set a framework for schools to do this.
Teachers and trainees with disabilities or from diverse communities, make an important contribution to schools both in the classroom and in shaping the wider culture and ethos of the schools they work in. Our schools value and promote diversity and the unique contribution that all their staff and trainees bring.
It is a personal choice if you wish to inform a school about your disability. The advantage of disclosure is that it enables support and reasonable adjustments to be put in place. All schools campuses are different but all have an Accessibility Plan. Please contact individual schools for more information.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
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