About the course
Highlands School has a legacy of achieving excellent English results at both GCSE and A Level. The department is stable and supportive - having experience over many years of supporting beginning teachers into the profession. Commonly cited as'outstanding' by assessors and visitors, as well as parents and students, you will have the opportunity to work with professionals who are enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable and always keen to share and discuss approaches to the teaching of English.
You will be interviewed by a panel - including the Head of Department or Faculty and a member of the Senior Leadership Team. There will also be a test of literacy and a short lesson observation to see how you relate to young people.
How school placements work
Students apply to the Pan Enfield Alliance and can request the school in which they wish to train. Most of our previous trainees have lived locally, but due to our reputation, we have trained colleagues from across London. You will be teaching 11-18 year olds and will be within an alliance of 13 schools. Your placement runs for the whole of the training year, with 1 day per week at university.
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.
Lower second degree or equivalent in the subject (or closely related) you wish to teach. Level 3 (A Level or equivalent) in the subject you wish to teach. Level 2 (GCSE or equivalent) "good" pass in Maths and English (A*-C/9-4).
Significant classroom experience is a must. We are looking for confident, knowledgeable and enthusiastic people who will be classroom practitioners currently or in the near future. Preferably, you will currently hold a role within a school which requires you to work directly with children.
We prefer candidates who can show evidence of their working with children and who possess the personal attributes which suggest real potential in the classroom: independence, flexibility and charisma
You will also be expected to complete Literacy and Numeracy skills tests by August 31st prior to commencing training and a DBS check.
About the training provider
An "Outstanding" School in Enfield, Highlands is the lead school of the Pan Enfield Alliance. We have a strong track record of training School Direct colleagues in a diverse range of settings - with secondary schools, primaries, a special school and a tuition centre . Over the last 5 years, over 90% of our trainees have found employment in a school of their choice - with the remaining staying in further education. We are relatively small and tightly focussed, giving our trainees a real sense of community and support.
About the accredited body
With a long history of working in the education and training of teachers and other professionals in the education sector, we are an established and dynamic School committed to developing excellence and confidence in teaching, learning and professional practice for individuals in a variety of contexts.
Our underpinning values are:
The importance of scholarship, research and critical reflection.
Respect and challenge for all learners including ourselves.
The significance of personal and professional development.
A shared commitment to quality.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We welcome and are committed to complying with our duties under the Equality Act 2010 and any subsequent legislation.
Under the Equality Act 2010, there are certain ‘protected characteristics’ that qualify for protection against discrimination. These are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Highlands was built in 2000 and as such all facilities are accessible to staff with additional need. Interventions include lifts, wide corridors, coloured edges to steps, tactile edges on fire exits. Lifts have tactile buttons. Students who use wheelchairs can move freely around the school.
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148 Worlds End Lane, Enfield N21 1QQ
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