Dr Challoner's Grammar School
Primary (2W97)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
Astra 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.

Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

Find out more at:
http://astra-alliance.com

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.

About the training provider

The Astra SCITT offers a talented and dedicated team of subject-based Mentors, a professional working environment and forward-looking technology systems for the 21st century teacher. We offer a highly personalised support to all trainees from the moment of appointment to course completion, as well as a package of CPD opportunities beyond the training year. At Astra, we see you as an individual and as a leader of the future. Our School Direct salaried programmes are offered as QTS-only in a wide range of subjects and phases.

From the beginning of your training year you will be treated like a member of staff at your designated school, attending staff meetings, parents’ evenings and development days.

Your main placement school will be one in our wide network across Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire or Hertfordshire. See our website for a full list of our schools. During your training, you will be assigned a Mentor, subject Tutors and ITTCO; these colleagues will monitor your progress and support you on your learning journey. Our staff are experienced teachers and are required to undertake a rigorous training programme.

Weekly Professional Studies sessions take place every Wednesday, hosted at a range of our partner schools.

About the accredited body

The Astra SCITT is a diverse, supportive network of over 50 schools, founded on the core principles of ‘Excellence; Collaboration; Innovation; Support’. We are rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in all categories. Since 2016, we have recruited and trained high quality teachers for local primary and secondary schools. On average, our trainees achieve a 96% completion rate, with 97% of the 2017/18 cohort being employed within 6 months of gaining QTS, above national benchmarking. Trainees demonstrate excellent practice across all Teachers’ Standards, the majority judged as ‘outstanding’. For the optional PGCE Masters qualification, we are partnered with Goldsmiths, University of London.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Astra trainees will be assessed through our Occupational Health service before starting the course in order to ensure they meet the “Fitness to Teach” requirements. This is also to help us identify any additional needs which will require support during the programme.

We are experienced in making necessary adjustments to help facilitate trainees with disabilities and other conditions, including dyslexia (eg making training slides available in advance where possible), physical, hearing and visual impairments (eg providing handouts on specific coloured paper; supporting the use of specific software); and mental health conditions, to ensure they are not disadvantaged in any way. If a preferred main location was not fully accessible for a trainee, we would find an alternative wherever possible.

Astra gives all trainees full access to an Employee Assistance Programme which can provide counselling and other support and advice as well as access to counselling support, where appropriate.

Contact details

Email
teaching-school@challoners.com
Telephone
01494787500
Website
http://astra-alliance.com
Address
Dr Challoner's Grammar School
Chesham Rd
Amersham
Buckinghamshire
HP6 5HA

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: 1MP
  • Training programme code: 2W97

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
Manor Farm Community Junior School
Rose Avenue, Hazlemere, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP15 7PH
Yes T
St Mary and All Saints CE Primary School
Maxwell Road, Beaconsfield HP9 1RG
No 2

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