English (RIS) with George Abbot SCITT School Direct Accredited provider: George Abbot SCITT

Course offered
QTS full time with salary
Financial support
Salary
Qualification
QTS

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England.

If you want to teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, consider a course that gives you the qualification ‘postgraduate certificate in education with qualified teacher status’ instead.

Course length
1-3 years
Date you can apply from
30 January 2019
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.georgeabbottraining.co.uk

About the course

This programme is only for those applicants who hold or will hold a PhD by the time the programme starts in September 2019.

Initial applications must be made via Researchers In School - do not apply for this course via UCAS until you have been offered a place by RiS and interviewed by George Abbot SCITT.

This programme will equip trainees to teach English literature and language to students aged 11 to 16 but may give experience of Key Stage 5 (A level) teaching.

The RiS programme is a 3 year programme. The first year is the training year. This is a school based training programme, spending 3 days a week in school completing 'on the job' training. One day a week will be classroom based where more in depth studies can be made into pedagogy and covering a variety of topics including behaviour management, lesson planning, assessment for learning etc. The final day is allocated for the trainee to work on the Uni Pathways programme and pursue research.

Trainees will be asked to teach unsupervised for 3 lessons a week from the start of the programme.

Year two is the Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) year. Now RiS staff members will spend 4 days teaching in school with the fifth day used for Uni Pathways work and research.

The third year is an optional year undertaken in agreement with the employing school.

George Abbot SCITT has 100% employment records for trainees following the end of the programme.

Interview process

We operate a one-day interview process, in conjunction with RiS, that comprises of the following:

*face to face interview

*teaching activity with a group of students

*group activity

*written subject specific paper designed to test your knowledge of the syllabus

More information on what we are looking for from candidates can be found here.

How school placements work

The training year will run as follows:

Successful candidates will be placed in a main placement school for two and a half terms. All trainees have a mentor within their department for support. The focus will be on teaching students from age 11 to 16.

When selecting a main placement school, we take into consideration the following:

*which of our partner schools would like a trainee in the subject

*the ability of our partner schools to support a trainee based on the trainee's strengths and weaknesses

*distance between the trainee's home and the placement school

*any links that trainees may have with schools

The placement school selection is usually done in conjunction with the trainee and is not confirmed until a visit has taken place by the potential trainee to the suggested school.

A second, minor placement will take place in the first half of the Spring term in a contrasting school to the main placement school. Again, all trainees have a departmental mentor for assistance.

Trainees are expected to be in their placement school before the school day begins and to stay for some time after school to attend necessary meetings etc.

On Wednesdays all trainees will come together for Professional Studies sessions - these mainly take place at George Abbot School but could take place in any of our partner schools.

All candidates will also spend one week in an SEN setting as well as occasional days in other settings, with advance notice given.

For further information, request an information pack via contactscitt@georgeabbot.surrey.sch.uk

Salary

There is no fee to be paid or tax-free training bursary awarded to those on the RiS programme.

Trainees will be paid at UNQ1 - this is the first point of the unqualified teacher salary scale.

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

*A PhD related to your chosen teaching subject

*An undergraduate degree with honours at 2:2 or above (or equivalent) preferably related to your chosen subject.

*Where the degree is not related to the chosen teaching subject, candidates must hold an A level in the subject and may be required to undertake a Subject Knowledge Enhancement programme.

*A standard equivalent to level 4/grade C in English Language and Mathematics GCSE (or equivalent)

*Salaried trainees must also have 3 years in experience in the workplace (post full time education)

These qualifications must have been awarded by the start of the training programme.

Personal qualities

For information on the personal qualities that we are looking for from candidates, please click here.

Other requirements

All offers made will be subject to:

*the candidate demonstrating the ability to communicate clearly in written and spoken English

*the candidate passing both the numeracy and literacy skills tests by the start of the training programme

*receipt of a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

For all candidates: please note we require sight of original GCSE, A level and degree/PhD certificates at interview. For those who have studied overseas we also require sight of any original NARIC documentation.

About the training provider

George Abbot SCITT is a highly respected and well-established provider delivering school-based Initial Teacher Training (ITT) through Teach Surrey. Teach Surrey represents an alliance of Teaching Schools and their associated partner schools.

We offer Primary and Secondary teacher training on a full-time basis, all with a core focus on training all teachers to teach all children, and this includes offering trainees the option to specialise in Special Educational Needs (SEN).

With 17 years’ experience leading ITT, we offer practical training in a variety of schools, with experienced practitioners to mentor you through the course. We have unrivalled experience in Surrey having trained over 500 teachers, and our provision across the partnership is rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted, as well as by our past trainees.

We are small enough to really get to know our trainees and to be able to tailor our training to meet the needs of everyone on our programme. We are also proud to say that we have a 100% employment record at the end of our training programmes.

George Abbot SCITT has always led the way in teacher training and we work very closely with the DfE. In 2012, we were the first ITT provider in the UK to pilot the School Direct ITT programme. In 2013, alongside an educational charity, we created an entirely new route into teaching for candidates with PhDs, called Researchers in Schools. We were also selected to pilot a 2 year, part-time school-based training route for shortage subjects in September 2016.

About the accredited provider

Please see information above.

Training with disabilities and other needs

George Abbot SCITT has trained teachers with a variety of individual needs. We are able to adjust our programme accordingly.

Should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to disclose any needs you may have so that we can support you appropriately.

If you would like to discuss how we could support you during training with your needs, please do get in touch on 01483 888048.

Contact details

Email
lcameron@georgeabbot.surrey.sch.uk
Telephone
01483888070
Website
http://www.georgeabbottraining.co.uk
Address
George Abbot SCITT
George Abbot School
Woodruff Avenue
Guildford

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: 1OV
  • Training programme code: 2NRB

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location and give the relevant training location code.

Code Name Address
- Main Site Woodruff Avenue, Guildford GU1 1XX

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