Lime Trust
Primary (3DFX)

QTS full time

Accredited body
Middlesex University
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
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.limetrust.london

About the course

We are offering school direct (unsalaried) placements. This path into teaching is a great way to gain the qualifications and practical skills you need to become a teacher. It enables those who are looking for career development or a change of careers to qualify, focusing on the 'Teachers' Standards' and leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). These places are School Direct only.

This course will be based in one school for the majority of the training period with a second placement in a contrast school setting. Part of the course is theory based and there will be formal training days. Trainees are awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) upon completion of the programme.

School Direct requires a commitment of 5 days a week from September to July. Trainees are expected to participate fully in the everyday life of the schools in which they train and, therefore, occasional evening or extra-curricular events will be obligatory.

Interview process

There are three parts to the selection process;

There will be an initial observation of a short teaching activity followed by a written task.

Successful candidates will be invited to a more formal interview

Applicants who are successful at interview, are offered a conditional place. These are subject to:

Satisfactory references and satisfactory medical assessment. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and National and Local Terms and Conditions of Employment.

It is the duty of all schools to protect vulnerable children and adults. If you are offered a place on the programme, a DBS check is a vital entry requirement for this training programme.

How school placements work

The School Direct training programme path into teaching is a great way to gain the qualifications and practical skills you need to become a teacher. It enables those who have finished a degree, to combine teacher training with actually doing and learning on the job, focusing on the 'Teachers' Standards' and leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Our partnership schools are in the Waltham Forest & Peterborough areas.

The School Direct training programme courses are based in one Primary school for the majority of the training period with a second placement in a contrast Primary school setting. Part of the course is theory based and there will be formal training days. Trainees are awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) upon completion of the programme.

Our Teacher Educators and Tutors are excellent teachers that attend training and meet regularly to further develop their skills and enable them to pass on feedback, coaching and classroom observation.

Your professional responsibilities will include assessing, planning and teaching the primary curriculum.

School Direct requires a commitment of 5 days a week for 10 months from September to July. Trainees are expected to participate fully in the everyday life of the schools in which they train and, therefore, occasional evening or extra-curricular events will be obligatory

Fees

The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

To qualify for this school centered route you must have English, Maths and Science GCSE (or equivalent) grade C or 4 or above and a degree of preferably a 1st or a 2:1, though no minimum is specified as we are willing to consider applicants who have a degree who can demonstrate an aptitude for teaching. You must be able to demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly and grammatically in spoken and written Standard English. At interview, your competency in the fundamental skills of English and Maths will be assessed. All overseas qualifications will need to be verified by NARIC

Personal qualities

We are looking for outstanding candidates who can demonstrate a real aptitude for teaching. Applicants must possess:

. a love of children and education

. good personal skills

. good levels of communication

. enthusiasm and be hard working

. desire to be the best that they can be

Other requirements

Applicants who are successful at interview, are offered a conditional place. These are subject to:

Satisfactory references and satisfactory medical assessment.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and National and Local Terms and Conditions of Employment.

It is the duty of all schools to protect vulnerable children and adults. If you are offered a place on the programme, a DBS check is a vital entry requirement for this training programme.

About the training provider

The Lime Trust and our partner schools believe that teaching is an exciting, challenging and rewarding profession. We pride ourselves on having a proven track record in training excellent practitioners and supporting them in gaining positions within our partnership schools.

We ensure that all of our trainees are given access to a high quality, purposeful programme that ensures they are equipped to excel in the work place that they progress onto.

We are based in Chingford, North East London and we have a number of partner schools in Waltham Forest and Havering. We also have partner schools in Peterborough, through the Lime Trust.

Partner schools are carefully selected to provide excellent training experiences for trainees. Each trainee spends the majority of their time learning to teach in one of partner schools and they also complete an alternative placement in a different school, in another key stage. This means that trainees are exposed to a contrast in terms of teaching styles and organisation, school size and demographics.

Centre based training takes place once a week. Our programme of training equips trainees with knowledge of theory and pedagogy and sessions are delivered by outstanding, experienced practitioners.

We pride ourselves in providing high levels of support to individual trainees and schools.

About the accredited body

Our Accrediting Provider for 2019/2020 is Middlesex University.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Please contact Kate Hufton on kate.hufton@hornbeamacademytrust.com to discuss how we can support your disabilities and needs.

Contact details

Email
kate.hufton@hornbeamacademytrust.com
Telephone
01708343649
Website
http://www.limetrust.london
Address
Lime Academy Larkswood
New Road
Chingford
London
E4 8ET

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: 1PX
  • Training programme code: 3DFX

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
Main Site
Lime Academy Larkswood , New Road, Chingford, London E4 8ET
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