East Herts Partnership
English (2VMK)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
University of Hertfordshire
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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
Website
https://www.goffs.herts.sch.uk/405/train-to-teach

About the course

  • Trainees will teach the full English curriculum to ages 11-16
  • Trainees will spend four days in their placement school and one day at the University of Hertfordshire
  • Trainees will be assigned a subject mentor and professional mentor with the school
  • Formal weekly observations will take place by the subject mentor and/or other staff
  • Termly formal assessments will take place, set by the University
  • Trainees will complete a 6 week second placement at a contrasting school

Interview process

  • 30 minute taught lesson
  • Panel interview
  • Comprehension task

How school placements work

  • Applicants will need to state a preferred school within the East Herts Partnership and will be interviewed there
  • If successful this will be the school they complete a majority of their training in

Salary

  • Trainees will be paid on point 1 of the unqualified teachers' pay scales
  • University fees and follow on costs are paid by the schools

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

  • Honours degree (2.2 or higher), awarded by a UK university or an overseas award recognised as equivalent by NARIC
  • Usually UH would expect the degree to have a minimum 50% content of the subject being applied for. Applicants whose degree does not meet this requirement should contact UH at secondaryteam@herts.ac.uk
  • Maths and English Language GCSE Grade 4 or above (Grade C or above under the old structure)
  • Students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band

Personal qualities

  • For the School Direct salaried route you must have experience of teaching within a school setting, as you will be assigned your own classes from the start of the training year

About the training provider

Our schools are fantastic places to train, work and learn. They provide a unique school based learning opportunity in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, which is our higher education partner. Our partnership’s vision is simple but powerful; we prepare our teachers and students to be respectful of others, to be confident in all that they do and to achieve their full potential.

Also, all partnership schools endeavour to create an environment in which staff, pupils and trainee teachers alike feel valued and supported. We have all worked with trainee teachers for many years and we fully recognise how much vibrancy, enthusiasm and drive they can offer our respective school communities.

Importantly, the partnership sees its staff as its most valuable resource and its schools have a proven track record in training and professional development. Our teachers are excellent practitioners with exemplary behaviour management skills and are eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers.

Our Partnership Schools:

The partnership are all located in East Hertfordshire. Namely, Goffs Academy, Goffs-Churchgate Academy, Haileybury Turnford, Robert Barclay Academy (RBA), Goffs Oak Primary, Burleigh Primary and Hunsdon JMI Primary.

Where to Find Our Schools:

The schools in the partnership are strategically positioned a few miles from Junction 25 of the M25 and are all close to the A1. The nearest mainline railway stations are in Cheshunt and Broxbourne. Goffs Oak Primary is close to Cuffley station.

About the accredited body

The University of Hertfordshire is about 10 miles away from our partner schools, making travel there easy for our trainees. We have a long-standing relationship with the University and the visiting tutors.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Please do not hesitate to contact us at schooldirect@generationsmat.sch.uk for further information on how we can support applicants with disabilities and other needs.

Contact details

Email
see@goffs.herts.sch.uk
Telephone
01992 424200
Website
https://www.goffs.herts.sch.uk/405/train-to-teach
Address
Goffs Academy
Goffs Lane
Cheshunt
Waltham Cross
EN7 5QW

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: 1VT
  • Training programme code: 2VMK

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
Haileybury Turnford
Mill Lane, Cheshunt, Herts EN8 0JU
Yes H
Main Site
Goffs Academy, Goffs Lane, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross EN7 5QW
Yes -
Robert Barclay School
Cock Lane, Hoddesdon EN11 8JY
Yes B

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