South Worcestershire and ITT Consortium
Primary (38SY)

QTS full time teaching apprenticeship

Accredited body
University of Worcester
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.princehenrys.worcs.sch.uk/scitt

About the course

Why train with us?

School Direct Trainee- 2014-2015

‘This course surpassed my expectations and I have no regrets about choosing the Schools Direct route; it has fully prepared me to begin teaching and me confident in my ability to do so. The Schools Direct route has offered extensive support both within the school and at university and has allowed me to experience every aspect of school life.’

Worcester has an excellent reputation locally, nationally and increasingly internationally and attributes its growing success to: Highly relevant, very professional courses Excellent, inspiring teaching A truly friendly, inclusive approach with excellent student support and outstanding record of graduate employment. Excellent partner schools.

The PG Teacher Apprenticeships allows you train in your chosen school whilst also continuing to receive a salary. You will also receive 20% off site training through the University of Worcester. This programme is very similar to the School Direct Salaried route and also gives you Masters Credits.

PG Teacher Apprenticeship Course features and Benefits.

  • An inspiring school based immersion model of Initial Teacher Education underpinned by the Professional Teaching Standards Parts 1 and 2.
  • You are part of the School community from Day 1, an early integration into school life.
  • An innovative and creative teaching programme with a clear focus inclusion for all with the Early Years and National Curricula.
  • Excellent student and academic support from the University Team including experts: in Phonics, Behaviour Management, SEND Sport and Disability.
  • A personalised training programme that meets individual trainees and school needs.
  • A programme underpinned by a clear focus on the theory of how children learn and the barriers that may affect them.

The PG Teacher Apprenticship route is underpinned by a coaching and mentoring model to ensure you receive the highest quality teacher training experience. Throughout your training you will have regular built in opportunities to observe and learn from outstanding teaching in a range of contexts.

Our partner schools include a range of settings from rural to inner city. You will practice teaching in at least two schools and across two key stages based on your entry pathway.

The course is designed with periods in University developing a Masters' level understanding of the complex nature of teaching and learning, taught by expert University tutors and come together in peer group subject communities to reflect on your professional development.

Interview process

The ITT programme is an intensive year, demanding full time commitment. Colleagues across the partnership will go the extra mile to support trainees throughout the year so long as they demonstrate the commitment needed to succeed on the course.

The selection process is rigorous, robust and transparent and is designed to help us decide whether we believe you should train with us, and to help you decide if teaching is the right career for you. The interview is a 2 way process, teaching and the school has to be right for you and vice versa.

Application form.

Subject and curriculum knowledge:

*Strong subject-based academic background.

*An awareness of current educational issues.

*Familiarity with the curriculum for the relevant key stages.

*Capacity to extend subject knowledge.

Aptitude for teaching.

*A desire to teach and enthuse young people.

*An awareness of the challenges of teaching and the training year.

  • Commitment.
  • Good written communication skills.

*Good oral communication skills.

  • Team work.
  • An ability to engage young people in learning.
  • Adaptability.
  • Perseverance.
  • Professionalism.
  • Awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses

Our Selection Process.

  • A lesson observation if appropriate.
  • A tour of the school.
  • Teaching task ( Where appropriate).
  • Subject Knowledge audit.

*Formal panel interview.

  • A 5 minute presentation.
  • Group task to evaluate team work and communication skills.
  • Fitness to teach questionnaire.
  • Written task.

How school placements work

Teaching Practice and Partner Schools.

We work very closely with our outstanding partner schools to carefully craft inspiring and innovative initial teacher training programmes. The School Direct route is underpinned by a coaching and mentoring model to ensure you receive the highest quality teacher training experience. Throughout your training you will have regular built in opportunities to observe and learn from outstanding teaching in a range of contexts.

Our partner schools include a range of settings from rural to inner city. You will practice teaching in at least two schools and across two key stages based on your entry pathway.

The course is designed with periods in University where you will: develop a Masters' level understanding of the complex nature of teaching and learning, be taught by expert University tutors and come together in peer group subject communities to reflect on your professional development as a trainee teacher. You will be allocated a personal Pedagogy and Management (PAM) tutor who will oversee your training journey and act as one of the key links in thi.

In each school you will be supported by a Lead Mentor, as well as your classteacher and University supervisory Tutor. Your progress will be supported and developed by this key team as part of a three way tripartite model, underpinned by professional dialogue between Trainee, School and University.

You will receive an inspiring range of additional professional development across your training for example Early Years conferences, training in Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOPS) trips and recognised external speakers. Your progress and development will be regularly reviewed with additional support and or enrichment and extension for high performing trainees. Throughout your training your Reflective Portfolio (RP) will enable you to gather evidence of your professional development against the Teaching Standards Parts 1 and 2

Salary

Fees for the course are £9,250 but there may be a contribution made by the employing schools through the Apprenticeship levy. Schools and Academy Trusts do vary in how this is used.

You will be paid on the lowest scale of the unqualified teacher payscale for the training year.

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

Minimum degree required: Lower Second.

A degree, usually an Honours degree in a subject applicable to your teaching subject. For maths and physics the minimum degree entry requirement is third class degree.

GCSE's.

Grade 4 or C at GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics, Science are essential for all applicants. The SCITT will organise alternative examinations for candidates without these qualifications to demonstrate the equivalence to GCSE standard.

Personal qualities

What We Are Looking For.

Interest in and commitment to education and children.

You will need to be enthusiastic about working with children, and possess an ability to relate to them. On the course, you will be encouraged to develop good working relationships with teachers and their pupils.

Oral and written communication.

Communication skills are, of course, vital to the teacher's role and your skills will be developed through all course elements.

Interpersonal skills.

You will need to work co-operatively on joint projects, work as a member of a team and accept the responsibility of leadership roles.

Other requirements

DBS Check.

All trainees need to have an enhanced DBS check prior to the start of the course.

The enhanced DBS check will be carried out by the Accredited Provider prior to commencing your training. You will be required to bring your DBS certificate to admissions at Prince Henry's and South Worcestershire SCITT along with proof of identity so that your DBS number can be recorded.

Fitness to Teach.

The DfE requires all trainees to satisfactorily complete a medical questionnaire to demonstrate their fitness to teach. This will we provided at interview if your application is successful.

About the training provider

Special Features.

The South Worcestershire ITT Consortium's School Direct Programme in partnership with the Prince Henry's and South Worcestershire SCITT will meet your needs.

Working in partnership with the University of Worcester we have the ability to shape our course to ensure that trainee teachers receive a first class programme which will allow them to develop their subject knowledge, learn the craft of the classroom and experience a good range of classes.

Our outcomes for trainees over the past 5 years is a 100% pass rate at good or outstanding. All the trainees have secured a teaching post either within the consortium or within Worcestershire. Prince Henry's High School is the accredited provider for the partnership, and our expertise across the partner schools is excellent and the support trainees receive is of the highest quality.

Why train with us?

The South Worcestershire ITT Consortium, (SWITT) along with its partner Accredited Provider of Prince Henry's and South Worcestershire SCITT, are already established education institutions with vast experience in delivering and supporting Initial Teaching Training (ITT) courses and placements. Across the consortium of schools we train no more than 40 trainees a year working in partnership with HEI institutions to support and train the next generation of teachers.

Our aim is simple. We wish to continue to raise standards through effective teaching and learning, whilst simultaneously providing the highest quality of Initial Teacher Training and producing the next generation of 'outstanding practitioners'.

Why train with us?

https://www.princehenrys.worcs.sch.uk/scitt/apply

About the accredited body

Worcester has an excellent reputation locally, nationally and increasingly internationally and attributes its growing success to: Highly relevant, very professional courses Excellent, inspiring teaching A truly friendly, inclusive approach with excellent student support An outstanding record of graduate employment Excellent partner schools.

'The liaison between lead mentors, school-based staff and university staff (particularly the Programme Lead) is excellent, facilitating clear communication, QA processes and programme development. Staff and students were unanimous in their praise for the university-based staff, and in particular the SD Lead, in ensuring the success of this route into teaching' External Examiner 2015

Training with disabilities and other needs

Our equal opportunities and accessibility to training allows all trainees to apply and be trained through the SCITT. Extensive support from both the SCITT administration team, subject lead tutors and mentors have provided trainees with extra support and guidance if needed. We have trained trainees who have been diagnosed with dyslexia and they have been given extra support with the PGCE assignments through the University and also further considerations with planning and marking by the partner schools and mentors.

have a trainee 2018-19 who has visual impairments and again extra support with templates, assignments lesson planning, marking will be given throughout the year.

We are constantly aware of the demands of the course on any person’s health and well- being and we provide pastoral support through our internal verifier and pastoral support colleague within the SCITT. This provides an extra avenue for trainees to access to share concerns and issues if they are finding difficulties with the course.

Contact details

Email
ad@princehenrys.worcs.sch.uk
Telephone
01386765588
Website
https://www.princehenrys.worcs.sch.uk/scitt
Address
Prince Henry's High School
Victoria Avenue
Evesham
Worcestershire
WR11 4QH

Apply

Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

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When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: 1Y6
  • Training programme code: 38SY

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
The Kingfisher School
Clifton Close, Redditch B98 0HF
Yes K
The Vale of Evesham School
Four Pools Lane, Evesham WR11 1BN
Yes T

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