Grey Court Teaching School Alliance
Primary (HGN8)

QTS full time with salary

Financial support

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

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Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
2 September 2019
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

As a Salaried Primary SD student teacher, you be be studying the skills and knowledge needed to teach young children from the ages of four to 11, ensure they have good numeracy and literacy levels before going to secondary school. Your training will develop your lesson planning skills and assessment work based on standards set out in the curriculum. This will be achieved through high quality professional studies at the university and the school experience placements.

Your communication skills and excellent literacy and numeracy skills are essential for this role.

Interview process

You will be interviewed in school by the Teaching School Director with a Senior teacher at the school. This will give you the opportunity to have a clear idea about the school environment and ethos.

If successful at the school interview, we will then pass on our recommendations to the university, this might be followed by a second interview if requested.

As part of the interview process, you will "teach" a mini-lesson of 15 minutes maximum with a small group of students (6 maximum). This will enable us to assess your communication and interaction with youngsters. There will also be a written task.

How school placements work

There will be 2 placements during your training. September until Christmas in the first school, then January until May in the second school.

The schools are selected within the Grey Court alliance school partners which are all good or outstanding schools. On average, we do our best to place you in schools which are within 15 miles to your home address, but we do look at personal circumstances as well as your transport personal means.

Grey Court Alliance has 10 school partners which include primary and secondary schools.


Your salaried will be based on the unqualified teachers' pay scale:

£26,088 to £28,644 (Outer London 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.



Primary SD Salaried:

• 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Mathematics,English and Science

• degree classification of 2:2 or above

• at least 3 years work experience

• evidence at application of the ability to demonstrate a high standard of standard written English

• successful completion of skills tests in Mathematics and English prior to

commencement of course

• health and physical capacity to teach

• an acceptable Disclosure and Barring Service

check (DBS) 4

Personal qualities

We are looking for candidates who have experience with children, a genuine passion for teaching, and a talent for public speaking.

You will need to have the following attributes:





Team player


Problem solver

IT literate


About the training provider

Why train with us?

“The quality of training at the Great Court School is first class” Ofsted January 2018

Grey Court Teaching School Alliance is a group of good and outstanding schools to work, train and learn. We provide a supportive, outstanding and tailored learning opportunity in partnership with the universities of St Mary’s, King’s College London and Goldsmith. The Grey Court Alliance is a partnership of 11 secondary schools across Richmond and Kingston boroughs, many of which have achieved outstanding ratings.

Our partnership of secondary schools is led by Grey Court School and includes a variety of mixed secondary and primary schools, a faith school and a girls’ school.

They are within the Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames and Kingston: *Wald grave School

*Christ’s School

*Chessington School

*The Holyfield School

*The Kingston Academy

*Strathmore School

*Meadlands Primary School

*The Russell School

*Sheen Mount Primary School

*St. Richard’s Primary School.

All our mentors are qualified teachers with great expertise to share and train you as you prepare to enter the best job in the world!

Our trainees have said “Training with the Great Court Alliance was an outstanding experience”.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Working in partnership with the universities, we support candidates with disabilities and other needs.

All our student teachers are assessed to evaluate their "fitness to teach" as part of their enrollment process.

In the past we have successfully trained student teachers with


*mental health conditions

Grey Court Alliance is a very supportive and inclusive environment to train and work in. We are very proud or out well-being policy and provision for our school community.

Contact details

Ham Street
TW10 7HN


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: 22S
  • Training programme code: HGN8

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
Ham Street, Ham, Richmond TW10 7HN
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