Jewish Teacher Training Partnership
Chemistry (E553)

QTS full time

Financial support
Scholarship, bursary or student finance if you’re eligible

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

About the course

The course combines an intensive programme of initial teacher training with real experience and responsibility. The aim is to develop your competence, confidence and skills in the classroom and with students in secondary school. The course will give you teaching experience across at least two key stages of the 11-18 age range.

You will be expected to maintain an extensive professional portfolio showing achievement in relation to the Teachers’ Standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

On the salaried route you will be employed by your host school for the duration of the course, and be given classroom responsibilities right from the start.

On the non-salaried route you will slowly be introduced to classroom responsibilities and teach up to 60% of a teacher's timetable.

After the year, if you successfully complete your assignments, observations and portfolio, you will gain Qualified Teacher Status.

The course includes:

Bespoke 1:1 mentoring

Fortnightly lectures

Subject specific and general pedagogy sessions

Fortnightly shiur (talk) for trainees who specialise in Jewish Studies

General pedagogy sessions include topics such as: behaviour management, assessment techniques, differentiation in the classroom

We also run a bi-annual specialist trip to Israel for 5 days

Excellent relevant training is provided by expert practitioners and subject specialists, tailored to the individual needs of trainees.

Interview process

We will invite candidates for interview once a UCAS application has been received.

Tested in English and numeracy competency.

Teach a lesson in their chosen school or lead school with JTTP and school panel present

Have an interview with a panel comprised of a Head Teacher, the programme coordinator and any other relevant member of staff according to the school interview policy and safer recruitment policy.

The interview day is a chance for prospectve trainees to find out further information about the course and the school and to have any questions answered.

How school placements work

You will work in your chosen school full time (or part time as agreed with your host school) and be responsible for both planning and assessment of your classes.

Placements will include:

• bespoke 1-1 mentoring

• weekly observations

• a swap to teach in a different partnership school

• a placement in a contrasting setting

• a primary school visit

• a special needs school visit

• residential trip to outstanding schools


The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £6,200
EU students £6,200

Financial support

You could be eligible for either:

  • a scholarship of £28,000
  • a bursary of £26,000

With a scholarship or bursary, you'll also get early career payments of £2,000 each in your second, third and fourth years of teaching (£3,000 in some areas of England).

To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Chemistry or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.

You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.

Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility for bursaries and how you’ll be paid.

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study.

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

Financial support from the training provider

You can benefit from an untaxed Bursary of £26,000 if you have a 2:2 or above.

You may apply for a scholarship of £28,000 if you have a 2:2 or above.

Please apply with the appropriate professional body.



Degree awarded by a UK Higher Education Institution (or recognised equivalent qualification)

At least a C/4 grade in GCSE English and mathematics, or equivalent (IELTS Level 6.5 av., Cambridge Certificate at Proficiency Level, TEFL)

You must have a strong subject knowledge of your chosen subject

Able to communicate clearly and accurately in Standard English

Show competency in numeracy and literacy.

If your degree is from outside the UK, please contact UK NARIC to check if your qualifications are recognised in the UK.

Personal qualities

• a desire to work within the secondary school sector.

• the ability to work hard as part of a team and to inspire young people.

• an ability to organise and manage themselves personally and professionally.

• an understanding of equal opportunities and safeguarding.

• strong communication skills, both written and spoken.

• a commitment and passion for their chosen subject.

• a proven track record of excellent attendance and punctuality

• a high level of professionalism and discretion and the ability to act as a role model for young people.

Knowledge of a second language is highly recommended

Other requirements

Trainees will be required to obtain a DBS enhanced certificate.

If you have spent time abroad within the last 5 years trainees will be required to provide overseas criminal police checks.

Safeguarding checks including teacher barred lists will be undertaken by the Lead school.

About the training provider

The Jewish Secondary Schools Consortium is a partnership of leading orthodox secondary schools, consisting of Hasmonean High School, Immanuel College, JFS School, Kantor King Solomon High School and Yavneh College, the Lead school. Our accredited provider is the Jewish Teacher Training Partnership.

About the accredited body

The JTTP at LSJS is an Ofsted Outstanding provider of Teacher Training.

As a small provider, we are proud of our ability to provide a high level of individual support to applicants, trainees and NQTs. This level of individual attention is one of the major factors which enable us to achieve excellent outcomes.

Training with disabilities and other needs

The JTTP is responsive to all trainee disabilities and needs. As a small provider we support individuals based on their training and other requirements.

The JTTP work alongside external agencies and professionals who support trainees' wellbeing and mental health.

Contact details

0208 736 5580
Hillside Avenue


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: 28T
  • Training programme code: E553

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
LSJS, 44A Albert Road, London NW4 2SJ
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