About the course
This programme leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and the academic award of a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). The programme is currently validated by the University of East London.
Trainees on the SCITT programme will be based in one of the schools in the partnership and will attend centre-based training at Henry Maynard Primary School. Initially this will be 2 days per week but as the year progresses it will reduce to one day a week and then less frequently. The remaining days will be spent in school teaching and completing school based tasks.
To apply or the SCITT programme it is desirable that you have some experience working in schools or working with children but this does not need to be paid employment, it can be voluntary experience.
Candidates are short-listed following reference to the person specification and if successful are invited for interview. The interview day can take place at Henry Maynard Primary or in a school within the partnership.
During the interview day you will:-spend time in a class supporting the teacher
-be observed reading a 10 minute story to a class
-have an interview with a panel consisting of the Henry Maynard Training E17 Manager and headteachers or representatives from our partner schools
-complete our internal maths and writing tests. (The tests are intended to assess your ability to communicate effectively in written English and your competence in a range of mathematical skills. Maths will be at approximately KS3 level and literacy will be an extended writing task. The results of the tests will be considered alongside the Skills Tests.)
How school placements work
You will select to train in either 3-7 or 5-11 phase. In the 3-7 phase you will have one placement in EYFS and one in KS1. In the 5-11 phase you will have one placement in KS1 and one in KS2.
Your main placement will be in one of our partner schools and you will complete a second placement of 6 weeks in a contrasting school. Our partner schools are in Waltham Forest, Islington and Hackney.
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
- A first degree (normally we ask for a degree at 2.2 or above) from a recognised UK higher education institution (or equivalent overseas Qualification)
- GCSE Grade C/ Grade 4 or higher (or equivalent) in English, Mathematics, and Science
- Recent experience of working with children. This can be paid or voluntary work.
- The ability to communicate clearly and accurately in Standard English
- A commitment to teach and a motivation to learn
- Well developed personal qualities and skills such as self-organisation, resilience and reflectiveness
- A commitment to equal opportunities
- An understanding of, and commitment to, the safeguarding of children
It is the duty of all schools to protect vulnerable children and adults. If you are offered a place on the programme, the school will apply for a DBS check for you.
The form will contain details of any cautions, convictions, reprimands or any warnings recorded against your name (even where they would generally be considered spent), or will confirm that you have none. It will allow the school to make an assessment of your suitability for access to these vulnerable groups.
Please visit: www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview
About the training provider
Henry Maynard Training E17 is a recently accredited provider of Initial Teacher Training. We are based in Walthamstow and, as a school, we have successfully been involved in leading teacher training for more than 12 years. We provide initial teacher training leading to the awards of QTS and PGCE (validated by UEL).
We are committed to training outstanding teachers who will serve the diverse community in North and East London.Our aim is to be an ITT provider whose core purpose is to produce high quality teachers who are fully able to inspire, educate and nurture our local children.
We have a great track record of producing outstanding teachers, leaders and head teachers of the future. 100% of our trainees in 17/18 secured a teaching position at the end of the course.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Our buildings are accessible and we follow an equality policy in line with the Equalities Act of 2010. We welcome applications from all candidates meeting entry requirements and we offer appropriate support to applicants with disabilities and other needs.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
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You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Henry Maynard Primary Sch, Maynard Road, Walthamstow, London E17 9JE
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