About the course
This is a Schools Direct tuition fee training programme. Candidates gain QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education). Candidates study at London Metropolitan University one day per week and have training placements in two schools.
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School
Applicants will be interviewed at one of our partner schools. Successful applicants will then be recommended to London Metropolitan University for a second interview.
At the school interview candidates will be asked to deliver a lesson/part of a lesson to a class on a topic provided in advance and will be observed as they teach. Candidates may be asked to observe part of a lesson and discuss what they observed at interview.
Candidates will also get a school tour and be given the opportunity to ask questions of students and school staff.
How school placements work
Trainees will spend time in their first placement school in early September to gain experience of how the school functions. They then spend two to three weeks at university before returning to their placement one school in October, where they will observe lessons, teach parts of lessons and gradually build up to teaching classes.
Placement two starts around February and trainees will be teaching more classes at placement two.
During both placements trainees will have one afternoon of professional study sessions which run across the alliance, across subjects and, at times, primary and secondary trainees will work together. During both placements trainees will receive regular observations and feedback on how to improve.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Trainees pay fees directly to the university.
Bursaries are available for some trainees, please follow the below link for further information:
You’ll get a bursary of £26,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.
You don’t have to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility 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.
Applicants should have an honours degree 2:2 or better, with 50% of the content in the subject to be taught.
Candidates should also have GCSE English and Maths at C/4+.
We will consider exceptional candidates with a 3rd class degree in some cases. We can support candidates with SKE (subject knowledge enhancement) courses if their degree drops below the 50% subject threshold.
We are looking for candidates who are passionate about improving the life chances of young people, who want to be part of building the future and who see education as a process that goes beyond subject leading, to developing the whole child.
Candidates need to be resilient; able to work as part of a team and find creative solutions. Teaching is hard work but rewarding and you will never be bored.
It is an advantage if candidates have had experience working with young people.
All candidates will need to pass literacy and numeracy tests set by the university and trainees are subject to enhanced DBS checks.
Candidates will complete a self declaration on their suitability for teaching.
About the training provider
Angel Islington Teaching School Alliance is lead by Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School which is an outstanding inner city 11-16 girls community school. We have been judged as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted since 2005 and our progress 8 scores are significantly positive.
As an alliance, we are committed to supporting the well-being of staff and students.
Everything we do is based on our core belief that every student can achieve in whatever field they chose, regardless of their starting point or background.
Train with us and make a difference to the lives of young people, many of whom are disadvantaged. You will be part of a peer group of trainees across our alliance that receives high quality training and support. Our trainees undertake professional studies across the alliance, and at times, across phases, to maximise learning. We hope our trainees will go on to work locally and take advantage of our career long training opportunities. We are located close to good transport hubs (Angel Islington and Kings Cross). Islington is a thriving borough with many opportunities for social activities. We are close to central London and all that offers.
Angel Teaching School Alliance
About the accredited body
London Met provides an excellent platform to develop your career as a teacher. We offer innovative, inspiring courses delivered by knowledgeable industry professionals, with employment and completion rates well above the national average. Employment prospects are excellent with many students offered employment in their placement schools.
We offer a range of PGCE subjects at Primary and Secondary levels. We also team up with partner schools and teaching school alliances to offer the new employment-based Teacher Apprenticeships at Primary Level and Secondary Level and PGCE School Direct places.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Candidates with disabilities and other needs are supported by DDA compliance and personal evacuation plans, with adaptations made to accommodate needs. Some sites are fully accessible while others (in older buildings) are not. We will interview candidates at accessible sites and ensure placements take place at suitable sites and with appropriate adjustments.
All placements offer mentor support. Trainees who are employed in Islington schools (apprentices) can access Islington staff support. Apprentices can also access support through their university.
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:
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You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Donegal Street, Islington, London N1 9QG
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