Stevenage Schools' Partnership
Primary (2ZXW)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
University of Hertfordshire
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
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://thenobelschool.org/about-the-school/school-direct-training
Vacancies
No

About the course

The School Direct salaried course is a full time, one year Initial Teacher Education qualification introducing you to the requirements for teaching in the primary age range. It has been designed to enable you to demonstrate evidence of having met the Teachers’ Standards that lead to Qualified Teacher Status. We strongly believe that innovative and effective teaching and learning is made possible through a teacher’s full engagement with research informed practice and underpinning theories of learning. This is fostered and developed through School Based Training. You will be well supported in becoming a critically reflective teacher capable of inspiring pupils to learn, achieve and flourish.

You will be supported and taught by specialist tutors with excellent experience, knowledge and research informed expertise. Partnership schools provide opportunities for you to learn about pedagogical approaches relevant to your subject specialism and the professional responsibilities of all teachers.

You will have two School Based Training placements, where, with the support of a teacher mentor and a university subject tutor, you will develop your skills to become an excellent classroom teacher. Training to teach is exciting, rewarding and demanding. By the end of the course you will be well prepared for employment as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT).

Interview process

The ability to train to teach is assessed first on application and then at interview. The interview day is a two-way process in which we encourage all applicants to ask questions to ensure that our course is suitable for them.

We are looking to select student teachers who:

•have the passion, commitment and enthusiasm to teach their specialist subject in secondary schools

•have a strong knowledge, understanding and interest of the specialist subject that they wish to train to teach in

•are committed to working with children and adolescents and improving their educational outcomes

•have an understanding of the role of the teacher and the demands of the teaching profession

•have excellent communication and interpersonal skills

•have the ability to reflect upon what they are doing and can respond well to feedback

•are resilient and able to work under pressure

Applicants will be invited to visit one of the schools in the partnership to discuss their application. They will spend some time observing experienced teachers and teach a 30 minute lesson.

There will be a panel interview in the placement school with a specialist, a senior teacher and the Lead School Co-ordinator, this will include a written test and an examination of qualifications.

How school placements work

Schools in the University of Hertfordshire schools' partnership have a proven track record of strong engagement with Initial Teacher Education. Schools are evaluated and monitored in relation to the quality and effectiveness of school based training provision. School’s commit to enact the terms of the University of Hertfordshire Partnership for Initial Teacher Education.

All of the schools in our partnership offer training in the primary age range, although some are infant or junior schools. Schools are selected according to their capacity to train in a particular subject.

We have eight primary mainstream schools in the partnership and two special schools. Trainees will experience 2 placements, with the majority of time in their main training school and 6 weeks in the second school placement.

Salary

You will be paid on the Unqualified Teachers' Pay Scale. Your university fees are paid by your training school.

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

Honours degree (2.2 or higher) from a UK university. Usually the degree should have a minimum 50% content of the subject applied for.

English language and mathematics GCSE grade 4 or above and Science grade 4 or above for primary teacher training or a qualification recognised as equivalent by the University.

Equivalent overseas qualifications are accepted when recognised as comparable by NARIC. We may require demonstration of English language proficiency through IELTS (Academic version) with an overall score of 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each band).

Contact us for clarification on non-standard qualifications: degree content or GCSE requirement.

Personal qualities

In your application and during the interview process, you will need to demonstrate an ability to train to teach through the following:

  • Genuine care for children’s learning, progress and achievement
  • A commitment and passion for your subject specialism
  • Your motivation and interest in training to teach
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A commitment to working with children and adolescents and improving their educational outcomes
  • The ability to be organised, adaptable and resilient
  • A willingness to work and learn from others and to be responsive to feedback

Other requirements

You will be required to pass the Professional Skills tests in literacy and numeracy before starting the course.

You will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and a Declaration of Disqualification by Association form. You will also need to respond to targeted and relevant health questions. Guidance will be provided after you have been offered a place.

We recommend that you undertake observation time in a state secondary school prior to interview but this is not essential. Activities to support observation in school - either before or after interview - that you may find useful

Contact details

Email
UCASITT@nobel.herts.sch.uk
Telephone
01438 222600
Website
http://thenobelschool.org/about-the-school/school-direct-training
Address
The Nobel School
Mobbsbury Way
Stevenage
SG2 0HS

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