About the course
A one year, full-time, school based route.
Trainees will achieve QTS and have the option to buy-in to a Masters Programme with the University of Derby for the award of PGCE. The cost of this is £1950 and payable in 3 installments.
Training is majority school-based with some centre-based training.
In school you will work closely with a subject / phase specific mentor and the ITT coordinator.
You will also have an external tutor who works for the Essex Schools TT
You will be invited to an interview in the lead school or one of our partner schools. This interview could include: an activity with pupils eg teaching part of a lesson, or taking a group activity; a pupil panel interview; a written task and a formal interview with a small panel of representatives from the school and wider School Direct partnership. If successful, you will be given a conditional offer of a place to train.
How school placements work
Trainees will complete training in two different schools during the course of the year.
Typically trainees spend the autumn term in their host school and then go to a second placement school during the first part of the Spring term and then return to their host school for the remainder of the year. Trainees are in school 4 days a week and attend training on the 5th day.
We endeavour to keep travelling time to school to a minimum so we will take into account your home address when allocating a school.
Unqualified teachers pay scales point 1
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.
A first degree at classification 2:2 or above. A first degree comprises 300 HE credits of which 60 must be at Level 6 of QCF. If your degree is from a non-UK university you will need to approach NARIC to gain an equivalence certificate.
GCSEs or equivalent at grade 4 in English and Maths
DfE Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy
You are required to sit your first skills test within 8 weeks of being made a conditional offer and you must pass both skills tests prior to starting the programme.
We are looking for inspiring, knowledgeable and ambitious trainee teachers who are passionate and enthusiastic about their school phase and/or subject specialism and have a desire to share this and make a real difference to young people's lives and futures.
*Satisfactory clearance from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)
*A minimum of 3 years work experience (this does not necessarily have to be education based)
About the training provider
Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is the largest academy trust in the country with a national network of over 60 academies across England.
In joining the Trust in your training year you will have the opportunity to make a transformational impact in communities you work within.
Whatever your area of expertise, if you have the right skills and outlook, AET is an excellent place to develop your career.
To make your next move a career-defining opportunity choose to train with us.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We are committed to supporting trainees with disabilities and other needs, so please let us and the accrediting provider know if you would like us to make any adjustments to support you during the application, interview process and throughout your programme.
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Spinks Lane, Witham, Essex CM8 1EP
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