Aylesbury Vale Teaching Partnership
Geography (3FJC)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
Astra SCITT
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.

Date you can apply from
27 February 2019
Date course starts
September 2019
Vacancies
No

About the course

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.

About the training provider

As a lead hub for Astra SCITT we offer placements in a network of schools across north Buckinghamshire. The Astra SCITT partnership offers a talented and dedicated team of subject-based Mentors, a professional working environment and forward-looking technology systems for the 21st century teacher. We offer highly personalised support to all trainees from the moment of appointment to course completion, as well as a package of CPD opportunities beyond the training year. At Astra, we see you as an individual and as a leader of the future. We offer School Direct Salaried QTS programmes and Unsalaried QTS or QTS with PGCE programmes in a wide range of subjects and phases.

From the beginning of your training year you will be treated like a member of staff at your designated school, attending staff meetings, parents’ evenings and development days.

During your training, you will be assigned a Mentor, subject Tutors and ITTCO; these colleagues, alongside a designated university tutor (for PGCE trainees), will monitor your progress and support you on your learning journey. Our staff are experienced teachers and are required to undertake a rigorous training programme.

Weekly Professional Studies sessions take place every Wednesday, hosted at a range of our partner schools. PGCE sessions are also held on Wednesdays, spread across the year.

About the accredited body

The Astra SCITT is a diverse, supportive network of over 50 schools, founded on the core principles of ‘Excellence; Collaboration; Innovation; Support’. We are rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in all categories. Since 2016, we have recruited and trained high quality teachers for local primary and secondary schools. On average, our trainees achieve a 96% completion rate, with 97% of the 2017/18 cohort being employed within 6 months of gaining QTS, above national benchmarking. Trainees demonstrate excellent practice across all Teachers’ Standards, the majority judged as ‘outstanding’. For the optional PGCE Masters qualification, we are partnered with Goldsmiths, University of London.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Astra trainees will be assessed through our Occupational Health service before starting the course in order to ensure they meet the “Fitness to Teach” requirements. This is also to help us identify any additional needs which will require support during the programme.

We are experienced in making necessary adjustments to help facilitate trainees with disabilities and other conditions, including dyslexia (eg making training slides available in advance where possible), physical, hearing and visual impairments (eg providing handouts on specific coloured paper; supporting the use of specific software); and mental health conditions, to ensure they are not disadvantaged in any way. If a preferred main location was not fully accessible for a trainee, we would find an alternative wherever possible.

Astra gives all trainees full access to an Employee Assistance Programme which can provide access to counselling and other support and advice where appropriate.

Contact details

Email
abrigden@ahs.bucks.sch.uk
Telephone
01296388222
Website
http://avtp.co.uk/teacher-training/
Address
Aylesbury High School
Walton Road
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
HP21 7SX

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