Morris Teaching School Alliance
Mathematics (E711)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
The Cambridge Teaching Schools Network 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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
Website
http://www.morristsa.org.uk

About the course

As a school based provider of initial teacher training, the CTSN SCITT is very much grounded in the life of its local schools. The tutors on the course are expert, practising teachers and, from the beginning of the course, trainees will spend four days a week (Monday – Thursday) in school and attend Core Training on Fridays, either in Cambridge or Bury St Edmunds.

Whilst in school, trainees will have some teaching, which will increase throughout the year, but also have plenty of time to get involved in other training activities: observing experienced teachers; working with students in smaller groups, one-to-one tutoring; time for assessment & planning; reading, writing & research into effective learning and teaching.

Every trainee will have a dedicated subject specialist mentor, with whom training is planned and evaluated at weekly mentor meetings; these meetings are the hub of the school based training.

Most of the Core Training on Fridays will look at issues in learning & teaching common to all trainees, but there are also regular (approx. monthly) subject afternoons to look at more subject specific pedagogy. In addition, each trainee will be assigned to one of the senior tutor team, who act as personal tutors throughout the course.

This course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

For further details please follow the link to CTSN SCITT.

Interview process

At interview you will usually be asked to teach a small group of students, most probably in Key Stage 3. In addition there will be a short written task and an interview with a SCITT Senior Tutor, together with a senior teacher from one of our partnership schools.

The employing school (i.e. the one that will pay your salary) might also need to interview you; this could be arranged on the same interview day or, if necessary, on an alternative date.

How school placements work

We have excellent relationships with a wide range of good and outstanding schools, across the Eastern region, which gives us considerable flexibility in placing trainees in local schools, within reach from their home. Full time salaried trainees spend most of the time at their employing school, except for a short placement, in the first half of the Spring term, when you are placed at a contrasting school.

One key difference with the salaried training routes is that salaried trainees will have the professional responsibility for teaching classes, for up to two days each week. This means that there is considerably more independent teaching for salaried trainees, right from the very beginning of the course. Applicants who are not ready for this level of independent teaching responsibility might consider a non-salaried training route, for which there might be a tax free bursary avaliable.

Salary

Salaried teacher trainees are employed by a school on the Unqualified Teacher scale, usually UQ1. (It is worth bearing in mind that, depending on the subject, trainees might be better off on a non-salaried course; many subjects attract a generous tax free bursary from the DfE.

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

You would need a minimum of a 2.2 Honours Degree (or overseas equivalent confirmed by NARIC UK). Usually, at least 50% of your degree should be directly relevant to the subject you wish to teach.

However, applicants who have a degree in a non-related subject but have significant work experience relevant to the subject they wish to teach may also be considered.

Also, you would need to have a GCSE Mathematics and English (Grade C/4 or above) or equivalent .

Personal qualities

As a school based ITT provider, CTSN SCITT works very closely with its partnership schools, and the vast majority of our trainees get jobs working in these local schools. We are looking for creative, proactive, positive applicants who share our commitment that students in our local schools should have the best possible teachers, and a desire and determination to make this commitment a reality.

About the training provider

The Morris TSA is a growing and successful alliance of primary and secondary schools across South and East Cambridgeshire and into Fenland. It's lead and founding school is Impington Village College (IVC), part of the Morris Education Trust. It was originally founded in the late 1930s as part of the ‘village college’ movement and we remain true to this vision of community education and learning. In recent years IVC has consistently achieved outstanding outcomes for its students and GCSE results place it in the top 5% of non-selective schools nationally. All children are valued as equally and IVC has pioneered work with inclusion and SEND.

Alongside IVC are our partners who represent a cross-section of like-minded yet diverse schools who are all deeply connected with the communities they serve. Personal, social and cultural development matters as much as academic achievement for us.

As a trainee, you would be placed in welcoming and caring schools and mentored in your development by a team of staff with a wealth of experience. A large number of our placement schools are in North Cambridge, East Cambridgeshire and Fenland.

Many of the teachers who now work in our schools also trained in them - a testament not only to the ethos, values and experience enjoyed here but also the attractiveness of living within the area.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Training with disabilities and other needs.

Teachers with disabilities make an important contribution to schools both in the classroom and in shaping the wider culture and ethos of the schools they work in. Schools value diversity and the unique contribution that all their staff and trainees bring. If you have a disability, you shouldn’t be dissuaded from applying. If you are invited to attend an interview, and have any special requirements, please let us know beforehand so that we may make reasonable adjustments for you. We want all interview candidates to have an equitable and enjoyable experience, regardless of any disability. Full details are on the Department for Education website.

All trainees are required to complete a medical check when they receive the offer of a training place. This will identify if there are adjustments required. As a training provider, CTSN will make such adjustments in our training. We encourage all trainees to disclose all relevant information with their placement schools as this will enable them to make suitable provision. Schools have experience of making provisions for their own students and are therefore well placed to offer similar adjustments for trainee teachers. If you receive an offer, but have not yet disclosed a disability or other need, you can disclose at any time.

Contact details

Email
smcgill@tmet.org.uk
Telephone
01223200400
Website
http://www.morristsa.org.uk
Address
New Road
Impington
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB24 9LX

Apply

Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.

When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: 2KV
  • Training programme code: E711

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Location Vacancies Code
Bottisham Village College
Lode Road, Cambridge CB25 9DL
Yes M
King Edward VI School
Grove Road, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3BH
Yes K

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