The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance
QTS full time teaching apprenticeship
- Accredited body
- Exceed SCITT
- Financial support
- Student finance if you’re eligible
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
- One year and 1 day (starting 1st July 2020)
- Date you can apply from
- 19 July 2019
- Date course starts
- September 2019
About the course
The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance do not offer salaried training places but instead offers this new ITT route in partnership with the Exceed SCITT. It is open to graduates who are currently employed within a primary school setting and where the school will be willing to fund the training place as well as pay your wage. This is a requirement for applying for this type of ITT route – you cannot apply without this financial arrangement in place. You will gain QTS but not the full PGCE qualification (Masters credits).
Earn while you learn
Gain necessary skills in primary education (5 -11)
Gain hands-on experience and learn skills that schools want, helping shape your future career
Mix of on and off-the-job training
Lasts for a minimum of a year
No upper age limit
No training fees as these are met by your current school
You will be notified through UCAS Track if you’ve been invited to an Interview Day. The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance will also contact you directly to arrange the interview – this will be done in conjunction with your current primary school. You’ll receive an email from us that explains everything you need to know about your interview. This includes the date and time, as well as what to prepare beforehand and what will happen on the day, so it’s really important to read this email very carefully. You will be expected to teach a full lesson to a primary class that links into the primary curriculum.
How school placements work
You will be employed by a primary school to teach over the course of the year. There is a mixture pf university led training, school based training and teaching from day 1. This will give you the chance to put into practice what you’ve learnt in a collaborative working environment. You’ll work closely with your school-based subject mentor and The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance team.
In January, you’ll complete a second six week placement in a different school. This is arranged in partnership with your main employment school. This will help you deepen your knowledge of how primary pupils learn, and extend your practice in helping that learning, in a new context. This alternative key stage placement gives you the chance to develop your practice in a contrasting school. This offers an opportunity to make a positive impact on progress in another school. You will then return to you main school as a more independent practitioner. Having extended experience in the same placement means you’ll be able to develop your practice well, and show that you’re having a positive impact on your pupils. At the end of this placement you’ll present evidence on this impact, which will inform your final grade.
Once QTS has been gained in June you will continue to be employed by the primary school and have a full teaching timetable. The Level 6 Apprenticeship qualification will be gained in September 2021 - a year and a day after you started the course.
Throughout your placements, you’ll have the support of a school-based mentor. These mentors are trained by The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance and the Exceed SCITT to support you as you complete your training and assess your progress against the Teachers’ standards. You’ll also have other key staff who will visit you at school. They will provide quality assurance for your training and offer any support and advice you may need.
You will be paid as an unqualified teacher on scale 1. The primary school will pay your wages. There will be no training costs as these are funded by the school.
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.
You will need to have a background and interest in primary education. All trainees must have a 2(ii) or better in an appropriate subject. Communication skills are paramount. You will need the ability both to write in Standard English and to model accurate and effective spoken language. You will also be fully computer literate.
In additional you will need
- GCSE Grade C (or 4) English, Mathematics and Science
- A pass in each of the Professional Skills Tests
We consider temperamental and attitudinal aspects as even more important than qualifications. You will need to be comfortable working in a team or independently, have a high degree of emotional intelligence, the ability to empathise and a genuine understanding of primary education. You will care about equality and diversity and be unafraid to use the cliché that you want to make a difference. We are looking for committed, resilient, reflective practitioners, able to learn from their own experiences and the experiences of others.
All successful trainees will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
You must currently be employed in a primary school.
About the training provider
The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance is a partnership of schools throughout West Yorkshire which offers high quality primary and secondary teacher training to graduates in a range of subjects. Our Alliance is committed to providing the highest standard of education for young people in diverse and relatively disadvantaged urban communities in West Yorkshire. We transform lives, both of trainee teachers and the students within the local schools; we do not merely educate or train. Respect for learners and aspiration for all are our central tenets as an Alliance. We will provide training of the highest quality, delivered by outstanding practitioners in a diverse and stimulating range of local schools. We aim to deliver a bespoke training package, which will make the most of your knowledge and skills. You will be placed in two of the Alliance Schools and after a year’s successful training, you will achieve a PGCE with QTS. As an alliance, we are committed to helping you develop professionally, by providing an extensive programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). We are also part of the Inspiring Education Teaching School (IETA), with Batley Girls' High School as the lead school. Batley Girls' High School has been graded as an outstanding school by OFSTED.
It is our aim to train the next generation of outstanding teachers in the West Yorkshire area. If you share our vision for education, we want to hear from you.
For more information on becoming part of our Trainee Team visit our website (http://schooldirect.batleygirls.co.uk/).
Training with disabilities and other needs
The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance prides itself on being an equal opportunities ITT provider committed to delivering personalised teacher training to all prospective teachers. We pride ourselves on supporting a diverse and inclusive range of trainees through an individual support package. This does not stop once trainees have become teachers – The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance will follow on with advice, support and contact into the early stages of your teaching career to sustain resilience and well being to ensure that you become the best teacher possible.
The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance is committed to ensuring that every student with potential, regardless of their background or circumstances, has the opportunity to train to become a teacher. If you have a disability or additional needs, we will endeavour to put in place reasonable adjustments to accommodate any additional requirements throughout your teacher training year. We’re able to support with conditions such as:
- Specific learning difficulties
- Asperger syndrome/autism
- Visual/hearing impairments
- Physical and mobility restrictions
- Long-term medical conditions
- Mental health conditions
We will develop a Learning Support Plan tailored to your specific needs. There is additional support from Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Trinity University which could include assessment adjustments, extended library loans, specialist one-to-one study skills, dyslexia screening and assessments, learning materials provided in alternative formats and alternative assessments.
With your permission, we will inform the placement schools so they can discuss how to best support you during your school-based training.
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