West Essex SCITT (St John’s C of E Primary School) Primary (32QJ)

QTS full time

Accredited body
West Essex SCITT
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
QTS

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England and may also allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach in the EU and EEA, though this could change after 2020.

If you’re planning to teach overseas, you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.westessexscitt.co.uk/

Contents

About the course

The School Direct Training Programme (fee funded/unsalaried) This year, St. John’s CE Primary School (Provider code 15D) intends to offer 30 school direct (fee funded/unsalaried) placements to graduates. This path into teaching is a great way to gain the qualifications and practical skills you need to become a teacher. It enables those who have a degree to combine teacher training with actually doing and learning on the job, focusing on the ‘Teachers’ Standards’ and leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). These places are School Direct only.

The majority of our partnership schools are in the Epping Forest and Harlow areas and are accessible by Central Line Tube, Overground or major bus routes.

This course will be based in one school for the majority of the training period with a second placement in a contrast school setting. Part of the course is theory based and there will be formal training days held mainly in the training room at The Alderton Junior School in Loughton, Essex. Trainees are awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) upon completion of the programme. Our Teacher Educators and Tutors are excellent teachers that attend training and meet regularly to further develop their skills and enable them to pass on feedback, coaching and classroom observation. Your professional responsibilities will include assessing, planning and teaching the primary curriculum. Trainees will be assessed through regular lesson observations, achievement against the Teachers’ Standards and a limited number of assignments (School Summary & Action Research). School Direct requires a commitment of 5 days a week for 10 months from September to July. Trainees are expected to participate fully in the everyday life of the schools in which they train and, therefore, occasional evening or extra-curricular events will be obligatory. Further information can be found on our website http://www.westessexscitt.co.uk/School-Direct-ITT

School placements

The School Direct training programme path into teaching is a great way to gain the qualifications and practical skills you need to become a teacher. It enables those who have finished a degree, to combine teacher training with actually doing and learning on the job, focusing on the ‘Teachers’ Standards’ and leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

The majority of our partnership schools are in the Epping Forest and Harlow areas and are accessible by Central Line Tube, Overground or major bus routes.

The School Direct training programme courses are based in one Primary school for the majority of the training period with a second placement in a contrast Primary school setting. Part of the course is theory based and there will be formal training days held mainly in the training room. Trainees are awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) upon completion of the programme.

Our Teacher Educators and Tutors are excellent teachers that attend training and meet regularly to further develop their skills and enable them to pass on feedback, coaching and classroom observation.

Your professional responsibilities will include assessing, planning and teaching the primary curriculum.

School Direct requires a commitment of 5 days a week for 10 months from September to July. Trainees are expected to participate fully in the everyday life of the schools in which they train and, therefore, occasional evening or extra-curricular events will be obligatory

A list of our partner schools is available on our website: http://www.westessexscitt.co.uk/Partner-Schools/

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

To qualify for this school centered route you must have English, Maths and Science GCSE (or equivalent) grade C or 4 or above and a degree of preferably a 1st or a 2:1, though no minimum is specified as we are willing to consider applicants who have a degree who can demonstrate a real aptitude for teaching. You must be able to demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly and grammatically in both spoken and written Standard English. All overseas qualifications will need to be verified by NARIC

Personal qualities

We are looking for outstanding candidates who can demonstrate a real aptitude for teaching. Applicants must possess: . a love of children and education . good personal skills . good levels of communication . enthusiasm and be hard working . desire to be the best that they can be

Other requirements

Applicants who are successful at interview, are offered a conditional place. These are subject to:

Satisfactory references and satisfactory medical assessment. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and National and Local Terms and Conditions of Employment.

It is the duty of all schools to protect vulnerable children and adults. If you are offered a place on the programme, a DBS check is a vital entry requirement for this training programme.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,000.

About the training provider

The Department of Education accredits Epping Forest Schools Partnership Trust, operating as West Essex SCITT for the delivery of initial teacher training (ITT).

The West Essex SCITT Lead School for 2021/2022 is:

St John’s CE Primary School, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 5RX

At Epping Forest Schools Partnership Trust, St John’s C of E Primary School and across our partnership schools, we believe that teaching is an exciting, challenging and rewarding profession. Our vision is to offer the highest standard of education for all, both in our local community and the wider area.

St John’s CE Primary School is a National Teaching School and is located in Buckhurst Hill, on the edge of Epping Forest, which is London’s largest open space of approximately 6,000 acres. The forest is of national and international conservation importance, with two thirds designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation, providing a great place to work and live. St. John’s CE Primary School is close to Buckhurst Hill station on the Central Line with a 20 minute access to central London.

We pride ourselves on having a proven track record in training and professional development. Our teachers are excellent practitioners and are eager to share their skills, knowledge and vision with the next generation of teachers.

Many of our School Direct trainees go on to secure full-time teaching positions within the Epping Forest Schools Partnership Trust.

Please visit the West Essex SCITT website, shown below, for more information: http://www.westessexscitt.co.uk/School-Direct-ITT

About the accredited body

West Essex SCITT is an Outstanding Provider of Primary Initial Teacher Training - Ofsted 2018

Interview process

We will be using online video conferencing to recruit. Interviews will be offered and conducted using Zoom

The selection process is as follows:

  • You will be invited to conduct a 10 minute presentation. You will be asked to prepare a maths activity and deliver it as though you are presenting it to a group of Primary aged pupils. This will be followed by a more formal 30 minute interview
  • Candidates who are considered to have sufficient proficiency in English and Maths will be considered suitable for the programme and will then be asked to make contact with and visit partner schools in order to confirm their main placement school

Candidates who are successful at interview and have secured a placement in a partner school, are offered a conditional place. These are subject to: Satisfactory references and satisfactory medical assessment. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and National and Local Terms and Conditions of Employment.

It is the duty of all schools to protect vulnerable children and adults. If you are offered a place on the programme, a DBS check is a vital entry requirement for this training programme.

Training with disabilities and other needs

With regard to how we support candidates with disabilities and other needs, please contact Susan Marbe by email for further information at: s.marbe@st-johns-buckhursthill.essex.sch.uk

Contact details

Email
s.marbe@st-johns-buckhursthill.essex.sch.uk
Telephone
020 3325 2809
Website
http://www.westessexscitt.co.uk/
Address
West Essex SCITT
St. John's CE Primary School
High Road
Buckhurst Hill, Essex
IG9 5RX

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