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

Age range
4 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
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 40 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 learning on the job. The course delivers the curriculum (ITT core content framework) alongside the practical experience of being in a classroom. Trainees are assessed against the Teachers Standards prior 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.

This course will be based in one school for the majority of the training period with a second placement in a contrast school setting. Trainees will spend 80% of their time in schools. The remaining 20% will be delivered through weekly training days. These will be held on a Wednesday, predominantly in the training room at The Alderton Junior School in Loughton, Essex, IG10 3HE.

Our Teacher Educators and Tutors are leading practitioners that attend training and meet regularly to further develop their skills in supporting trainees. Trainees will attend training and implement this into their practice. They will write reflectively on a weekly training plan and these will form the majority of the evidence alongside weekly observations conducted by the Teacher Educator. Termly reviews and professional learning conversations will ensure that trainees are on track to meet the Teachers’ Standards and be awarded QTS on completion of the course.

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, attendance at occasional evening or extra-curricular events will be expected. 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 core content framework, Teachers’ Standards and leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

We work closely with over 20 schools across Epping, Waltham Abbey, Abridge, Loughton, Buckhurst Hill and Harlow. We also have new schools joining us on a regular basis.

We will do everything we can to help find a school that is best suited to your needs.

Trainees will train in their main placement school from September to July. There will be a short contrast placement which takes place after Christmas and lasts 5 weeks.

Following the interview, we will make suggestions of the schools suitable for your requirements and support you in making contact with these schools, in order for you to arrange a visit.

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

Locations

You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Buckhurst Hill Community Primary School
Lower Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 6DS
Yes
Chigwell Row Infant School
Lambourne Road, Chigwell Row, Essex, IG7 6EZ
Yes
Coopersale & Theydon Garnon C.E. Primary School
Brickfield Road, Coopersale, Epping, Essex, CM16 7QX
Yes
Epping Primary School
Coronation Hill, Epping, Essex, CM16 5DU
Yes
Epping Upland CofE Primary School
Carters Lane, Epping Green, Epping, Essex, CM16 6QJ
Yes
Harlow Fields School & College
Tendring Road, Harlow, Essex, CM18 6RN
Yes
Hereward Primary School
Colebrook Lane, Loughton, Essex, IG10 2HR
Yes
High Beech CofE Primary School
Mott Street, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4AP
Yes
Hillhouse Cof E Primary School
Ninefields, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3EL
Yes
Holy Cross Catholic Primary Academy Primary School
Tracyes Road, Southern Way, Harlow, Essex, CM18 6JJ
Yes
Ingatestone & Fryerning CofE Junior School
The Furlongs, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 0AL
Yes
Ivy Chimneys Primary School
Ivy Chimneys Road, Ivy Chimneys, Epping, Essex, CM16 4EP
Yes
Lambourne Primary School
Hoe Lane, Abridge, Romford, Essex, RM4 1AU
Yes
Leverton Primary School
Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3BE
Yes
Limes Farm Infant School
Limes Avenue, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 5LP
Yes
Oak View School
Whitehills Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1TS
Yes
Shenfield St. Mary’s CofE Primary School
Hall Lane, Shenfield, Essex, CM15 9AL
Yes
St. John’s CE Primary School - Lead School - choose this for all applications
St John’s CE Primary School, High Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 5RX
Yes
Staples Road Primary School
Staples Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1HR
Yes
The Alderton Infant School
Alderton Hall Lane, Loughton, Essex, IG10 3HE
Yes
The Alderton Junior School
Alderton Hall Lane, Loughton, Essex, IG10 3HE
Yes
The Thomas Willingale School & Nursery
The Broadway, Loughton, Essex, IG10 3SR
Yes
The White Bridge Primary School
Greensted Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 3DR
Yes
Theydon Bois Primary School
Orchard Drive, Theydon Bois, Epping, Essex, CM16 7DH
Yes

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.

If you require any further information, please contact Susan Marbe by email at smarbe@efspt.org

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 2022 to 2023 are £9,000.

About the training provider

St. John’s CE Primary School is the Lead School for West Essex SCITT.

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

At EFSPT, St John’s CE 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 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 EFSPT. https://www.efspt.org/

We work in collaboration with Saffron Teaching School Hub https://www.saffronteachingschoolhub.net/

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

About the accredited body

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

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.

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

As a provider we are very aware of supporting our trainees and their individual needs. We see our trainees weekly at the training sessions and their well-being is a priority. The School Based Educators, ITT co-ordinators and Professional Tutors are there to support the trainees and monitor their progress and well-being. We include sessions on resilience and well-being, both of which are very important to us.. We take well-being very seriously. Our trainees have access to the Wellbeing Services offered by the Schools Advisory Service (SAS).

If you would like to discuss how we support candidates with disabilities and other needs, please contact Susan Marbe by email for further information at: smarbe@efspt.org

Contact this training provider

Email
smarbe@efspt.org
Telephone
020 3325 2809
Website
http://www.westessexscitt.co.uk/
Address
West Essex SCITT
Office Address - St. John's CE Primary School
High Road
Buckhurst Hill, Essex
IG9 5RX

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).

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