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Saint John Southworth Enterprise and Research Alliance Primary (2XQY)

QTS full time

Accredited body
e-Qualitas
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.

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.cvms.co.uk

Contents

About the course

If you are looking for a teacher training course in which you spend most of your time in-school while you study, this course may be for you. You work with experienced teachers, first of all observing and team teaching, then teaching independently. This is complemented by a placement of about 6 weeks’ teaching in another school plus various other visits. Your study is based on the distance learning resources on the eQ virtual learning environment (VLE). Training sessions are provided by experienced school staff, and you attend some training days run by eQ (up to about 10 days, mostly held in a venue in central London). You also have a subject-specialist visiting tutor from eQ.

School placements

Candidates as part of the application process:

  • nominate a school to train within
  • the age range they wish to teach Candidates will spend the majority of their time within their nominated school but will also undertake, at least, a six week placement in a second school. The second school must be a contrasting school to their main school. RBTSA consists of some 30 schools which are a mixture of primary and secondary schools. This allows the Alliance to ensure that we are able to meet the needs of the candidates across a wide range of schools.

Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Holy Family Catholic Primary School
Vale Lane, West Acton, London, W3 0DY
No
St Bernadette”s Catholic Primary School
Clifton Road, Harrow, HA3 9NS
No
St George’s Catholic Primary School
Sudbury Hill, Harrow, Middx, HA1 3SB
No
St Joseph’s R.C. Primary School
Cadogan Street, London, SW3 2QJ
No
St Thomas of Canterbury
Estcourt Road, Fulham, , London, , SW6 7HB
No
St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School
The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London, NW7 1EJ
No

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

We give priority to applicants who have grade B in GCSE English and GCSE maths. We do not accept adult literacy and adult numeracy as equivalent to GCSE. If you do not meet the GCSE requirement, you can do an equivalence test. Applicants should have a good honours degree. If your degree is not in the subject you are applying to teach, you must explain how you have degree-level expertise in the subject. If your qualifications are from overseas, they must be checked for UK equivalence by NARIC.

Personal qualities

We are looking for applicants who have the potential to become outstanding teachers, and who are able to work independently on their studies while training in a school context. These personal attributes include:

  1. Subject knowledge
  2. Motivation to become the best teacher possible.
  3. Ability to analyse and learn from experience, and to act on feedback.
  4. Creativity and imagination.
  5. Capacity for hard work.
  6. Perseverance.
  7. Good organisational skills.
  8. Empathy and a liking for young people.
  9. Ambition to make a difference by becoming an inspirational teacher.

Other requirements

All offers of places are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced disclosure with list check. If you are offered a place, you will be asked to provide a signed declaration relating to any police record. Contact The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School or the e-Qualitas office if you need guidance on whether an offence or conviction may preclude you from teaching. All trainee teachers must also meet the Secretary of State’s requirements for physical and mental health. In practice, few health problems preclude applicants from teaching, and so we welcome applications from people with disabilities.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £8,000.

You will be charged £6,000 + VAT, plus £2,000 which is a disbursement to be paid to the school in which you are based during your training. Applications for support in the form of tuition fee loans and maintenance loans should be submitted to the Student Loans Company. The maximum student loan is £6,000 for teacher training with e-Qualitas. You may be eligible for a maintenance loan to cover living costs while you undertake initial teacher training. You may also be eligible for a tax-free training bursary, payable in monthly instalments during the course. This does not have to be repaid. Further details are available on the Get into Teaching Website.

About the training provider

If you are looking for a teacher training course in which you spend most of your time in-school while you study, this course may be for you. You work with experienced teachers, first of all observing and team teaching, then teaching independently. You are will be based in one of the schools within the RBTSA during your training, with a placement of about 6 weeks in a contrasting school. In 2018, 100% of candidates assessed at the end of the course passed with either a good (19%) or outstanding grade (81%).

A key feature of the programme is the individual support provided to candidates. A recent candidate noted that “The support provided to the trainees within the school is excellent at every level. This includes - but is by no means limited to - a mentor from the department who meets with you on a weekly basis; my lead school trainer, who oversees the more general assessment and evaluation of progress; and the added support system of the department and HOD, all of whom are always highly approachable. The programme provides trainees with ample in-class experience; opportunities to observe colleagues of various age groups, abilities and subjects and offers weekly INSET seminars which hone practical skills and help to clarify many aspects of training which may appear less accessible or relatable to ‘real life’ classroom teaching. Every tutor is vastly experienced, supportive, welcoming, and most of all, an outstanding teacher in their own right.”

Interview process

Candidates will normally be interviewed by a member of the Senior Leadership Team and the Head of Department. Interviews are structured into two parts - the first part of the interview will discuss with candidates their motivation for entry into the teaching profession. While the second half of the interview looks at the candidates understanding of the education system in England. As part of the interview candidates may be asked to teach a lesson of about 30 minutes to a class. Candidates may be asked to undertake a written task as part of the interview.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Schools generally have good disability access to their site. However, candidates should check this with the school prior to your visit and interview, if you are shortlisted.

Please contact the school, eQ office or St Mary’s University for a discussion of your needs if they are not related to mobility, so that we can identify what additional support might be appropriate for you.

Contact this training provider

Email
teachingschool@cvms.co.uk
Telephone
02076038478
Website
http://www.cvms.co.uk
Address
The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School
89 Addison Road
London
W14 8BZ

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).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You'll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year from 9am on 5 October 2021
  • submit your application from 9am on 12 October 2021