The Royal Borough Teaching School Alliance
Primary (Q611)

QTS full time teaching apprenticeship

Accredited body
e-Qualitas
Financial support
Salary
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
7 April 2021
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 course will be part of the apprenticeship scheme. All 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.

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.

How school placements work

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.

Salary

This course is part of the apprenticeship scheme for further details please follow the link below:

(https://findapprenticeshiptraining.apprenticeships.education.gov.uk/Apprenticeship/Standard/203?keyword=Teacher)

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

Candidates will be expected the have achieved a minimum of GCSE grade C (4/5) in English, Mathematics and Science. A good range of A levels and 2:1 degree or higher.

We do not normally consider a third or pass degree unless the candidate is able to explain exceptional circumstances.

Personal qualities

Candidates will be able to demonstrate in their application and at interview a genuine passion for working with young people. Ideally, candidates will be able to show relevant work experience within a school context.

Other requirements

All candidates will be subject to a DBS check and relevant qualification checks.

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.”

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 details

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

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