The School Direct Programme (Salaried) is an employment-based route into teaching. When you apply to the Elmhurst Teaching School Alliance, you could be placed in Elmhurst or one of the other schools in our alliance. On the School Direct salaried route you will earn a salary while you train.
Students will be part of a school team from the start and will receive intensive support from experienced teachers in the classroom. Teaching experience will prepare students for a Key Stage 1/2 focus. Opportunities will exist to build networks with fellow trainees.
This programme will prepare students for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in line with the requirements of the Teachers’ Standards (2012). However, there is an option to complete the PGCE units alongside the salaried training year (completing 2 modules at level 7) at a cost to the trainee of £2,600.
There are two compulsory school placements. Students are expected to complete the associated tasks, and to build a portfolio of evidence during the academic year to demonstrate they have met national teaching standards.
Students do not undertake academic credits on this programme. However, all components will need to be assessed to gain QTS.
As part of the programme students will spend time in placement at a school, during which time their teaching practice will be supported by a school subject tutor and mentor. Placements will focus on Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. For this programme students will spend the majority of the programme in school, employed as an unqualified teacher.
Teaching and learning:
The programme is delivered via a series of lectures and workshops at the University of East London (UEL) for 20 days spread over the autumn, spring and summer terms. The placement schools are responsible for providing additional training activities, alongside the practical teaching experience. Students are assessed on their practical teaching and their progress in achieving the standards for Qualified Teacher Status by gathering evidence in the form of a portfolio.
University of East London is one of London’s leading centres for teacher training. All UEL School Direct students have full access to UEL student support services and facilities.
For additional information about School Direct at UEL please follow this link: (https://www.uel.ac.uk/teacher-training/school-direct)