Merton Special Teaching Alliance
Primary (T850)

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
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
Website
http://www.mertonspecialteachingalliance.org.uk/Initial-Teacher-Training-ITT/

Contents

About the course

The course content is organised into six modules, the first three of which may be worked on concurrently. Training Module 1A: Lesson planning. Training Module 1B: Behaviour. How to manage pupils during lessons, and motivating them towards learning. Training Module 1C: Assessment. How to assess pupils’ learning in each subject, and use assessment information when planning and teaching lessons. Training Module 2: Meeting needs of different groups of pupils. Training Module 3: The wider context of teaching and learning in schools today. Training Module 4: Subject teaching. Bringing everything together, how to teach really effectively. There are two formal assignments: an essay exploring aspects of meeting the needs of different groups of pupils (linked to Training Module 2), and a subject-related essay (linked to Training Module 4). PGCE e-Qualitas collaborates with Leeds Beckett University, who offer a distance learning PGCE as an addition to the e-Qualitas QTS-focused training programme. The PGCE may be undertaken during the teacher training programme or afterwards (for workload reasons, we suggest that it is better to do it afterwards, as part of the continuing professional development of the induction year). Leeds Beckett charges £1500 for the PGCE. Entry to the PGCE is in September.

Interview process

We will invite selected candidates to an interview. The invitation letter will give full details of the interview. This is likely to be a classroom exercise, literacy test, and panel interview. Interview Applicants must take the following to interview: their qualifications certificates; identity documents (photo id e.g. a passport, and evidence of residence e.g. a mobile phone bill or bank/savings statement); evidence of having taken the practice skills tests, or passed the actual skills tests. Overseas applicants must provide evidence of their eligibility to live and study in the UK Offers If we make you an offer, it could be conditional upon various things such as DBS clearance, passing the professional skills tests by a set date. You are entitled to wait for the outcome to all your applications before accepting an offer on UCAS and we fully endorse this

How school placements work

Your training will be predominantly based in your host (employing) school other than * Ten days with the e’Qualitas across the year * your second placement at another school for approx. 6 weeks. Through an initial programme of observations and research you will become familiar with the organisation and working of your host school (pupil groups and pastoral systems, staffing, curriculum, resources, facilities, methods of teaching, lesson planning, Assessment for Learning). From the beginning, you will be treated like a member of the teaching staff by fellow professionals. With your School Based Mentor (SBM), you will feel supported as you progress and become ready to teach as the placement progresses. Our mentors are experienced teachers and undertake rigorous training to develop their mentoring skills to support your development as a teacher. Your time in school provides you with the opportunity to develop your teaching expertise and relationships with young people in a familiar environment. As a secondary trainee you will have the opportunity to teach a range of year groups between years 7 to 11. You will have experience of the new curriculum and assessment procedures. Your second teaching placement is intended for you to apply and develop your teaching skills at a different setting whilst also widening your experience of the school system in a new context. While in your main host school and during your second placement, your tutor from e’Qualitas will visit to monitor your progress and discuss your development with you and your mentors. You will maintain close links with your host school throughout the programme.

Salary

With Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship programmes, you won’t need to pay any tuition fees. You’ll be employed by a school, and salaries will differ between employers. Please check with your chosen training providers before you apply.

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.

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

Most successful applicants will have a 2:1-degree classification or better although we are prepared to accept candidates with a 2:2-degree classification if he or she is able to demonstrate good potential. You will also need at least 5 GCSEs including a grade C or above in English Language, Mathematics and a Science (or equivalent qualifications). There also needs to be evidence at application of your ability to demonstrate a high standard of written English. You are required to have passed the Professional skills test in numeracy and literacy before you start the course.

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: * Subject knowledge * Motivation to become the best teacher possible * Ability to analyse and learn from experience * Creativity and imagination * Capacity for hard work * Perseverance * Good organisational skills * Empathy and a liking for young people. * Ambition to make a difference by becoming an inspirational teacher. * Must pass Secretary of State’s requirement for physical and mental fitness to teach.

Other requirements

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: * Subject knowledge * Motivation to become the best teacher possible * Ability to analyse and learn from experience * Creativity and imagination * Capacity for hard work * Perseverance * Good organisational skills * Empathy and a liking for young people. * Ambition to make a difference by becoming an inspirational teacher. * Must pass Secretary of State’s requirement for physical and mental fitness to teach.

About the training provider

MSTA works collaboratively with partners within Merton and beyond in order to bring about the best possible outcomes for pupils in our schools, especially those with special or additional needs. MSTA is led by two Merton (special) schools, Perseid and Cricket Green, along with (mainstream) primary schools Bishop Gilpin, Melbury College and the Smart Centre (special) and one (mainstream) high school, Ricards Lodge, in collaboration with Merton Local Authority. This complement provides a unique context for our Teaching School, led as it is by special schools working in close partnership with mainstream colleagues to ensure that our offer meets local need. MSTA offers trainees access to outstanding schools and outstanding teachers within our network, providing experience in local mainstream primary and specialist settings across Merton. A range of high quality professional development opportunities are available via this training route enabling trainees to fulfil their teaching and learning potential with us. 100% of MSTA ITT trainees who completed School Direct from 18-19 secured employment for 2019. For further information, please visit our website https://www.mertonspecialteachingalliance.org.uk/Initial-Teacher-Training-ITT/

About the accredited body

We are a large SCITT, working with schools of all kindsin the London area and across southern England. We have rolling recruitment, meaning that trainees can start in September or later in the academic year. Our aim is that all our trainees become excellent teachers. Everything we do is focused on this. In each of the last three years, two-thirds of our trainees have been graded ‘excellent’ in the final assessment for QTS.

Training with disabilities and other needs

MSTA welcomes applications from candidates with disabilities and other additional needs. We will work with candidates individually to accommodate their needs.

Contact details

Email
teachingschoolbookings@perseid.merton.sch.uk
Telephone
02086489737
Website
http://www.mertonspecialteachingalliance.org.uk/Initial-Teacher-Training-ITT/
Address
Perseid School
Middleton Road
Morden
Surrey
SM4 6RU

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