Teach Thurrock Primary Partnership
Primary (M088)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
University of Greenwich
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
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.teachthurrock.org.uk

Contents

About the course

The majority of your training will take place at within Teach Thurrock schools with a range of colleagues. The training programme will be personalised to the individual’s professional needs but will include training on the following areas: teaching and learning, curriculum, assessment, working with parents and the community. All training is closely aligned to support the trainee achieve the Teachers’ Standards and the new ITT Core Content Framework.

Candidates will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced and outstanding teachers. Support and mentorship will be given by senior leaders.

The Teach Thurrock Primary Partnership offers an enhanced Professional Studies programme with trainees from all our schools coming together each week to study through a research based curriculum. With the unique guidance of the Thurrock Primary Teaching School Alliance trainees will use action based research to develop into outstanding teachers of the future. In turn, you will be part of a wider support network where you will have opportunities to share ideas and strategies with fellow trainees. You will be assigned a mentor from the staff of your assigned school. Our mentors are outstanding teachers but they are required to undertake a rigorous training programme to develop their mentoring skills. This includes coaching, effective classroom observation and feedback skills.

Trainees will be expected to teach 40% of the time in their first term and carry out a wide range of personalised training; observation, team teaching and personal studies for the rest of their timetable. In second term their teaching will increase to 60% and in Spring 2 they will carry out a second school experience in another school in the partnership. This experience will be in the opposite keystage to the one they have been teaching in their home school. In the final term of the year, trainees are back in their home school and their teaching requirement is up to 80%. They will be gathering evidence and preparing for the final assessment towards their QTS.

On successful completion of the programme, the Teach Thurrock Primary Partnership will support the trainees in gaining a job in either a partnership schools or a school in Thurrock.

Although candidates will have a base school, there will be lots of opportunities for cross-school training and will include teaching experience within another school in the partnership which will take place in spring 1.

Interview process

Degree Candidates must have a good honours degree (2:2 or above)

GCSE English, Maths and Science GCSE or equivalent: Grade C / 4 or above You must have received the results from these qualifications before applying and any equivalent qualifications should be certified by NARIC.

Work Experience Evidence of at least two weeks experience in a UK primary school. At least 3 years recent full-time (or equivalent) work experience.

How we select our trainees Application All application forms will be vetted for the following: 1) Applicant meets the academic entry criteria 2) Applicant has written a strong personal statement 3) Applicant has been given a strong reference. This should be an academic reference if the applicant has been in education within the last five years. The Selection Process Teach Thurrock and the University of Greenwich work together to interview applicants. In order for your application to be considered you should complete a full application and consider your personal statement as being an important part of this process.

If you are shortlisted you will be asked to complete written tasks and attend a formal interview as well as teaching a small group of children at the lead school, Dilkes Academy.

The first stage will comprise of a maths and English task. The second stage will involve an interview with a panel and a teaching task.

How school placements work

The majority of your training will take place at within Teach Thurrock schools with a range of colleagues. The training programme will be personalised to the individual’s professional needs but will include training on the following areas: teaching and learning, curriculum, assessment, working with parents and the community. All training is closely aligned to support the trainee achieve the Teachers’ Standards and the new ITT Core Content Framework.

Candidates will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced and outstanding teachers. Support and mentorship will be given by senior leaders.

The Teach Thurrock Primary Partnership offers an enhanced Professional Studies programme with trainees from all our schools coming together each week to study through a research based curriculum. With the unique guidance of the Thurrock Primary Teaching School Alliance trainees will use action based research to develop into outstanding teachers of the future. In turn, you will be part of a wider support network where you will have opportunities to share ideas and strategies with fellow trainees. You will be assigned a mentor from the staff of your assigned school.

Our mentors are outstanding teachers but they are required to undertake a rigorous training programme to develop their mentoring skills. This includes coaching, effective classroom observation and feedback skills.

Trainees will be expected to teach 40% of the time in their first term and carry out a wide range of personalised training; observation, team teaching and personal studies for the rest of their timetable.

In second term their teaching will increase to 60% and in spring 1 they will carry out a second school experience in another school in the partnership. This experience will be in the opposite keystage to the one they have been teaching in their home school.

In the final term of the year, trainees are back in their home school and their teaching requirement is up to 80%. They will be gathering evidence and preparing for the final assessment towards their QTS.

Salary

You will be paid 100% salary on point 1 of the unqualified teachers’ pay scale. Thurrock is in the fringe allowance zone.

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

Degree Candidates must have a good honours degree (2:2 or above)

GCSE English, Maths and Science GCSE or equivalent: Grade C / 4 or above.

You must have received the results from these qualifications before applying and any equivalent qualifications should be certified by NARIC.

Work Experience Evidence of at least two weeks’ experience in a UK primary school. At least 3 years recent full-time (or equivalent) work experience.

Personal qualities

We are looking for someone who:

  • has good organisational skills

  • has excellent time keeping

  • is approachable, empathetic and enthusiastic

  • has the ability to be decisive, consistent and to set priorities

  • is an effective communicator (both orally and in writing) to a variety of audiences

  • has the ability to develop good relationships within a team and ability to be a supportive team player

  • has a commitment to personal professional development

  • has the ability to relate well to all involved in school life, showing sensitivity, consideration but also a sense of humour when needed.

Other requirements

Successful candidates will be expected to carry out a DBS and other relevant employment checks in line with statutory guidance.

About the training provider

“Teach Thurrock ” is an innovative one year primary school-based Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme through School Direct, in partnership with the University of Greenwich. The programme is delivered by highly experienced lecturers, head teachers and outstanding teachers. The programme is essentially, a school based course within the partnership’s fifteen schools which is supported by input from Greenwich University.

All trainees are allocated to a home school and are supported by an experienced mentor. Trainees will have the opportunity to gain experience of working within a variety of phases of education within the diverse range of schools within the partnership. Our local training programme has been designed and will be run by head teachers and outstanding teachers from within the partnership. They will be able to share their experience and knowledge based on their own current practice and national trends.

At the end of the course trainees will either be awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) plus 60 Masters credits or Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Those candidates completing the School Direct salaried programme will be awarded QTS only. It is expected, that on completion of the programme, all successful candidates will be supported in gaining a teaching post within one of the partnership schools or a school in Thurrock.

To register your interest, and for more information, contact Andrea Parfett at 01708 852128. Dilkes Academy is the Lead School in the partnership but you will be able to search for Teach Thurrock Primary Partnership.

About the accredited body

Teach Thurrock Primary Partnership works with the University of Greenwich as the registered training provider for the School Direct programme. The university has a long history of teacher training, going back over 100 years at the Avery Hill Campus. Employment rates are consistently above national and London averages. Training is delivered by highly effective teachers from both the Trust and also from the university. Teach Thurrock is delighted to continue to run its long standing salaried programme, this time, with Greenwich after working for a number of years with the Institute of Education.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We welcome applications from disabled people and are committed to helping disabled students succeed.

The University of Greenwich has a Disability & Dyslexia Centre which can provide assistance at any stage in your application process and at any point in your studies. Advice and guidance is based on your individual requirements, and includes support for students with mental health needs and long-term medical conditions.

Contact details

Email
a.parfett@dptsa.org.uk
Telephone
01708 852128
Website
http://www.teachthurrock.org.uk
Address
Garron Lane
South Ockendon
Essex
RM15 5JQ

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Garron Lane, South Ockendon, RM15 5JQ
Yes -
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Avery Hill Campus , Bexley Road , London , SE9 2PQ
Yes 3

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