You will spend the majority of your week based in school, learning from outstanding teacher educators who will provide the mentoring, pastoral care and subject support you need.
You will have a one day induction in July and a week induction in September. Some of our partner schools may also invite you to join their July/September induction days. Following this induction you will start in your main placement school and meet the team, complete all compulsory safeguarding training and start to immerse yourself in school life. As a salaried trainee, you will have classes to teach by yourself from the outset.
Throughout the course you will have weekly Education and Professional Studies sessions based at the SCITT hub at Landau Forte College. These sessions will provide a framework for you to develop as a teacher and support the practical side of your training with up to date academic research based input.
For the salaried programme, you will have the opportunity to earn a salary while training to become a qualified teacher. The programme leads to a QTS, the cost of which is covered by the school. Trainees on salaried programmes are recruited and employed directly by schools, and may continue teaching in their school following training.
There is an option to gain a PGCE with 60 Master’s Level credits at an additional cost. As it’s a salaried route, you won’t be able to apply for financial support so you will need to self-fund. The University of Derby facilitate the PGCE content of the programme and support you with evidence based research assignments.
Our partner schools are located in Derby, Derbyshire and Tamworth. Most of your school based training will take place in one school from September to July, with a shorter second placement in a contrasting school during the year. Trainees will be expected to be able to travel to locations up to a 30 minute drive so that we are able to give you a contrasting experience.
We also organise primary placements and a specialist placement to a local SEND school to develop your knowledge of transition to secondary and SEND. A placement is also available at a pupil referral behavioural unit for those trainees who wish to experience this. Throughout your placement, you will have the opportunity to take part in all aspects of life as a teacher. You will have a close team of people around you to support, guide and mentor you to achieve success as a teacher and feel ready to take up the challenge of being a Early Career Teacher.
Training and teaching in Derby offers the best of both worlds - multicultural city life on the doorstep of a stunning rural environment. Derby is at the heart and centre of the country and has great transport links such as East Midlands Airport and train links to all areas of the country. It is home to global businesses like Rolls Royce, Bombardier and Toyota and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Derwent Valley Mills.
You can select one of the following locations when you apply.
List of locations and vacancies
Landau Forte College, Fox Street, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2LF
You need to have a pass in English and Mathematics at GCSE grade C/ grade 4 or above, or have a certification in a standard equivalent to Grade C/ grade 4 at GCSE.
Applicants need a UK degree or equivalent qualification, which will be in, or closely related to, your proposed teaching subject. As a guideline, at least 50% of your first degree should be directly relevant to the subject you want to teach.
A genuine interest in young people and a passion for their development and well-being are key. We expect you to be resilient, work hard and be committed, but the work will be rewarding. Teaching is a job where you can really make a difference to young people’s lives. Teaching is about working with others - pupils, colleagues, parents and carers. By working in our schools we encourage you to work collaboratively, both with other trainees and with our teachers.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All trainees will have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal records check including a check of the children’s barred list.
You are employed by the placement school and will be paid on the unqualified teacher scale and work to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). There are no fees for QTS.
The salaried programme is designed for high quality experienced graduates, who are career changers and who have had a minimum of three years relevant career experience prior to the start of the programme. You will be required to show that your experience is substantial, and that you are ready to work in the classroom. There is an option to gain a PGCE with Master’s Level credits for an additional fee.
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
Landau Forte College Derby where our central SCITT hub is based, is rated ‘Outstanding’, has the leading Progress 8 and Attainment 8 results for GCSE in Derbyshire and is ranked first in the Good Schools Guide (2020). We are proud that many of our colleagues were trained via the SCITT route in our partner schools. Our staff work hard to support trainee teachers whilst making a difference to the outcomes of all the young people in our care. We are justifiably proud of our learning environment and the difference we make to disadvantaged students. We have a growing partnership of secondary schools across the local region and we take a lot of care to match you to a school and mentor where we think you will flourish.
At Landau Forte College Derby SCITT, we can recommend you for Qualified Teacher Status and, by working in partnership with the University of Derby, you will be awarded PGCE with 60 Master’s level credits.
We have a great record of achievement for those graduating into the profession and going on to achieve successful careers in education. 100% of our 2019/20 cohort completed their training and successfully gained employment, which was exceptional during a difficult lock-down period.
About the accredited body
As a SCITT we are an accredited body and will recommend you for Qualified Teacher Status.
We believe that a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) deepens your knowledge of research and best practice so we have chosen to work in partnership with University of Derby who deliver this element for our trainees at our SCITT hub. Trainee teachers who complete this element will be awarded the PGCE and 60 masters credits. The University of Derby has been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF).
It is important to take the time and care over your application to us. Once you have been shortlisted, you will be invited to attend the assessment process either online or face to face at our SCITT hub in Derby or at one of our partnership schools (COVID permitting).
We ask candidates to teach a short 15 minute lesson in your subject to a small group of students. An interview with a small panel will include some general teaching and subject specific questions which allows you to demonstrate your passion and enthusiasm for your subject and why you have decided to become a teacher. We want to get to know the person behind the application. You will also be expected to complete a number of other subject related tasks; a subject knowledge audit so we can review your level of subject knowledge prior to the course, a subject GCSE exam question, a literacy task based on a piece of reflective writing and a maths challenge.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Landau Forte College Derby has full disabled access.
Applicants who would benefit from disabled access should let us know on their application so that they can be considered for placements at the appropriate schools.
We will only ask questions about health that are necessary to ensure that a person is able to teach. We have a wide range of facilities to meet the needs of trainees with special requirements and disabilities. Please discuss any requirements with us at any time.
As a training provider we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010. We are committed to fairness and equality of opportunity to all candidates and are committed to the principle that every member of the college community is entitled to equal opportunities irrespective of age, disability, race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or religion.
Landau Forte College Fox Street Derby Derbyshire DE1 2LF
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