Trainees on the school direct salaried programme will be employed at one of our partner schools.
Trainees spend Monday to Friday in their placement school with training taking place each Wednesday afternoon, usually at the Bromley Schools’ Collegiate training suite. This is based at Hayes Secondary School, BR2 7DB.
Our facilitators are experienced practitioners, many are senior leaders in our schools.
To meet the ITT criteria trainees must have experience of whole class teaching in 2 school settings. BSC will make these arrangements for you. This will take place in Spring term 1 (January and February ).
The Training course runs from September to July.
Much consideration is given to placements. Each trainee must undertake 2 school placements to gain contrasting experience of teaching.
An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in Media studies or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.
We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.
To meet the ITT entry criteria, following their interview successful candidates will be asked to take the BSC agreed equivalency test. Strict exam conditions are in place.
We are looking for candidates who want to make a difference to the lives of children. We want you to have a genuine passion for teaching.
Competence in English and maths skills will be assessed during the recruitment process.
We do not require candidates to have school / classroom experience before making an application.
Trainees will be paid at the school’s Unqualified teachers’ payscale.
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
Main Site Bromley Schools’ Collegiate, Hayes, Bromley Kent, BR2 7DB
Bromley Schools’ Collegiate is a well established provider of initial teacher training with over 25 years experience. During this time we have trained over 1500 teachers.
100% of our trainees say they feel supported on their journey through their training year and prepared as they become Early Career Teachers (ECT) .
What our last cohort of trainees say about us:
I know my confidence stems from the opportunities that have been provided by Bromley Schools’ Collegiate
Support and guidance enables trainees to apply their knowledge skilfully in placement schools
Support was consistent throughout and I have really benefited from learning as you go approach
I feel very lucky to have had 2 amazing placements with very, very supportive departments who would do anything they could to help
The course is fantastic. There is a great emphasis on independence and freedom
Trainees know what leaders and mentors expect of them - the course was robust and intense! I feel very well prepared for my career as a teacher
About the accredited body
Bromley Schools’ Collegiate is a well established provider of initial teacher training with over 25 years experience. During this time have trained over 1500 teachers.
At the end of their training, trainees say they feel supported on their journey through their training year and prepared as they become Early Career Teachers (ECT) .
The programme has been developed to deepen trainee’s use of research informed practice.
Trainees will receive high quality training from experienced facilitators, many who are drawn from partnership schools, providing real-life context to the training.
Successful applications will be invited for interview. We try to give as much notice as possible, however this may be within a week of receiving your application.
The interview will be to assess your suitability for teaching and National Curriculum knowledge for your chosen subject.
As part of the selection process, we require you to prepare a short 4 minute presentation to be delivered to a small panel of teachers. Which should be delivered orally without powerpoint or any other electronic aid. After which you will be have a formal interview with senior management / headteacher.
You will also be asked to complete a timed written task which will be assessed as part of the selection process. Please do not worry about the content it is to see your use of grammar etc.
You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
Hayes Secondary School West Common Road Hayes, Bromley Kent BR2 7DB
Support and advice
For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser
for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school
experience, and access exclusive teaching events.
You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).
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if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.