Jewish Schools Direct Primary Consortium Primary (F220)

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

Accredited body
London School of Jewish Studies (LSJS)
Financial support

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 overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023


Course summary

Why train with us?

The Jewish Primary Schools Consortium is a partnership including over 20 North London schools representing the spectrum of Judaism. Our accredited provider is the London School of Jewish Studies.

Our mission is to increase the number of teachers delivering high quality primary education in the Jewish sector. We offer a unique opportunity for primary practitioners to develop their teaching, personal and professional conduct within our schools.

About this training programme:

The programme is based on the areas of the Core Content Framework for Initial Teacher Training. Across the year, candidates will learn about each of these areas through research, have an opportunity to observe them in practice and reflect on how they will implement this learning in their classroom.

Candidates in the programme will be based in a class setting at the home school and expected to lead a class. Time and in- school mentoring support will be given for the training programme . Throughout the year candidates will be observed by the home school and external accreditors.

Opportunities have been built into the programme for members of the programme to work collaboratively. Candidates will be employed by the home school for the duration of the programme on the unqualified teachers scale.

School placements

We have two school placements during our course

The first is a placement in an alternative school within the consortium. Placements are managed to adapt to the candidates travel and home situations and appropriate year group placements.

The second is a placement in a non consortium school. This is arranged with a local school near to your host school.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.

We accept equivalency tests from A* Equivalency

Personal qualities

What we are looking for

Prior relevant experience The desire to work within the Jewish schools sector Passionate about education, committed to continuous professional development Able to work as part of a team and inspire children

Other requirements

All applicants will be subject to enhanced DBS check, right to work in the UK and dependent on two suitable references.


All candidates will be salaried by the host school. This will be at a minimum scale of Unqualified Teacher 1.

There is a fee of £7000 payable either through salary sacrifice or personally by the candidate.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

The Jewish Community Academy Trust has been successfully running teacher training since 2014 through the lead school Wolfson Hillel Primary School. It is currently rated outstanding by Ofsted.

This school is part of the Jewish Community Academy Trust and candidates will be supported by all schools across the programme.

The programme was inspected by Ofsted in 2019 and was rated outstanding.

Interview process

Candidates will be required to attend an interview at one of our host schools.

During the interview, you will be required to teach a sample lesson and be interviewed by a panel.

Following the interview successful candidates will either be

  • confirmed as being hosted by their existing school or
  • candidates not from a school will be matched with a host school.

Candidates will be required to pass a test of their fundamental literacy and numeracy skills tests before they begin the course- usually at interview.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to work in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for salaried courses is the Skilled Worker visa.

To apply for a Skilled Worker visa you need to be sponsored by your employer.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

Access arrangements

We have supported numerous candidates with identified needs to successful completion of the programme.

Accommodation - The training will be based in the consortium schools. Childcare – None available Disability Access - A significant number of consortium schools have full disability access and where necessary candidates will be placed to meet their needs Public Transport – All schools are accessible via public transport see Special features – All schools will have their own expectations of dress code and dietary requirements Student Life / Study Facilities - Home based school

Contact this training provider

020 8066 2680
Wolfson Hillel Primary School
154 Chase Road
N14 4LG

Support and advice

You can speak to a teacher training adviser for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.

Call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

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