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Parmiter’s School Modern Languages (French) (E677)

QTS full time with salary

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

Age range
11 to 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.parmiters.herts.sch.uk
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Contents

Course summary

The School Direct teacher training programme is a full time, one year Initial Teacher Education qualification introducing you to the requirements for teaching to the 11 – 16 age range. Where appropriate, opportunities to experience post 16 provision will be available. It has been designed to enable you to demonstrate evidence of having met the Professional Learning Framework that leads to Qualified Teacher Status. We strongly believe that innovative and effective teaching and learning is made possible through a teacher’s full engagement with research informed practice and underpinning theories of learning. This is fostered in two modules and developed through School Based Training. You will be well supported in becoming a critically reflective teacher capable of inspiring pupils to learn, achieve and flourish.

You will be supported and taught by specialist tutors with excellent experience, knowledge and research informed expertise. Partnership schools provide opportunities for you to learn about pedagogical approaches relevant to your subject specialism and the professional responsibilities of all teachers.

You will have a six week second school experience with a contrasting school in the Spring term, where, with the support of a teacher mentor and a university subject tutor, you will develop your skills to become an excellent classroom teacher. Training to teach is exciting, rewarding and demanding. By the end of the course you will be well prepared for employment as an Early Career Teacher (ECT).

School placements

Trainees will train in a partner school within the Watford Partnership for Teacher Training; the home school is determined at interview. Generally speaking, every effort is made to match trainees to a school of their choice. Trainees spend six weeks in a contrasting school in the Spring term. Secondary school trainees will spend a day observing lessons in a primary school and primary general trainees will spend a day observing lesson in a secondary school. Trainees will benefit from the support of departmental colleagues, a subject/teacher mentor and a professional mentor. Trainees are supported by weekly mentor meetings.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in Modern Languages (French) 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 will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.

Salary

Unqualified Teaching Scale point one

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

The Watford Partnership for Teacher Training has considerable experience of training teachers and recognises and values the enthusiastic contribution that they make to our school communities. The lead school, Parmiter’s School, Watford, is the first point of contact for School Direct salaried and unsalaried teacher training routes across the full range of curriculum subjects. The training programme is structured to allow trainees to develop the skills required by teachers to teach the subject that they are training in and to develop specific expertise for making a distinctive contribution to practise in their settings. A subject mentor directs the development of subject knowledge for teaching in school settings. All schools within the Watford Partnership employ a Professional Mentor to oversee and quality assure the provision of training within the school. The programme enables trainees to have a clear understanding of learning theories and child development and how this impacts on student learning and informs their own development as a teacher. Trainees will have the opportunity to spend time in one of the other partnership schools to ensure a contrasting and comprehensive experience. As well as first class mentoring in school, trainees will participate in shared professional studies sessions, remote and in-person, and an annual conference. Bespoke training in behaviour management is provided.These will enhance learning and professional development as well as providing a valuable opportunity to forge relationships beyond their immediate context. Feedback from trainees is extremely positive with all trainees securing Early Career Teaching roles for the following academic year.

About the accredited body

We are committed to the concept that the most effective teacher training takes place through close co-operation between the training institution and the school, whereby the student benefits from the expertise of practising teachers and at the same time receives the necessary theoretical training. Close links have been forged with our accredited training provider, The University of Hertfordshire. The university is a leading regional provider of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and consistently high achieving in it’s Ofsted inspections and in the Guardian and Times League tables.

Interview process

The selection process requires candidates to

  • teach a lesson (topic provided in advance)
  • 45 minute written English task
  • panel 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

Training to be a teacher can be very rewarding, but also tiring and, at times, frustrating. We are here to assist trainees through both the “peaks and troughs” of their school placements and hope that the experience is enjoyable, professionally satisfying and personally fulfilling.

Schools within The Watford Partnership for Teacher Training are committed to making reasonable adjustments for disabled staff and to ensure that the needs of disabled staff are accommodated in the school environment, as far as is reasonably practical.

Throughout the trainee’s time at school the subject mentor will provide professional support and guidance and will have weekly scheduled meetings with the trainee. This process will be overseen by the professional mentor. In addition to the more formal aspects of the training, however, it is hoped that the trainee will regard both the mentor and the professional mentor as confidantes and that he or she will be able to turn to both should difficulties arise.

Please contact Parmiter’s School for further advice and guidance on an individual basis.

Contact this training provider

Email
schooldirect@parmiters.herts.sch.uk
Telephone
01923671424
Website
http://www.parmiters.herts.sch.uk
Address
Parmiter's School
High Elms Lane
Garston
Watford
WD25 0UU

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 chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

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