Bishop Ramsey CE School Primary (SEND) (E145)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
Hillingdon SCITT
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
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
https://hillingdonteachingschoolalliance.org/Welcome-to-Hillingdon-SCITT/

Contents

About the course

This course is a Primary Initial Teacher Training course whereby Trainees will specialise in teaching children between the ages of 5-11 (KS1 and KS2).

During the initial teacher training year Hillingdon SCITT Trainees will not only learn about pedagogy in general but they will also learn about subject specific pedagogy.

All Trainees will spend 4 days a week in school. This will comprise of teaching, being observed and receiving feedback, observing and learning from experienced colleagues as well as professional development. The 5th day will be a Professional Learning day with Hillingdon SCITT, which will be held at Bishop Ramsey CE School (which is where Hillingdon SCITT is based) and will be delivered by highly experienced and skilled practitioners. As part of their Professional Learning, Trainees will undertake an Enquiry Based Research Project of their choice (which will be the main task for QTS).

Trainees will experience teaching in 2 different Partner Schools. Trainees will also have the opportunity to observe teaching and learning in other educational settings eg. Special Schools, Pupil Referral Unit and Primary Schools. Whilst on placement, the amount of lessons that a School Direct Fee Funded (unsalaried) Trainee will be expected to teach is incremental according to each training phase. A teaching timetable will be created that is bespoke to each Trainee based upon their prior experience and readiness to teach.

Throughout the year, Trainees will have a designated Mentor/Coach supporting them as well as, Phase and Subject Leads from Hillingdon SCITT. In order to achieve QTS, all Trainees at calendared intervals throughout the year will be assessed against their mastery of Hillingdon SCITT’s Professional Learning Curriculum followed by the Teachers’ Standards at the end of the course.

School placements

During the training year, trainees will teach in 2 different Partner Schools. Trainees will spend the majority of the year in 1 Partner School (where they were interviewed). The 2nd placement is for the duration of 6 weeks, where trainees will be placed in a contrasting school.
Trainees who wish to specialise in teaching and learning children with special educational needs and disabilities can opt to have one of their placements in a Special School.

Most of the Partnership Schools are located within a few miles from the Lead School. Our Partner Schools have excellent public transport links including buses and the National Rail network (underground and overground). Full directions to the schools in the Partnership can be found on their websites. Central London is within easy reach.

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.

Personal qualities

We are looking for ambitious applicants who are passionate, enthusiastic, committed and have a desire to share that with children and young people of all abilities.

The salaried route would be more suitable for candidates who have been in schools and worked with children. Therefore such candidates will be familiar with how teaching and learning takes place within schools.

Other requirements

All successful applicants will be subject to:-

  • Disclosure Barring Service checks
  • Health and physical capacity to teach
  • Childcare disqualification

Salary

Applicants will be paid on the Unqualified Teachers Pay Scale, which will be determined by each Partner School. Applicants are welcome to discuss their salary during the interview.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

Bishop Ramsey, as a Lead School, on behalf of its Partner Schools are seeking to recruit people to become Primary and Secondary School Teachers for North West London and beyond. We are looking for people who are not only passionate about education, have an excellent academic background, and are committed to working with children and young people to make a difference in their lives.

Trainees who join Hillingdon SCITT (via Bishop Ramsey) will be fully supported and challenged to become reflective, resilient and resourceful practitioners. All the Partner Primary and Secondary Schools have extensive experience of training teachers and we fully recognise how much vibrancy, enthusiasm and drive they can offer to a school community. The teachers in our Partner Schools are excellent practitioners with exemplary behaviour management skills. They are supportive and eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers.

The course provides a unique opportunity to experience a diverse and contrasting range of teaching and training experiences in at least two schools. Children and young people across the partnership are happy, friendly and well-behaved and are at the heart of everything we do.

Interview process

The interview process, which is rigorous and thorough, will involve a full day spent at one of the Partner Schools, which is likely to be the main placement training school for the duration of the training year.

The recruitment day includes:

  • Teaching a lesson or working with a group of students which will be group that they will be teaching)
  • A short presentation (applicants will be given the information prior to observed by a qualified teacher (applicants will be given the information in advance about the content of the lesson, the duration and the age the interview to prepare for the presentation)
  • Literacy and Numeracy tests (these are internal Hillingdon SCITT tests to assess the applicant’s fundamental skills in English and Maths)
  • Interview (the panel will consist of representatives from Hillingdon SCITT and the Partner School)
  • There may also be the opportunity to talk to staff and pupils and possibly a tour of the school.

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Candidates who have disabilities or other needs should contact Hillingdon SCITT prior to their application to discussion their needs and the bespoke support that we can provide for them during their initial training year.

The individual Partner Schools have differing disabled access provisions, so if in doubt please contact Hillingdon SCITT for more information.

Brunel University (Hillingdon SCITT’s PGCE provider) has full disabled access and is committed to admitting and supporting students with disabilities.

Contact this training provider

Email
hillingdonscitt@bishopramseyschool.org
Telephone
01895 671062
Website
https://hillingdonteachingschoolalliance.org/Welcome-to-Hillingdon-SCITT/
Address
Hume Way
Ruislip
Middlesex
HA4 8EE

Support and advice

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