Heronsgate Primary School
QTS full time with salary
- Accredited body
- University of Greenwich
- Financial support
QTS (qualified teacher status) allows you to teach in state schools in England.
It may also allow you to teach in the EU, the EEA and Switzerland. You should check with the institution you’d like to teach in for confirmation. The status of QTS in these countries may change after the UK leaves the EU. Please check GOV.UK for updates.
To teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, you may wish to consider a ‘PGCE (or PGDE) with QTS’ qualification instead.
- Course length
- 1 year
- Date you can apply from
- 8 October 2019
- Date course starts
- September 2020
About the course
This programme is an employment-based route available to high-quality graduates with at least three years’ work experience who will earn a salary during the year’s training. This non-modular programme runs for one year and successful completion will lead to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
The salaried programme offers:
- school-based training mainly at Heronsgate Primary School, with 23 days spent at the University of Greenwich
- a choice to specialise in EYFS, KS1 or KS2
- a experienced personal tutor who will support you throughout your year
- a personalised training plan, tailored to the needs of the student
- support from trained mentors and the chance to work as part of the school team
We are very proud of our strong partnership with the University of Greenwich, with both providers rated Ofsted Outstanding.
We only offer a very small number of places onto this programme so advise early application.
The interview process will consist of three stages.
For the salaried route, you will be asked in advance to prepare a short teaching activity to complete with a group of pupils.
You will then have an interview with a panel, followed by an English and Maths test.
Further details can be found on our website: http://www.heronsgate.greenwich.sch.uk/teaching-school/school-direct/
How school placements work
Students will be placed at Heronsgate Primary School during the year but will get to experience teaching practice across the key stages with a half-term placement at another local good or outstanding school.
The salary will be calculated using the unqualified teacher's pay scales.
There is no fee for this course.
Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.
If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.
Candidates must have:
- A good honours degree (2:2 or above) or an equivalent qualification certified by NARIC.
- English, Maths and Science GCSE or equivalent: Grade 4 or above or equivalent qualifications certified by NARIC.
We are looking for candidates who:
- have a passion for learning
- have a desire and determination to make a difference to the lives of children in our local area
- can make a unique and positive contribution to the community
- have an excellent ability to communicate with children and adults
- possess excellent self-organisational skills and ICT skills
- have good written and spoken English
- At least 3 years recent full-time work experience (for salaried programme only)
- Written letter detailing evidence of at least two weeks experience in a UK primary school (must be completed before commencing the programme)
The school/university will also ask you to fill out an occupational health screening and DBS check before commencing the programme
About the training provider
Heronsgate Primary School (rated Outstanding in March 2019 by Ofsted), working with Royal Greenwich Teaching School Alliance, take a leading role in co-ordinating teacher training.
Across our Alliance we host a number of School Direct places each year in partnership with the University of Greenwich. This path into teaching is a great way to gain the qualifications and practical skills you need to become a teacher. We offer School Direct salaried and tuition-fee funded routes into teaching.
From June 2020, Heronsgate will be working with Royal Borough of Greenwich Apprenticeships Plus and the University of Greenwich to offer postgraduate teaching apprenticeships.
With our outcomes for children and young people improving each year, Royal Greenwich is a great place to grow up, work and visit. We know teachers can transform lives and whatever their background, we want every child, living in this Royal Borough in a fantastic capital city, to be able to take full advantage of the opportunities available on their doorstep.
We hope our trainees will go on to work locally and take advantage of our career long training opportunities.
About the accredited body
Heronsgate Hub has developed a very strong partnership with the University of Greenwich over the years. Heronsgate tuition-fee funded PGCE trainees and postgraduate teaching apprentices receive pedagogical teaching at the University of Greenwich.
The University of Greenwich, which has had its primary provision rated Outstanding in its most recent Ofsted inspection, and its secondary provision as Good, has a long running history of teacher training, going back over 100 years at the Avery Hill Campus. Employment rates are consistently above national and London averages. Training is delivered by highly effective teachers from both partnership schools and from university lecturers.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We welcome applications from disabled people and are committed to helping disabled students succeed. Advice and guidance is based on your individual needs and long-term medical conditions.
Apprenticeship Plus courses aim to remove all unnecessary barriers for learners from recruitment, induction and throughout courses, learners are encouraged to inform us of their needs and discuss any concerns so that reasonable adjustment can be put in place to ensure equality of access to learning and assessment.
DDA compliance and personal evacuation plans, with adaptations made to accommodate needs. Some sites are fully accessible while others (in older buildings) are not.
All placements offer mentor support. Apprentices employed in Royal Greenwich schools can access RBG staff support. Apprentices can also access support through their university.
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Heronsgate Primary School, Whinchat Road, London, London, SE28 0EA
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