This course 2Q4V leads to PGCE(M)QTS. The significance of the qualifications can be found here
This course is run by the West London Teacher Training Alliance (WLTTA) in partnership with the University of Roehampton. We make prompt shortlisting decisions and will liaise with you quickly if we need additional information.
This course focuses your experience on ages 3-7. You can teach any primary age when you qualify, but your experience on this course may influence the class you teach in your first job.
WLTTA enables you to choose where you aspire to work as your main ‘host school’. Later, if there is a teaching vacancy and they want to retain you, you can be employed for the following year without the post being advertised. By becoming a WLTTA trainee, all our other schools could employ you this way and we operate a pool.
Our aim is to produce exceptional teachers who could remain in alliance schools to continue their careers, taking advantage of further professional development, including the accredited Early Career induction programme.
Most of the training occurs in your host school (and at the school that WLTTA select as a contrasting placement for approx. 6 weeks,) but you still enrol as a student at the university with full access to their facilities and mentors.
Part of your training is also delivered from the university and part from our strategic lead primary (Fox Primary School, W8). Fox is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, with very high academic standards and significant experience of teacher training.
As a guide: Typical timetable
At school, through an initial programme of observations you will become familiar with the organisation and working of the school (pupil groups and pastoral systems, staffing, curriculum, resources, facilities, approaches to learning and teaching, lesson planning and assessment.
You will be treated like a member of staff. With your school mentors, you will feel supported as you progress and become ready to teach. Our mentors are excellent teachers and undertake rigorous training to develop their mentoring skills. In school provides you with the opportunity to develop your teaching expertise and relationships with children and young people in a familiar environment.
Your university tutor will visit to monitor your progress at both schools and discuss your development with you and your mentors. You will maintain close links with your host school throughout the course.