The course content is organised into six modules, the first three of which may be worked on concurrently.
Training Module 1A: Lesson planning.
Training Module 1B: Behaviour. How to manage pupils during lessons, and motivating them towards learning.
Training Module 1C: Assessment. How to assess pupils’ learning in each subject, and use assessment information when planning and teaching lessons.
Training Module 2: Meeting needs of different groups of pupils.
Training Module 3: The wider context of teaching and learning in schools today.
Training Module 4: Subject teaching. Bringing everything together, how to teach really effectively.
There are two formal assignments: an essay exploring aspects of meeting the needs of different groups of pupils (linked to Training Module 2), and a subject-related essay (linked to Training Module 4).
e-Qualitas collaborates with Leeds Beckett University, who offer a distance learning PGCE as an addition to the e-Qualitas QTS-focused training programme. The PGCE may be undertaken during the teacher training programme or afterwards (for workload reasons, we suggest that it is better to do it afterwards, as part of the continuing professional development of the induction year). Leeds Beckett charges £1500 for the PGCE. Entry to the PGCE is in September.
Your training will be predominantly based in The St Marylebone Bridge school other than
Ten days with the e’Qualitas across the year
your second placement at another school
Through an initial programme of observations and research you will become familiar with the organisation and working of your host school (pupil groups and pastoral systems, staffing, curriculum, resources, facilities, methods of teaching, lesson planning, Assessment for Learning).
From the beginning, you will be treated like a member of the teaching staff by fellow professionals. With your School Based Mentor (SBM), you will feel supported as you progress and become ready to teach as the placement progresses. Our mentors are experienced teachers and undertake rigorous training to develop their mentoring skills to support your development as a teacher. Your time in school provides you with the opportunity to develop your teaching expertise and relationships with young people in a familiar environment.
As a secondary trainee you will have the opportunity to teach a range of year groups between years 7 to 11. You will have experience of the new curriculum and assessment procedures.
Your second teaching placement is intended for you to apply and develop your teaching skills at a different setting whilst also widening your experience of the school system in a new context.
While in your main host school and during your second placement, your tutor from e’Qualitas will visit to monitor your progress and discuss your development with you and your mentors. You will maintain close links with your host school throughout the programme.
An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in Mathematics 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’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.
We are looking for applicants who have the potential to become outstanding teachers, and who are able to work independently on their studies while training in a school context. These personal attributes include:
Motivation to become the best teacher possible
Ability to analyse and learn from experience
Creativity and imagination
Capacity for hard work
Good organisational skills
Empathy and a liking for young people.
Ambition to make a difference by becoming an inspirational teacher.
Must pass Secretary of State’s requirement for physical and mental fitness to teach.
Prior to the course, it is a requirement that you undertake at least 10 days’ experience in the UK state secondary sector. Five of these days must be before you apply, to strengthen your application and to support interview answers. ( this may not be possible at this time)
These two weeks are an important and integral element of the course, providing you with the opportunity to observe a variety of teaching styles and to engage in some initial group and class teaching.
With Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship programmes, you won’t need to pay any tuition fees. You’ll be employed by a school, and salaries will differ between employers. Please check with your chosen training providers before you apply.
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
The St Marylebone School Teaching School Alliance was part of the first cohort of a hundred Teaching schools and won this accolade largely due to a proven track record of training and outreach work, Now working as SMS Collab. We are experienced in supporting successful trainees over a number of years on different training routes, for instance PGCE, Teach First, the Graduate Teacher Programme, School Direct Pilot and School Direct. Staff are eager to be involved in training and mentoring, many of them having themselves trained at St Marylebone School.
You will work with experienced teachers, first of all observing and team teaching, then teaching independently. This is complimented by a placement of about 6 weeks’ teaching in another school.
We have been successively rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and SIAMS and are one of the best performing non-selective state schools nationally.
We are based in in the fantastic location of Marylebone High Street with all the attractions of central London nearby and the benefits of excellent transport links. Nearest tube stations: Baker Street, Regents’ Park (both a 2-minute walk away). You will be able to develop your career in a beautiful school with excellent facilities and positive links with parents and the vibrant local community
We work with a big group alliance of school in central London and further afield. Often the six week second school placements are shared between alliance schools to ensure that trainees have a good experience.
About the accredited body
e-Qualitas recognises that all training situations are different, and tailor aspects of the learning journey towards mastery of the e-Qualitas ITT curriculum and Teachers’ Standards training accordingly. Each trainee, in their school, has a unique position: learning how to plan so that all pupils and students make good progress in lessons and over time. Our aim is that the e-Qualitas curriculum is clearly understood in schools and provides trainees with models and multiple opportunities to rehearse and refine particular approaches through a shared vision that engages and prepares trainees for the reality of the classroom through sustainable workload and support.
We will invite selected candidates to an interview. The invitation letter will give full details of the interview. This is likely to be a classroom exercise, literacy test, and panel interview.
Applicants must take the following to interview: their qualifications certificates; identity documents (photo id e.g. a passport, and evidence of residence e.g. a mobile phone bill or bank/savings statement); evidence of having taken the practice skills tests, or passed the actual skills tests. Overseas applicants must provide evidence of their eligibility to live and study in the UK
If we make you an offer, it could be conditional upon various things such as DBS clearance, passing the professional skills tests by a set date. You are entitled to wait for the outcome to all your applications before accepting an offer on UCAS and we fully endorse this
You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
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
For e’Qualitas trainees.
Also contact the eQualitas office for a discussion of your needs if they are not related to mobility, so that we can identify what additional support might be appropriate for you.
Disability access is limited in some of the schools due to the nature of the historic buildings in which they are based. Please contact the school concerned directly if you wish to discuss this in detail.
64 Marylebone High Street London Greater London W1U 5BA
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