At St Marylebone 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.
The course content is organised into six modules, the first three of which may be worked on concurrently.
Training Module 1A: Lesson planning. How to plan lessons well, including choosing the most appropriate teaching and learning strategies.
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. How to ensure that all groups of pupils do as well as possible e.g. those who speak English as an additional language, high attaining pupils, those with special educational needs.
Training Module 3: The wider context of teaching and learning in schools today. Barriers to learning i.e. why some pupils do not do as well as they should, and how teachers can make a difference to this.
Training Module 4: Subject teaching. Bringing everything together, how to teach really effectively. This builds on all the earlier training in how to teach effectively, and involves an in-depth study of an aspect of subject teaching.
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 PGCE is in September.
Your training will be predominantly based in your host (employing) school other than
Ten days with the e’Qualitas across the year
your second placement at another school for approx. 6 weeks.
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 Chemistry 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 recommendation that you undertake at least 10 days’ experience in the UK state secondary sector. Five of these days should be before you apply, to strengthen your application and to support interview answers.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults and it is our expectation that all staff and volunteers share this commitment. Any offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Fees and financial support
The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £8,000.
Trainees pay eQ a tuition fee of £6,000 + VAT + £2,000 disbursement which is forwarded to the school.
Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan
A Tuition Fee Loan is available to cover course costs – if you take one out, you don’t have to pay your course costs upfront
A Maintenance Loan is available to help with living costs
It doesn’t matter if you already have a student loan – you can still apply for both of these loans to support your teacher training
You will only start making repayments when you earn over the threshold
If you have a student loan already, taking out a further loan for your teacher training will not see your monthly repayments increase
To find out more please visit the Get Into Teaching website (https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-my-teacher-training
Trainees may be eligible for a bursary. Last year as well as a bursary there was also an early career payment which would be given in the third and fifth year. Details are yet to be announced.
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 bring 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). 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. You are entitled to wait for the outcome of all your applications before accepting an offer and we fully endorse this
You’ll need the right to study 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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