Canterbury Teaching Alliance
English (L027)

QTS full time

Accredited body
Canterbury Christ Church University
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
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 in the EU and EEA, though this could change after 2020.

If you’re planning to teach overseas, you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.canterburyteach.org.uk

Contents

About the course

School Direct English at The Archbishop’s:

The English School Direct teacher training programme at The Archbishop’s School allows student teachers to train on the job in a supportive and well-organised environment. We pride ourselves on our personalised professional development programme which will enable you to develop your strengths as a leader in the classroom.

We work together with Christchurch University to offer Qualified Teacher Status with the option of an add-on PGCE qualification (Post Graduate Certificate of Education).

You will spend the majority of your time at The Archbishop’s School. A contrasting secondary school placement will be organised for a 6 week period, a primary school for 5 days and you will spend 15 study days at Christchurch University.

Interview process

Potential applicants should apply through UCAS from October 2020.

Interviews will be held at The Archbishop’s School for the post of School Direct English.

How school placements work

Your main base school will be The Archbishop’s School where you will spend the majority of your time training on the job.

A 6 week alternative school placement will be organised for you during your training year. This is to provide a contrast to your experience so far at The Archbishop’s School. You will also complete 5 days in a primary school to aid your knowledge of the prior key stage and can also be organised by the school.

As we work with a range of schools in our partnership, it is very easy to organise a placement for you in a contrasting environment.

Fees

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,250

This fee is based on the figure for 2020-2021 and will be updated once the information for 2021-2022 has been released. Bursaries are available subject to eligibility.

Financial support

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

You will need the following:

Hold an undergraduate degree awarded by a UK higher education provider or a recognised equivalent qualification.

A standard equivalent to a grace C/4 or above in the GCSE examinations in English and Mathematics.

A standard equivalent to a grade C/4 or above in a GCSE science subject examination if you intend to train to teach pupils aged 3-11 (Early Years and Primary).

Pass the professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy before you begin your teacher training.

About the training provider

Canterbury Teaching Alliance is working with Christchurch University to offer teacher training through the School Direct training programme. You can train as a secondary or primary teacher to gain QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and there is an opportunity to complete a PGCE.

School Direct is a hands on, practical school based training programme which allows student teachers to work in their school from day 1. This ensures that you are able to work through an entire school year in your school and really feel part of the learning community.

We pride ourselves on offering superb support and training opportunities including individual subject and professional mentors, flexible time to manage workload, a range of schools for contrasting placements and high quality continued professional development.

We look forward to receiving your application through UCAS for 2021-22.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We welcome all aspiring student teachers and will support all individuals in their training needs.

Contact details

Email
jfountain@langton.kent.sch.uk
Telephone
01227463711
Website
http://www.canterburyteach.org.uk
Address
Canterbury Teaching Alliance
Old Dover Road
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 3EW

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Location Vacancies Code
Archbishop’s School
St. Stephen’s Hill, Canterbury, CT2 7AP
Yes A

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