Mascalls Training Partnership Primary (324Y)

QTS full time

Accredited body
Kent and Medway Training
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 overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.mascallsacademy.org.uk

Contents

About the course

The course begins on the first day of INSET training with the rest of the staff, integrating you into the staff body, and will continue until the middle of June. This is so you can begin working in July in those schools that offer an early start. You will also have a six-week placement in a contrasting school to help to broaden your experience.

You will be in schools for four days a week where you will be involved in observations, teaching, staff training, parents’ evenings, school meetings, extra-curricular clubs: all the facets of a teacher’s school life. On Thursdays, you will have your pedagogical training with KMT that provides a mixture of specific Subject Studies, looking at aspects of teaching your specialism, and the more general Professional Studies sessions, which have a holistic approach to educational practices.

You will be supported by a network of established professionals, including a subject mentor in your school, usually a subject specialist, your Professional Tutor, your KMT Lead Mentor and Hub Director as well as the other teachers and trainees in your school. You will have a weekly mentor meeting to allow you to discuss any issues and organise any support you may need.

School placements

You will have a ‘Home’ school which is where you will spend the majority of your training year, between September and January, and Easter and June. You will be learning how to teach your subject by slowly building up to teaching full lessons and then building up your number of lessons. You will be supported by a mixture of expert teachers.

You will also have a six-week placement in a contrasting school. For example, from a non selective to a Grammar School or a single-sex school to a mixed school. This will usually take place between February and Easter.

In April and May, you will be finally assessed through both lesson observations and your completed portfolio to ensure that you have met the Teachers’ Standards. If you are successful, your QTS award will be confirmed during our final Exam Board.

Locations

You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Amherst Primary School
WITCHES LANE, RIVERHEAD, SEVENOAKS, KENT, TN13 2AX
Yes
Dunton Green
London Road , Dunton Green , Sevenoaks , Kent, TN13 2UR
No
East Peckham Primary School
130 Pound Road, East Peckham, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 5LH
Yes
Four Elms Primary School
Bough Beech Road, Four Elms , Edenbridge , Kent, TN8 6NE
Yes
Hawkhurst Primary School
Fowlers Park, Rye Road, Cranbrook, Kent, TN18 4JJ
Yes
Hever Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Hever, Edenbridge , Kent, TN8 7NH
No
Laddingford Primary School
Darman Lane, Laddingford, Kent, ME18 6BL
Yes
Lady Boswell’s Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Sevenoaks
Plymouth Drive, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3RW
No
Leigh Primary School
The Green , Leigh , Tonbridge , Kent, TN11 8QP
No
Long Mead Community Primary School
Waveney Road , Tonbridge , Kent, TN10 3JU
Yes
Riverhead Infants School
Worships Hill , Riverhead, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 2AS
Yes
Seal Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Zambra Way , Seal, Sevenoaks, Kent , TN15 0DJ
Yes
Sevenoaks Primary School
Bradbourne Park Road , Sevenoaks , Kent , TN13 3LB
Yes
Shoreham Village Primary
Church Street, Shoreham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 7SN
No
Shoreham Village School
Church Street, Shoreham, Sevenoaks, Kent , TN14 7SN
No
Snodland Primary School
Roberts Road, Snodland, Kent, ME6 5HL
Yes
St Katharine’s Knockholt Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Main Road, Knockholt, Sevenoaks, Kent , TN14 7LS
Yes
St Lawrence Church of England Primary School
Church Road, Stone Street, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0LN
No
St Pauls’ Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
School Lane, Swanley Village, Kent, BR8 7PJ
Yes
The Anthony Roper Primary School
High Street, Eynsford, Dartford, Kent, DA4 0AA
Yes
Weald Community Primary School
Long Bard Road, Weald, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 6PY
Yes
West Kingsdown CofE VC Primary School
Fawkham Road, West Kingsdown, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 6JP
No
Woodlands Primary School
Hunt Road, Tonbridge , Kent, TN10 4BB
No

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.

We accept Level 2 in English and Maths only. Level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy are not accepted. We accept equivalency in a single science (e.g. Biology)

Personal qualities

In order to train with us you must be:

  • passionate about your subject
  • resilient and resourceful
  • dedicated to educating and supporting young people
  • self-reflective
  • open to constructive criticism
  • professional
  • proactive
  • a strong communicator
  • be organised

Other requirements

Before the course begins, you will need:

  • at least 10 experience days in a secondary school or academy (if School and Government Guidelines allow)
  • at least 2 experience days in a primary school or academy (if School and Government Guidelines allow)
  • DBS check
  • Health check declaration

It is useful to attend at least one school experience day or informal chat with a school representative before applying so that you can get a feel for the chosen school and what it can offer as a training placement.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2022 to 2023 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £7,100
International students £7,100

The fee of £7100 is the cost for all trainees leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) only. This fee is payable by all non-salaried trainees but payable by the home school for salaried trainees.

For those wishing to ‘top up’ their qualification to the full Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) a further £1950 (subject to change) will be payable to the University of Leeds Beckett who are our PGCE accredited body. This fee is payable by both salaried and non-salaried trainees.

Financial support from the training provider

Find out about any financial support in terms of tax-free bursaries, tuition-fee loans or maintenance loans at the Get Into Teaching Website: Get Into Teaching

About the training provider

Mascalls Training partnership is a great place to work and train. It provides a fantastic school based learning opportunity in partnership with Kent and Medway Training (KMT). Our vision, Academic excellence -Character - Culture prepares our students to be independent, resilient and responsible citizens.

We have the same high expectations of our trainees – Excellence - aspire to be the best; Character - you can be an outstanding teacher (you will be supported by our Professional Mentor team who will help you build your confidence as a teacher); Culture - successfully complete the training programme as an outstanding teacher in a supportive environment.

You would be part of an organisation where we pride ourselves on high academic achievement, where personal qualities are valued highly and where the atmosphere is friendly and purposeful. We enjoy a great reputation in the area and one that will develop your career; we have a fantastic track record and there are numerous opportunities for professional development.

Mascalls Training Partnership comprises Mascalls School, Hugh Christie technology college, St Gregory’s catholic school, Skinners Kent academy, High Weald academy, Hayesbrook school and a variety of primary schools.

Our staff are very experienced in working with trainees and you will have the opportunity to work with a range of teachers with a variety of specialisms. Trainees will each have a bespoke training programme and access to a large team of experienced Professional Mentors. We are totally committed to providing excellent training opportunities for our next generation of teachers.

Interview process

A structured interview forms a core part of every recruitment process. Non-salaried trainees will be required to give a presentation to the interview panel following instructions that will be provided within the interview invitation. For salaried trainees an interview involving planning and teaching a lesson will be required as part of the suitability assessment criteria.

A training provision checklist will be provided to candidates prior to the interview for them to read through. A short period of time will be allocated at the start of the interview to allow the candidates to ask any questions they may have in relation to the training provision offered by Kent and Medway Training (KMT).

Successful interviews have a clear structure which helps keep the panel objective and focused throughout. However, this must allow flexibility and the necessary freedom for skilled interviewers to use probing, supplementary and additional questions as required to ascertain the candidate’s resilience and dedication to teaching.

An interview format should cover:

  • initial meeting between the candidate and the Hub Director to discuss the training provision;
  • an introductory opening when the interview panel joins;
  • a schedule of questions which are asked by panel members;
  • space for candidates to raise any issues or ask their own questions;
  • the close of the interview, explanation of what will happen next;
  • Maths and English proficiencies will be checked.

If the candidate is successful at interview, a conditional offer will be made.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • 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

If you have any special needs or disabilities please contact us for further discussion. We have experience of successfully supporting trainees with specific needs and disabilities.

Contact this training provider

Email
mike.illsley@mascallsacademy.org.uk
Telephone
01892 835366
Website
http://www.mascallsacademy.org.uk
Address
Mascalls Academy
Maidstone Road
Paddock Wood
Tonbridge
TN12 6LT

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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