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Pan Enfield Alliance English (34LH)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
University of Hertfordshire
Financial support

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.

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Age range
11 to 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

Highlands School has a legacy of achieving excellent English results at both GCSE and A Level. The department is stable and supportive - having experience over many years of supporting beginning teachers into the profession. Commonly cited as’outstanding’ by assessors and visitors, as well as parents and students, you will have the opportunity to work with professionals who are enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable and always keen to share and discuss approaches to the teaching of English.

School placements

Students apply to the Pan Enfield Alliance and can request the school in which they wish to train. Most of our previous trainees have lived locally, but due to our reputation, we have trained colleagues from across London. You will be teaching 11-18 year olds and will be within an alliance of 13 schools. Your placement runs for the whole of the training year, with 1 day per week at university.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

Minimum lower second degree or equivalent in the subject (or closely related) you wish to teach. Level 3 (A Level or equivalent) in the subject you wish to teach. Level 2 (GCSE or equivalent) “good” pass in Maths and English (A*-C/9-4).

Personal qualities

We are looking for confident, knowledgeable and enthusiastic people. Preferably, you will currently hold a role within a school which requires you to work directly with children. We prefer candidates who can show evidence of their working with children and who possess the personal attributes which suggest real potential in the classroom: independence, flexibility and charisma

Other requirements

You will also be expected to complete Literacy and Numeracy skills tests prior to commencing training and a DBS check.



Fees and financial support

About the training provider

The Pan Enfield Alliance is a very well-regarded and respected collaboration of schools, with a genuine and long-standing commitment to training the next generation of teachers. We have a strong track record of training School Direct colleagues in a diverse range of settings - with secondary schools, primaries, a special school and a tuition centre all contributing to teacher training. We frequently collaborate and share best practice and with over 90% of our trainees finding employment in a school of their choice, we are confident that we produce high quality teachers who are attractive to a range of prestigious employers. Equally, we are proud of our teacher retention rates as many of our trainees choose to remain with us to further their career within the Pan Enfield Alliance.

About the accredited body

With a long history of working in the education and training of teachers and other professionals in the education sector, we are an established and dynamic School committed to developing excellence and confidence in teaching, learning and professional practice for individuals in a variety of contexts.

Our underpinning values are: The importance of scholarship, research and critical reflection. Respect and challenge for all learners including ourselves. The significance of personal and professional development. A shared commitment to quality.

Interview process

You will be interviewed by a panel - including the Head of Department or Faculty and a member of the Senior Leadership Team. There will also be a test of literacy and a short lesson observation to see how you relate to young people.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We welcome and are committed to complying with our duties under the Equality Act 2010 and any subsequent legislation.

Under the Equality Act 2010, there are certain ‘protected characteristics’ that qualify for protection against discrimination. These are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Highlands was built in 2000 and as such all facilities are accessible to staff with additional need. Interventions include lifts, wide corridors, coloured edges to steps, tactile edges on fire exits. Lifts have tactile buttons. Students who use wheelchairs can move freely around the school.

Contact this training provider

020 8370 1166
Pan Enfield Alliance
Highlands School, 148 World's End Lane
N21 1QQ

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