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John Taylor High School Primary (R148)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
The John Taylor SCITT
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 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
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Course summary

Our goal is to ensure that all our teacher trainees graduate prepared and inspired to create an exceptional learning adventure for every child in any school. We achieve this through strong partnerships with our alliance schools, personalised mentoring for each trainee and a bespoke, supportive training programme. Our cohorts graduate with exceptional outcomes – 95% of our trainees from our past two cohorts secured employment before the end of the programme.

QTS Training Programme The programme has 5 components; these components are carefully linked together so that theory and learning at the training centre will feed directly into your classroom practice.

  1. Induction
  2. Classroom Practice
  3. Professional Studies Training Modules
  4. Subject Knowledge Development Modules
  5. School Based Tasks
    As a guide, each week you would spend 4 days in your placement school and 1 day in training. We work collaboratively with outstanding practitioners from across our family of schools to design and deliver our exceptional and exciting school-based training offer. The Training Centre at John Taylor High School is the main venue for the majority of our training. To compliment this learning, some of our sessions are delivered in local primary schools which will enable you to directly see the theory you have learnt in action. During training sessions, you will develop your curriculum and subject knowledge for teaching and engage in professional practices such as inclusion, safeguarding, behaviour management and pastoral care. We use a spiral approach to continually deepen your pedagogical understanding in areas such as assessment for learning, differentiation and growth mindset. Our subject knowledge modules have an in-depth focus on the core subjects of English and Maths, but we feel that it is equally important to develop your confidence in delivering the whole curriculum.

School placements

This is a salaried placement. It must be accompanied by a minimum of a 4-week placement at a contrasting school, in a contrasting key stage.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

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

We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.

Personal qualities

We are looking for highly motivated trainees with a real passion and commitment to ensuring the very best outcomes for every child, regardless of their starting points. Enthusiasm and a desire to inspire and motivate young people are essential qualities in all applicants. Successful trainees will be expected to reflect on, and evaluate their progress and practice in the classroom, identifying ways to improve and be willing to take advantage of professional development opportunities. We require our trainees to be good team players, who listen as well as contribute and who appreciate of the strength of collaboration.

Other requirements

  • DBS All applicants will be asked to undertake an Enhanced DBS check within three months of the course start date, and complete an Overseas Police Check form to declare if they have lived abroad.

  • Fitness to Teach All offers are subject to medical clearance via a pre-course health questionnaire.

  • School Experience An amount of school experience may help you in your application and preparation for the programme.


Equivalent to Unqualified Teacher Rate.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

John Taylor High School, based in the charming Staffordshire village of Barton under Needwood, is an Outstanding school (Ofsted 2014) and the lead school for the John Taylor SCITT. We currently work with 15 secondary schools, 35 primaries and 3 special schools. Most of our partner schools are located north of Birmingham, predominantly in Staffordshire and South Derbyshire. We are well located, being less than 5 minutes from the A38. A bespoke training centre, on the John Taylor High School site, is the main training venue for all Professional Studies and Subject Development training.

As a Teaching School Hub we aspire to train and recruit the very best teachers to our local area and beyond and regard the ITE year as stage one of our teacher recruitment and development process. For trainees who secure employment locally, we offer access to a programme of tailored professional development: Our Early Career Teacher programmes build seamlessly on our ITE programmes and ensure that as an ECT you continue to be supported and developed. Talent management and succession planning are high on our agenda and our CPD and training opportunities reflect this, with opportunities for aspirant middle leaders and senior leaders to engage in tailored programmes to support the career progression of good teachers.

About the accredited body

The John Taylor SCITT has been a provider of ITE since 2014. Based in the charming Staffordshire village of Barton-under-Needwood, the SCITT is based in a bespoke Training Centre on the site of John Taylor High School, an outstanding school which enjoys a high reputation locally and nationally as a school with an enviable academic record based on inspirational teaching and exceptional pastoral care. As a SCITT we pride ourselves on the fact that as a relatively small provider we know all our trainees really well and can offer highly personalised support which enables our trainees to secure excellent outcomes.

Interview process

Interviews will normally be held at one of our partner primary schools to help you get a flavour of what school life is like. Our interview process is rigorous and evaluates all aspects of your potential to teach. It has several parts which are designed to assess:

  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Interactions with children
  • Awareness of qualities required needed to be a good teacher
  • Awareness of what constitutes high quality teaching and learning in Primary Schools
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Awareness of educational issues
  • Rationale for wanting to become teacher
  • Suitability for the profession
  • Resilience

International candidates

You’ll need the right to work 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 work in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for salaried courses is the Skilled Worker visa.

To apply for a Skilled Worker visa you need to be sponsored by your employer.

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

The John Taylor SCITT is an inclusive provider and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. John Taylor High School, the lead school, has full access and facilities for people with disabilities.

Contact this training provider

John Taylor High School
Dunstall Road, Barton under Needwood
Burton on Trent
DE13 8AZ

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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