St George RC School
QTS full time with salary
- Accredited body
- Canterbury Christ Church University
- 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.
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
About the course
Our subject mentors in Biology are experienced teachers who are enthusiastic about your development and know what is required for you to succeed.
They have designed a thorough programme of teacher training for you that will enable you to learn new skills in Biology and forge professional relationships with experienced teachers within the Academy Trust.
Additionally, CPD sessions are run on a weekly basis to ensure that you maintain and enhance the knowledge and skills you need within the teaching profession.
You will initially conduct a ~30 minute interview with representatives from CCCU and St George’s school. Here you will be asked set questions regarding your experiences and how they has prepared you for teaching as well as questions around your readiness to teach your subject.
Following the interview you will deliver a 15 minute teaching episode to the panel on a subject of your choice. The teaching episode must be designed for a higher ability year 7 class. You can chose to present the subject in any way that you wish. You will have access to a Windows computer and a projector. You will need to bring any additional resources that you need on the day with you (printing, equipment, etc).
Following the teaching episode you will be asked to complete a ~15 minute reflection. The reflection should include the following:
- the strengths of the teaching episode
- the weaknesses of the teaching episode
- how you would improve it if you had to teach it again
How school placements work
As part of the teacher training course, trainees will be expected to complete a 4-week placement in one of the Institutions within the Academy trust.
With School Direct (salaried) programmes you won’t need to pay any tuition fees. You’ll be employed by a school directly as an unqualified teacher. The amount you’ll earn will be dependent on the school you train in, and the subject you’re teaching.
Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.
If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.
You’ll need to hold GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) in English, Maths and Science.
You’ll need to hold an undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree) awarded by a UK higher education provider with a minimum of a 2:2 or above, or a recognised equivalent qualification.
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Lanark Road, Maida Vale, London, W9 1RB
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