The course is for -a Primary teaching qualification. Trainees will link with St John’s Teaching School and the University of Wolverhampton. This course is suitable for trainees who have held a degree for at least 3 years and have relevant experience working with children. Most trainees usually apply witha school willing to fund their training year. Although in some circumstances we have been able to broker a school for some trainees.
Trainees will spend the vast majority of their year learning and teaching in their host school. The host school will pay the salary for trainees and will be entitled to a bursary to cover some of their costs. There will be a second attachment of up to 6 weeks in a partner school. Throughout the year trainees will be required to attend university for training weeks (up to 3 separate weeks)
Employment rates are very high from this route. St John’s has also been at the forefront of the formation of the innovative Walsall NQT teaching pool which , last year,to placed up to 40 trainees in Walsall schools for their NQT year.
Trainees will be placed in two Primary schools in Key Stage 1 and 2. One of the Primaries will be their host school and the other will be a local partner school. All schools will have accredited mentors.
A degree at 2:2 or above
We are looking for suitable candidates who see teaching as a vocation.
Salary will be based on an unqualified teachers’ pay scale or through a local agreement with their host school.
Training fees are £9250 which in the majority of cases are met by the bursary the host school receives.
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
Many of our trainees go on to gain employment within our alliance or Walsall borough. All trainees last year successfully completed the course and gained employment ready for this September.
Our training package is complemented with numerous qualified mentors and coaches throughout our school who offer a bespoke package of support to meet identified training needs.
Our work with trainees was recognised in June 2020 by the University of Wolverhampton who awarded us the winner of the Outstanding School and Mentor Support Award.
About the accredited body
Our partnership with the University of Wolverhampton (UoW) means that students will receive high-quality support, continuing into your NQT year and career.
The UoW is one of the Midlands’ largest providers of teacher education. Tutors are experienced teachers who have worked with our partnership and family schools for many years.
‘particularly effective in developing highly professional teachers with the skills to reflect critically on the quality of their teaching in order to improve it’
The interview will be held at St John’s school with the Headteacher and the senior course leader at the University. There may be a short task to accompany the subject knowledge audits.
Successful candidates will be informed via UCAS
Training with disabilities and other needs
Depending on your individual needs, you may be eligible for additional support provided by the University. The Student Support and Wellbeing Team can talk to you about additional support that may be available.
Disabled Students’ Allowances
You may be eligible to receive additional funding known as the Disabled Students’ Allowances to help cover the costs of any additional support you may need to access your university course. DSA funding is available for eligible students and can help with costs for specialist equipment, Non-Medical Helpers and other disability-related costs associated with studying.
The Sign Language Society at UoW has been running since 2008 and this is where you get to meet current Deaf students as well as other Deaf people who are both local and from all over the UK along with Deaf students who have already graduated - you can also meet BSL Interpreting and Deaf Studies students there too.
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