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St John’s Teaching School Alliance Primary (2HRB)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
University of Wolverhampton
Financial support
Salary
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 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.

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.st-johns.walsall.sch.uk

Contents

About the course

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.

School placements

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.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

A degree at 2:2 or above

Personal qualities

We are looking for suitable candidates who see teaching as a vocation.

Salary

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.

Ofsted say:

‘particularly effective in developing highly professional teachers with the skills to reflect critically on the quality of their teaching in order to improve it’

‘excellent reputation’

Employment rates are high’

https://files.api.beta.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/2209171

Interview process

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.

For more information please email: SLS@wlv.ac.uk

Contact this training provider

Email
postbox@st-johns.walsall.sch.uk
Telephone
01543452197
Website
http://www.st-johns.walsall.sch.uk
Address
Brook Lane
Walsall Wood
Walsall
West Midlands
WS9 9NA

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching 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 speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (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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Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You'll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year from 9am on 5 October 2021
  • submit your application from 9am on 12 October 2021