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St James’ Partnership Primary (J676)

QTS full time

Accredited body
Kingston University
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

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
25 June 2021
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

Unsalaried School Direct training (primary) course Offered by school in partnership with Kingston University

Application will be by interview - virtual with school

School placements

Student will be based in lead school in key stage 2 there will be an opportunity to move to a different key stage and have some experience of different year groups

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

A degree is required 2:1 or above, Maths, English and Science GCSE are required

Personal qualities

Recent in school experience is required with a knowledge of primary national curriculum. A passion for teaching, sense of humour and the ability to reflect on own practice and learning are essential qualities.

Other requirements

An enhanced DBS is required along with 2 references

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,000.

Financial support from the training provider

Financial support will be offered via the Kingston University student financial support services

About the training provider

St James’ C of E Primary, based in Bermondsey, is the Lead School for the St James’ Partnership. We aim to offer bespoke training to suit each trainee teacher in order to provide a great start to their teaching career. Throughout our School Direct programme, you will be based in our school or one of our partner schools, gaining first-hand experience of life as a teacher. Supported by your mentor and training sessions, you will develop your own teaching practice so that you are fully prepared to start your teaching career. Our training sessions are all based in schools, delivered by current practitioners and educational consultants, and we work with you, the trainers and mentors to ensure that they have direct impact on the teaching and learning in your classroom. Engaging with research is a celebrated method of improving teaching practice and this is promoted through your own small research project which you undertake in the final term of your training.

About the accredited body

Kingston University are our education provider. They offer access to their extensive online library. Mentor courses are run in partnership with the university. The university regularly monitors the programme delivery, and visits to quality assure the programme and the work of the students, and mentors.

Interview process

Interview process will b e with the school and will be virtual

Literacy and numeracy tests will be sent you ahead of the interview

Training with disabilities and other needs

We look to support candidates with disabilities and other needs, however the lead school and some of our partner schools are based in 3+ storey, Victorian buildings without lifts.

Contact this training provider

Old Jamaica Road
SE16 4SU

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