St James’ Partnership
QTS, full time or part time with salary
- Accredited body
- Kingston University
- Financial support
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- Course length
- 1 year
- Date you can apply from
- 13 October 2020
- Date course starts
- September 2021
About the course
This is an early years foundation stage course for practitioners who want to learn about the Reggio Emilia approach to early years education. Trainees will become familiar with the early years framework. The trainees will work alongside current practitioners developing a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Reggio Emilia philosophy.
Training on observation
Training on assessment
Training on planning linked to provocations
Training on how to plan based on individual interests
The trainees will be interviewed by an interview panel these interviews maybe held virtually due to coronavirus restrictions. A member of the governing body and Kingston University maybe on the panel.
How school placements work
The lead school will arrange for trainees to visit other schools as part of their training.
The trainees will spend at least 4 weeks at another setting - covid permitting. If it is not possible to go to another setting trainees will be able to go to EYFS (nursery).
Trainees will be paid on the unqualified teacher scale.
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.
- A relevant degree
- Maths, English and Science GCSE’s
- Equivalent qualifications will be looked
Trainees should be passionate about early years foundation stage, and how pupils learn.
They should be enthusiastic and reflective learners
Trainees should have an interest in the Reggio Emilia approach to EYFS
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.
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.
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Old Jamaica Road, Bermondsey, London, SE16 4SU
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