The Postgraduate Teacher Apprenticeship leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is aimed at candidates who are already employed in a school.
It is a nationally recognised work-based route into teaching.
We work with TES Institute and your employing school to ensure you access your 20% off the job training as well as your in-school professional development.
The course is set over 4 academic terms.
The Apprentice will be assigned a school based mentor that will help guide you through the ITT Programme and meet with you regularly to discuss progress.
The Apprentice will also be assigned a pathway tutor who will provide regular feedback on your progress and coach and mentor you on subject knowledge and teaching-skill development. They will also visit and support you in school and with your online work.
Your placement will be with your employing school for the majority of your apprenticeship.
However, you will need to complete a minimum of 20 days at a contrasting placement during the training year and this will be arranged by Plume Partnership in one of our partnership schools.
You will also experience one day in a secondary school as part of your training.
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.
We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.
You will be employed as an unqualified teacher and paid according to the UQT Scale Point 1.
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
The Plume Community Teaching Partnership consists of a consortium of schools in South Essex, all within a twenty minute drive of the Lead School, Plume Academy in Maldon.
Working together, we are committed to providing excellent teacher training in primary and secondary placements, developing outstanding teacher practice and supporting aspirant future leaders. Candidates must have a desire to work with young people, a passion for their subject and a commitment to raising pupil achievement.
As part of our successful ITT programme, candidates will receive excellent training from experienced staff working in association with TES Institute.
The unique blended learning programme combines school based training and online learning materials facilitated by a network of experienced subject specialists. The training experience is also further enhanced through the organization of a number of visits to other educational establishments, such as special schools, primary schools and schools in an urban environment.
We celebrate the quality of teaching and learning which takes place across the partnership. This provides excellent role models from within the teaching staff and opportunities to observe outstanding teaching. The pupils in these schools are a credit to each individual school and enjoy good relationships with their teachers to create a positive environment for learning. Each school aspires to engender an ‘appetite for learning’ within its pupil community, both in the classroom and within the range of extra-curricular activities it provides.
Interviews are currently taking place remotely, via Zoom.
This is followed by a face to face visit to Plume, Maldon’s Community Academy to complete a Fundamental Mathematics and English assessment.
You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)
Training with disabilities and other needs
TES Institute and Plume Community Teaching Partnership are committed to promoting access for people with disabilities and additional needs. We support and enable students with physical disabilities, sensory impairments, specific learning difficulties, special psychological needs and medical conditions that can have an impact on day-to-day activities, to participate in TES Institute programmes, as far as is reasonably practicable and within any constraints laid down by relevant professional bodies.
TES Institute will:
Encourage applications from people with disabilities
Seek to provide information in suitable formats
Assess applicants who disclose disabilities or specific needs solely on the basis of their academic potential and suitability to train to teach
Invite applicants with a disability or specific need to contact TES Institute to discuss how their requirements can be accommodated
Provide additional support or resources at application to enable the applicant to complete the application process including attending interview where applicable
Offer additional provision to ensure no disadvantage compared with other applicants
Work towards the earliest possible assessment of needs and offer of reasonable accommodations where required
Make reasonable accommodations in assessment where applicable and without impacting the learning outcomes to be assessed
Provide educational support services as appropriate for eligible students
Take steps to encourage students with progressive conditions, or who become disabled during their programme of study, to continue their studies
Promote an inclusive environment and attitude at TES Institute and endeavour to provide appropriate training to staff where required
For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training 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
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).
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