Primary Advantage Federation is seeking to appoint excellent applicants like you to train through the Post Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship route, Primary (Age 5-11) .
This route is provided in partnership with London Metropolitan University.
The Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised, work-based route into teaching; an alternative to a traditional full-time university course, offering participants a postgraduate-level qualification, no tuition fees, and the opportunity to earn while they learn.
You will benefit from a very strong support network which includes a London Met tutor, school mentors, and student peer group. Most importantly you will love working with our children.
You will be welcomed as a member of our staff in our schools on the first day of the school year and be completely immersed in your school, participating in all aspects of day to day life and working the full school year. You will be coached to teach whole classes from early on in your placement, with the guidance, nurture and support of your class teacher.
You will have 20% guaranteed off the job training, split between university days and school-based training tasks.
You will be based and employed in your ‘home’ school from the start of the year, and be based in 1 main class for that year, where you will gradually take on teaching responsibilities, supported by the class teacher, your mentor.
Half way through the year you will be placed in one of our other schools, gaining experience teaching in a different age phase. In the summer term you will return to your same class in your home school by which time you will be teaching that class the majority of the week.
Throughout your year, your school-based mentors and university tutors will support you in the classroom. The latter will also teach your university sessions, ensuring there is continuity of support throughout your training.
Primary Advantage has an outstanding track record of supporting student teachers, and many of our previous trainees are now teachers and leaders in our schools. As part of our programme, along with our other trainees, you will have additional training sessions with some of the best teachers in our Federation. We have found this creates a strong peer group which students find incredibly supportive and valuable. It also adds an important third dimension to your teacher training experience.
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