Please note that the main languages taught in our placement schools are French & German with a little Spanish. Ideally, applicants should be proficient in 2 of these languages.
Trainees will usually be placed in Nunthorpe Academy. Training will focus on KS3 and 4, although we are able to offer KS5 experience as well.
Trainees will have a main placement (Autumn Term); a short second placement (half a term) and a third placement (which will be back at their original school). The second placement will be a contrasting place at a local school.
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Where the degree is not in the chosen subject or is in a related subject applicants must have an A Level in the chosen subject & complete a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course by 1st September.
Your degree subject should be in modern languages or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.
We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.
We accept equivalency tests via equivalencytesting.com
There is an Exam only route & a Tuition & exam route.
Costs must be covered by the applicant.
We are looking for people who have a PASSION for working with young people and their subject; a PERSONALITY to inspire and motivate & the POTENTIAL to be an outstanding classroom practitioner.
RESILIENCE & a POSITIVE approach to life and the challenges of teaching are also essential.
Classroom experience is very desirable.
Standards of literacy & numeracy will be checked as part of the course. Intervention will be provided if required.
The main languages taught in our schools are German and French with some Spanish. Ideally candidates would be able to teach in 2 of these areas.
Fees and financial support
The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.
Tuition fees £9,250.
Student Finance may be available (T&Cs apply).
About the training provider
The North East Schools Teaching Alliance offers School Direct Primary and Secondary ITT places. The Secondary subjects include English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, History, MFL (German, French, Spanish), Art and Design and Design Technology. We aim to recruit up to 20 trainees - 10 Primary and 10 Secondary. We work in partnership with Northumbria University and the course leads to QTS and PGCE qualifications.
Trainees must have GCSEs at Grade C / Level 4 in English and Maths for Primary and Secondary teaching. Primary trainees also need Grade C / Level 4 in Science. Trainees also need an Honours degree preferably in the subject they wish to teach (if this is in the Secondary phase). If your degree is not in the subject you wish to teach you must have an A Level in that subject as a minimum qualification and complete an 8 week Subject Knowledge Enhancement course. 3rd class degrees are not acceptable.
We are a small provider who offer excellent support and guidance throughout the training year and beyond. We have an excellent record of trainees completing and passing the course and gaining NQT positions, often within the Alliance.
If you are interested in this course please contact Nicki Smith who will invite you into the Alliance base at Nunthorpe Academy for a chat about your next steps to becoming a qualified teacher.
About the accredited body
Our accrediting body is Northumbria University who deliver some of the Friday training sessions. The majority of these will be conducted remotely with only a couple of sessions taking place at Northumbria University’s Coach Lane Campus. The University provide excellent training and support - they lead on the PGCSE element of the course which entails trainees completing 3 assignments. One is an essay, one a piece of action research written up as a Power Point presentation and one is a collection of evidence to show that the Teachers Standards have been met.
The interview will consist of:
a tour of the academy;
time spent supporting in a classroom
a formal interview with a panel of approx. 3.
Candidates will be required to pre plan and resource a lesson on a topic of their choice for a year group of their choice. This should outline what students will learn, what they will do, how you would challenge the higher and lower ability students and how you would check learning at the end. This plan will be discussed with the interview panel - it will NOT be taught to students.
Candidates will be informed of the outcome of the interview promptly.
You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
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Support and advice
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