Harlow Teacher Training Partnership Primary (E753)

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

Accredited body
Forest Independent Primary Collegiate SCITT
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
QTS

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 overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Age range
4 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
https://fipc.ac.uk/

Contents

Course summary

We believe that teaching is an exciting, challenging and rewarding profession. We pride ourselves on having a proven track record over the past 20 years in training excellent practitioners and supporting them in gaining positions within our partnership schools. Forest Independent Primary Collegiate, the accredited provider, has written this highly comprehensive and bespoke programme. It reflects the exceptional standards in Harlow schools and our understanding of what makes an excellent teacher. We are committed to offering high quality training for local candidates with the aim of securing the beginning of a successful career in teaching. We also aim to support trainees’ careers after completing the programme through excellent CPD opportunities on offer within our school partnership. This includes subject knowledge and leadership training, and opportunities to take part in research and to work collaboratively with colleagues in other schools. We scrutinize the applications and place trainees in the partnership schools. These are excellent mainstream schools that are committed to supporting the process of the training.

School placements

This one-year primary course is based in one school for the majority of the year with a contrast setting placement. Candidates learn the art of teaching in the classroom for four days each week, guided by their mentors. Each trainee is allocated a professional tutor who visits and supports the trainee on a regular basis. Host schools are able to offer insights into their successful practices and induct trainees in line with the best of teaching through current research. Centre-based training is every Friday. The programme requires a full time commitment of 5 days per week from September to July and trainees are expected to participate fully in the everyday life of the schools in which they train.

Locations

You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Forest Independent Primary Collegiate
Latton Green Primary Academy site, Riddings Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM18 7HT
Yes
Main Site
First Avenue, Harlow, CM20 2NP
Yes
Pear Tree Mead Academy
Pear Tree Mead, Harlow, Essex, CM18 7BY
Yes
Pemberley Academy
Hodings Road, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1NW
Yes
Potter Street Academy
Carter Mead, Harlow, Essex, CM17 9EU
Yes
Purford Green School
Purford Green, Harlow, Essex, CM18 6HP
Yes
St Alban’s Catholic Academy
First Avenue, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NP
Yes
St John’s Fisher Catholic Primary School
Burney Drive, Loughton, Essex, IG10 2DY
Yes
St Luke’s Catholic Academy
Pyenest Road, Harlow, Essex, CM19 4LU
Yes

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, 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.

Personal qualities

We are looking for high quality graduates with a passion for learning who are committed to transforming the lives of young people through education.

Other requirements

Harlow Teacher Training Partnership and it’s schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all trainees to support this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to recruitment checks including enhanced DBS, children’s barred list, prohibition order check and a reference check.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.

About the training provider

Harlow Teacher Training Partnership (HTTP) is led by St. Alban’s Catholic Academy, the Lead School for Teacher Training in Harlow. ​HTTP’s role is to be an initial point of contact for potential trainees; work with Essex Teacher Training on admissions; co-ordinate the placement of trainees in the Harlow Partnership Schools and monitor the training courses and placements. But we offer more than just this …

  • ​A voluntary experience placement scheme is run by St. Alban’s Catholic Academy for potential trainees (short-term). This may help candidates to decide on a particular Key Stage of interest, gain more knowledge of a typical teacher’s working day, gain some subject/curriculum knowledge, gain more experience in working in the classroom generally.
  • St Alban’s remain a point of contact for you during the training year, offering further support where needed
  • We have many partner schools in Harlow and surrounding areas and with such a range of placements available, we endeavour to find the school to suit each individual.

Interview process

The selection process consists of an interview in one of our partnership schools, which will be carried out by a member of staff from FIPC and/or a member of staff from the partnership school. Applicants will be invited to visit a suitable school for observation with children.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • 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

We are committed to offering all prospective trainees the opportunity to gain QTS. Please let us know if you have a specific need and/or require any adjustments at the interview stage or throughout the ITT programme.

Contact this training provider

Email
office@fipc.ac.uk
Telephone
01279 421333
Website
https://fipc.ac.uk/
Address
Latton Green Primary Academy Site
Riddings Lane
Harlow
Essex
CM18 7HT

Support and advice

You can speak to a teacher training adviser for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.

Call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

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