Trainees on the School Direct salaried route will be working in a classroom with an experienced appointed mentor. You will have at least one meeting a week.
Trainees will spend most of their year based in a school for four days a week and then attend training on the fifth day. The training sessions will be led by expert practitioners, some of whom work in our excellent partner schools. They will support you to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of teaching lessons effectively in a secondary school across all key stages, where applicable.
As part of the programme trainees will complete a contrasting school placement and attend focus days to enhance your expertise and understanding of SEND and other specialist areas of education.
A programme of continuous formative assessment of trainees’ subject knowledge and ability to teach, as recorded within the portfolio, culminates in a rigorous assessment of the Teachers’ Standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as specified by the Department for Education (DfE). As an accredited provider, SAF ITT recommends trainees, on successful completion of their training programme for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Trainees will also be able to study for a PGCE alongside the QTS.
Trainees will have two school placements in addition to other placements visits during the programme and will be supported by mentors and the SAF ITT team. Trainees will also spend time in a special school.
Trainees will be allocated a school taking into account where they live and their individual needs. The school will be either 14-19 age range.
Candidates are required to have:
GCSE or equivalent qualification, at Grade C/level 4 or above in English and mathematics.
A lower second class degree in the subject they wish to train to teach in or a degree in a related subject. We would also consider a third class degree for candidates who demonstrate a real aptitude for teaching.
Overseas qualifications should be verified by NARIC.
SAF ITT, as the accredited provider, and its partners are looking for ambitious trainee teachers who are passionate and enthusiastic about working with students. The programme is challenging, and so we are looking for candidates with a wide range of skills, knowledge, experiences and an aptitude for teaching.
Declaration of any convictions declared on your UCAS application
An Enhanced DBS Disclosure will be required following an offer of a place
A satisfactory health questionnaire will be required follow an offer of a place
Satisfactory clearance for registration
You will be paid on at least point one of the unqualified teachers’ pay scale.
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
Lincroft Academy is the lead school for the School Direct one year courses leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with a PGCE. We pride ourselves in being able to offer a personalised training programme with a journey that begins as soon as you contact us. We will guide you all the way, from ‘just thinking about teaching’, getting your first job, to offering you advice and guidance about your continuing career development.
We offer a variety of training programmes to suit individual needs. This includes the Schools Direct - salaried and tuition fee routes. If you are interested in working with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), we work with a number of Special Schools.
With us, you will be choosing a provider with a proven track record for producing outstanding teachers for schools within our partnership which covers Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Milton Keynes and beyond.
Trainee experiences are designed to meet individual needs from the start of the course, encouraging trainees to progress quickly and effectively into proficient teachers.
Our courses are highly effective in nurturing the talents of future generations of outstanding teachers. We believe in fostering reflective, self-assured trainees who are confident in questioning and rationalising their progress and ability as teachers.
Trainees will be trained in a highly supportive and aspirational environment, and will develop the rigour, professional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for teaching.
Candidates who meet the entry requirements will be invited to interview.
Due to the current restrictions regarding Covid-19, the interview will take place online via TEAMS and involve staff from SAF ITT.
Further information will be forwarded to candidates invited to interview to enable them to prepare for the interview.
Training with disabilities and other needs
SAF ITT is committed to the employment and career development of disabled people.
What do we mean by disability?
The Disability Discrimination Act, 1995 defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and adverse long-term effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
We have been successful in working with trainees who have either a physical or mental impairment to become effective classroom practitioners.
SAF ITT and Training, Harrold Primary Academy, The Green Harrold Bedford Bedfordshire MK43 7DB
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