This course is a Primary course for Key Stage Two (7-11) rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in October 2017.
Our vision is ‘Making a real difference to children’s life chances.’ As a partnership of schools in East London, we work together to recruit and train excellent teachers, who are inspired and equipped to continue to develop their teaching and leadership skills throughout their careers.
School Direct (Unsalaried) PGCE: The QTS part of this route is a school based training model and there will be cross phase Primary placements across our network of schools (see below). You will be trained, mentored and coached by highly experienced classroom practitioners and the course will have a strong focus on pedagogical understanding. . As a SCITT we will accredit you with your QTS. The PGCE (non QTS) part of this route is a mixture of school based work and taught sessions at the University of East London. This is a postgraduate programme. On successful completion of QTS and the PGCE (non QTS) you will be awarded a PGCE by the University of East London. You will be trained to teach from ages 7-11 with enhanced experienced opportunities in Early Years and Key Stage 3
As a partnership of schools, we work together to recruit and train excellent teachers, who are inspired and equipped to continue to develop their teaching and leadership skills throughout their careers. work with outstanding schools to develop a school led programme to meet the requirements of the Teacher’s Standards by the end of the course. You will be assessed against the Curriculum in order to achieve this. These schools are usually within our Trust and London District East Teaching School Hub, but we welcome all schools who would like to work with us.
You will have a main placement school and then in the Spring Term (6 weeks) complete a contrast placement in another school, in a different key stage. You will also get opportunities to experience, a specialist provision and a Secondary School to look at how pupils progress from KS2 to KS3.
We will select the schools for you based on your experience, interview and commuting distance. Many of our schools have worked with us previously and we have excellent partnerships with them. You may come with a school that may be interested in sponsoring you and this will be asked at interview. The commute is usually between 30 minutes and an hour, sometimes shorter.
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’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.
We are looking for applicants who have the passion to become a Primary School Teacher. Applicants who are confident, resilient and willing to learn and work hard. We will support you to develop these skills and learn more.
As well as training on the job, you will be expected to write 2 assignments of 5000 words, therefore commitment and time management is key.
We recognise that not all applicants will have worked in schools before, we can support you to gain some experience before you make your big decision. However, we would still encourage you to apply.
Fees and financial support
The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.
About the training provider
London District East SCITT was previously known as ELASCITT, we are now part of the London District East Teaching School Hub. We were rated Outstanding in October 2017 and our employment rate is 100%. We have excellent Partnerships across our trust and with other schools in our Teaching School Hub. Our training is up to date with evidence based research and delivered by Specialists in their field, majority of whom are Senior Leaders in their school and still teaching. We are a small provider with excellent relationships and communication and therefore can provide all the support necessary to ensure that you complete the course successfully.
Come and see us, our doors are always open.
All applicants who submit an application that meets the London District East requirements, as set out in the application scrutiny process, will be invited to interview day 1. On receipt, applications are viewed within a week. You will be interviewed by a panel of senior leaders and all details of the interview will be sent to you in advance.
Candidates are encouraged to advise us of any Special Needs prior to the Interview days.
You’ll need the right to study 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
As a provider we are very aware of supporting our trainees and their individual needs. We provide weekly drop in sessions and regular progress meetings to monitor progress and well being. The Mentors, ITT
co-ordinators and Tutors are also there to support the trainees and monitor their progress and well being. We include sessions on resilience and well being, both of which are very important to us. We take well being very seriously and offer opportunities to track your own resilience and have signed all of our trainees to individual support and counselling with Education Support.
We cater our training to the needs of our students, this may include dyslexia, so we ensure that the resources are on the portal ready to access before the session and discuss individual needs both at the interview stage and during your training.
Tollgate Primary School Barclay Road London Newham E13 8SA
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
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