Important

Courses are currently closed but you can get your application ready

Courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year are closed.

You can start or continue your application to get it ready for courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year.

You’ll be able to find courses from 9am on 4 October 2022 and submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022.

London District East SCITT Primary (Y049)

QTS full time

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
3 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.londondistricteast.org/

Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022

Contents

Course summary

This course is aPrimary course for EYFS/ Key Stage One (3-7) or Key Stage One/ Key Stage Two (5-11)

We were 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 (Tuition Fee): By the end of this course you will gain your QTS. It 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.

You will be trained to teach from ages 5-11

School placements

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.We work with outstanding schools to develop a school led programme to meet the requirements of the Teacher’s Standards. 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.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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.

see website for details www.londondistricteast.org

Personal qualities

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.

Other requirements

We recognise that not all applicants will have worked in schools before, we can support you gain some experience before you make your big decision. Presently, we are unable to do this due to current risk assessments.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 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.

Interview process

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.

If you are successful at day 1, you will be asked to go to another informal interview at a school that would like to sponsor a trainee teacher. You will have to be successful at both stages in order to get onto the course.

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

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.

Contact this training provider

Email
scitt@londondistricteast.org
Telephone
02074761848
Website
http://www.londondistricteast.org/
Address
Tollgate Primary School
Barclay Road
London
Newham
E13 8SA

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also 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).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022