The Buckingham Partnership (School Direct)
QTS full time with salary
- Accredited body
- Buckingham Partnership
- Financial support
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 in the EU and EEA, though this could change after 2020.
If you’re planning to teach overseas, you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.
- Course length
- 1 year
- Date you can apply from
- 8 October 2019
- Date course starts
- September 2020
About the course
Our training is based at our premises at The Royal Latin School in Buckingham.
Our trainees attend bespoke training every Wednesday. During the rest of the week the trainees are based at their placement school.
We have over 60 partnership schools within our Partnership in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire. We work with a variety of Independent, Grammar, Comprehensive and special needs schools.
On receipt and review of applications, we contact the applicant within two working days and offer an interview within 1 week.
Further information on interviews is sent to the applicants on offer of interview.
Interviewees are required to complete a short unplanned task, prepare a lesson plan and attend a formal interview.
How school placements work
We work closely with 60 partnership schools within the Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire area.
Our trainees are based at their main placement school from September - June. They do a second placement from January - February half term at a contrasting school. Both placements are arranged by the partnership in collaboration with the Trainees
We attempt to ensure that we match a trainee to a school within 45min of their home address.
All salaried placements are arranged directly with the employing school.
Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.
If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.
GCSE English and Maths grade C/4 or above
Completed undergraduate degree by July 2020
All salaried placements require a minimum of 2 years working in a classroom/school setting.
About the training provider
Trainees are based in school from day one, learning alongside their Mentor in the classroom. Professional Studies training takes place weekly throughout the year at our dedicated SCITT training centre in the heart of the Royal Latin School.
Sessions are delivered by an expert range of speakers every Wednesday and Thursday in the first half term, followed by every Wednesday for the remainder of the course.
Sessions include: Behaviour management, lesson planning, safeguarding, time management and legal obligations of the teacher. We also offer bespoke SEN training, planned in collaboration with National and Local experts.
Trainees have daily support from their Mentor, in addition, the Professional Tutor in school oversees their training needs and wider pastoral support. Every trainee is allocated a Quality Assurance Tutor who will visit them termly to monitor progress and ensure support is consistent and of the highest quality.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We work closely with all students that have both physical and mental health disabilities. A team of expert welfare specialists work along side us to support our trainees.
All trainees have direct access to the welfare specialists in addition to the support we offer within the Buckingham Partnership office.
We have had trainees with various disabilities and or specialist needs in the past and we pride ourselves in always working closely with them to be able to offer the best possible service.
Applications for this academic year (2020 to 2021) are now closed.
Come back from 6 October 2020 to find out if this course is available for the next academic year.
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The Royal Latin School, Chandos Road, Buckingham, MK18 1AX
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