Woodside Academy Primary (2SZN)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
Essex Teacher Training
Financial support
Salary
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.woodsideacademy.org
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About the course

At Woodside,we follow the Essex ITT training programme,but tailor the training to each individuals needs.

A one year, full-time, school based route. Trainees will achieve QTS and have the option to buy-in to a PGCE Programme with Anglia Ruskin University. The cost of this is £1300 and payable in 2 instalments. Training is majority school-based with some centre-based training. Training is a blend of face to face and online and occurs at various locations across Essex so we take into account your home address to try to keep travelling time to a minimum. You will receive training on the general aspects of successful teaching and training around teaching your specific phase within primary.

In school you will work closely with a subject / phase specific mentor and the ITT co-ordinator, who will meet regularly with you to assist you with your training plan. You will also have an external tutor who works for Essex Teacher Training, who will visit you in school 5 times in the year to check on your progress towards meeting the Teachers’ Standards.

The PGCE is delivered locally in Essex by Anglia Ruskin University and comprises 2 assignments and related tasks, which are spread across the course of the year.

Trainees will have access to an online e-portfolio system and online resources along with face to face training sessions. These along with the excellent support from in-school mentors and tutors from Essex Teacher Training, will mean you will feel fully prepared for working in the classroom. Your teaching load will start small and increase gradually as the year progresses. The rate at which this increases will be decided by you and your tutors and take into account any prior experience.

Assessment is via observations of you teaching, reflective pieces of writing and specific tasks relating to the different Teachers’ Standards.

School placements

Trainees will complete training in two different schools during the course of the year. Typically trainees spend the autumn term in their host school and then go to a second placement school during the first part of the Spring term and then return to their host school for the remainder of the year. Trainees are in school 4 days a week and attend training on the 5th day.

The programme covers the primary age ranges 3-7 or 5-11 and you will be teaching within one of these age ranges.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, 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 advise applicants to use one of the two equivalency testing providers listed below.

Astarteachers.co.uk

OR

Equivalencytesting.com

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

Satisfactory recruitment checks including enhanced DBS, children’s barred list, prohibition order check and reference check.

Salary

You will be paid at point one of the unqualified teachers pay scale.

There are no fees payable for this programme unless you wish to enrol on the PGCE with Anglia Ruskin University (£1300)

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

Woodside Academy is the lead training school in partnership with Essex Teacher Training, Robert Drake in Benfleet, East Tilbury and Grays Convent schools as well as other schools in Thurrock and Essex. Graduates can train at Woodside or in one of our partner schools to gain a qualified teacher status. We have three trainee teachers working at Woodside this year and other trainees in our partner schools. Trainees are all graduates and start with a small teaching commitment, building this through the year. They will also work for half a term with a different age group in another school in the partnership. Being a training school helps us to recruit good quality staff who can already teach according to the school’s expectations and quickly develop their commitment to the school. A number of trainees have been given permanent teaching posts at Woodside. We offer non salaried places, although would consider a salaried place for certain degrees.

About the accredited body

Woodside Academy is no longer working in partnership with Essex Teacher Training. For courses starting in September 2022 they will be working with a new accredited body. The name of the new ITT provider will be confirmed in due course.

Interview process

You will be invited to an initial interview with our accredited provider, which will include a short presentation about why you wish to teach, a written task and formal interview with a small panel of representatives from Essex Teacher Training. If successful at Phase I, you will be invited to an interview in one of our partner schools. This interview could include: an activity with pupils eg teaching part of a lesson, or taking a group activity; a pupil panel interview and a formal interview with a small panel of representatives from the school and wider School Direct partnership. If successful at Phase II, you will be given a conditional offer of a place to train.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to work 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 work in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for salaried courses is the Skilled Worker visa.

To apply for a Skilled Worker visa you need to be sponsored by your employer.

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

Here at Woodside Academy 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
senco@woodsideacademy.org
Telephone
01375 372513
Website
http://www.woodsideacademy.org
Address
Grangewood Avenue
Little Thurrock
Grays
Essex
RM16 2GJ

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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