This course, which prepares trainees to be a teacher of RE with a Jewish Studies specialism, is for candidates who are already based in a school in our partnership who have the support of their school to undertake a salaried RE (JS specialism) teacher training course. If you do not already work in one of our partnership schools, you are advised to instead apply for our C425 course.
The course combines an intensive programme of initial teacher training with real experience and responsibility. The aim is to develop your competence, confidence and skills in the classroom and with students in secondary school. The course will give you teaching experience across at least two key stages of the 11-18 age range.
You will be expected to maintain an extensive professional portfolio showing achievement in relation to the Teachers’ Standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
On the salaried route you will be employed by your host school for the duration of the course, and be given classroom responsibilities right from the start, usually teaching up to 64% of a teacher’s timetable.
After the year, if you successfully complete your assignments, observations and portfolio, you will gain Qualified Teacher Status.
The course includes:
Bespoke 1:1 mentoring
Subject specific and general pedagogy sessions
Fortnightly shiur (talk)
General pedagogy sessions include topics such as: behaviour management, assessment techniques, differentiation in the classroom
In some years, there may be a residential visit to Israel.
Excellent relevant training is provided by expert practitioners and subject specialists, tailored to the individual needs of trainees.
We also offer an optional PGCert to take alongside the QTS course for candidates who would like to do so.