Jewish Teacher Training Partnership
Biology (368R)

QTS full time

Financial support
Bursary or student finance if you’re eligible

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

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.

On the non-salaried route you will slowly be introduced to classroom responsibilities and teach up to 60% 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 Fortnightly lectures Subject specific and general pedagogy sessions Fortnightly shiur (talk) for trainees who specialise in Jewish Studies General pedagogy sessions include topics such as: behaviour management, assessment techniques, differentiation in the classroom

We also run a bi-annual specialist trip to Israel for 5 days

Excellent relevant training is provided by expert practitioners and subject specialists, tailored to the individual needs of trainees.

Interview process

We will invite candidates for interview once a UCAS application has been received.

Tested in English and numeracy competency.

Teach a lesson in their chosen school or lead school with JTTP and school panel present

Have an interview with a panel comprised of a Head Teacher, the programme coordinator and any other relevant member of staff according to the school interview policy and safer recruitment policy.

The interview day is a chance for prospectve trainees to find out further information about the course and the school and to have any questions answered.

How school placements work

You will work in your chosen school full time (or part time as agreed with your host school) and be responsible for both planning and assessment of your classes.

Placements will include:

  • bespoke 1-1 mentoring
  • weekly observations
  • a swap to teach in a different partnership school
  • a placement in a contrasting setting
  • a primary school visit
  • a special needs school visit
  • residential trip to outstanding schools


The course fees for 2020 to 2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £6,200
EU students £6,200

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £26,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility and how you’ll be paid.

You may be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Financial support from the training provider

You can benefit from an untaxed Bursary of £26,000 if you have a 2:2 or above



Degree awarded by a UK Higher Education Institution (or recognised equivalent qualification)

At least a C/4 grade in GCSE English and mathematics, or equivalent (IELTS Level 6.5 av., Cambridge Certificate at Proficiency Level, TEFL)

You must have a strong subject knowledge of your chosen subject

Able to communicate clearly and accurately in Standard English

Show competency in numeracy and literacy.

If your degree is from outside the UK, please contact UK NARIC to check if your qualifications are recognised in the UK.

Personal qualities

The ideal candidate would have:

  • a desire to work within the secondary school sector.
  • the ability to work hard as part of a team and to inspire young people.
  • an ability to organise and manage themselves personally and professionally.
  • an understanding of equal opportunities and safeguarding expectations.
  • strong communication skills, both written and spoken.
  • a commitment and passion for their chosen subject.
  • a proven track record of excellent attendance and punctuality
  • a high level of professionalism and discretion and have the ability to act as a role model for young people.

Other requirements

Trainees will be required to obtain a DBS enhanced certificate.

If you have spent time abroad within the last 5 years trainees will be required to provide overseas criminal police checks.

Safeguarding checks including teacher barred lists will be undertaken by the Lead school.

About the training provider

The Jewish Secondary Schools Consortium is a partnership of leading orthodox secondary schools, consisting of Hasmonean High School, Immanuel College, JFS School, Kantor King Solomon High School and Yavneh College, the Lead school. Our accredited provider is the Jewish Teacher Training Partnership.

Training with disabilities and other needs

The JTTP is responsive to all trainee disabilities and needs. As a small provider we support individuals based on their training and other requirements.

The JTTP work alongside external agencies and professionals who support trainees’ wellbeing and mental health.

Contact details

0208 736 5580
Hillside Avenue


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