London School of Jewish Studies (LSJS) Physical education (R777)

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

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
11 to 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
https://www.lsjs.ac.uk/school-direct-secondary.php

Contents

Course summary

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 non-salaried route you will be introduced to classroom responsibilities and teach 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 Fortnightly lectures Subject specific and general pedagogy sessions General pedagogy sessions include topics such as: behaviour management, assessment techniques, differentiation in the classroom

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.

School placements

You will work in your chosen school full time 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

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in physical education or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

We are able to recommend an approved provider for the equivalency tests

Personal qualities

  • 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.
  • 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 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.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £6,200.

About the training provider

The London School of Jewish Studies 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.

Interview process

We will invite candidates for interview once an application on Apply has been received.

Tested in English and numeracy competency.

Teach a lesson in their chosen school or lead school with LSJS 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 prospective trainees to find out further information about the course and the school and to have any questions answered.

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

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

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

Contact this training provider

Email
pa@yavnehcollege.org
Telephone
0208 736 5580
Website
https://www.lsjs.ac.uk/school-direct-secondary.php
Address
Hillside Avenue
Borehamwood
Hertfordshire
WD6 1HL

Support and advice

You can speak to a teacher training adviser for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.

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).

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