Sheringham Primary School Primary (L483)

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

Accredited body
Essex and Thames SCITT
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 7
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
August 2023
Website
http://www.etpscitt.co.uk
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Contents

Course summary

This is a 3-7, full-time Salaried, QTS Only course

During the programme you will spend at least 120 days in school and around 70 days in out-of-school training. Our training is designed by a highly qualified team of senior teachers and leading academics and is primarily based in school. The training is regularly adjusted to meet your emerging needs and to respond to the ever-changing education landscape ensuring that you are learning at the cutting edge of research and best practice.

Training at the Centres In these sessions, you will be learning and practising your craft before teaching in the classroom. The training days include sessions in all National Curriculum subjects and associated areas, plus dedicated sessions for professional studies, SEND and inclusion, children’s mental health, behaviour and voice. We offer two training centres in Essex (Witham and Southend) and give you access to all Anglia Ruskin’s facilities. Training in School Evidence shows that the best learning comes from training alongside the highest quality teachers, and with us, you benefit from a significant amount of real school experience as you work alongside the best teachers in our area.

Specialisms We offer free additional training in Special Educational Needs and Disability, Early Years Foundation Stage, Leadership, PE, English and Mathematics.

Assessment Throughout the programme, you will be regularly assessed and supported by both school mentors and your SCITT-based tutors to ensure you make the maximum progress to become the best teacher that you can be.

Academic work Successful trainees are awarded QTS and also have the opportunity to study for a PGCE during the first two terms by submitting a written assignment and a classroom-based research project. The excellent team at Anglia Ruskin will be on hand throughout the year to offer you support.

Support We have an exceptionally well-regarded support programme in place for all trainees. You will be assigned your own personal tutor, who will visit you in school and at the base, and a class and school mentor whose role it is to train and support you in school.

‘The partnership ensures that trainees are well prepared for teaching … Headteachers confirm that NQTs are well prepared for the role of teacher.’ Ofsted 2016

School placements

We pride ourselves on being the preferred teacher training provider for over 100 Essex, Southend, Thurrock and East London primary schools. The breadth of the partnership allows us to ensure that we have the ability to offer a diverse range of training opportunities, learning from leading edge practitioners and experts. Most of our schools are located near public transport and within easy reach for non drivers. You can see our current list of schools on our website

Placements We do our very best to match you with a school as near to where you live as possible. We take your personal circumstances into account and aim to ensure that no trainee has to travel for more than an hour to reach their schools. You will train in at least 2 schools spending the last two terms in the same school. For those on SEND and behaviour specialist routes you will spend term 1 in a mainstream school and term 2 in a specialist setting then term 3 in either. We aim to ensure that you are offered experience in a range of socio-economic settings.

What will you do in school? Working alongside experienced teachers, you will be supported to take on a slowly increasing teaching role. You will build up from working with small groups to teaching the whole class at 80% by the end of the final term. A class teacher and a member of SLT will provide high quality mentoring and pastoral support throughout your placements.

“The partnership ensures that trainees are well prepared for teaching … Headteachers confirm that NQTs are well prepared for the role of teacher.” Ofsted 2016

Beyond the programme We are thrilled and proud to say that a staggering 100% of our trainees are recruited into teaching posts at the end of their training, with around 85% being employed in our partnership schools. Our school-based support extends into the first year of teaching with social events and access to 1:1 support from SCITT staff as required.

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.

Details of how to obtain evidence of equivalency or sit equivalency tests may be found below:

Equivalency Testing Brentwood

A Star Equivalency Islington

Personal qualities

We would like to hear from you if you are:

Keen to become an outstanding teacher;

  • Creative and imaginative;
  • Keen to open the minds of young people to achieve their fullest potential;
  • Able to work collaboratively;
  • Prepared to innovate and take risks;
  • Prepared to learn from research;
  • Prepared to work hard to develop your skills and your understanding of how children learn;
  • Committed to providing a positive nurturing learning environment.

Most of all, we are looking to recruit trainees with a real passion for entering the teaching profession.

Other requirements

Once you have accepted your offer you will be subject to appropriate pre-selection checks. This will include obtaining and considering Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal records checks and children’s barred list information.

All candidates are required to make a fitness to teach declaration to Occupational Health.

Salary

During your training you will be employed by one of our schools and will receive a salary based on the unqualified teachers salary scale.

The school will also pay your tuition fees. Anyone can apply for the school direct salaried route (the three year’s work experience has been removed as a requirement) but you should be aware that competition is fierce due to a smaller number of schools offering salaried places. Several of our schools do, however, offer salaried places each year. All are keen to find high quality trainees and invest in your school direct training with the promise of a job in the school at the end of the training if an appropriate position becomes available.

For more information visit our website: Essex and Thames SCITT

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

We are a large dynamic partnership of schools with 21 years of experience behind us. Our excellent training is supported by expert practitioners in more than100 good and outstanding primary schools throughout the East of England. Due to the outstanding reputation we hold locally for the provision of rigorous and effective training 100% of our trainees gain employment each year, often within partner schools (86% in 2019). Our course has one of the highest long-term retention rates in the country, currently approximately 30% higher than the national average.

Programmes Not only will you gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) by training with us, but you will also receive professional training in educational theory leading to a PGCE award with masters level credits (validated by Anglia Ruskin University). As a result, you will begin your teaching career with excellent practical teaching skills and a deep understanding of the underpinning educational theory enabling you to work effectively across the whole primary phase of education.

‘Training is carefully tailored to meet the needs of all trainees.’ Ofsted.

Support

We pride ourselves on offering bespoke support and guidance through your Personal Tutors and School-Based Mentors during your training and we continue this into your first year of teaching with our NQT support team.

Visit www.etpscitt.co.uk to hear what our trainees and schools say about us.

Interview process

Applications must be clearly written and provide evidence of a strong desire to be a primary teacher and an interest in children’s learning.

Successful applicants will be called for an interview. If you have applied and have not heard back from us just give our office a ring on 01268 988580 so that we can check on the progress of your application.

The interview process comprises;

  • A formal interview which may be face to face or held remotely
  • A short teaching activity in the classroom in one of our partnership schools or a presentation pitched for the age group for which you have applied
  • Work with groups of children under the direction of the class teacher
  • Observations of an experienced teacher and a written task based on what you have seen

It is important that you come to interviews prepared for the tasks set so that we are able to assess your suitability to train. The process gives applicants a chance to demonstrate all the necessary qualities and skills needed to be a successful teacher.

You will have a chance to ask SCITT staff any questions you might have during your initial interview.

Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome within 2 working days.

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

Training with a disability We value diversity and encourage applications for places from disabled trainees. Many trainees with a wide range of disabilities have successfully completed our course; many leaving us to go on and become outstanding teachers.

What happens if you have additional needs? Each year we recruit trainees with a wide range of additional needs and we regularly work in partnership with other agencies to ensure we provide everyone with the best possible support. The SCITT employs the services of a specialist in Occupational Health, and working together, we can accommodate the needs of any applicant we feel has the potential become a good teacher and therefore an asset to our schools.

Dyslexia and Dyspraxia We accept trainees every year with dyslexia and /or dyspraxia and have a number of specialist mentors in our schools who can provide bespoke advice and guidance. All trainees with disabilities will have allocated sessions with a centre-based tutor who can ensure that any reasonable adjustments are made to your training.

Mental Health We pride ourselves on our approach to trainee wellbeing. We work extensively with other services to ensure that we provide you with the best possible support. We are able to offer coaching and access to counselling services as needed. All our staff are trained mental health first aiders. Taught sessions include mindfulness, stress management and resilience training.

If you need adjustments to be made at interview, or wish to discuss any aspect of access in more detail please email saffron@ete.org.uk

Contact this training provider

Email
info@ete.org.uk
Telephone
01268 988580
Website
http://www.etpscitt.co.uk
Address
Essex and Thames SCITT
Essex
Essex
Essex
EX5 5EX

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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