This salaried Chemistry course 2XVH leads to QTS. Click here for Further clarity on the significance of different teacher training qualifications.
This course is run by the West London Teacher Training Alliance (WLTTA) in partnership with St Mary’s University, Twickenham. We make prompt shortlisting decisions and will liaise with you quickly if we need additional information.
WLTTA enables you to choose your host school. Later, if there is a teaching vacancy and they want to retain you, you can be employed for the following year without the post being advertised. By becoming a WLTTA trainee, all our other schools could employ you this way and we operate a pool.
Our aim is to produce exceptional teachers who could remain in alliance schools to continue their careers, taking advantage of further professional development, including the accredited Early Career induction programme.
Your training will be predominantly based in your host school other than
- approx. 10 days at the university across the year; and
- your second placement for approx. 6 weeks at another WLTTA school.
You will register with the university and meet with your University Tutor who will begin to work with you on a needs analysis for a Training Plan (TP) in term one. This will be reworked in term two and three between you, your school mentor and university tutor.
Through an initial programme of observations, you will become familiar with the workings of the school and department (pupil groups, pastoral systems, staffing, curriculum, resources, facilities, methods of teaching, lesson planning, and assessment).
You will be treated like a member of the teaching staff and with your school mentors, you will feel supported as you become ready to teach. Our mentors are excellent experienced teachers who undertake rigorous training to develop their mentoring skills.
Throughout your time in both schools, your university tutor visits you to monitor your progress and discuss your development with you and your school mentors. You will maintain close links with your host school throughout the programme.
You will have the opportunity to teach KS3/KS4 and support KS5.
At KS3, you will cover the key areas of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics (such as cell biology, atoms, elements and chemical reactions, energy and forces).