Based in and employed by a secondary school, apprentices will spend much of their time in class, teaching their specialist subject to the 11-16 age range and working with other teachers. They will draw on eQualitas’ distance learning resources for independent study, and attend some training days in central London.
Apprentices have a visiting tutor from eQualitas, who spend a day in school each half term to observe them teaching, provide some training, review their developing evidence and assess their progress so that helpful targets are set for the apprentice’s next steps. Assessment for QTS takes place towards the end of the training programme and QTS is awarded (if the Teachers’ Standards are met).
After 12 months, the apprentice has to pass the end-point assessment which checks whether he or she is maintaining and further developing what was attained in the QTS assessment.
You will spend the majority of time in your main placement school but will also be required to carry out a 2nd placement at another school or education setting which is usually for a period of 6 weeks.
Your 2nd placement will provide you with an excellent opportunity to compare and contrast different approaches to all aspects of teaching.
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in Mathematics 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.
Your first year will be on an unqualified teacher salary as agreed with your placement school who will be employing you.
The funding for the apprenticeship training is paid for by the employing school so this is not a cost for the trainee teacher.
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
Academies Enterprise Trust is one of the largest networks of schools in England with 57 schools in virtually every region of the country.
We believe that the achievement gap across our system is a provision gap and every child has an entitlement to an excellent education in every classroom, every day. We understand that getting it right in every classroom every day is hard, but it’s also the single most important thing that we do.
Our people are our single greatest resource and we want to make sure we are creating the optimum environment and conditions so that everyone in AET can do their very best work. We will only deliver on our promise of excellence for all of our children if we attract, develop and retain the very best talent in the country and surround them with exceptional development throughout their careers.
We want people on our team who are excited by scale and the prospect of having a deep and lasting impact on the lives of thousands of children. We also want people who are intellectually rigorous, stay curious, and generous enough to be committed to the messy challenge of collaboration.
In joining the Trust in your training year you will have the opportunity to make a transformational impact in the communities you work.
Whatever your area of expertise,if you have the right skills and outlook, AET is an excellent place to develop your career.
To make your next move a career-defining opportunity, choose to train with us.
Candidates whose application form shows that they meet our short-listing criteria will be invited to an Interview Day.
The selection process will usually involve:
A classroom-based task
Time with staff/departments
A formal interview
A written task
We recommend that you aim to gain some experience in a classroom prior to interview. You will need to also pass a Skills Test for numeracy and literacy prior to commencing your placement.
You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
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
We are committed to supporting trainees with disabilities and other needs, so please let us and the accrediting provider know if you would like us to make any adjustments to support you during the application, interview process and throughout your programme.
Academies Enterprise Trust 3rd Floor, 183 Eversholt Street London London NW1 1BU
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