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Arbor Academy Trust Primary (S736)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
London District East SCITT
Financial support

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 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
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Course summary

This course is a Primary course for EYFS/ Key Stage One (3-7) Key Stage One and Key Stage Two (5-11) Our vision is ‘Making a real difference to children’s life chances.’ This salaried course has limited places. As a partnership of schools in East London, we work together to recruit and train excellent teachers, who are inspired and equipped to continue to develop their teaching and leadership skills throughout their careers. The course aims to: -To train excellent teachers who ensure that all pupils in their classrooms make rapid and sustained progress -To develop a strong workforce for our local schools -To employ and retain qualified teachers in the local area through outstanding training and tracking of provision through their Initial Teacher Training (ITT) year and their Early Career Teacher (ECT) year. -Proved access to outstanding quality and professional development for potential teachers

The course ensures that the trainee develops an understanding of the 5 areas of the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Core Content Framework: Behaviour Management, Pedagogy, Curriculum, Assessment and Professional Behaviours.

The training includes a critical evaluation of theory, research and practice delivered by current practitioners who ensure the course reflects on implications in the classroom at all times. The course covers all subjects in the curriculum and builds up to teacher 3 days a week with the equivalent of a day out for planning and preparation and self study. There will also be a day for training to support practice in the classroom.

School placements

As a partnership of schools, we work together to recruit and train excellent teachers, who are inspired and equipped to continue to develop their teaching and leadership skills throughout their careers.We work with outstanding schools to develop a school led programme to meet the requirements of the Teacher’s Standards. These schools are usually within our Trust and London District East Teaching School Hub. You will have a main placement school and then in the Spring Term (6 weeks) complete a contrast placement in another school, in a different key stage. You will also get opportunities to experience, a specialist provision and a Secondary School to look at how pupils progress from KS2 to KS3. We will select the schools for you based on your experience, interview and commuting distance. The commute is usually between 30 minutes and an hour, sometimes shorter.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

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

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.

Personal qualities

We are looking for applicants who have the passion to become a Primary School Teacher. Applicants who are confident, resilient and willing to learn and work hard. We will support you to develop these skills and learn more.

Other requirements

We recognise that not all applicants will have worked in schools before, we can support you to gain some experience before you make your big decision. Presently we are unable to do this due to risk assessments. However, we would still encourage you to apply.


Salaried trainees applying for the QTS will be employed and paid for by their sponsor school. This is usually as an unqualified teacher. As such it is expected that you will stay with the school during your ECT induction of 2 years.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

Davies Lane Primary School has successfully trained trainees. Our aim throughout the course is to ensure that your training needs are met to ensure the best standards of teaching and learning are promoted. You will be training with outstanding practitioners in outstanding schools.

Interview process

All applicants who submit an application that meets the Arbor Academy Trust requirements, as set out in the a application scrutiny process, will be invited to an interview day 1. On receipt, applications are viewed within a week. You will be interviewed by a panel of senior leaders and all details of the interview will be sent to you in advance. Candidates are encouraged to advise us of any Special Needs prior to the Interview days. If you are successful at day 1, you will be asked to go to another informal interview at a school that would like to sponsor a trainee teacher. You will have to be successful at both stages in order to get onto the course.

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

Most schools and external HEI providers have disability access and provide support for trainees with disabilities.

Contact this training provider

Davies Lane
E11 3DR

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also 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).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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