AIM Alliance Schools
Primary (3CVZ)

QTS full time

Accredited body
Middlesex University
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 in the EU and EEA, though this could change after 2020.

If you’re planning to teach overseas, you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.aimallianceschools.org

Contents

About the course

This course leads to a PG Cert + QTS

As a school-led route the majority of your time will be spent in your training school, and the content and focus of many aspects of the training programme will be targeted to meet your individual needs, by utilising the resources of the school and their alliance partners. In addition, at Middlesex you will also benefit from access to the University’s extensive resources, including those provided by the library and student support services.

The Middlesex Primary School Direct programme provides you with a PG Cert plus QTS. You will receive a programme of professional studies which will be run at the University, within your school and the Alliance.

These may include sessions which:

  • Allow you to visit a variety of partnership schools and non-formal educational sites to enhance learning in specialist areas.
  • Provide you with opportunities to enhance your knowledge and pedagogy of your subject, or specialist areas of the curriculum.
  • Develop your understanding of key contemporary issues within education, such as those around inclusion or EAL and SEND provision in schools.

Interview process

All Interviews will be held virtually with a ‘panel’ consisting of the Headteacher of the recruiting school, the mentor at the recruiting school and an Alliance representative. You will also be asked to provide a practice lesson on a subject related topic with sample literacy and numeracy tasks.

You will be asked to provide copies of your original certificates and photo identification.

How school placements work

When you are training with us you will train for the 1st and 3rd term within your ‘host’ school and then experience another school within the Alliance in the 2nd term.

Our lead mentor will visit you within your second setting to ensure you are supported throughout this time along with a mentor being provided every step of the way at the school.

This provides a chance to experience a different setting and perfect your practice whilst working towards the teaching standards. You will then be able to put into practice the new skills you have developed back at your host school.

Fees

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,250

Financial support

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

A relevant honours degree from a British university with a minimum 2.2 or equivalent overseas degree supported by a recent NARIC certificate.

GCSE Maths, English and Science at Grade C or higher or equivalent (supported by a recent NARIC certificate for overseas students).

Personal qualities

Above all else we want to see that you like and can interact appropriately with children and young people. We want to see that you:

  • like people and can interact with them appropriately
  • are determined, trustworthy and resilient
  • show patience and kindness to others, and don’t harbour grudges
  • can engage peoples’ attention, and adapt to situations as they unfold

You need to be very clear about why you want to become a teacher, the skills involved and what you can bring to the profession.

Other requirements

You must complete a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check, submit a health questionnaire. Further details will be sent to you on your offer.

About the training provider

Aim Alliance Schools is a collaborative Alliance of schools made up of both Primary and Secondary Schools. London Academy is the lead school for School Direct within the Alliance. We train and develop teachers in north London, working in partnership with Middlesex University, Hertfordshire University and e-Qualitas.

We provide experienced mentors within the classroom and Lead Phase mentors provide additional support throughout the year. We are small (a cohort of 30 this year) but concentrate on quality with 100% pass rate of our cohort last year. Our schools work closely together in partnership with our training providers to ensure you receive a quality, tailored programme of learning and support.

You can find out lots of information from our Aim Alliance Schools website (https://www.aimallianceschools.org).

About the accredited body

In Partnership with our Alliance School Direct trainees achieve consistently high outcomes and the majority graduate as excellent practitioners. This is a result of the strong partnerships that we have with Middlesex University and our shared commitment to providing high quality training for all primary and secondary ITT courses.

There are many reasons why you could choose Middlesex but the main one is that they genuinely work in partnership with our alliance. This means that together, we train the teachers of the future that become qualified staff in local schools.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Aim Alliance Schools is always willing to support applications from candidates with disabilities. The Alliance will try to accommodate all trainees with disabilities and other needs. Individual needs will be assessed on application and our lead phase mentors will discuss with individuals how their needs can be supported.

Contact details

Email
a.phillips@londonacademy.org.uk
Telephone
0208 238 1100 x1252
Website
http://www.aimallianceschools.org
Address
Spur Road
Edgware
London
HA8 8DE

Apply

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Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Choose a training location - List of locations, vacancies and codes
Location Vacancies Code
Broadfields Primary School
Roseberry Drive, Edgware, HA8 8JP
Yes E
Fairway Primary School and Children’s Centre
The Fairway, Mill Hill, NW7 3HS
Yes F
Hollickwood Primary School
Sydney Road, London, N10 2NL
Yes P
London Academy
Spur Road, Edgware, London, HA8 8DE
Yes A

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