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The South Downs School Direct Partnership Primary (V521)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
The South Downs 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
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://thesouthdownsscitt.co.uk/
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Contents

Course summary

The school direct salaried route is an employment based route into teaching for high quality graduates.

Programme Content: SCITT Experience: SCITT Training Days will be at Durrington High School on Fridays. These will include Professional Studies and Subject Study. The SCITT will deliver aspects of training, tutor visits, quality assurance and assessment against the Teachers’ Standards.

School Partnership: typically 4 days a week from September to July. The school will deliver some of the professional and subject study in accordance with the programme requirements and documentation and jointly assesses the trainee against the Teachers’ Standards.

School placements

School Based Experience: All trainees are expected to work in school for the entire academic year – September through to July.

For the recommendation of QTS, all trainees will be formally assessed in 2 consecutive Key Stages: Primary (5-11) Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

The time in school will include the following: Majority of time in First School with 6 weeks in Second School 2 days in Early Years (Primary) 2 days in Key Stage 3 (Primary) 2 days Special School experience

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’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

We do not offer equivalency tests but we will accept them from some providers, for example:

  • Equivalency Testing
  • A Star Equivalency

Personal qualities

  • Resilience;
  • An ability to listen to and act on feedback;
  • An effective communicator;
  • A true passion for teaching and your subject;
  • A genuine interest in how children learn;
  • High expectations for yourself and for our students.

Salary

A salary will be paid for the duration of the training course on “Unqualified Teacher Scale” Point 1.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

Durrington High School is Lead School for Primary and Secondary School Direct through The South Downs SCITT (an Outstanding Provider). The South Downs partnership is based in Worthing in West Sussex. It offers School Direct training in general primary education (five to 11 years) and secondary (11 to 16 years). Subjects offered at secondary: art, biology, chemistry, computing, drama, English, geography, history, mathematics, physical education, physics and religious education. Trainees who successfully complete their training achieve qualified teacher status (QTS) and a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE). The PGCE is awarded by the University of Brighton. You will have access to the facilities at the SCITT, Research School, your placement schools and the university library. You will typically have a day each week working with other trainees to reflect and develop your practice and four days each week in schools working with the young people in our locality. Our course is full time for one year and commences in September. You will teach across two consecutive age ranges/phases and experience teaching in at least two contrasting schools as well as completing training in special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

About the accredited body

The South Downs SCITT (school-centred initial teacher training) is a provider based in Worthing in West Sussex. The SCITT is part of Durrington Multi Academy Trust (DMAT) and shares accommodation with Durrington High School and the research school. There is a strong partnership with local schools and the partners are spread throughout the West Sussex local authority. The SCITT is an Ofsted Outstanding Provider. Trainees in the SCITT are exceptionally well taught and prepared to meet the rigours of the classroom with confidence.

Interview process

During the interview candidates are introduced to the SCITT programme and to the school. They complete a written task, a presentation, a subject knowledge task, a teaching activity and a formal interview. You have the opportunity to meet SCITT and school colleagues and ask questions about 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

We will discuss how we can support each applicant individually. We can make reasonable adjustments to training. Our schools all have appropriate facilities to accommodate candidates with disabilities. Candidates with dyslexia can access extra time for assignments.

Contact this training provider

Email
info@southdownsscitt.co.uk
Telephone
01903 705671
Website
http://thesouthdownsscitt.co.uk/
Address
Durrington High School
The Boulevard
Worthing
West Sussex
BN13 1JX

Support and advice

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