Bristol E-ACT Partnership
Primary 5-11 (393K)

QTS full time with salary

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

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Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020


About the course

During this course you will be taught how to effectively plan a sequence of differentiated mastery lessons in English and maths that are and encourage rich reasoning and problem solving language. You will be shown how to effectively feedback on children’s work and give challenging differentiated follow ups that continually challenge the children to deepen their subject knowledge. You will learn how to develop high quality working walls that are used as a continual teaching aid to develop the children’s understanding of the teaching process. On top of this you will learn how to implement high quality ESPG into all of the children’s learning, leading to high quality cross curricular work. You will learn the roles and responsibility of being a class teacher within an E-ACT school and all of positive and exciting strategies we use to encourage the highest possible outcomes for our children. Finally and most importantly you will learn vital lessons on how to cope with the ever increasing work load of teachers and maintain a healthy balance.

During this course you will spend 5 terms in the school you are assigned to within the partnership. 1 term will be within another school within our partnership of 6 for 6 weeks during term 3. This will be an opportunity to see the E-ACT model in another school. During this placement you will also have the opportunity to experience a different Key Stage. There will be 2 days that will be spent at the University across the year that will be used as an opportunity to liaise with the University tutors, meet other fellow trainees in the project and to get access to the wealth of resources the University has to offer.

You will be assessed throughout the year by the Training Manager and Mentor through regular observations, target setting meetings and through continual day to day feedback. On top of this there will be 2 planned assignments. One will be a written essay based on a current pedagogical theme and the other will be a presentation based on an element of teaching and learning. This will be delivered to the school leadership team.

Interview process

Upon receiving successful applications, applicants will be asked to attend a formal interview. This will consist of a 20-minute teaching activity around a core subject observed by the Deputy Head and Head Teacher. For quality assurance measures the University of Gloucester our training partner will also send representation to be part of a small number of interviews. There will then be a formal 30-minute interview where you will be asked a series of questions about your suitability for the role.

A place can then be offered conditionally; this will then be confirmed upon completion of the QTS skills tests.

How school placements work

Successful candidates are assigned to schools based on the charactersitics and extra curricular strengths. Matching trainees to the right academy is the most important part of the process. We have 6 E-ACT primary schools in Bristol that trainees will be placed with; Badocks Wood, Greenfield, Illminster, St Ursula’s, Perry Court and Hareclive. The age ranges of the schools are 3-11 as 2 of the academies have onsite Nursery’s. There will be one placement that will be for the duration of term 3.


The salary will be between the unqualified teacher range of £15,857 - £25,061 a year. There are no additional fees or lodgings to consider other than your usual daily expenditure.

Financial support

Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.

If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.



You will need

  • verification of Degree qualifications (min 2:2)
  • verification of GCSE English/Maths/Science (min C/4)
  • passing the QTS literacy and numeracy skills tests
  • satisfactory completion of Declaration of Health Questionnaire
  • satisfactory completion suitability form
  • satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance
  • satisfactory record/report from 5 days’ primary school experience (where applicable)

As it is no longer a requirement that all candidates have pre-course school experience, we invite interviewing teams to request pre-course school experience only where performance at interview suggests this would benefit the candidate in preparing for teacher education.

Personal qualities

Experience working with children. A positive and energetic attitude to teaching. An organised approach to working. Impeccable time management. A reflective attitude to their own development. Someone who is determined and dedicated to the role. A flexible approach to working. An ability to work effectively as part of a team. To have high aspirations and expectatons fo themselves and those they work with. To always do the right thing and be conscinscious.

Other requirements

A clear DBS(this will be completed by the school).

About the training provider

Bristol E-ACT Partnership offers fantastic school‐based learning in partnership with the University of Gloucester. The school has been Good for a number of years. And consistently places in the top 5% of schools for SATs results and progress from starting points. In 2017 3 of E-ACTs 4 Bristol primaries finished int he top 20 schools in the Bristol league tables for KS2 outcomes. The Bristol E-ACT partnership specializes in working with schools in challenging contexts and all of its schools bar one have high levels of deprivation and well over 50% pupil premium. E-ACT have a very unique and consistent approach to teaching and learning and an extremely good record for developing NQTs into outstanding teachers. We are always on the cusp of the newest educational initiatives, as a forward thinking partnership we are always exposing our teachers to the most innovative and current teaching startegies. We have 6 excellent teams of teachers and support staff who are keen and enthusiastic about developing the next generation of teachers. E-ACT is a rapidly expanding MAT in Bristol and we are always looking to recruit high quality teachers with aspirations within teaching that match our own.

Throughout this training programme, you will have hands on experience as you learn whilst being paid at an unqualified teacher scale.

About the accredited body

Our partnerships place the child and its trainee teachers at the centre of all that we do. They provide first class initial teacher education in primary phases in Gloucestershire and the surrounding region. Our settings are exciting, supportive and inspiring places in which to train, teach and to make a real difference to children’s learning and aspirations.

The University fully embraces the diversity of schools and educational settings and works with with over 400 early years settings, schools and colleges. Our innovative and inclusive partnership work plays a strong part in the long-term improvement for schools in challenging socio-economic contexts.

Training with disabilities and other needs

E-ACT has an equal opportunity policy for all its staff and students.

Contact details

0208 452 4842 ext 400
The Crest Academy E-ACT Academy
Crest Road


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