Students on School Direct primary routes at schools partnered with the University of Wolverhampton will undertake a Postgraduate Certificate in Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which will provide 60 credits contributing to Master’s level.
As part of the programme, students will spend around 120 days on placement and typically 50 days at university. School placements will be within the Elston Hall Learning Trust and St Bartholomew’s MAT.
There are five placement schools within the Elston Hall Learning Trust; four schools within the Wolverhampton area and one school within Walsall. The St Bartholomew’s MAT is formed of seven schools; located across the Staffordshire district. Students can be placed in any of these schools across the two Trusts for their teacher training placements.
Placements will be within at least two of the schools.
Candidates will teach pupils across the 3-11 age range and students will be based according to their suitability for the school/year group.
Across the year, we will endeavour to ensure students experience schools of varying sizes/profiles and different year groups/Key Stages.
It is the candidates’ responsibility to travel to each school and to the University of Wolverhampton when required.
An undergraduate degree at class 2:1 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 science.
We are looking for candidates with motivation, enthusiasm and a clear rationale for teaching. It is important that students are committed to teaching as a long-term career, and also hold the relevant academic profile and intellectual capacity. We would like candidates to have a strong subject knowledge, relevant school experience, and be responsible, open-minded and show a professional level of maturity.
An awareness of contemporary educational issues would be an advantage. Effective spoken and written Standard English, having equal opportunities awareness and possessing appropriate ethics and values are also of prime importance.
Before taking up a place, all applicants must complete an enhanced Disability and Barring Service check, agree to abide by the University of Wolverhampton Code of Professional Conduct and Fitness to Practice and complete relevant checks to ensure they have the health and physical capacity to teach.
Applicants should have at least three years careers experience when applying for this route.
Experience in a primary school may be set as a condition following interview.
Unqualified teacher rate - school will pay fees for this course.
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
Elston Hall Learning Trust and St Bartholomew’s Multi Academy Trust offers trainee teachers the unique opportunity to work and learn at exciting and innovative primary schools. All our schools share a common ethos and approach to pedagogy, ensuring that pupils become confident lead learners, achieving the highest standards possible.
Our schools from within both Trusts have a proven track record of working in partnership with local universities and other outside agencies. We are passionate about growing future leaders and believe that School Direct and Teaching Apprenticeship routes offer an unrivalled opportunity for trainees to learn and develop in our vibrant schools.
By working within the Trusts, trainees will experience a range of contrasting challenges that will make them highly marketable in the current job market.
Your school will provide you with a fully qualified mentor and CPD in school which will complement the training received at Wolverhampton University and Birmingham City University.
Our excellent partnerships with the University of Wolverhampton and Birmingham City University mean that students will receive high-quality hands-on support from day one. This will continue as you take up your first appointment as an Early Career Teacher (ECT) and throughout your career.
Applicants should apply through the new DfE ‘Find postgraduate teacher training’ service. The application will be jointly considered by the University and both Trusts.
Applicants will be invited to interview and to complete a set of short professional scenarios involving reading, writing and numerical tasks. You may be asked to attend support sessions in English and Maths as one of the conditions of acceptance of the course.
Those successful in audits and at interview will be required to meet enhanced DBS checks, fitness to teach and medical check and prohibition order check requirements. You will be expected to complete these forms once you have been successful and have a conditional offer.
The charge for the DBS is £44 and ID check is £6 *(costs correct at time of publication and could change)
You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.
Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Elston Hall Learning Trust and St Bartholomew’s Multi Academy Trust supports an inclusive vision. Where needed, we will make reasonable adjustments to support disabled job applicants and employees. We want to make sure that all our students get the most from training with us. By telling tell us about your disability as early as possible, we can identify any support that you may need.
Elston Hall Primary School Stafford Road, Fordhouses Wolverhampton West Midlands WV10 6NN
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