Lionwood Teaching School
QTS full time with salary
- Accredited body
- Suffolk and Norfolk Primary SCITT
- Financial support
QTS (qualified teacher status) allows you to teach in state schools in England.
It may also allow you to teach in the EU, the EEA and Switzerland. You should check with the institution you’d like to teach in for confirmation. The status of QTS in these countries may change after the UK leaves the EU. Please check GOV.UK for updates.
To teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, you may wish to consider a ‘PGCE (or PGDE) with QTS’ qualification instead.
- Course length
- 9 months
- Date you can apply from
- 8 October 2019
- Date course starts
- September 2020
About the course
“We offer specialisms in General Primary, General Primary with Mathematics, Early Years, Special Needs or Key Stage 2. We provide a unique opportunity across Norfolk and Suffolk for trainees to immerse themselves in a diverse range of teaching and training experiences which by the final term are highly personalised.
The training comprises of 3 placements in 2 contrasting schools over the course of the year combined with 31 days in centre training.
The centre based training is provided by expert trainers, many of whom are still serving teachers. It covers all National Curriculum subjects and key aspects of primary education such as behaviour management, SEND and assessment. Trainees also have sessions focused on the two assignments and one presentation which contribute to their PGCE qualification (including 60 credits at M Level).
All trainees have a tutor who is committed to supporting each trainee over their training year. This includes visits to observe teaching and end of term progress interviews. ”
“The Primary Salaried SCITT team will be co-ordinating the recruitment process with their partnership school head teachers. You will lead a 30-minute teaching activity and be interviewed in a partnership school. If this this is successful, you will be invited to attend a task day.
At the task day you will undertake some short written tests and some interpersonal tasks. ”
How school placements work
“Our partnership of over 150 schools is well-established and we have clear and strong working relationships with a range of primary schools across Suffolk and Norfolk and into Cambridgeshire. We go to great lengths through quality assurance and our local knowledge to ensure that all placements are of a high standard. Trainees are supported by school mentors who are enthusiastic, committed and well-trained individuals.
Trainees spend approximately 26 weeks on school placement. Most of this is in the main placement school, with half a term in the spring term in a contrasting school.
The distance to school placements will vary. These take into account the trainee’s home address, whether they have their own transport and the placement that the school is able to offer. Our policy is to endeavour to keep journey times to school to a maximum of 50 minutes each way.”
0.4 contract on Instructor pay scale Point 1 (in the region of £5000)
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.
GCSE English, Mathematic and Science Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)
Level 2 Adult Numeracy and Literacy are not accepted as equivalents.
A UK first degree (or equivalent). Honours Degree, normally 2.2 or better (or equiv. 360 CAT points)
If your qualifications were not gained in the UK, you can visit the National Academic Register Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether your qualifications are equivalent to UK GCSEs and degrees. Please note that the responsibility is yours to prove that your qualifications are equivalent and you must include a NARIC statement with your application verifying this. ”
We are looking for committed, resilient individuals who are ready to undertake an exciting but rigorous training year. We are interested in people who are passionate and enthusiastic about children’s learning and have a desire to promote the best outcomes for children of all abilities. You need to be open to constructive feedback and see it as a tool to help you to achieve your potential by the end of the year. You must be organised and self-motivated as although there is lots of support, you also need to be focused on the commitment involved within this training year.
“A satisfactory enhanced DBS check before commencing training. Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT will arrange this.
If an applicant has lived overseas for more than six months in the past five years in line with safer recruitment practice they will be required to provide a certificate of good conduct from that country.
Applicants must pass the professional skills tests for literacy and numeracy before the start of the course.”
About the training provider
Lionwood Teaching School is part of Inclusive Schools Trust based at Lionwood Schools Federation in Norwich, Norfolk. Lionwood has a history of successfully training teachers from different providers across the county over many years and we are delighted to be able to recruit students ourselves from 2019. We have chosen SCITT as our main training provider due to its reputation for high quality tuition and support for students.
In addition we offer 5 additional training sessions to enhance the excellent provision offered by SCITT. These hands-on training sessions aim to give practical advice and support for students in their placements and compliment the training provided. They include areas such as Speech, Language and Communication, Behaviour Management, Assessment and Data and Special Educational Needs and Disability. The sessions are run by specialists working within the Trust.
We also offer students the chance to visit our Trust schools, attend twilights where appropriate and provide support with applications for employment.
About the accredited body
“Do you want to get into schools early and start to practice teaching as soon as possible?
Do you want to be part of a very supportive cohort of trainees who receive personal support from committed, experienced and enthusiastic tutors?
Suffolk and Norfolk Primary SCITT Salaried has an excellent reputation for providing high quality training and support for all trainees. In 2018, 72% of trainees graduated with a grade of ‘outstanding’. The course offers a PGCE with 60 Masters Level credits as well as QTS. ”
Training with disabilities and other needs
“Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT supports all trainees based on their individual needs. Recently this has included those with dyslexia, physical, hearing and visual impairments and mental health conditions. Plans are developed with trainees to ensure that they can fully access in centre training, operate effectively on school placement and complete written assignments.
Suffolk & Norfolk Primary SCITT has full disabled access as do all the schools in the partnership. However, applicants who would benefit from disabled access should let us know on their application so that they can be considered for placements at the most appropriate schools. ”
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