Lionwood Teaching School Primary (3CBL)

QTS full time

Accredited body
Suffolk and Norfolk Primary SCITT
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
https://www.lionwoodteachingschool.co.uk/initial-teacher-training-at-lionwood-teaching-scho/

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About the course

We offer specialisms in General Primary, General Primary with Mathematics, Early Years and Special Needs. 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 approximately 55 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 personal tutor who is committed to supporting each trainee over their training year. This includes weekly email contact, visits to observe teaching and end of term progress interviews.

School placements

We have access to the SCITT partnership of over 250 schools. This is well-established and we have clear and strong working relationships with a range of primary schools across Suffolk and Norfolk. 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 in the autumn and summer terms, with 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.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

  • A UK first degree (or equivalent). Normally 2.2 or better (or equiv. 360 CAT points).
  • GCSE English Language Grade 4/C or above (or equivalent)
  • GCSE Mathematics Grade 4/C or above (or equivalent)
  • GCSE Science Grade 4/C or above (or equivalent)
  • Overseas qualifications must be assessed by NARIC.
  • Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy are not accepted.

Personal qualities

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 all children. 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 you will be well supported, you also need to be focused on the commitment involved within this training year.

Other requirements

  • Confirmation of clear enhanced DBS check before you start the course. This is paid for by Primary SCITT. It is expected that you join the update service (£13 per year at a cost to you).
  • Meet the ‘Fit to Teach’ criteria. Primary SCITT use an Occupational Health provider to assess Fitness to Teach. The initial screening is paid for by Primary SCITT, trainees may be asked to contribute towards further costs.
  • You may require a certificate of good conduct if you have lived overseas in the past five years.

Fees and financial support

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

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

The Suffolk and Norfolk Primary SCITT programme is a personalised, relational and ethical training provider. Primary SCITT has very high attainment and employment outcomes for trainees. On average 95% of trainees are employed in local schools by the end of their training year.
Trainees are supported by school mentors and SCITT Tutors who have a range of experience in schools as classroom practitioners and often headteachers or members of senior leadership teams, so have a wealth of experience to share with trainees. The Primary SCITT course is a highly personalised course which offers a wide range of opportunities to trainees.

Interview process

The Tuition SCITT team will be co-ordinating the recruitment process with partnership school head teachers. You will be invited to a task day where you will undertake a short written activity to gauge your fundamental English skills and a group task focused on interpersonal skills.
This will be followed by an interview that will begin with you giving a short presentation.

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. ”

Contact this training provider

Email
office@istnorfolk.co.uk
Telephone
01603516164
Website
https://www.lionwoodteachingschool.co.uk/initial-teacher-training-at-lionwood-teaching-scho/
Address
Lionwood Teaching School
Telegraph Lane East
Norwich
Norfolk
NR1 4AN

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