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LEAF Primary (3B2T)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
Canterbury Christ Church University
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://www.leaftrainingpartnership.co.uk
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Contents

Course summary

School based learning: Graduates will be based in a mainstream primary school supported by excellent teachers and trained mentors. The second placement, a minimum of 4 weeks as one block, is in one of the local partnership special schools.

You will have a wealth of opportunity to develop your skills in a range of areas including many of the day to day teacher responsibilities such as assessing, planning, learning and teaching, positive behaviour management, differentiation and the primary curriculum. Our graduates will benefit from a comprehensive programme of coaching and mentoring.

University Training Days: Canterbury Christ Church has a long established reputation for ITT, it is one of the most successful providers of ITT in the country. The School Direct route with Canterbury Christ Church leads to the award of QTS.

The training programme includes 15 training days at Canterbury Christ Church University; these consist of professional development days and subject related days. Trainees are expected to attend all 15 days and further demonstrate this learning in classroom practice. Progress will be monitored by your mentor and Canterbury Christ Church University.

For more information please visit the LEAF website www.leaftrainingpartnership.co.uk

School placements

All placement schools are within the primary age range, in and around the Maidstone area. Trainees will be based in a mainstream school where you will spend the majority of your time. The school will ensure that you are able to attend university days. A 30 day placement is required within one of our SEND schools. Teaching responsibility increases gradually to reflect the progress of the student teacher.

Further information about our partnership schools can be found on the LEAF website; www.leaftrainingpartnership.co.uk

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 will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.

Personal qualities

We are looking to recruit candidates who are passionate about education, want to make a difference and have the values, qualities and attributes needed to become outstanding teachers.

Other requirements

LEAF will conduct an enhanced DBS check on all candidates.

Salary

LEAF is offering graduates a salaried route into teaching based upon the unqualified teacher’s pay scales. There are no QTS fees associated with the training.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

LEAF “Leading Education and Achievement For all”. LEAF offers a unique opportunity for those looking to train as a mainstream primary teacher. Located in the Maidstone area LEAF has strong partnership links and works with a number of local, mainstream and special primary schools. We can offer aspiring teachers superb opportunities to train in excellent mainstream schools with the second teaching placement based in a special school. Our graduates will start their teaching journey with an unparalleled expertise in SEND, equipping them with the knowledge, qualities and skillset to begin their careers as proficient primary teachers who can meet the increasingly diverse needs of primary pupils.
Graduates will be based in a mainstream primary school supported by excellent teachers and trained mentors. The second placement is in one of the local partnership special schools. You will have a wealth of opportunity to develop your skills in a range of areas including many of the day to day teacher responsibilities such as assessing, planning, learning and teaching, positive behaviour management, differentiation and the primary curriculum. Our graduates will benefit from a comprehensive programme of coaching and mentoring.

Interview process

Potential candidates will be invited to attend an assessment day. This is an opportunity to meet some of the partnership school leaders, spend time in the classroom and find out more about what we can offer. Following the assessment day there will be a formal interview.

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

Campuses vary, please contact LEAF directly to discuss how we can accommodate your needs.

leafadmin@five-acre.kent.sch.uk

Contact this training provider

Email
leafadmin@five-acre.kent.sch.uk
Telephone
01622743925
Website
http://www.leaftrainingpartnership.co.uk
Address
Five Acre Wood School
Boughton Lane
Maidstone
Kent
ME15 9QF

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

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