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Spires Academy Teaching Alliance Mathematics (K052)

QTS full time teaching apprenticeship

Accredited body
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.

If you’re planning to teach overseas, you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Age range
11 to 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in Maths or a related subject? Are you a passionate individual that is interested in becoming a qualified teacher? We are currently working with schools in North Kent and South East London who want to recruit a Maths graduate like you, as a trainee via the teaching apprenticeship programme. This would be to start in September 2020 for a 12-month programme, and with Maths being a priority subject, there is a huge range of benefits in working in this vibrant and well-connected school. The school are excited to welcome a Maths Trainee Teacher like you to their incredible learning environment.

Taking the teaching apprenticeship route to become a Maths Trainee Teacher means you will benefit from guidance and support, whilst learning and training ‘on the job’. With no more student debt (!), training to be a Maths teacher is the ideal route for you to take. The programme has 2 assignments, as well as working on your portfolio of work over the year. There is also the option to gain a PGCE! You will also benefit from: – Having a long term to permanent Maths Trainee Teacher role – Achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) – September start – Salary upwards of £21,004 – Fee-free route! (all fees and training costs are covered)

Entry requirements for Maths Trainee Teacher: – Have a minimum of a 2:2 in a Bachelor’s degree in Maths or a related subject – C grade or higher in GCSE Maths and English – The ability to inspire and motivate young people – Great communication, organisation and leadership skills – Experience working within education is beneficial but not essential

Teachers make the education of their pupils their first concern and are accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct. Teachers demonstrate consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct; have strong subject knowledge, keep their knowledge and skills as teachers up-to-date and are self-critical; forge positive professional relationships and work with parents/guardians in the best interests of their pupils.

School placements

You will spend the majority of your time based within the school. EQualitas, our SKITT training provider, will provide professional studies sessions for you to attend in central London (travel paid by the school) where you will cover the finer details of teaching a great depth with other teaching apprentices.

There will be a contrasting placement of between four and six weeks at another local school so you can get a flavour of what it is like to teaching in different settings. This will help with deciding which type of school/setting you would like to teach in after you have gained your QTS. These partner schools are carefully selected to ensure that you receive the best support possible. You will be expected to plan, teach and evaluate your own teaching throughout the programme.

You will be teaching 11 - 18 year olds mathematics. You will deliver aspects of the national curriculum across KS3, GCSE and A- Level.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

The equivalent to a grade 4 in GCSE English and mathematics. If you intend to teach primary aged pupils, you will also need a grade 4 GCSE in a science subject.

A degree awarded by a UK higher education provider, or a recognised equivalent qualification.

Successfully completed the professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy


Salary will be Unqualified 1

Fees and financial support

Interview process

The interview stages will consist of three parts: 1) Plan a 10 minute lesson. You will talk through your plan with the interviewer. 2) Interview with the Head of Faculty, Head Teacher and a member of HR. 3) Completion of a subject knowledge audit relating to your chosen subject.

The whole process usually takes around an hour.

Usually interviews would happen at the school so you can get a feel for the students and the staff however due to COVID 19 restrictions all interviews will be taking place over Zoom. Invitations to the interview will take place during short listing.

Contact this training provider

Spires Academy Teaching Alliance
Bredlands Lane

Support and advice

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