Spires Academy Teaching Alliance
Primary (Q004)

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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020


About the course

Candidates will undertake a trainee via the teaching apprenticeship programme. This would be to start in October 2020 for a 12-month programme, and with Primary being a priority subject, there is a huge range of benefits in working in this vibrant and well-connected school. Located in St John Fisher Catholic Primary School, Perivale. The school has great transport links into central and the school are excited to welcome a Primary Trainee Teacher like you to their incredible learning environment.

Interview process

Interviews will take place with the Headteacher or a delegate and a Key Stage Leader. Interviews will be around 45 minutes long. You may also be asked to create a lesson for a particular year group and talk the interviewers through your plan. You may also have a literacy and numeracy test following the interview. All details will be confirmed by the Head Teacher.

How school placements work

You will based within the school for the majority of the time within the school. You will have training days allocated to you by EQualitas. Attendance to all EQualitas contact dates are compulsory.


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Training fees will be covered by the school.

Financial support

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.



The minimum criteria is:

  • A good honours degree (at least 2:2) We look for 50% of the degree in the subject you intend to teach but if your degree isn’t in the subject you wish to teach, you may be eligible for a funded course to increase your subject knowledge before starting training.
  • GCSE’s in Maths and English, grade C or above
  • NARIC equivalency certificates for any degree or school qualification gained outside the United Kingdom. For further information visit www.naric.org.uk/naric

Personal qualities

A great teacher is one a student remembers and cherishes forever; teachers have long-lasting impacts on the lives of their students. As a partnership we have successfully trained teachers from a wide range of backgrounds, all with different experiences prior to making the decision to teach. Whatever your background you will need to be patient and caring with a love of your subject. A willingness to dedicate yourself to the success and well-being of the students is essential.

Other requirements

Enhanced DBS Check is mandatory and will be carried out by the school upon successful appointment.

St John Fisher Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including an enhanced disclosure check. For further information on what becoming a teacher might involve more generally, you can also visit: www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching

Contact details

Spires Academy Teaching Alliance
Bredlands Lane


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Location Vacancies Code
Green Lane Primary School
Green Lane, Worcester Park, Surrey, KT4 8AS
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