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Riverley Primary School Modern Languages (French and Spanish) (K707)

QTS full time teaching apprenticeship

Accredited body
University of East London
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 overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Age range
11 to 18
Course length
4 terms
Date you can apply from
30 September 2022
Date course starts
September 2022
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Course summary

The Griffin Schools Trust share a conviction that great schools are built on rich extra-curricular programmes and high quality pastoral care as well as an inspiring curriculum, expertly taught. We know there are no limits for students and staff where commitment and enjoyment go together.

Schools have histories and are rooted in local communities. The Trust seeks to use those histories to:

renew their visions preserve their uniqueness and give excellent service to their communities.

GST schools share the expression of those visions and strategies through a common frame of reference, which makes mutual challenge and inspiration both natural and easy.

Whether you are retained by your training placement at the end of the apprenticeship or find employment in another school, being part of something bigger provides a wider stage for gifted and experienced teachers and leaders, offering them scope to have an impact beyond one school.

As a Griffin Schools Trust teaching apprentice you will inspire and motivate young people to learn and develop their curiosity and talents.

To be ready for the workplace, students need to develop computing skills and an understanding of how computer systems work. As a computing teacher you’d inspire and motivate young people to learn about computers, develop computing skills such as coding, learn how computers and computer systems work and help them design and build programmes.

You’ll teach students of different ages and abilities and prepare young people to take national qualifications in your subject.

You will:

Prepare lessons and teaching materials Assess students’ progress and mark their work Set homework Manage classroom behaviour Discuss students’ progress with parents and carers Organise study trips, social activities and sports events. You’d encourage the students to take pride in their achievements inside and outside school. You’d support them to build good relationships with other students and teachers and play a positive part in the life of the school and the local community.

You’ll help them get the knowledge, skills and attributes they’ll need for a successful and positive life when they leave school.

School placements

You will experience two school placements - the second will be for 6 weeks with the majority of the time spent in your first school. The teaching apprenticeship runs across 4 terms.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:1 or above, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in Modern Languages (French and Spanish) or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

Personal qualities

Enthusiasm, energy and passion for your subject which you can effectively communicate to pupils.

Other requirements

DBS approval Criminal record checks Eligible to work in the UK


Minimum UQT1

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

The Griffin Schools Trust is a family of primary and secondary schools in the Midlands and the South East of England. We are committed to providing an outstanding independent-style education for all students, predicated on breadth and excellence. All schools provide a rich programme of free extra-curricular activities, create an involving and stimulating physical environment and build a staff team of interesting people who are motivated to advance their own knowledge and skills as well as their pupils’ achievement.

Interview process

To be confirmed

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

At GST we believe in equality for all. We are committed to ensuring all our employees and those that work with us are equipped with the knowledge, understanding and skills to challenge discrimination, injustice and associated perceptions. This means that members of the GST community consistently reflect and promote positive attitudes and behaviours. We aim to empower all to make informed and responsible choices about their own actions. We aim to engender a personal and collective sense of responsibility and accountability to ensure that there is true equality of opportunity for all.

Contact this training provider

Riverley Primary School
Park Road
E10 7BZ

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).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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