Orange Moon Education Primary (H412)

QTS full time teaching apprenticeship

Accredited body
Bradford Birth to 19 SCITT
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
3 to 7
Course length
Up to 2 years
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
May 2022
Website
https://www.orangemooneducation.co.uk

Contents

About the course

The course is designed specifically for working with children between the ages of 3-7. This course will provide you with a level 6 Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Orange Moon Education works closely in partnership with Bradford Birth to 19 School Centred Initial Teacher Training. During the placement in schools, you will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to be a newly qualified teacher. Throughout the course, we place particular emphasis on providing equal opportunities for all students working in a diverse, multi-ethnic society.

A strength of the course is how theory and practice are related as a result of extensive time spent working with children in at least two placement schools. At least 120 days are school-based with support provided by experienced school mentors.

The course builds upon the subject knowledge and independent study skills that you will have already acquired as a graduate. Our school-based sessions are also concerned with the professional skills which all teachers need. Course tutors work closely with managers, mentors and teachers in our school to provide you with advice and support for the progressive development of your teaching expertise.

A large proportion of your teaching and training will be in school, delivered by both highly experienced, inspiring school teachers and leaders. School-based sessions consist of lectures, seminars tutorials, micro-teaching environments and observations of teaching in school. This is very much a practical course, where you learn by doing.

Assessment is carried out across both placements against the Teaching Standards. Based largely within your home school, you will have one other main assessed school placement. You will also have the opportunity to get the experience of working in an alternative key stage/provision or special school.

You will work alongside experienced teachers and mentors, who will provide advice and support. You will be introduced to your new role in stages, beginning with observation and work with individual pupils, then with small groups, eventually leading to your work with full classes.

During your school placement, you will work alongside experienced teachers and mentors, who will provide advice and support. You will be introduced to your new role in stages, beginning with observation and work with individual pupils, then with small groups, leading to your work with full classes.

Typically before applying for this course, you must ensure you have the support of a school or academy to cover your salary cost.

School placements

We carefully consider school placements for all of our trainees. We match strengths as well as support needs for students. All trainees will be placed in two contrasting schools, ensuring students experience a wide range of settings.

Your training week initially involves some days a week in school and some days working on teaching pedagogy, helping you learn the skills to make you an effective teacher. During your training year, you will experience a vast array of schools from our partnership in Nursery, Primary, Special and Secondary sectors. We operate an A B A model for our students, where trainees start in their host school working with pupils that are aged 11 to 16, then complete a 6-week contrasting placement, then return to their host school to complete the training year.

The course builds upon the subject knowledge and independent study skills which, as a graduate, you will have already acquired. Our school based sessions are also concerned with the professional skills all teachers need. Course tutors work closely with managers, mentors and teachers in our schools and academies to provide you with advice and support for the progressive development of your teaching expertise. A large proportion of your teaching and training will be in our schools and academies, delivered by both highly experienced, inspiring school teachers and leaders. School-based sessions consist of lectures, seminars, tutorials, micro-teaching environments and observations of teaching in school. This is very much a practical course, where you learn by doing.

Locations

You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Orange Moon Education
6 Sherwood Rise, Nottingham, NG7 6JF
Yes
Orange Moon Education (Bradford)
Washington Street, Girlington, Bradford , BD8 9QW
Yes
Orange Moon Education (Bristol)
Chandag Road , Keynsham, Bristol , BS31 1PH
Yes

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’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.

Personal qualities

We don’t have a fixed picture of what kind of a person we are looking for. Teaching is a creative, dynamic profession which has space for innovative thinking, for people who can break free from what’s expected. Our school is clear that we want trainees to have a rapport with children, a passion for their subject, and to have the ambition to become excellent teachers. You will have a relentlessly positive outlook, show initiative and be good team player, ready to work hard in a challenging but wonderfully rewarding profession.

Other requirements

If you are successful at interview stage, you will be made an offer of a training place subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance.

Salary

Salary will be based on either;

  • the national minimum wage for apprentices
  • the unqualified teachers’ pay scales

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

Orange Moon Education is a consortium of leading education specialists and training providers who share a common goal to improve outcomes for children by providing high-quality training to childcare and education practitioners.

We work in partnership with Bradford Birth to 19 SCITT to deliver a QTS accredited post-graduate apprenticeship with a PGCE option that blends pedagogic models and academic theory with practical on-the-job training and support.

Orange Moon, established since 2010 and specialises in providing high-quality training solutions to Schools, Settings, Childcare providers and individuals across our six regions.

Orange Moon has successfully trained over 700 apprentices and delivered over 3,200 qualifications. Our range of programmes has placed over 650 individuals into new employment in their chosen careers and up skilled many more, enabling them to progress along their existing career path or into new roles within their organisation. For some we have enabled a complete career change.

Our tailored programme produces well-rounded and inspiring teachers, who have the school’s philosophy ingrained within their daily practices. Our programme is suitable for ambitious Teaching Assistants, staff employed in a non-teaching role, or any graduate looking to become a teacher. Our flexible teacher training programme enables you to enrol onto our work-based learning route to Qualified Teacher Status.

Our unique blended learning model combines school-centred initial teacher training, classroom-based professional studies and online tuition.

We are keen to support the national drive to enable more BAME candidates become qualified Teachers. You can join our programme at any time during the year.

Interview process

All our trainees who are shortlisted for interview will be invited into our school or one of our partner schools. If you are asked for interview, we will provide more details about tasks you will be asked to complete.

All our interviews have the same elements:

A classroom based exercise, where you will be observed interacting with children or young people. (Please note if current restrictions continue this activity will be adapted)

Written tasks which are designed to assess your written communication skills; your ability to be numerate; your capacity to access higher level study; and for secondary applicants, subject knowledge.

Face to face interview with a panel of School Leaders.

DBS If you are successful at interview stage, you will be made an offer of a training place subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance. For more information, see the guidance on line at; https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We believe that teachers with disabilities make an important contribution to schools both in the classroom and in shaping the wider culture and ethos of the schools they work in, indeed we have 100% pass rate for trainees who have declared a disability. We adhere to The Equality Act 2010 and Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001, which require teacher training providers to ensure they are not discriminating against applicants with disabilities or special educational needs (SEN). All our partner Schools value diversity and the unique contribution that all their staff and trainees bring.

Contact this training provider

Email
pgta@omeducation.co.uk
Telephone
0115 7843981
Website
https://www.orangemooneducation.co.uk
Address
6 Sherwood Rise
Nottingham
NG7 6JF

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching 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 speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).

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