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The Northern Jewish School Direct Primary Cluster Primary (T792)

QTS full time

Accredited body
London School of Jewish Studies (LSJS)
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

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 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022


Course summary

Why train with us?

The Northern Jewish School Direct Primary Cluster is a partnership of Northern Jewish faith-based schools who represent a spectrum of Judaism. Our accredited provider is the Jewish Teacher Training Partnership.

Our mission is to increase the number of teachers delivering high quality primary education in the Limmudei Kodesh (Jewish Studies) sector. We offer a unique opportunity for specialist teachers of Limmudei Kodesh (Jewish Studies) and general primary practitioners to develop their teaching and professional conduct within our schools.

Through our programme, candidates will experience training and placements in schools which have experience of providing high quality teacher training support.

About this training programme

A broad programme offering training in a variety of active methods to meet the core teacher standards. We offer a specialist Limmudei Kodesh (Jewish Studies) route.

Candidates in the programme will be based in a class setting at the Lead Host school and expected to lead a class. Mentoring support will be provided as well as time for training related tasks. Throughout the year candidates will be observed by the host school and external accreditors.

  • The first term will focus on how to teach plus an initial placement in another programme school.
  • The second term focuses on the development of subject knowledge.
  • The third term includes an alternative school placement and submission of a portfolio to evidence the Teachers’ Standards.

Opportunities have been built into the programme for trainees to work collaboratively. This is an unsalaried course where the candidates will be required to pay fees. (They may be eligible for a student loan to support these fees.)

School placements

Where you will train

You will be placed in different schools during your training. You cannot pick which schools you want to be in, but we will endeavour to place you in schools within your locality.

There will be two school placements during our course:

The first is a placement in a school within the cluster. Placements are managed to adapt to the candidates’ travel and home situations and appropriate year group placements.

The second is a placement in a non-cluster school. This is arranged with a local school near to your host school.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, 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.

We accept equivalency tests from A* Equivalency

Personal qualities

What we are looking for:

  • prior relevant experience
  • the desire to work within the Jewish schools sector
  • passionate about education
  • committed to continuous professional development
  • able to work as part of a team and inspire children

Other requirements

All applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, right to work in the UK and dependent on two suitable references.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £7,500.

This is an unsalaried course where candidates will be required to pay fees. You may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.

About the training provider

Brodetsky Primary School in North Leeds is the lead school for the programme. It is currently rated Good by Ofsted and Outstanding in Jewish Studies by Pikuach.

Brodetsky Primary School is a one-form entry school which ranges from Reception to year 6. It is an Orthodox Jewish faith school where the success of every child is achieved through creativity, independence and resilience.

Brodetsky has a reputable and long history of investing in Teacher Training and we are very proud of the trainees that have successfully completed their training with us. Trainees at Brodetsky are provided with a high calibre of support by experienced and dedicated mentors. They are prepared to enter the teaching profession, and some have gone on to secure leadership roles.

Interview process

Candidates will be required to attend an interview at our Lead Host school.

During the interview you will be required to teach a lesson, complete a short task and be interviewed by a panel.

Following the interview, successful candidates will either be:

  • confirmed as being hosted by their existing school or
  • candidates not from a school will be matched with a host school.

Candidates will be required to pass a test of their fundamental literacy and numeracy skills tests by the end of the course. This is likely to take place either at interview or early in the course.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study 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 study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

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

Access arrangements:

  • Accommodation - The training will be based in the cluster schools.
  • Childcare – None available
  • Disability Access - A significant number of consortium schools have full disability access and where necessary candidates will be placed to meet their needs
  • Public Transport – All schools are accessible via public transport
  • Special features - All schools will have their own expectations of dress code and dietary requirements
  • Study Facilities - Host school

Contact this training provider

0113 293 0578
Brodetsky Jewish Primary School
Wentworth Avenue
LS17 7TN

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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