Every child deserves to be taught by excellent teachers. Bromley Schools’ Collegiate are committed to train and develop of the next generation of career teachers.
Trainees on the School Centred Initial Teacher Training programme are placed at one of our excellent partner schools in the borough of Bromley.
Secondary Trainees spend Monday to Friday in their placement school with training taking place each Wednesday afternoon, usually at the Bromley Schools’ Collegiate training suite. This is based at Hayes. Secondary School, West Common Road, Hayes, Bromley, Kent, BR2 7DB.
The programme has been developed to deepen trainee’s use of research informed practice.
Trainees will receive high quality training from experienced facilitators, many who are drawn from our partnership schools, providing real-life context to the training.
Trainees will gain a strong understanding of how to meet the needs of all pupils through our curriculum based on caring for the whole child.
Right from the start of the course, trainees will be taught to develop critically reflective practice.
Subject Specific expertise will be developed and strengthened through the robust training programme.
Trainees are assessed throughout their placements by experienced leaders with a focus on making them career ready
The Training course runs from September to July. To meet the ITT criteria trainees must have experience of whole class teaching in two school settings. Placement 1 is September to December. Placement 2 is January to July. BSC will make these arrangements for you.
Qualification achieved is QTS with PGCE. The PGCE element is a bespoke programme delivered at Bromley Schools’ Collegiate by Canterbury Christ Church University.
Trainees can opt out of the PGCE element.
Much consideration is given to placements. Each trainee must undertake two school placements to gain contrasting experience of teaching. Each placement will be in a school within the partnership who have experience of mentoring and coaching trainees.
An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in mathematics 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’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.
Bromley Schools’ Collegiate will offer candidates equivalency tests. These must be taken and passed before the start of the training course. If a candidate is awaiting results, they may be asked to take an equivalency test with Bromley Schools’ Collegiate.
We do not accept third part equivalency tests.
We are looking for candidates who want to make a difference to the lives of children. We want you to have a genuine passion for teaching.
We do not require candidates to have school / classroom experience before making an application.
All successful candidates will be asked to complete health declarations and disclosure and barring service checks - both must be clear.
Competence in English and maths skills will be assessed during the recruitment process.
Fees and financial support
The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,000.
Tuition fee can be paid by applying for a loan from Student Finance or private finance.
About the training provider
Main Site Bromley Schools’ Collegiate, Hayes, Bromley Kent, BR2 7DB
Bromley Schools’ Collegiate is a well established provider of initial teacher training with over 25 years experience. During this time we have trained over 1500 teachers.
100% of our trainees say they feel supported on their journey through their training year and prepared as they become Early Career Teachers (ECT) .
What our last cohort of trainees say about us:
I know my confidence stems from the opportunities that have been provided by Bromley Schools’ Collegiate
Support and guidance enables trainees to apply their knowledge skilfully in placement schools
Support was consistent throughout and I have really benefited from learning as you go approach
I feel very lucky to have had 2 amazing placements with very, very supportive departments who would do anything they could to help
The course is fantastic. There is a great emphasis on independence and freedom
Trainees know what leaders and mentors expect of them - the course was robust and intense! I feel very well prepared for my career as a teacher
Successful applications will be invited for interview. We try to give as much notice as possible, however this may be within a week of receiving your application.
The interview will be to assess your suitability for teaching and Curriculum knowledge for your chosen subject.
As part of the selection process, we require you to prepare a short 4 minute presentation to be delivered to the interview panel. This should be delivered orally without powerpoint or any other electronic aid. After which you will be have a formal interview with senior management / headteacher.
You will also be asked to complete a timed written task which will be assessed as part of the selection process. Please do not worry about the content it is to see your use of grammar etc.
You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
Bromley Schools' Collegiate, Hayes Secondary School West Common Road Hayes, Bromley Kent BR2 7DB
Support and advice
You can speak to a teacher training adviser
for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you
get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.
Call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).