Our course maximises your school experience so that you spend as much time as possible learning from professionals in the classroom. The online learning element of the course offers our trainees a large degree of flexibility in when they choose to study. The online learning is bespoke to your learning needs and factors in your previous experience; there is no “one size fits all” with our course.
Before you start your training, you will already have been given the opportunity to get to know your home school. By the time you start, you will already know the people who will be supporting you every day in your training.
You will receive support and advice on how to plan, teach and assess learning. During your course, we will organise visits to different types of schools and specialist contexts to give you a rounded educational experience to prepare you for an exciting career in teaching.
Trainees complete 2 assignments during the course. The advice and support offered ensure that we have a high success rate to empower you to reflect effectively on your teaching at the start of your career.
We assess your progress throughout the course to build up an overall picture of the teacher you are becoming. Our innovative online systems gather your evidence throughout the course which avoids unnecessary workload on trainees.
As well as your school-based mentor, your pathway tutor will visit you each term to ensure that you are progressing well and offer your advice on your teaching, assignments and evidence gathering.
Our trainees spend most of their year in their home school. They will arrive on day 1 of the term in September and become fully immersed in school life.
We then organise for a second placement in January for 6 weeks. This placement school will be a contrasting context. You will then return to your home school until the end of the school year.
We will also organise various days during the school year to ensure we have covered the full range of educational contexts available in the UK.
Our entry requirements:
UK degree or equivalent at 2:2 or above
GCSE English Maths and Science at Grade C/4
We are seeking passionate people who are looking for a career in teaching. Our schools are dedicated to finding the best role models for their students. If you have the drive and enthusiasm to inspire young people, we want to meet you.
Apprenticeship trainees are paid on point 1 of the unqualified teacher scale for their first year or training
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
TES Institute is committed to supporting school-based teacher training, helping schools to create great teachers. Through their team of highly experienced Pathway Tutors working in partnership with schools and trainees, TES Institute combines the best of in-person and online learning to deliver truly flexible teacher training. For our School Direct Teacher Training programme, TES institute works with 8 partnerships of schools across London, Essex, Suffolk, and Kent, who work collaboratively to share best practice to develop and deliver high quality teacher training. Our postgraduate Teacher Apprenticeship is offered nationally.
We offer three routes through Teacher Training
School Direct Unsalaried (Full Time or Part Time)
School Direct Salaried (Full Time or Part Time)
Postgraduate Teacher Apprenticeship (which we operate nationally)
Interviews are conducted by a member of the Tes team.
The interview includes:
a 30 minute lesson observation. We aim to see that you have the communication skills and presence to be a teacher.
a 40 minute interview
an assessment of your fundamental English and Maths competency
Training with disabilities and other needs
TES Institute and Teach in Kent are committed to promoting access for people with disabilities and additional needs. We support and enable students with physical disabilities, sensory impairments, specific learning difficulties, special psychological needs and medical conditions that can have an impact on day-to-day activities, to participate in TES Institute programmes, as far as is reasonably practicable and within any constraints laid down by relevant professional bodies. TES Institute will:
Encourage applications from people with disabilities
Seek to provide information in suitable formats
Assess applicants who disclose disabilities or specific needs solely on the basis of their academic potential and suitability to train to teach
Invite applicants with a disability or specific need to contact TES Institute to discuss how their requirements can be accommodated
Provide additional support or resources at application to enable the applicant to complete the application process including attending interview where applicable
Offer additional provision to ensure no disadvantage compared with other applicants
Work towards the earliest possible assessment of needs and offer of reasonable accommodations where required
Make reasonable accommodations in assessment where applicable and without impacting the learning outcomes to be assessed
Provide educational support services as appropriate for eligible students
Take steps to encourage students with progressive conditions, or who become disabled during their programme of study, to continue their studies
Promote an inclusive environment and attitude at TES Institute and endeavour to provide appropriate training to staff where required
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