North West SHARES SCITT Primary (23BD)

QTS full time

Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
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
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.northwestscitt.com

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About the course

Throughout our rigorous and innovative, hands-on school-based initial teacher training programme you will study teaching in the Primary age range 5-11 with a self-selected curriculum focus.

Our programme runs for a minimum of 38 weeks; you will spend four days per week in school and one day per week attending training seminars.

Our training programme will enable you to develop knowledge of national statutory frameworks including; Primary National Curriculum, Assessment and Keeping Children Safe in Education and the skills to use these effectively in the classroom.

Additionally, you will benefit from systematic training linked to; theories of teaching and learning, mental health, working with children with EAL, SEN/D, parents and supporting vulnerable children. Our training ensures that you will have the most up to date knowledge, based on the most recent and relevant research which underpins all of our training, ensuring that you are able to integrate current theory into your classroom on a daily basis.

Face to face training seminars are generally delivered at our training suite in Skelmersdale. Additionally, we work closely with partners in Harrow and trainees may be offered the opportunity to benefit from an Enhancement placement in Harrow where they will further develop skills in teaching children with EAL.

Training placements are carefully selected to suit your training needs and you will undertake 2 significant and sustained placements in 2 contrasting schools across 2 different key stages as follows:

  • September to January, Training School 1, KS2;
  • February to July, Training School 2, KS1.

These training placements will enable you to develop strong knowledge skills and competencies resulting in you being in high demand as you seek your first teaching post.

Our training programme does not assess what you ‘write about teaching’, we believe you should be assessed, doing what you do best…… teaching children in the classroom! Your progress will be monitored through:

  • Regular reviews of your teaching and learning;
  • Regular progress targets to extend your teaching and learning;
  • Summative assessments at the conclusion of each placement.

With over 9 years experience delivering school based ITT, we are delighted that schools ‘seek out’ our trainees as Early Career Teachers resulting in our impressive employment rate.

School placements

Originally established in Skelmersdale, our ITT partnership now extends to Southport, Formby, Liverpool, Ormskirk, Wigan, West Lancashire and Preston, meaning placements can suit your needs!

We also provide unique enhancement training opportunities including:

  • Teaching children with English as an Additional Language
  • Teaching children with complex needs
  • Exploration of the role of subject leader.

Your placements will be intentionally diverse, they will challenge your thinking about teaching and learning, however, will enable you to learn from experts in their field, in their classroom for a sustained period of time. The critical learning for all of our trainees is to understand that your progress can be directly linked to the progress of the children in their class. If the children are making progress… then you are too!

An at the glance summary of our training placements:

  • Qu. Length of time in each placement? Ans. Minimum 18 weeks in each placement.

  • Qu. How is placement selected? Ans. Based on your training needs, we carefully match you, your school and mentor – trust us!

  • Qu. How far will I be required to travel? Ans. All of our trainees are placed within our alliance of schools, reducing the burden of travel to you.

  • Qu. What will my working hours be? Ans. Training Day 9-4.30. School Day while schools differ, most schools expect as a minimum 8.00-4.30.

You will attend staff meetings and support out of school club provision.

Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Main site
SCITT Office and Training Suite, Skelmersdale , WN8 6AB
Yes
Woodland Community Primary School
Heathgate, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 6QH
Yes

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.

Applicants who do not hold the required GCSEs are required to undertake an equivalency with a recognised third party and any costs involved are paid by the candidate.

Personal qualities

We are looking for applicants who ‘want to make a difference to the life chances of children’.

You may have experience with children from a range of sources e.g. work, volunteer, placement, governor in school or summer clubs, sports, cubs etc. It is not how many days you have spent with children that matters, it is what you understand about being a teacher that is of interest to us. If you have determination, resilience, creativity and a passion for teaching, you possess the personal qualities that make superb teachers and leaders of the future. Show this at your interview!

Other requirements

All successful candidates are required to meet the following conditions of any offer by the programme start date:

  • Clear disclosure and barring service (DBS) criminal records check including children’s barred list information;
  • Clear prohibition order check;
  • Clear health and physical capacity to train to teach through an external occupational health check;
  • Clear criminal record checks for overseas applicants;
  • Clear criminal records checks for applicants who have lived or worked abroad for 3 months or more in the last 10 years;
  • Two professional references;
  • Develop fundamentals in Mathematics and Literacy proficiency.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

About the training provider

North West SCITT is a leading provider of school-based Initial Teacher Training, with a 100% employment rate over the last 3 years. Over the course of one intense year we nurture and challenge trainees to develop the skills to become highly effective teachers, ready to take up a teaching post in Foundation Stage, KS1, KS2 or SEN provision.

Our training programme is entirely school based and our trainee teachers spend 37 weeks in school, learning ‘on the job’, working alongside experienced teachers who mentor them through their training period.

What is unique about North West SCITT:

  • You are treated as a ‘future colleague’ and will be trained through a bespoke Individual Training Plan;
  • On completing the programme, you will continue to receive support through our NQT Package during your first year as a teacher;
  • With our eye on ‘future talent’ – our Leadership Ladder will equip you to take on further responsibility and move into school leadership.

What Ofsted (2015) says, “Exceptional leadership and management, everyone shares the same ambitious vision, all are absolutely dedicated to developing inspirational teachers and future leaders for local schools.”

What our students say, “My SCITT training experience has been like nothing I have experienced before. I have thoroughly enjoyed my year with the SCITT family. From start to finish I have been fully supported and given the opportunity to shine whilst recognising my development needs – I cannot wait to continue to grow with NW SCITT on their leadership ladder”.

Interview process

We intend to recruit the highest calibre of candidates and our interview process is designed to ensure that we establish your suitability and readiness to teach in the primary age range.

We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic, well-organised, well prepared and who can demonstrate a commitment to successfully completing our School Based Initial Teacher Training Programme. Quite simply, we are looking to recruit our ‘future colleagues and future leaders!’.

Candidates who are selected for interview, will be welcomed into one of our partner schools and will during the course of the day complete the following tasks:

  • Plan and deliver a short lesson with an allocated class;
  • Complete a subject knowledge task based on the Primary National Curriculum;
  • Engage in an individual interview to share your current experiences and aspirations for yourself as a future teacher.

Our aim is to find the best in you, so be yourself and be prepared to shine!

Applicants with disabilities or special educational needs: We comply with equality legislation and ensure that the interview procedures promote equality of opportunity and avoid discrimination. Applicants with disabilities are under no obligation to disclose disability, however, where information is provided we will make reasonable adjustments to promote equality of access.

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

It is our aim to make our provision accessible to all applicants and trainee teachers. We comply with equality legislation and promote equality of opportunity and aim to avoid discrimination. Applicants with a disability are advised to inform us of any special arrangements they may need prior to the interview date in order that we can make suitable arrangements.

Due to our individualised approached to ITT, trainees with a range of disabilities and Specific Learning Difficulties (such as Dyslexia or Dyspraxia) have successfully completed our programme. All schools within our ITT partnership are fully committed to inclusive education for their children and will make reasonable adjustments to enable trainees with disabilities or SpLD to succeed during their training.

Contact this training provider

Email
ddavies@woodland.lancs.sch.uk
Telephone
01695 557488
Website
http://www.northwestscitt.com
Address
North West SHARES SCITT
Woodland Primary Teaching School
Heathgate, Skelmersdale
Lancashire
WN8 6QH

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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