The Charter School, East Dulwich, are keen to recruit a teaching apprentice to join their Social Sciences (Psychology) department.
On this course, you will be immersed into the diverse range of subjects which make up the social sciences curriculum. The subjects are rich with content and require an open mind and a passion to engage students in becoming articulate, critical citizens of the future. You have ownership to bring your own creative ideas to resources whilst adapting and personalising developed and well crafted lessons.
You will have access to a subject mentor in your school to help guide and support you as you develop your subject knowledge in Psychology with capacity to teach Citizenship in the 14-19 age range. You will need to apply your understanding to help students become passionate about these subjects.
Future Teacher Training is part of Future Academies, a family of schools which has built a reputation for achieving the highest standards for all its pupils. We have an unrelenting focus on producing trainee teachers of the highest calibre, characterised by their deep subject knowledge and desire to become expert teachers and leaders who level the playing field for their students, giving them the same opportunities as their more advantaged peers.
Our ITT curriculum is unique and the central focus of our teacher training programme, designed intentionally and sequenced iteratively, building upon what we know about cognitive science and the road to becoming an expert teacher. We deliver weekly training sessions where we aim to disseminate a research-informed aspect of training that links to our curriculum strands. Our training is rooted in exploitation of examples, and often, non-examples to exemplify how this aspect of training can be applied to your teaching practice most impactfully. Along the way, we endeavour to bust lingering educational myths and ensure our trainees have access to exemplar curriculum resources. We combine these sessions with practice-based, often subject-specific training to empower trainees with opportunities to apply the pedagogical principles to their own subject and classroom with the oversight of subject experts who can model best practice, support with the application of training and give feedback as well as to work collaboratively with your subject/phase peers. It is our philosophy that trainees should be given regular opportunities to practice in advance of a lesson and receive clear, specific, actionable feedback.
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We run a compulsory induction programme for two weeks in July before the start of your placement to fully prepare you to teach from the start of the programme.
You will begin your placement at the start of the September term where you will become fully immersed in the school community. You will remain in this placement school for most of your training year as we believe this is the most effective way to experience all aspects of school life. To supplement this, you will also participate in focused placements, conducting a three-week placement in the spring term, which will offer you a contrasting experience within our network of excellent schools. This network includes many independent, grammar and specialist schools.
As part of your ongoing development, you will be released by your placement school for one afternoon per week to attend centralised training: Professional Studies. This weekly programme runs throughout the whole year.
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Degree must be Psychology-specific for this salaried vacancy as it will involve teaching (not exclusively) aspects of A-level Psychology to Post-16 students.
Your degree subject should be in Social sciences 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 will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.
We also assess applicants for the following qualities in their preliminary applications and interviews:
A strong academic record and passion for your subject
Effective communication and leadership skills.
The enthusiasm required to work with children
Applicants are at an advantage if they have gained school experience.
In addition to the required qualifications above, before the start of the course, you will need to:
Provide proof of all qualifications
Complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check
Undergo an occupational health assessment to assess fitness for teaching.
There are no fees to pay for this course. You will be employed on the unqualified teacher pay scale.
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
Future Teacher Training (formerly Pimlico - London SCITT) is part of Future Academies, a family of schools which has built a reputation for achieving the highest standards for all its pupils. There are 10 schools in the Multi Academy Trust across London and Hertfordshire and they are all committed to the same vision, guided by our motto: ‘libertas per cultum’, (Freedom Through Education) offering a traditional education that is knowledge-rich and furnishes children with the freedom to choose a path in life that they value. At Future Teacher Training we have an unrelenting focus on producing trainee teachers of the highest calibre, characterised by their deep subject knowledge, and desire to become expert teachers and leaders.
Our Initial Teacher Training curriculum is unique and is designed intentionally and sequenced iteratively, building upon what we know about cognitive science and the road to becoming an expert teacher. We deliver weekly training sessions where we aim to disseminate a research-informed aspect of training that links to our curriculum strands. Our training is rooted in exploitation of examples and non-examples to exemplify how to apply this to your teaching practice. We endeavour to bust lingering educational myths and ensure trainees have access to exemplar curriculum resources. These sessions are combined with practice-based, often subject-specific training to empower trainees to apply the pedagogical principles to their own subject and classroom, with the oversight of subject experts who can model best practice and give feedback, whilst working collaboratively with your subject/phase peers.
There are parts to our interview process.
You will be required to complete a lesson planning task based on a set learning objective relevant to your subject or phase. You will also compose a short essay on what makes great teaching. Both tasks must be completed before the interview.
Stage 1 Online Interview
Interviews will be conducted online, last about 45 minutes and will usually be conducted by two members of the Future Teacher Training team. We will ask a series of questions about why you have chosen teaching as a career, why you have chosen our route and us as a provider. There will also be the opportunity to ask us any questions.
After the interview you will need to complete a subject-knowledge task. This is usually a past GCSE paper, for which no preparation is required.
You will be informed within 48 hours if you have been successful.
Stage 2 in person interview.
If successful at stage 1 , candidates will be invited to attend an in person interview at Phoenix Academy. You will be required to deliver a short teaching episode, this followed by a small panel interview. There will be a tour of the school and an opportunity to meet key personnel.
You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
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
The needs of the candidates will be taken into account at interview. Trainee teachers benefit from a mentor who leads their support throughout their training.
The central SCITT team meets with trainee teachers weekly through our Professional Studies programme. This allows us to regularly update our risk assessment of the trainee teacher and adapt the course accordingly. For the right candidate(s), we may also be able to support part-time. This would be discussed at the interview stage.
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