School Direct ITT
The West Essex SCITT Lead School is:
St John's CE Primary School UCAS Provider Code 15D - salaried course code 32QK, (unsalaried) course code 32QJ
School Direct salaried and School Direct (unsalaried) Initial Teacher Training programme entry requirements
To qualify for the Primary School Direct salaried and School Direct (unsalaried) school centered route you must have English, Maths and Science GCSE grade C or above or equivalent and a degree of preferably a 1st or a 2:1, though no minimum is specified as we are willing to consider applicants who have a degree who can demonstrate a real aptitude for teaching. You must also:
1) provide 2 references
2) pass the English and Numeracy professional skills test before we can make an unconditional offer of a place on our training course.
3) be able to demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly and grammatically in both spoken and written Standard English.
4) have evidence of classroom experience.
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What we are looking for
We are looking for outstanding candidates who can demonstrate a real aptitude for teaching. Applicants must possess:
. a love of children and education
. good personal skills
. good levels of communication
. enthusiasm and be hard working
. desire to be the best that they can be
School Direct salaried - work experience requirement
. Work experience is recommended but not necessarily from an educational setting
. Experience of working with primary aged children either paid or voluntary
School Direct (unsalaried) - work experience requirement
. Some experience of working with primary ages children either paid or voluntary is recommended
For both the salaried and unsalaried programmes, we are looking for applicants to have:
. An understanding of the role of a teacher
. An awareness of the National Curriculum and the Framework for Literacy and Mathematics
. Ability to use ICT for a range of purposes
. Ability to work on own initiative and manage own work load
. Ability to combine work and study
. Ability to work co-operatively and effectively with colleagues
. Ability to build relationships with children that promote learning
. Clear and accurate verbal and written communication skills
. Ability to read effectively
. An interest in and enjoyment of working with children
. Ability to reflect on own practice and learning and listen to advice
. An understanding of children's needs
. An understanding of the professional boundaries related to child protection procedures
How we select our trainees
There are three parts to the selection process;
There will be an initial observation of a short teaching activity followed by a written task.
Successful candidates will be called back for a more formal interview
Applicants who are successful at interview, are offered a conditional place. These are subject to:
Satisfactory references and satisfactory medical assessment.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and National and Local Terms and Conditions of Employment.
It is the duty of all schools to protect vulnerable children and adults. If you are offered a place on the programme, a DBS check is a vital entry requirement for this training programme.
School Direct Training Programme
For the 2019/2020 academic year, subject to DfE approval, St. John's CE Primary School is hoping to offer 10 school direct salaried placements to graduates, or those who are looking for a change of career. These places are salaried and are offered with a salary of point 1 unqualified teacher rate (pro rata).
St. John's is also hoping to offer 30 school direct (unsalaried) placements to graduates who have little or no work experience. The unsalaried training programme course fee for the 2019/2020 academic year is £9,000.00.
The School Direct training programme path into teaching is a great way to gain the qualifications and practical skills you need to become a teacher. It enables those who have finished a degree, or have been working in a career for many years, to combine teacher training with actually doing and learning on the job, focusing on the 'Teachers' Standards' and leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Our partnership schools are in the Epping Forest, Harlow and Peterborough areas. The Epping Forest and Harlow schools are accessible by Central Line Tube, London Overground or major bus routes.
The School Direct training programme courses are based in one school for the majority of the training period with a second placement in a contrast school setting. Part of the course is theory based and there will be formal training days held mainly in the training room at St John's CE Primary School. Trainees are awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) upon completion of the programme.
Our Teacher Educators and Tutors are excellent teachers that attend training and meet regularly to further develop their skills and enable them to pass on feedback, coaching and classroom observation.
Your professional responsibilities will include assessing, planning and teaching the primary curriculum.
School Direct requires a commitment of 5 days a week for 10 months from September to July. Trainees are expected to participate fully in the everyday life of the schools in which they train and, therefore, occasional evening or extra-curricular events will be obligatory.
For further information, please email:
or telephone 0208 504 2934 - choose option 4
Please also contact Susan Marbe or Vanessa Smullen if you would like to visit the school.
How to apply
All applications must be made through the DfE Teacher Training website.
The portal opens in October. Once the application has been received and processed by DfE, it will be made available online for training providers to consider.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) is required for entry to Initial Teacher Training. We ask applicants to confirm that they agree to a check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.
The School Direct Programme is a school based route to becoming a qualified teacher and achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The training, which normally takes three terms, takes account of previous experience and is tailored to suit individual needs. Although it is possible to train as a primary or secondary teacher via this route, our consortium only trains primary teachers, who may choose to focus on Foundation and KS1 or KS1 and KS2.
Throughout this experience trainees acquire the skills, knowledge and understanding of the range of elements which make an outstanding teacher, as specified in the Teachers' Standards ; from developing good relationships with children and other colleagues to promote learning, to working within a framework and national and school policies to deliver the Curriculum. Experience in school progresses from observing and working alongside the class teacher, to taking full responsibility, initially for individuals and groups, and later, for a whole class.