The West Essex SCITT Lead Schools are:

St John's CE Primary School UCAS Provider Code 15D unsalaried course code 32QJ
Larkswood Primary Academy UCAS Provider Code 1PX unsalaried course code 2WBX

Entry Requirements To qualify for this Primary 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 can demonstrate a real aptitude for teaching. You must also:

1) have 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.

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.

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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 Person specification:

Experience . Experience of working with primary aged children either paid or voluntary

Knowledge . 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

Personal Qualities . 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

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.

The School Direct Training Programme (fee funded)

This year, St. John's CE Primary School (Provider code 15D) is offering 35 school direct (fee funded) placements to graduates who have little or no work experience. This 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 a degree 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). These places are School Direct only.

All our partnership schools are within the Epping Forest, Harlow and Waltham Forest areas and are accessible by Central Line Tube, Overground or major bus routes.

This course will be 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:
Susan Marbe
Vanessa Smullen
or telephone 0208 504 2934 - choose option 4
Please also contact Susan Marbe or Vanessa Smullen if you would like to visit the school.

Please also ensure that you have read all the information on the UCAS website; please click on the link shown below:


How to apply


All applications must be made through the UCAS Teacher Training website using the 'Apply' system. Please click on the link below for further information regarding making an application, application fees and time scales.


The APPLY 1 portal opens on 26th October. Trainees can make 3 simultaneous applications. When APPLY 2 opens, further changes to your application can be made.

Applicants need to provide details of two referees.

Once the application has been received and processed by UCAS, it will be made available online for training providers to consider.

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check 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.

Course fees, Student Loan & Bursary Information School Direct Training Programme (fee funded) course fees for 2018/2019 are £9,000.00