EAST LONDON ALLIANCE SCHOOL CENTRED INITIAL TEACHER TRAINING (SCITT)
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The East London Alliance SCITT is calling for applications from the most able graduates to train to be teachers. The School Direct programme allows top graduates, or those who have been working in a career, to combine training with learning on the job.
The East London Alliance School Centred Initial Teacher Training (ELA SCITT) has been operating since September 2015. It offers a route into teaching through the School Direct Salaried Programme and the School Direct PGCE programme. The programmes lead to the award of Qualified Teacher status with the opportunity to study for a PGCE.
The application process is now open. The East London Alliance SCITT is calling for applications from the most able graduates
Why Train with Us?
We have successfully trained cohorts of trainees to become teachers and all the trainees have successfully secured employment.
A School Direct trainee from last year stated: ’This was a tough but rewarding course. When I was struggling to keep up the programme course leaders supported me to identify my next learning steps. Since then I have been able to improve my practice in the class room and demonstrate that I am an outstanding practitioner. I am grateful to the East London Alliance SCITT and the alliance of schools for their support and challenge and helping me secure my first teaching post.’
The Programme Leader of ELA SCITT stated “We are looking forward to receiving applications from those individuals with the potential to be brilliant teachers. School Direct allows us to customise the training to meet the needs of both the school and the trainees, who gain practical experience from day one. It is a great way to learn and qualify to become a teacher, by offering trainees support from their future colleagues who have a wealth of experience. They will also benefit from further learning opportunities to develop their teaching skills and progress quickly into leadership positions.”
What is the training?
School Direct PGCE: This route is a school based training model and there will be cross phase Primary placements across our network of schools (see below). You will be trained, mentored and coached by highly experienced classroom practitioners and the course will have a strong focus on pedagogical understanding. This is a postgraduate programme and a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) will be awarded by the University of East London. You will be trained to teach from ages 5-11 with enhanced experienced opportunities in Early Years and Key Stage 3.
School Direct Salaried: This route will be a school based training model and there will be cross phase Primary placements across our network of schools. You will be trained, mentored and coached by highly experienced classroom practitioners and the course will have a strong focus on pedagogical understanding. As the trainee teacher you will be employed by a school throughout your training. As a SCITT we will accredit you with your QTS. It is highly recommended that you have a sponsor school before you apply and ensure this is clearly stated on your application form. You will be trained to teach from ages 5-11 with enhanced experienced opportunities in Early Years and Key Stage 3.
How do I apply?
- Apply for a place on the School Direct Salaried / Tuition Fee Funded programme by visiting www.ucas.com/apply/teacher-training
- Select East London Alliance SCITT and follow the instructions in order to register and apply to the programme.
- You will be issued with a reference number which will enable you to book your skills tests.
- Book your skills and sit them within 2 working weeks of applying for the programme.
- Ensure that you inform us when you have successfully passed the skills tests in order for your application to be processed.
Interviews will take place following applications via UCAS. These will take place at Tollgate Primary School, Barclay Road, London E13 8SA
There is no closing date for applications. We will continue to review applications until the course is full.
We urge you to pass your skills tests as soon as you have applied.
What qualifications do I need?
You will need a GCSE C or above (or an equivalence exam) in English Language, mathematics and science. You will need a degree at least at a 2.2 or above.
Graduates can apply for one of two options: a fee-based programme, paid for by the trainee through the Student Loans Scheme, which offers well-qualified graduates the opportunity to train in a school and receive a bursary (if eligible); or the salaried programme, which is an employment-based route available to graduates with three years’ work experience and ensures trainees are paid a salary while they train.
For further information contact: Claire James at Teachingschool@tollgate.newham.sch.uk
The schools in the ELA SCITT partnership include:
Carpenters Primary School
Curwen Primary School
Davies Lane Primary School
Devonshire Hill Primary School
Ellen Wilkinson Primary School
Kaizen Primary School
Ravenscroft Primary School
Cleves Primary School
Rosetta Primary School
Selwyn Primary School
Shaftesbury Primary School
Tollgate Primary School
Upton Cross Primary School