School Direct: Primary
Applications are now open. Please apply early to guarantee a place.
You will be employed by your host school for the duration of the course (September 2017 – August 2018). From Day 1 you will be given classroom responsibilities.
The course combines an intensive programme of initial teacher training with real experience and responsibility. The aim is to develop your competence and confidence as a Primary School Teacher.
Throughout your year there will be a focus upon subject knowledge and practical development of your skills as a teacher.
You will be expected to maintain an extensive professional portfolio showing achievement in relation to the Teachers’ Standards for QTS.
You will work in your chosen school from Monday to Friday and be responsible for both planning and assessment of your classes. A unique feature about this course is that every Wednesday will be set aside for professional development or training. Some weeks you will attend lectures or seminars that will help you develop into a high-performing teacher. You will also have the opportunity for bespoke 1-1 mentoring, guidance and support.
After the year, if you successfully complete your assignments and observations you will gain Qualified Teacher Status.
You will receive a salary (as an Unqualified Teacher) and throughout the year you are able to access training and mentoring enabling you to work towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This is perfect if you are already working in a school without QTS or thinking of a career change.
Furthermore the cost of your training and observations are paid for by the government.
Why train with us?
The Jewish Primary Schools Consortium is a new partnership including over 20 North London schools representing the spectrum of Judaism. Our accredited provider is the Jewish Teacher Training Partnership. Within the consortium, like schools will operate in clusters
Our mission is to increase the number of teachers delivering high quality primary education in the Jewish sector. We offer a unique opportunity for specialist teachers of Jewish Studies / Limmudei Kodesh and general primary practitioners to develop their teaching, personal and professional conduct within our schools.
Through our programme candidates will experience training and placements in schools of similar ethos where possible. Candidates will have an opportunity to align their placements with their own ethos.
About this training programme
A broad based programme offering training in a variety of active methods to meet the core teacher standards. We offer a specialist Jewish Studies / Limmudei Kodesh track.
Candidates in the programme will be based in a class setting at the home school and be expected to lead a class. Time will be given for the training programme and in school mentoring support. Throughout the year candidates will be observed by the home school and external accreditors.
- The first term will focus on how to teach plus an initial placement
- The second term focuses on the development of subject knowledge
- The third term includes a multi-cultural school placement and submission of a portfolio to evidence the teacher standards
Opportunities have been built into the programme for members of the programme to work collaboratively. Candidates will be employed by the home school for the duration of the programme on the unqualified teachers’ scale.
How to Apply
If you are currently working in a Jewish School without QTS – we strongly recommend you consider this programme – you might not need to leave your current school to become trained.
In the first instance, before applying we recommend you speak to Wolfson Hillel Primary School (The Lead School of this consortium) and they can help talk you through the application process. For more information firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8882 6487
- Degree awarded by a UK HEI (or recognised equivalent qualification)
- At least a C grade in GCSE, or equivalent, English, maths and science. If applicants don’t hold this specified award and grade they must hold a recognised equivalent qualification, or be able to demonstrate the subject knowledge required to obtain this level of qualification
- Candidates will be required to sit the literacy and numeracy skills tests in advance of being offered a place on the course
- Jewish Studies / Limmudei Kodesh track candidates should be able to evidence a proven academic foundation of continued learning relevant to the requirements of the target cluster
What we are looking for
- Prior relevant experience
- The desire to work within the Jewish schools sector
- Passion for education, commitment to continuous professional development
- Ability to work as part of a team and inspire children
How we select our trainees
- A track record of prior work with children evidenced by at least two references.
- Work experience demonstrating an ability to have an impact on children.
- An ability to organise and manage themselves personally and professionally.
- Commitment to working in a collegiate community.
- An understanding of equal opportunities and safeguarding expectations
- Strong communication skills both written and spoken
Shortlisting against entry requirements will be completed before candidates are invited to deliver a short observed session in a cluster school followed by an interview.