Provider-led tuition and salaried routes
The recruitment to these places is broadly similar to School Direct places as is the design of the programme. The only difference is that QTS is awarded by an NCTL (National College of Teaching and Learning) recognised provider that is not a Higher Education Institution. For places at our 3 primary schools, we will be working with a provider called E-Qualitas.
City Excellence in Teaching partner schools also offer school placements for trainees on University Tuition fee PGCE programmes. We have previously supported PGCE students from King’s College London, The UCL Institute of Education, Goldsmiths University and the Royal Academy of Dance. Applicants apply directly to HEIs for a PGCE place and the HEI coordinates the placement schools.
Schools within the cluster also work with Teach First, a registered charity and company who recruit graduates to commit to a two year teaching programme across schools in England and Wales. A Teach First trainee will be employed by a school for two years. During this period they will train as an unqualified teacher in year 1 working towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). In year 2 having successfully gained QTS they will complete a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) year where they a further supported and monitored to successfully pass their NQT year. Applicants apply directly to Teach First who then place trainees.
Assessment Only Route (AOR)
This is a teacher training pathway which enables an unqualified teacher to obtain QTS. This route involves a three month assessment period. To be eligible to apply through this process there are a number of requirements to fulfil. For more information please click here.