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Teacher Training
Recruiting the best possible trainees for our schools

School Direct is a great way to get into teaching with the Royal Greenwich Teaching School Alliance.

This route into teaching will enable you to gain the skills you need to become a teacher. It is a school-led path that includes some of London’s best schools and you could be selected with a job in mind just for you. You could also receive a bursary or salary to help get you started.

Do you…

  • have a passion for learning?
  • have a desire and determination to make a difference to the lives of children in our local area?
  • want to make a unique and positive contribution to the community?
  • have an excellent ability to communicate with children and adults?

Then we need you to train and work in our schools.

RGTSA is running School Direct training programmes from many of our Primary and Secondary schools.

We can offer:

  • access to outstanding practice in teaching and learning
  • access to a diverse range of school settings
  • support from trained and experienced mentors
  • experience in an exciting and dynamic locality, in one of the most improved Local Authorities in the country

School Direct Training Programmes (Secondary) 

Secondary School Direct Training Programme (PGCE)
Applications for the 2017-2018 Programmes can now be made via the UCAS website

This programme will run for 36 weeks and is available to high-quality graduates. Successful completion will lead to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and the award of Qualified Teaching Status (QTS). The programme comprises two elements; university-based teaching (with either the University of Greenwich or Goldsmiths University) and school-based experience. Practical teaching experience is gained in two main schools, where student teachers are allocated subject-specialist mentors who offer feedback and guidance. During both placements there is the opportunity to develop your subject teaching, supported by specialist teachers. As well as covering all aspects of the National Curriculum and addressing all relevant government standards, this programme helps trainee teachers to develop as effective teachers. Sessions with our University Partners cover a range of topics, including planning lessons, assessment of pupils and classroom management.

We offer the following subjects: Biology, Maths, MFL, Chemistry, Art & Design, Drama, English & Media, P.E., Physics, and Music.

You must have:

  • A good honours degree (2:2 or above) and an appropriate level of subject knowledge in the chosen subject
  • English, Maths or equivalent: Grade C or above
  • Evidence of at least two weeks experience in a UK secondary school.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Kerry Gibson at Thomas Tallis by emailing kgibson@thomastallis.org.uk.


School Direct Training Programmes (Primary)
Applications for the 2017-2018 Programmes at Halstow, Heronsgate and the South Thames Early Education Partnership are now open via the UCAS website

1. School Direct Training Programme PGCE
This modular programme runs for one year and is available to high-quality graduates. Successful completion will lead to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Trainees will normally be placed in two Greenwich primary schools. There is an opportunity for some candidates to specialise in MFL (French) or Science. Candidates are entitled to a tuition fee loan and may be eligible for a bursary. Full information can be found here.

2. School Direct Training Programme (Salaried)
This programme is an employment-based route available to high-quality graduates with at least three years’ work experience who will earn a salary whilst they train. This non-modular programme runs for one year and successful completion will lead to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
The aim at the end of your training is that you will be employed in an alliance school.

Our two Lead Schools and the South Thames Early Education Partnership offer School Direct programmes:

Student teacher complaints regarding the School Direct programme will be referred to the University of Greenwich for consideration according to its published procedures.

 

NPQML and SL Programmes

The new NPQML and SL programmes have now been given the go ahead at the Institute of Education.

The deadline for applications to both programmes is 23.59 on Friday 29th September 2017 . Courses starting early November 2017.

 

NPQML:  for those who are, or are aspiring to become a middle leader with responsibility for leading a team

NPQSL: for those who are, or are aspiring to become a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities

 

Content for NPQML –  4 days (face to face sessions)

  • Leading with Impact
  • Leading Teaching and Learning
  • Leading Partnerships
  • Leading Strategically

 

Content for NPQSL -5 days (face to face sessions)

  • Succeeding in Senior Leadership
  • Leading Teaching and Learning
  • Leading with Impact
  • Leading Partnerships
  • Leading Strategically

 

Course costs have not been confirmed as of yet but will be in the region of £795 (middle leaders) and £995 (senior leaders).

Applicants can find out more information about the new qualification on the website -  www.LeadershipCoLab.org.uk  - you will need to log in as a guest. This is the link to use when applying for the course.