Initial Teacher Training
Community First Academy Trust understand what outstanding teaching looks like and how to help teachers get there whatever their starting point. Our partnership of schools enjoy Ofsted Outstanding recognition, excellent results and some of the highest attendance rates in the country.
Kingsbridge Teacher Training (ITT) is a 12 month programme that leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with the award of PGCE level provided by Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). You can specialise in Primary or a specific subject at Secondary level.
Our approach combines in-school experience, centre-based training and on-line tuition. We also work with and equip trainees with the skills to work in an array of schools, including those in challenging circumstances. These experiences will ensure that you can teach high quality lessons and positively engage with pupils through their academic work as well as their pastoral experiences.
Train to Teach as a Primary Teacher
Train to Teach as a Secondary Teacher
Primary Programme (3-7) or (5-11)
Our Primary Teacher Training Programme is full time and runs for one academic year. Learning will take place in many locations and in many different modes. We expect you to take the lead in managing your own learning, but will provide guidance and support from trainers at the ITT Centre and in our partner schools.
Secondary Programme (11-16)
Our Secondary Teacher Training Programme is full time and runs for one academic year. Learning will take place in many locations and in many different modes. We expect you to take the lead in managing your own learning, but will provide guidance and support from trainers at the ITT Centre and in our partner schools.
The minimum academic qualifications* required for programme are:
|Typically 2.2 or higher degree.||Typically 2.2 or higher degree in a subject where at least 50% of study is in the National Curriculum subject you intend to teach.|
|GCSE grade 4 (previously grade C) in English and mathematics plus science is required.||GCSE grade 4 (previously grade C) in English and mathematicsis required.|
It would be helpful if you have recent experience with children and learners to confirm your career choice, but this is not a prerequisite before applying to Star Teachers. We look for the potential to train to teach, for example excellent communication skills, team work, responding to feedback and flexibility.
Before being accepted onto the course, all trainee teachers must satisfy the DfE requirements with regards to fitness to teach. You will be required to complete a confidential medical questionnaire if you are offered a place on our training course*.
*This requirement is inline with the Department for Education's health and physical capacity to teach checks.
WELL-BEING AND WORKLOAD SUPPORT
Wellbeing and workload support is at the heart of our teacher training programme. To see how visit our Trainee Workload and Wellbeing initiative page 2019-20
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) provides employers and other authorised organisations with details of an individual’s convictions, cautions, police reprimands and warnings held on the Police National Computer. You will not be permitted to begin your training without being in possession of an enhanced DBS with barred list check.
We will arrange for Tuition-fee students to apply for this check when you have been offered a place on one of our courses*.
Trainees are encouraged to take out the update service which costs £13 a year.
*This requirement is inline with the Department for Education's Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance.
For trainees who have spent time overseas an Overseas Police Check (where applicable) may also form the basis of your conditional offer to train to teach.
More information can be obtained here
We will also check your identity against the DBS approved list of documents, most commonly:
- Photo driving licence (UK)
- Utility bill or bank statement (dated in the last 3 months)
Right to Work in the UK Checks
- Valid or Expired UK/EU passport or
- Non-EU passport with visa and Biometric Residence Permit or
- EU National ID card or
- Full UK birth certificate and NI number or
- Certificate of Naturalisation and NI number
Barred List Check
- Checked as part the Enhanced DBS Check and then re-checked annually
Prohibition from Teaching Orders Check
- Checked against the DfE database
Childcare Disqualification (and Disqualification by Association) Check
- A signed declaration as part of the application process
Entry References (2 required) Check
- Most recent employer (from head, deputy or head of department)
- One other professional reference
- University tutor and references from school placements (work-based and volunteering)
- Non-school references and character references are accepted where you have not previously worked in schools.
Applications are made via DfE Apply
If you have any questions about Initial Teacher Training program, please call 01942 487999 or email email@example.com