School Direct Trainee Teachers

Lee Chapel Primary School & Nursery, Basildon

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Job Ref No. ECC2578-33S Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: £9,500 per annum
Position Start Date: 01/09/2020 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 14/07/2020 Midday Date of Interviews: To be confirmed  

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Lee ChapelTeaching School Alliance has exciting opportunities forindividuals who wish to train as teachers in the Basildon area.

The cost of training will be covered by the Teaching School Alliance which is in addition to the monthly salary which trainees will receive (currently £9,500 per annum).

To be eligible forInitial Teacher Training, candidates must have:

  • GCSE Grade 4 (C) and above in Maths, English and Science (if you do not have GCSE grade 4 (C), you'll need to show that you can meet an equivalent level by taking equivalency tests before you start your training); and
  • a First Degree at classification 2:2 or above (a FirstDegree comprises 300 HE credit points of which 60 must be at level 6 of the QCF. Applicants with a foundation degree will need to supplement this qualification with at least 60 credits at level 6 (HE level 3) in order to attain an equivalent single qualification).

The course is a one Year, part-time accelerated (0.8) school based route, at the end of which you will received Qualified Teacher Status.

Training is majority school-based with some centre-based training. Training occurs at various locations across Essex so we take into account your home address to try to keep travelling time to a minimum. You will receive training on the general aspects of successful teaching and training around teaching within your specific phase.

In school you will work closely with a phase specific mentor and the ITT co-ordinator, who will meet regularly with you to assist you with your training plan. You will also have an external tutor who works for Essex Teacher Training, who will visit you in school 5 times in the year to check on your progress towards meeting the Teachers' Standards.

Trainees will have access to an online e-portfolio system and online resources along with face to face training sessions. These along with the excellent support from in-school mentors and tutors from Essex Teacher Training, will mean you will feel fully prepared for working in the classroom. Your teaching load will start small and increase gradually as the year progresses. The rate at which this increases will be decided by you and your tutors and take into account any prior experience.

Assessment is via observations of you teaching, reflective pieces of writing and specific tasks relating to the different Teachers' Standards.

You will be invited to an interview in the lead school or one of our partner schools. This interview could include: an activity with pupils e.g. teaching part of a lesson, or taking a group activity; a pupil panel interview; a written task and a formal interview with a small panel of representatives from the school and wider School Direct partnership. If successful, you will be given a conditional offer of a place to train.

Please contact Sally Brierley or David Ruck on for further information.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Sue Jackson
The Knares, Basildon
Essex, SS16 5RU
Telephone: 01268 474177

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