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St. James' CE Primary School

School Direct with the St James' Partnership

The application round for 2020-21 applicants is now open!

Our UCAS code is: 1VN

Course code: 3F66

https://find-postgraduate-teacher-training.education.gov.uk/course/1VN/3F66

 

School Direct  is a one-year initial teacher training (ITT) programme that leads to qualified teacher status (QTS), and provides schools with the opportunity to deliver in-school teacher training. St James’ C of E Primary based in Bermondsey, is the Lead School for the St James’ Partnership.

The School Direct (salaried) programme is aimed at graduates with a 2:2 or above, and a minimum of three years’ work experience (in any field). Within our partnership we expect applicants to have (or be planning to have) at least 10 days’ classroom-based experience.

If your qualifications were obtained outside of the UK, they will need to be checked by UK NARIC to ascertain whether or not they are equivalent to UK qualifications at the same level.  This must be done BEFORE you submit your application.

It is also a government requirement that all applicants to initial teacher training pass professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy BEFORE the start of the course. You can only sit the tests once you have submitted an application for an ITT course, but it is important to start practising even before you apply. 

Successful applicants will be employed as unqualified teachers either at St James’ or in one of the schools within our partnership (see list below) and will be paid at point one of the unqualified teachers pay scale

Partner Schools

School

Location 

John Stainer Primary

Lewisham

Rotherhithe Primary School

Southwark

Dog Kennel Hill Primary School  Southwark 

St James’ C of E Primary

Southwark

Temple Grove Academy  Tunbridge Wells 

We work in partnership with Kingston University to deliver the School Direct programme. Kingston was awarded a grading of ‘Good’ by Ofsted for its Initial Teacher Education provision during their 2015 inspection.

If you have any further questions at this stage, please contact Karen Willis on 0207 237 3111 or at
office@st-james.southwark.sch.uk