Train to be a teacher with us
We are currently looking to train a teacher in the academic year 2023-2024. Please read on to find out more...
Whiteheath Junior School works in conjunction with Teaching London: LDBS SCITT to recruit and train teachers on the School Direct programme leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).Whiteheath Junior School works in conjunction with Teaching London: LDBS SCITT to recruit and train teachers on the School Direct programme leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
Whiteheath Junior School is leading the way in school-led teacher training. We have vacancies now to start training from September 2023 and we would love to hear from you if you are thinking of becoming a teacher this year or in the future. We’re looking for people who have a degree, have a passion for teaching and want to inspire young people to fulfil their potential. Please see below for more information:
What is School Direct?
School Direct is a school based route into teaching. As a School Direct trainee training with Whiteheath Junior School and our ITT provider, Teaching London: LDBS SCITT, you’ll learn alongside inspiring, passionate teachers with outstanding pedagogical skills. We will train you to become successful, confident, effective teachers, well equipped to teach in a dynamic and vibrant school. As a School Direct trainee you will be employed here or in one of our partnership schools as an unqualified teacher. You will undertake entirely ‘on the job’ teacher training, allowing you to gain the qualifications and practical skills required to become a teacher.
Successful School Direct trainees will gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with the option to achieve a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) worth 60 Masters level credits. Find more info by clicking here.
Teaching London is seeking high quality graduates who can demonstrate a commitment to teaching as a career. To find out more about our entry requirements, click here.
Applicants should have first-hand experience of the rewards and challenges training involves and therefore we recommend a minimum of two weeks relevant and recent experience in a primary school prior to interview.
Fitness to Teach
You will be required to complete a health questionnaire and satisfy Fitness to Teach requirements.
Disclosure and Barring Service
You will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) barred list and criminal records check.
Eligibility to work and study in the UK
If you are not a British national you must ensure that you are eligible to work and study in the UK.
What we are looking for:
We are looking to recruit high calibre candidates who:
- Are passionate about making a difference to the lives and development of their pupils
- Have a positive outlook
- Are patient and adaptable
- Have good interpersonal skills
- Are friendly and approachable
- Are passionate about teaching
- Are creative and imaginative
- Have good organisational skills and excellent time management
- Are reflective and strive to improve their own practice
We want our candidates to demonstrate the following qualities:
Creativity and commitment – we want talented and creative individuals, with a passion for teaching and learning along with a desire to constantly improve their own practice.
Good communication skills – these are at the heart of effective teaching.
Stamina and determination – we are looking for a commitment to high standards and excellence, combined with the resilience and determination required to meet the demands of the course.
Good role models representative of the local population – we want candidates who demonstrate the qualities outlined above and who are good role models, representative of the wider community. We are also particularly keen to hear from classroom assistants, career changers and those returning to work after a career break.
How to Apply
Candidates should apply via gov.uk. Course codes are available here.
Applicants who are successful at interview will be offered a conditional place.
For more information click here to visit the Teaching London: LDBS SCITT website.