School Direct at Princess Frederica
This new path into teaching is a great new way to gain the qualifications and practical skills you need to become a teacher. It allows those who have just finished a degree, or have been working in a career for many years to combine teacher training with actually doing and learning on the job.
Princess Frederica is offering the School Direct Training Programme (salaried). This is an employment-based route available to high-quality graduates with at least two years’ work experience who will earn a salary whilst they train.
We are proud to be a partnership school of the Institute of Education.
School Direct Teacher Training Vacancies
For start in September 2021
About this training programme
The program is carefully and progressively structured.
Each trainee is assigned to a class and starts off teaching small groups of children in one core subject. There is a gradual build up to some whole class teaching by the end of the first term. A Second School Experience in a contrast setting is arranged for six weeks in the second term and the final term is spent in an alternative classroom teaching a different age of children.
We work collaboratively with the Institute of Education to provide each trainee with at least 60 days of intentional training, which is designed to assist the student in meeting the QTS Standards. There are many opportunities for observing other teachers; team teaching with the class teacher; subject knowledge training; weekly lesson observations by the class teacher or school mentor and weekly training meetings with the school mentor.
Why train with us?
Princess Frederica has an experienced and dedicated school mentor who is actively involved in the training and support of trainee teachers. The school provides high quality teacher training which promotes the best standards of teaching and learning. Class teachers are also experienced in providing the appropriate support, advice and mentoring to help trainees grow into great teachers
We have a good employment track record. Seven out of ten previous trainees have been employed by the school. The school has been proactively working in teacher training with partner universities for many years.
Minimum degree required: second class
Min 5 GCSEs with grade A-C (or equivalent) in Maths, English and Science.
Applicants must pass the pre-entry skills tests in literacy and numeracy.
At least two years experience of working with children, preferably as an LSA/TA.
What we are looking for
An enthusiastic and committed person who has a passion for working with children.
The candidate needs to be organised and able to reflect critically and creatively.
They should have an interest in education on a wider national level and keep up to date on current practices and policies.
How we select our trainees
Prepare a short teaching activity.
Numeracy test and literacy test.
Key dates for application submission and interview
Further details will be published here shortly.