Get into Teaching: Lampton LWA SCITT

See our New Lampton LWA SCITT webpage here for information on how to get into teaching.

F O L L O W   U S   O N   T W I T T E R    -    C L I C K   H E R E

 

*****APPLICATIONS FOR 2015-2016 ARE CLOSED.  APPLICATIONS FOR 2016-2017 ARE NOW OPEN ON UCAS PORTAL*****

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Why train with us?

Lampton LWA SCITT has been accredited for Initial Teacher training after leading innovation, and developing expertise, over the last 15 years. Our training programme is at the cutting edge, with enhanced professional studies to enable you to be creative practitioners ready for the challenges of teaching in the 21st century.

You can achieve Qualified Teacher Status and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Masters level when you train with us. We offer a PGCE using the expertise of our partner Roehampton University.

We will also support you in developing your subject knowledge for teaching. Our subject mentors are experienced teachers and in addition they are required to undertake a vigorous training programme ready to support you on your entry into the profession.

We have an excellent employability record, with 100% of those trained in the last two years in employment.

Our Primary partners are:

Springwell Junior School
Strand on The Green Junior School

Our Secondary partners are:

Abbotsfield School
Barnhill Community High School
Baylis Court School
Brentford School for Girls
Brentside High School
Chiswick School
Feltham Community College
Heston Community School
Isleworth and Syon School for Boys
Lampton School
Parliament Hill School
Rivers Academy
The Green School
Langley Academy

To find out more about each of our Partner Schools, click on the links above.

Latest News

Applications for 2016/17 training will open via UCAS on 27 October 2015.  Our Provider Code is:

Primary School Direct – 1P8
Secondary School Direct – 1P8
SCITT – 2AY

Our subject codes are:

Lampton Academy SD Training (1P8)
Lampton Academy SD Salaried (1P8)
Art & Design 2TZ8 Biology 2956
Biology 2TNX Chemistry 2TNY
Chemistry 2MXF Computer Science 295R
Computer Science 2JDL English 2953
Design & Technology 2TNZ Geography 2F32
English 2F2Y History 2F2Z
Geography 295K Mathematics 294V
History 295J Modern Languages 2TP2
Mathematics 294Y Physics 295F
Modern Languages 2MSQ Primary 294L
Physical Education 2TP3
Physics 29SX
Religious Studies 2TP4

 

Lampton LWA SCITT (2AY)
Art & Design 2TP6
Biology 2TMQ
Chemistry 2TMS
Computer Science 2TNH
Design & Technology 2TNJ
Drama 2TNK
English 2TNL
Geography 2TNM
History 2TNN
Mathematics 2TNP
Modern Foreign Languages 2TNQ
Music 2TNR
Physical Education 2TNS
Physics 2TNT
Religious Studies 2TNV

For more information on teacher training please go to the Get into Teaching pages of the Department for Education website.

Get into Teaching – Information Sessions

We are running the following Get into Teaching Information Sessions over the next few weeks.

For further information and to book onto a General Information session event, please click here.  Please note you cannot just turn up on the day.

For further information about the sessions for previous students, please click here.   Please note you cannot just turn up on the day.

Wednesday 4th November – For Previous Students 11:00 – 13:00
**FULL**Thursday 5th November – General Information Session + Ten Top Tips for your Application 08:30 – 10:30 **FULL**
Tuesday 17th November – General Information Session + Ten Top Tips for your Application 13:30 – 15:30
Monday 14th December – General Information Session for those wishing to teach Maths and Science 08:30 – 10:30

Tuesday 15th December – For Previous Students – 17:00 – 19:00

Recruitment Fairs – Get into Teaching

Alongside our Get into Teaching Information Sessions, we are hosting three Recruitment Fairs for those wishing to get into teaching.   The dates are:

Monday 16th November 2015 – 17:00 – 20:30
Tuesday 2nd February 2016 – 17:00 – 20:30
Tuesday 1st March 2016 – 17:00 – 20:30

Further information, including how to book, can be found here.

If you are interested in Primary School Direct, kindly email Strand on the Green Junior School. Thank you.

Recruitment Pack

For more information please contact us at Get into Teaching and request a copy of our Recruitment Information Pack.

Our Courses

We offer Primary and Secondary school based training, leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Masters level Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE).

Unsalaried programmes

School Direct Secondary
SCITT secondary

Salaried Programmes

School Direct Primary
School Direct Secondary
Researchers In Schools

 

  Salaried Programmes Unsalaried Programmes
Length of Programme School Direct 1 yearRIS 2/3 years School DirectSeptember to June(July Induction programme)SCITT September to June(July Induction programme )
PGCE Yes Yes
QTS Yes Yes
Salary received PrimarySecondary /RIS Dependent on teaching subject and location NO
Bursary available Dependent on subject and degree level Dependent on subject and degree levee
Student loan available No Yes
Fees payable by trainee Nil £9000 QTS AND PGCE

 

Tax Free Bursaries are available. To find out if you are eligible, click here.

School Direct Primary (salaried)

The Primary Programme

We aim to produce outstanding reflective practitioners who can provide creative, challenging and purposeful teaching and learning. We want the pupils in our schools to make excellent progress and you to achieve Qualified Teacher Status and a Postgradualte Certificate in Education at Masters level.

Lampton Academy in partnership with Strand on the Green Juniors and Roehampton University is responsible for the coordination of your course.

What is the course like?

Experience in schools

School Direct is a school-based professional training programme. You will enrol as a student at the University of Roehampton and have school placements organised by Lampton Academy.

You will be assigned a Host School where you will undertake the majority of your training. Through an initial programme of observations and study, you will become familiar with the organisation and working of the school. This will include groups and pastoral systems, staffing, curriculum, resources, facilities, methods of teaching, lesson planning, and assessment.

From the beginning, you will be treated like a member of the teaching staff by fellow professionals. You will be supported by your class teacher and School Mentor throughout the training period.

You will complete a second teaching placement where you will apply and develop your teaching skills within an alternative school context. This is to ensure that you have opportunity to teach in a different setting as part of your training. This will be your first assessed school placement.

Your final assessed school placement will take place at your Host School. Throughout both teaching placements, your tutor from Roehampton will visit to monitor your progress and discuss your development with you and your School mentor. You will also maintain close links with your Host School.

Professional Studies, Subject knowledge and pedagogy

The Professional – Integrated PGCE course at Roehampton is based on a successful partnership with local schools, where experienced mentors join university tutors in teaching the programme.

The course is an active and demanding combination of teaching and learning methods, providing both challenge and support, including simulations of classroom activities, group sessions and sharing of developments in pedagogy. These provide both challenge and support.

You are encouraged to share your own expertise and experience. We take advantage of developments in e learning to support discussion, to encourage collaborative and creative teaching, and to promote reflective and effective practice.

Written assignments give you the opportunity to explore the most recent developments in research into teaching and learning and research an aspect of your practice in school. Media rich assignments allow you to pursue your own professional interests from a foundation of core pedagogic subject knowledge.

What are the entry requirements?

As a candidate for the salaried programme, you will also need three years full-time work experience.

The PGCE (primary) is a challenging, exciting and rigorous course. The entry requirements are, therefore, necessarily stringent, both academically and personally. Applicants will hold an Honours degree (preferably at 2:1 and above) awarded in the UK, or the equivalent awarded by an approved university outside the UK, or an acceptable equivalent qualification. Candidates with a 2:2 Honours degree will need to hold either additional postgraduate qualifications and/or substantial relevant experience of working with children.

It is a requirement that all those training to teach must have achieved a grade C or above in Mathematics, English Language and a Science subject (or approved equivalents) prior to applying.

You are required to have passed the skills tests in numeracy and literacy before you start the course. These can be taken as soon as you apply for the course.

Prior to starting the course in September 2016, one of our requirements is that you have undertaken significant school experience in the primary sector. This have may have been through working as a teaching assistant and/or volunteering on a regular basis. This experience is an important and integral element of the course, providing you with the opportunity to observe a variety of teaching styles and to engage in some initial group and class teaching. If possible, it is advisable to gain experience in different schools to broaden your experience.

Qualification outcome PGCE(M) with QTS

Successfully completing all aspects of the course, both during your school experiences and university based learning, will gain you the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). Roehampton offers the PGCE Primary at two levels: the Postgraduate Certificate in Education at masters level (HE4) and the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education at honours level (HE3). Both qualifications carry the recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The programme is designed to support you in developing a range of skills that are required to become a successful teacher at the 4-11 age ranges. This PGCE programme will prepare you for a position as a primary teacher with a highly valued degree worldwide and a basis for future Masters Qualifications.

Further information

If you have specific questions about the course or your suitability for it, please contact the current subject leader, Helen Large, 020 8392 3281. For general information please contact the Enquiries Office on 020 8392 3232 or Strand on the Green Junior School

UCAS Code: 294L; provider Lampton Academy (1P8).  To apply, click here.

School Direct Secondary (Training)

We aim to produce outstanding reflective practitioners who can provide creative, challenging and purposeful teaching and learning. We want the pupils in our schools to make excellent progress and you to achieve QTS. Delivered by current practitioners, the course is innovative in its approach to general professional studies.

What is the course like?

Experience in Schools

Embedded in a school from the beginning of the course you will receive training on one day a week. This will enable you to make immediate links between taught sessions and school experience. Our subject mentors are outstanding teachers and in addition they are required to undertake a vigorous training programme, including effective classroom observation, feedback, coaching and enhanced subject knowledge for teaching.

Professional Studies

We offer enhanced training for professional studies. We aim to build inclusive practitioners, skilled in national priority areas of special educational needs, English as an additional language, behaviour for learning and closing the achievement gap. We harness all the expertise of our strategic partners, Challenge Partners, Hounslow Language Service, The Institute of Physics, the London Leadership Strategy, The Brilliant Club, Researchers in Schools and Roehampton University.

The course is active and demanding, including simulations of classroom activities, group sessions and sharing developments in pedagogy. These sessions provide support and challenge to help you progress. We use e-learning to support discussion, encourage creative teaching and to share experience and expertise. Assignments for QTS are focussed on your direct experience in the classroom.

Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy

Sessions are led by expert practitioners and university subject tutors. They will include workshops, seminars and practical work in order to develop the knowledge, concepts and skills of the subject.

Our PGCE is designed with Roehampton University, which has a long established international reputation. The assessment consists of two subject studies modules and a professional studies module. This programme provides awards of Postgraduate Certificate of Education with up to 60 credits at Masters Level.

How does it fit together?

You will be in school from the first day of the school year in September .You will be treated like a member of staff and will attend staff meetings and development days in your main placement school. You will be assigned a subject mentor and you will be supervised by a professional co-ordinating mentor. You will also be supported through visits from professional tutors from the SCITT.

Your training will take place on one day a week throughout the year in the SCITT or the University.

We have integrated all aspects of the course, guaranteeing access to outstanding expertise in a variety of departments.

All trainees are also given the opportunity to experience a full range of educational settings

  • A 5 week second placement
  • Experience of KS 5 on one of the school placements
  • A Key Stage 2 primary experience

What do I do to get ready for the course?

When you have accepted a place on our course we will be in touch with you to prepare you for a successful start. We will ask you about the ways in which we can help you to prepare for the course, including support with subject knowledge for teaching, academic learning and visits to your placement school.

You will be offered an induction week to prepare you for your course in the summer term. This will include sessions on professionalism, lesson planning and observation, an introduction to behavior management for learning and induction into your first placement school.

How much will it cost?

Tuition fees of £9000 for Qualified Teacher Status and a Postgraduate certificate of Education

Is there any financial support available?   

To see what funding you might be entitled to, please visit link to our funding page

Will I be employed at the end of the programme?

There is an expectation that you will be employed by a partnership school on successful completion of the course

What subjects do you offer?

Lampton Academy SD Training (1P8)
Art & Design 2TZ8
Biology 2TNX
Chemistry 2MXF
Computer Science 2JDL
Design & Technology 2TNZ
English 2F2Y
Geography 295K
History 295J
Mathematics 294Y
Modern Languages 2MSQ
Physical Education 2TP3
Physics 29SX
Religious Studies 2TP4

Provider Lampton Academy (1P8).  To apply, click here.

For further information on any of our courses or further help with your application contact
Julie Jaffray Director of Initial Teacher Training
Julie Jaffray

School Direct Secondary (Salaried)

We aim to produce outstanding reflective practitioners who can provide creative, challenging and purposeful teaching and learning. We want the pupils in our schools to make excellent progress and you to achieve QTS. Delivered by current practitioners, with the support of experienced and specially trained school mentors, the course is innovative in its approach to general professional studies.

What is the course like?

Experience in Schools

Embedded in a school from the beginning of the course you will receive training on one day a week, enabling you to make immediate links between taught sessions and school experience. Our subject mentors are outstanding teachers and in addition they are required to undertake a vigorous training programme, including effective classroom observation, feedback, coaching and enhanced subject knowledge for teaching.

Professional Studies

We offer enhanced training for professional studies, building inclusive practitioners, skilled in national priority areas of special educational needs, English as an additional language, behavior for learning and closing the achievement gap. We harness all the expertise of our strategic partners, Challenge Partners, Hounslow Language Service, The Institute of Physics, the London Leadership Strategy, The Brilliant Club, Researchers in Schools and Roehampton University.

The course is active and demanding, including simulations of classroom activities, group sessions and sharing developments in pedagogy. These sessions provide support and challenge to help you progress. We use e-learning to support discussion, encourage creative teaching and to share experience and expertise. Assignments for QTS are focussed on your direct experience in the classroom.

Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy

Sessions are led by expert practitioners and university subject tutors and may include workshops, seminars and practical work in order to develop the knowledge, concepts and skills of the subject.

Our PGCE is designed with Roehampton University, which has a long established international reputation. The award consists of two subject studies modules and a professional studies module. This programme provides awards of Postgraduate Certificate of Education with up to 60 credits at Masters Level.

How does it fit together?

You will be in school from the first day of the school year in September so you will be treated like a member of staff and will attend staff meetings and development days in your main placement school. You will be assigned a subject mentor and you will be supervised by a professional co-ordinating mentor. You will also be supported through visits from professional tutors from the SCITT. Your training will take place on one day a week throughout the year in the SCITT or the University. We have integrated all aspects of the course, guaranteeing access to outstanding expertise in a variety of departments.

All trainees are also given the opportunity to experience a full range of educational settings

  • A 5 week second placement
  • Experience of KS 5 on one of the school placements
  • A Key Stage 2 primary experience

How we can help you to get ready for the course.

When you have accepted a place on our course we will be in touch with you to prepare you for a successful start. We will ask you about the ways in which we can help you to prepare for the course, including support with subject knowledge for teaching, academic learning and visits to your placement school.

You will be offered an induction week to prepare you for your course in the summer term. This will include sessions on professionalism, lesson planning and observation, an introduction to behavior management for learning and induction into your first placement school.

How much will I be paid?

Salaries depend upon your subject, your degree level and the area in which you train. They will be in the range of:

National Inner London Outer London Fringe
Maths/ Physics** £25,000 £29,900 £28,600 £26,200
Chemistry/ Computing/ Languages £19k £23,900 £22,600 £20,200
English, biology, history, geography, music, RS £14,000 £17,600 £16,600 £14,900
Other subjects 0 0 0 0
Primary £9000 £11,400 £10,800 £9,600

What subjects do you offer?

Lampton Academy SD Salaried (1P8)
Biology 2956
Chemistry 2TNY
Computer Science 295R
English 2953
Geography 2F32
History 2F2Z
Mathematics 294V
Modern Languages 2TP2
Physics 295F

Provider Lampton Academy (1P8).  To apply, click here.

For further information on any of our courses or further help with your application contact
Julie Jaffray Director of Initial Teacher Training
Julie Jaffray

SCITT Training

We aim to produce outstanding reflective practitioners who can provide creative, challenging and purposeful teaching and learning. We want the pupils in our schools to make excellent progress and you to achieve QTS. Delivered by current practitioners, the course is innovative in its approach to general professional studies.

What is the course like?

Experience in Schools

Embedded in a school from the beginning of the course you will receive training on one day a week. This will enable you to make immediate links between taught sessions and school experience. Our subject mentors are outstanding teachers and in addition they are required to undertake a vigorous training programme, including effective classroom observation, feedback, coaching and enhanced subject knowledge for teaching.

Professional Studies

We offer enhanced training for professional studies. We aim to build inclusive practitioners, skilled in national priority areas of special educational needs, English as an additional language, behavior for learning and closing the achievement gap. We harness all the expertise of our strategic partners, Challenge Partners, Hounslow Language Service, The Institute of Physics, the London Leadership Strategy, The Brilliant Club, Researchers in Schools and Roehampton University.

The course is active and demanding, including simulations of classroom activities, group sessions and sharing developments in pedagogy. These sessions provide support and challenge to help you progress. We use e-learning to support discussion, encourage creative teaching and to share experience and expertise. Assignments for QTS are focussed on your direct experience in the classroom.

Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy

Sessions are led by expert practitioners and university subject tutors. They will include workshops, seminars and practical work in order to develop the knowledge, concepts and skills of the subject.

Our PGCE is designed with Roehampton University, which has a long established international reputation. The assessment consists of two subject studies modules and a professional studies module. This programme provides awards of Postgraduate Certificate of Education with up to 60 credits at Masters Level.

How does it fit together?

You will be in school from the first day of the school year in September .You will be treated like a member of staff and will attend staff meetings and development days in your main placement school. You will be assigned a subject mentor and you will be supervised by a professional co-ordinating mentor. You will also be supported through visits from professional tutors from the SCITT.

Your training will take place on one day a week throughout the year in the SCITT or the University.

We have integrated all aspects of the course, guaranteeing access to outstanding expertise in a variety of departments.

All trainees are also given the opportunity to experience a full range of educational settings

  • A 5 week second placement
  • Experience of KS 5 on one of the school placements
  • A Key Stage 2 primary experience

What do I do to get ready for the course?

When you have accepted a place on our course we will be in touch with you to prepare you for a successful start. We will ask you about the ways in which we can help you to prepare for the course, including support with subject knowledge for teaching, academic learning and visits to your placement school.

You will be offered an induction week to prepare you for your course in the summer term. This will include sessions on professionalism, lesson planning and observation, an introduction to behavior management for learning and induction into your first placement school.

How much will it cost?

Tuition fees of £9000 for Qualified Teacher Status and a Postgraduate certificate of Education

Is there any financial support available?           

To see what funding you might be entitled to, click here.

 Will I be employed at the end of the programme?

We have an excellent employment record and will support you in your applications for your first post.

What subjects do you offer?

Lampton LWA SCITT (2AY)
Art & Design 2TP6
Biology 2TMQ
Chemistry 2TMS
Computer Science 2TNH
Design & Technology 2TNJ
Drama 2TNK
English 2TNL
Geography 2TNM
History 2TNN
Mathematics 2TNP
Modern Foreign Languages 2TNQ
Music 2TNR
Physical Education 2TNS
Physics 2TNT
Religious Studies 2TNV

Provider Lampton LWA SCITT (2AY).  To apply, click here.

For further information on any of our courses or further help with your application contact
Julie Jaffray Director of Initial Teacher Training
Julie Jaffray

Researchers in Schools

Researchers in Schools (RIS) is a teacher training and professional development programme exclusive to researchers who have completed a doctorate. It exists to increase and disseminate subject expertise, promote research and champion university access within schools by training researchers to become highly-effective classroom teachers and future subject leaders in the education sector. At the same time, RIS enables trainees to maintain an academic profile by providing time and financial support for research projects, writing, publication and attendance at conferences.

Researchers in Schools recruits and places high-calibre candidates to train and then work as teachers in non-selective state schools across the country through a bespoke initial teacher training programme (ITTP) that is exclusive to researchers who have completed, or are finishing, their doctorate.

Researchers in Schools will follow the same teacher training programme as those on the Lampton LWA SCITT school direct salaried route.

Programme Aims:

The RIS programme is designed to ensure that trainees are well equipped to deploy their knowledge and skills to the benefit of pupils, schools and universities in three important ways:

To increase and disseminate subject expertise: Increasing the number of high-level subject specialists in non-selective state schools, including shortage subjects like maths and physics, ensuring the dissemination of both subject knowledge and cutting-edge expertise within individual schools and throughout the wider system.

To promote research: Utilising the unique skill set of researchers through a bespoke ITTP that develops the research skills of both pupils and teachers, with a focus on independent enquiry, evidence-based teaching and action research.

To champion university access: Promoting researchers as in-school champions of higher education, who support access to research-intensive universities and provide discrete programmes of learning to challenge and stretch pupils.

More Information: For more information please go to the Researchers in School website here .

School Direct Secondary (Salaried)

We aim to produce outstanding reflective practitioners who can provide creative, challenging and purposeful teaching and learning. We want the pupils in our schools to make excellent progress and you to achieve QTS. Delivered by current practitioners, with the support of experienced and specially trained school mentors, the course is innovative in its approach to general professional studies.

What is the course like?

Experience in Schools

Embedded in a school from the beginning of the course you will receive training on one day a week, enabling you to make immediate links between taught sessions and school experience. Our subject mentors are outstanding teachers and in addition they are required to undertake a vigorous training programme, including effective classroom observation, feedback, coaching and enhanced subject knowledge for teaching.

Professional Studies

We offer enhanced training for professional studies, building inclusive practitioners, skilled in national priority areas of special educational needs, English as an additional language, behavior for learning and closing the achievement gap. We harness all the expertise of our strategic partners, Challenge Partners, Hounslow Language Service, The Institute of Physics, the London Leadership Strategy, The Brilliant Club, Researchers in Schools and Roehampton University.

The course is active and demanding, including simulations of classroom activities, group sessions and sharing developments in pedagogy. These sessions provide support and challenge to help you progress. We use e-learning to support discussion, encourage creative teaching and to share experience and expertise. Assignments for QTS are focussed on your direct experience in the classroom.

Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy

Sessions are led by expert practitioners and university subject tutors and may include workshops, seminars and practical work in order to develop the knowledge, concepts and skills of the subject.

Our PGCE is designed with Roehampton University, which has a long established international reputation. The award consists of two subject studies modules and a professional studies module. This programme provides awards of Postgraduate Certificate of Education with up to 60 credits at Masters Level.

How does it fit together?

You will be in school from the first day of the school year in September so you will be treated like a member of staff and will attend staff meetings and development days in your main placement school. You will be assigned a subject mentor and you will be supervised by a professional co-ordinating mentor. You will also be supported through visits from professional tutors from the SCITT. Your training will take place on one day a week throughout the year in the SCITT or the University. We have integrated all aspects of the course, guaranteeing access to outstanding expertise in a variety of departments.

All trainees are also given the opportunity to experience a full range of educational settings

  • A 5 week second placement
  • Experience of KS 5 on one of the school placements
  • A Key Stage 2 primary experience

What do I do to get ready for the course?

When you have accepted a place on our course we will be in touch with you to prepare you for a successful start. We will ask you about the ways in which we can help you to prepare for the course, including support with subject knowledge for teaching, academic learning and visits to your placement school.

You will be offered an induction week to prepare you for your course in the summer term. This will include sessions on professionalism, lesson planning and observation, an introduction to behavior management for learning and induction into your first placement school.

How much will I be paid?

Click on links below for further information:

Get into Teaching

Researchers in Schools

What subjects do you offer?

Biology 2956
Chemistry 2TNY
Computer Science 295R
English 2953
Geography 2F32
History 2F2Z
Mathematics 294V
Modern Languages 2TP2
Physics 295F

Provider Lampton LWA SCITT (2AY).  To apply, click here.

For further information on any of our courses or further help with your application contact
Julie Jaffray Director of Initial Teacher Training
Julie Jaffray

Fees and Financial Support

For 2016/17 our tuition fees are £9,000 for trainees

Tuition Fee Loan

Please click here to view the Student Loans page for more information.

Secondary Phase Training Bursaries

Substantial tax-free bursaries of up to £30,000 are available for people with top degrees in certain subjects.  The amount of bursary you will be eligible for depends on the subject you want to teach and your degree class.

Please note that salaried trainees are not eligible for training bursaries.

Training bursaries 2016/17

  Scholarships£ Ist/ PhD 2.1/Masters£ 2.2£ Other£
Physics 30K 30K 25K 25K 9K
Maths 25K 25K 25K 25K 9K
Languages 25K 25K 20K
Chemistry/ computing 25K 25K 20K 20K
Biology 20K 15K 15K
Geography 15K 15K 15K
D&T 12K 9K 0
English, History, RS, Music 9K 4K 0
Primary Maths 6K 6K 6K 3K
Primary 3K 3K 0

Scholarships

Graduates with a minimum 2:1 in Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Computing are eligible to apply for a scholarship from the appropriate professional body.

Primary Phase Training Bursaries

Tax free bursaries are available to assist with living expenses during your training.  The primary bursary for 2016/17 is £3,000 for a first and £3,000 for a 2:1. Graduates with a 2:2  are not eligible for any bursaries.

Student Loans

Fees and Maintenance loans are available to non –salaried trainees on courses with Lampton LWA SCITT

Tuition Fees Loans

You can apply for tuition fees loans to cover up to £9,000, these are paid directly to Lampton LWA SCITT by Student Finance England. Tuition Fee Loans are not repayable until you are earning over £21,000.

Maintenance Loans

You can apply for a maintenance loan for up to £5,740 to help with living costs. These loans are paid into your bank account at the start of each term. The exact amount you can borrow depends on your household income, where you are studying and what assistance you receive through maintenance grants.

Maintenance and Special Support Grants

Grants are available to students whose household income is less than £42,620. Your household income is your partner’s or parents’ income plus your own.

Maintenance Grants

You can apply for a Maintenance Grant to help with living costs. These grants are paid into your bank account at the start of each term.

Maintenance grants are NOT repayable.

Click here for the link to the Student Finance website.

If you qualify for a Maintenance Grant the amount of Maintenance Loan you can receive is reduced.

Special Support Grants

You may be eligible for a SSG if you qualify for Income Support or Housing Benefit.

The amounts are the same as the Maintenance Grants but it will not reduce the maintenance loan you receive.

Other Financial Support

Depending on your individual circumstances there are other means of support available

Council Tax Concessions

As a full time student you can apply for council tax reduction/exemption. This is dependent on who lives in your household.  You will need an official letter to apply for exemption which can be given to you by the London LWA SCITT when you commence the course.

Parents’ Learning Allowance

Parents’ Learning Allowance helps towards your course costs, such as books, materials and travel. If you’re eligible, you could get up to £1,573  for 2015/16 depending on your household income.

You can apply for Parents’ Learning Allowance when you apply for student finance.

Childcare Grant

If you’re eligible, the amount you may get will depend on:

  • your household income;
  • the cost of your childcare;
  • the number of children you have.

This could be up to £155.24 per week if you have one child or up to £266.15 per week if you have two or more children.

If you’re living and studying in England, you can apply for Childcare Grant if you use childcare that is registered or approved with OFSTED.

Child Tax Credit

You can claim Child Tax Credit if you have children under 16 (or under 20 in approved education or training).  You could get a basic amount of up to £545 a year. This is known as the ‘family element’.  You could get extra elements on top of this.  How much you get depends on things like your income and circumstances (e.g. if your child is disabled).

The Adult Dependants’ Grant

Full-time students in higher education with an adult who depends on them financially can apply for an Adult Dependants’ Grant of up to £2,757. The amount you can get depends on your income and the income of your dependants in the tax year preceeding your training period.

Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)

These are grants to help meet the extra course costs students may face because of a disability.  DSAs can help pay for:

  • specialist equipment you need for studying;
  • non-medical helpers, such as a note-taker or reader;
  • extra travel costs you have to pay because of your disability ;
  • other costs.

DSAs are paid on top of the main student finance package, or on their own. You don’t have to pay DSAs back and they’re not counted as income when working out whether you get benefits or Tax Credits.

How to Apply

All applications should be submitted through UCAS Teacher Training.  Applications for all routes must be made through the UCAS Teacher Training website.  Candidates can make applications from 27th October 2015.

School Direct applicants should apply to:

UCAS Teacher Training

Preparing your Application

Who are we looking for?

We actively welcome applications from a range of trainees with different backgrounds. We believe the pupils in the schools we work with benefit from meeting teachers with different experiences. From more mature students, valuing their experience of life and of the world of work, to applicants straight from their first degrees.

All our potential candidates should have excellent communication skills, good subject knowledge and a commitment to life long learning. We look for the ability to reason but also want teachers who can feel, who have a commitment to children, moral purpose and personal integrity.

Teacher training courses are demanding and that means that trainees must have a high level of personal organisation and a professional approach.

The minimum academic qualifications required for Initial Teacher Training programmes offered through Lampton LWA SCITT and our primary School Direct programmes.

Primary Applicants

An Honours degree (preferably at 2:1 and above) awarded in the UK, or the equivalent awarded by an approved university outside the UK, or an acceptable equivalent qualification. Candidates with a 2:2 Honours degree will need to hold either additional postgraduate qualifications and/or substantial relevant experience of working with children.

Grade C or above in GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science (or equivalent).

Secondary Applicants

A UK honours degree with a 2:2 classification or higher which must be at least a 50% match to the subject in which you wish to train (or a recognised equivalent qualification). Please note that some exceptions are made for those applying for Mathematics and Physics routes.

Grade C or above in GCSE English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent).

MFL candidates will be required to train across two languages French, German and Spanish.  All MFL applicants must hold a degree in the language they wish to teach as well as holding an A Level at Grade C or above or equivalent in a second curriculum language.  Consideration will also be given to candidates with a GCSE as well as native speakers.

Shortage Subjects and the Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE)

If you want to teach:

Maths, Physics, Computing, Chemistry, Design and Technology, Biology, Geography or a Modern Foreign Language but

• Your degree wasn’t in your chosen subject but was closely related
• You studied the subject at A’ level but not at university
• You have relevant professional experience but need to develop your understanding of how to apply it to the curriculum

SKE courses are fully funded – so you won’t have to pay any tuition fees – and you may be eligible for a training bursary of up to £7,200 to support you throughout the course.

Contact us if you have queries so we can offer you advice. Email Get into Teaching

Click here for information regarding Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses on the Government’s Get into Teaching website

Overseas Qualifications

Overseas qualifications must be checked for camparability by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) www.naric.org.uk

Candidates without English, Maths or Science GCSEs

Where candidates do not have the equivalent of GCSE English, Maths or Science at Grade C or above, they must complete an equivalency test.  The cost of these tests must be borne by the candidate (approximately £150) and they can be done at a centre in London via www.equivalencytesting.com .

Safeguarding

All candidates will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to verify their suitability for working with young people.

Skills Tests

All candidates will be required to complete Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy prior to starting the programme.  This is a legal requirement.  Tests can be taken at Learn Direct Centres.  The first attempt is free and candidates can pay for two further attempts per subjects if necessary.  Should you fail three times you are unable to retake the tests for 24 months and are therefore prohibited from taking up a place on an ITT course during this time.

Hibernia College has launched Online Skills Test Help Clinics, designed to help applicants refresh their knowledge and prepare for the Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy.

The Application Form

If you need help with this form go to

Application Form Assistant and Application tips

The form should be completed in accurate standard English with attention to detail and careful proof reading. You are applying for the teaching profession.  All application forms submitted to us are checked carefully for spelling and grammatical errors. This provides an initial impression of your literacy skills.

You will be required to give a breakdown of the content of your degree and may need to research this if you took it some time ago.

Your personal statement

 Applicants should focus on demonstrating

  • Personal skills and qualities
  • A high level of motivation, enthusiasm for their subject
  • Good communication skills
  • Evidence of their potential to become an effective classroom teacher.
  • Awareness of the challenges of teaching all pupils in school with their varying motivation and arrange of abilities

Some knowledge of current educational issues would provide evidence that you have carefully considered your application.

You might want to use the following to help you structure your statement

  •  Give your reasons for wanting to teach – why you will enjoy teaching your subject and/or age group?  What qualities do you have that will work well in the classroom?
  • Explain your understanding of the challenges and rewards of becoming a teacher
  • Explain how your previous experience is relevant, both for your subject and work experience, to teaching your subject/age group
  • Give examples of your skills and qualities
  • Reflect on what you have learnt when you visited schools and how this has influenced your application
  • Include relevant details of any other experience of working with children or young people such as working as a teaching assistant or volunteering at youth clubs or sports clubs
  • Show that you can organize your information so that it is clear and easily accessible for the reader

References

As part of your UCAS application you will be asked to provide details of two referees.  Please note one must be your current employer or an academic referee if you have completed a degree in the last five years. Your second reference should be focussed on the attributes needed for teaching.   Please be aware that your application will not reach us until both your referees have completed their section.

Supporting Documentation

Candidates invited to interview are required to bring a number of documents with them.  We know from previous experience that some of these can be difficult to lay your hands on.  Therefore please prepare for your possible interview by preparing to provide the following ist of paperwork that you will be required to present at interview:

  1. Original documents
  • For degrees or professional qualifications, a certificate or final transcript as long as it includes their degree classification
  • For GCSE, a certificate, the examination board results slip, or letter of confirmation from school/college which must be on headed paper and signed.
  1. The skills test letter and we will verify the results on line, or make the offer conditional on successful completion
  2. Declaration of Health and Suitability Declaration Form
  3. Marriage certificates from females whose qualifications are in their maiden name
  4. The change of name deed if their name has changed from their original certificates
  5. NARIC documentation (if applicable)
  6. One form of Photo Identification

Further requirements : School Experience Programme

School experience is essential for candidates looking to enter initial teacher training (ITT). Many ITT providers, school-centred initial teacher training providers (SCITTs) and School Direct lead schools now ask for a minimum amount of experience of working with young people prior to application.

For schools involved in School Direct, having candidates into the school on school experience visits is also a fantastic opportunity to meet potential applicants. 80% of School Direct schools involved in the school experience programme use it to assist with their recruitment.

If you’re a candidate wishing to access the school experience programme for Secondary, please go to the Get into Teaching website.  If you are a candidate wishing to visit Primary, please go to the Getting School Experience website.

Secondary subjects currently supported by the School Experience Programme are: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design & Technology, French, Geography, German, Maths, Physics and Spanish.

The Interview Process

Interviews are held between November and June to meet the 40 day UCAS timescale for providers to process applications.  Places are offered throughout the year so applications will close for individual subjects once they are fully recruited.

Candidates invited to interview will be asked to attend and bring with them

  1. Original documents
  • For degrees or professional qualifications, a certificate or final transcript as long as it includes their degree classification
  • For GCSE, a certificate, the examination board results slip, or letter of confirmation from school/college, which must be on headed paper and signed.
  1. The skills test letter and we will verify the results on line, or make the offer conditional on successful completion
  2. Declaration of Health and Suitability Declaration Form
  3. Marriage certificates from females whose qualifications are in their maiden name
  4. The change of name deed if the applicant’s name has changed from their original certificates
  5. Naric documentation if applicable
  6. Photo identification

A rigorous selection and interview process is undertaken so that only candidates with excellent subject knowledge and natural aptitude for teaching enter the programme.

Interviews take place at a number of schools in the London West Alliance and at Lampton LWA SCITT or a partnership Primary School.

The interview process is designed to assess suitability to teach and will focus on the applicant’s:

  • Quality of their subject knowledge in their chosen subject and a capacity to inspire learners;
  • Reflections on their school experience and awareness of current educational issues;
  • Quality of response to subject specific task with pupils
  • Quality of interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with both pupils and adults;
  • Flexibility and a willingness to act upon advice;
  • Quality of the applicant’s overall realistic potential to become a successful teacher
  • Applicant’s questions and development needs

The Selection Day

 Our selection process is demanding -we seek real talent and commitment

An outline of the day

  •  Question and Answer session about our programme
  • A teaching activity with pupils
  • A written exercise reflecting on the observation of learning
  • A panel interview
  • Confirmation of identity and qualifications

After the interview

You will receive formal notification via UCAS.

You may be made a conditional offer (For example, dependent on the skills tests, equivalency testing, visits to schools, Subject knowledge enhancement courses)

You may be made an unconditional offer

When you have accepted a place on our course we will be in touch with you to prepare you for a successful start. We will ask you about the ways in which we can help you to prepare for the course, including support with subject knowledge for teaching, academic learning and visits to your placement school.

We will invite you in to discuss your experience and how we can prepare you .

If you are rejected then members of the SCITT interview panel will be available to give you feedback.

Our Recruitment Information Pack will shortly be available to download here.

Premier Plus

Premier Plus is a bespoke service for the most talented people who want to become teachers. If you hold (or are predicted) a first class, 2:1 or 2:2 degree and are interested in teaching secondary maths, physics, chemistry, languages, computing or design and technology, Premier Plus is there to help.  If you are interested in teaching these subjects, register with for free here and in addition to the standard programme of support and guidance, all eligible registrants will receive the following exclusive benefits:

  • personalised one-to-one advice and guidance from a named adviser on becoming a teacher, including support with your application
  • help in securing school experience by allowing access to the School Experience Programme (SEP), providing there is availability in your subject/local area
    invitations to exclusive events
  • regular communications from us with important news, application hints and tips, and updates on funding

Are you already trained as a teacher overseas?

Overseas trained teachers (OTTs) can be a valuable part of the schools’ workforce. However there are some things to consider before first teaching in a UK maintained school. In addition to any right to work in the UK / sponsorship criteria, you may need to be aware of the conditions of your teacher status.

Teachers from within the EEA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the US.

If you have successfully qualified as a teacher from within a member state of the EEA, your teaching qualification can be recognised and you can be awarded UK QTS without having to undertake any further training or assessment. From 1 April 2012, teachers who qualified in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States of America (USA) will also be recognised as qualified teachers and awarded qualified teacher status (QTS) in England. If you are an OTT from one of these countries, you will need to complete verification with the National College for Teaching and Leadership. Once you have been awarded this, you can be paid on the qualified teacher’s pay scale and subject to the same conditions and entitlements as other teachers.

Teachers from outside of the EEA

Teachers from countries outside of the EEA or not listed in the information above, will be subject to the four year rule. This means that although you are not recognised as having UK QTS, you will be able to teach in a maintained school for up to four years and be paid on the unqualified teacher’s pay scale. This four year rule starts with the first day of employment in a maintained UK school and does not stop with any breaks in that employment. Once the 4 years have expired, you will need to cease teaching and find employment in another post if you have not gained UK QTS by this time.

For further information please click here.

If, after having read the above, you have further questions please email getintoteaching@lampton.org.uk