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School Direct Routes

THERE ARE TWO SCHOOL DIRECT ROUTES TO CHOOSE FROM

SCHOOL DIRECT SALARIED

This is an employment-based route for high-quality experienced graduates with at least three years’ work experience (to be completed primarily before undertaking a degree or after graduating; not whilst studying for a degree). Colleagues will earn a salary while they train.

SCHOOL DIRECT NON SALARIED

This is aimed at high-quality graduates who want to be part of a school team from day one. Trainees will pay their own fees, but may be eligible for a bursary of up to £30,000 to support them while they train.

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School has partnered with EKLA for School Direct

The East Kent Learning Alliance is a partnership of secondary and primary schools, that engage with schools and accredited providers to recruit high quality trainees to provide a rich training programme. EKLA is committed to helping improve the lives of the young people that it serves in East Kent and believes that the recruitment and development of the workforce of the future will help us to achieve this aim. For 2020-21 entry Queen Elizabeth's has the following places available:

Salaried Non-salaried
Maths Physics
  Chemistry

 

ADVANTAGES OF APPLYING FOR SCHOOL DIRECT WITH EKLA

  • Partner schools have a strong tradition of highly successful ITT
  • Very experienced school based mentors
  • Strong relationship with our training provider, CCCU
  • Track record of talent management and succession planning for colleagues who have completed ITT
  • Collaborative working
  • Joint Professional Studies
  • Range of placements
  • Inter school visits
  • Networks and support
  • Potential Employment with a school in the EKLA area

THE EKLA SCHOOL DIRECT PROGRAMME

Whilst we are working in partnership with an accredited body, Canterbury Christ Church University. EKLA will be offering the following elements of the programme:

  • Professional studies based at EKLA partnership schools
  • School placements in differing contexts across the alliance.
  • Networking opportunities with trainees at other schools.

EKLA ARE LOOKING FOR GRADUATES WITH:

  • a commitment to working with young people
  • good communication skills
  • a fascination with the learning process
  • a love of their subject
  • the ability to motivate and enthuse young people
  • experience of working with young people, particularly in a school environment, strengthens an application
  • a desire to make a difference

School Direct Eligibility

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU NEED?

DEGREE

You must have a UK university degree or a recognised equivalent qualification of a minimum award of 2:2, with honours. Your degree must be completed before commencement of your training place. For applicants with a higher degree (Masters, MBA or Doctorate) you must also have a first degree. All secondary Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science and MFL candidates who do not have a degree in the subject they want to train to teach, will be required to undertake a subject knowledge enhancement course (SKE). Any offer of a place on the School Direct programme will be conditional on completion of an SKE course. Further information can be found at: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/train-to-teach/subject-knowledge-enhancement.aspx

GCSES

To train as a teacher on any programme you must achieve a standard equivalent to a grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics. If you want to teach primary or key stage 2/3 (ages 7 to 14), you must also have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade C in a Science GCSE.

OVERSEAS QUALIFICATIONS

NARIC equivalency certificates are required for any degree or school qualifications gained outside the United Kingdom

WORK EXPERIENCE - SALARIED ROUTE

To apply for the salaried route you must have at least 3 years full time work experience. This must not be undertaken whilst completing your degree. Less than 3 years experience would be considered from exceptional applicants, particularly for those applying for priority subjects.  This does not need to be in a school.

WORK EXPERIENCE - ALL APPLICANTS

Being able to evidence experience of working with young people, particularly in a school environment, strengthens an application.  We would therefore highly recommend that you visit a range of schools and undertake work experience prior to applying for School Direct.  Talk to teachers about their role.  This is not a requirement but a recommendation to help prepare you for working as a classroom teacher.

GCSE EQUIVALENCY TESTS

EKLA will accept GCSE equivalency tests for Maths, English and Science. 

CCCU equivalency tests are undertaken by Equivalency Testing.  These test provide a transferrable, nationally recognised qualification.  Tests are booked through Equivalency Testing at http://www.equivalencytesting.com/   This can be done at any time and applicants do not need to wait until an offer has been made.

SECONDARY SUBJECT KNOWLEDGE ENHANCEMENT (SKE)

All candidates for secondary Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science and MFL who do not have a degree in the subject they want to train to teach, will be required to undertake a subject knowledge enhancement course (SKE). These are run by Canterbury Christ Church University for free, details of which can be found at http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/train-to-teach/subject-knowledge-enhancement.aspx

  • The SKE is free to candidates (you do not have to pay a fee) if it is made a condition of your offer of a teacher training place
  • If a student enrols on the SKE before the end of March they may also get a bursary to support their study
  • The course is not "pass / fail" it is a "complete / not complete" programme
  • The SKE is entirely distance learning, there is no need to attend any sessions in Canterbury. Materials are accessed via Blackboard and tutorials are accessed remotely via the Internet.
  • The SKE materials are focussed in the main on personal subject knowledge
  • If a candidate goes on to an ITE place with CCCU after undertaking their SKE they retain access to the materials throughout their training year, which means they can use them to support their subject knowledge development through the training year as well.

CLEARANCE FROM THE CRIMINAL RECORDS BUREAU (CRB)

We have a duty to protect children and vulnerable adults. If you are offered a place on the School Direct programme, you will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure certificate from the CRB as a requirement of entry to the course. This document will contain details of any cautions, convictions, reprimands, warnings or bindovers recorded against your name (even where they would ordinarily be considered spent) or confirm that you have none. It will allow us to make an assessment of your suitability for access to these vulnerable groups.

School Direct

SCHOOL DIRECT TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMME

Whether you have just finished a degree or have been working in a career for many years, School Direct offers a brilliant teacher training opportunity. You will be based in one school, learning on the job with and alongside outstanding practitioners. Successful completion of a School Direct course with the East Kent Learning Alliance (EKLA ) will lead to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

SCHOOL DIRECT INFORMATION EVENINGS FOR 2020 ENTRY

We will be holding the following School Direct Information evenings:

Thursday 17th October - 5 pm - King Ethelbert School, Birchington

Tuesday 3rd December - 5 pm - PLCC, Canterbury Primary School

To book a place please contact EKLA: Contact EKLA