The Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship (PgTA) is the current primary salaried route.
Gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) whilst receiving a salary as an unqualified teacher.
The 2Schools Consortium has been successfully involved in teacher training for more than 20 years and has a wealth of experience in mentoring trainees and in delivering high-quality teacher training.
Oakthorpe Primary School operating as 2Schools Consortium (2Sc) provides the Postgraduate Teacher Apprenticeship Level 6 (Primary) leading to QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) in line with the Teacher Apprenticeship Standards framework.
2Schools Consortium has been an accredited provider since 2002.
You will benefit from the expertise of a teacher training provision and a lead school (Oakthorpe Primary) within a partnership of 20+ schools in North and North East London including Enfield, Haringey, Brent and Barnet local authorities.
Apprentices will be placed in the employer’s school for the duration of their course.
Salary: Successful candidates will be employed on a minimum of Point 1 on the Unqualified Teacher Scale.
The Contract will run from September 2023 to December 2024.
- Equivalent to grade 4 in GCSE English, maths and science.
- A degree awarded by UK HE or equivalent qualification
- An eligible residency status: ordinarily resident in the UK or the British Overseas Territories, or the Crown Dependencies (Channel Islands and Isle of Man) for at least the previous 3 years on the first day of the apprenticeship, or meet on of the eligibility residency status criteria on the hyperlinked list.
Please note: Equivalency test for maths and English will be accepted to start the course and obtain QTS with OGCE, but a Functional Skills level 2 qualification will need to be obtained to qualify for the end point assessment in Term 4 of the Apprenticeship
TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT
You will be required to spend four terms in a school (Qualified Teacher Status is awarded after 3 terms, at which point the apprentice is expected to meet the requirement of the Gateway; during the following term- September to December- the provider will organise for the apprentice to go through an End Point Assessment, carried out by a different provider).
Training will be delivered by school based mentors and during off-the-job sessions by school based trainers with QTS and specific expertise related to the Teacher Apprenticeship Standards. Tasks and assignments will complement and extend the learning of the apprentice.
You will find further information about the Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship (PgTA, salaried) Programme by clicking on the links on the right-hand side, but if you then have any further questions that are not answered, please contact us by phone or email
APPLYING FOR SEPTEMBER 2024
All applications have to be made through the Gov.uk Find Postgraduate Teacher Training Courses at https://www.find-postgraduate-teacher-training.service.gov.uk/
Please select the option Find Courses by school, university or other training provider and type ‘Oakthorpe Primary School’ or ‘2Schools Consortium’ for our programmes
WHY TRAIN WITH US?
Oakthorpe Primary School in Enfield acts as the lead school in a strong and growing partnership. Trainees will complete their year’s training either at the lead school or at a school within the partnership. Schools that have worked with us include:
St Michael at Bowes Junior, Worcesters Primary, Eldon Primary, Suffolks Primary, Keys Meadow Primary, Churchfield Primary, West Lea School, Russet House School, Starks field Primary, George Spicer Primary.
Schools further afield include Childs Hill in Barnet, Dollis Primary, Belmont Infants and South Harringay Primary in Haringey and Cromer Road in New Barnet
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
The PgTA programme has been a fantastic start to my teaching career. It has provided me with all the essential skills and knowledge required to be an amazing role model for the future generation. This programme provides us with all the relevant training needed to make us more successful within this path. From training to teaching, it has allowed me to reflect and get better, not just for myself but for the children. Not only has this programme been supportive, it has been really eye opening. I am looking forward to the next step which is having my own class in September and put in all the practice I have learnt throughout this programme! Shahnaz Khatun-Bari, Postgraduate Teaching Apprentice, Houndsfield Primary School, 2021.22
“The PgTA programme as provided me with a wealth of knowledge and support on my journey towards becoming a teacher. The carefully devised training plan, advice from specialist trainers and guidance from my mentors has meant that I’ve been able to constantly reflect on and fine-tune my practice which has lead me to securing a job in my training school. I felt I have learnt so much and I’m looking forward to putting everything into practice with my new class in September.Rachel Fryer, Postgraduate Teaching Apprentice, Worcesters Primary School, 2021.22 “
The PgTA programme has been an unbelievable opportunity to start my teaching career. I am a student coming from abroad and I am having all the support to develop my teaching skills. The training is fantastic and provides us with the best knowledge to improve our journey to become a teacher. We have amazing tutors that are always available to help and advise in our daily teaching routine. Through our training sessions, we have the opportunity to talk to other trainee teachers and share our experiences, our plans and talk about our practice; it inspires me to become a better teacher every day. It’s has been such an enjoyable time, thank you so much 2School for everything. Caroline Tamanchieviez, Postgraduate Teaching Apprentice, Eldon Primary School, 2021.22
The PgTA programme has been a fantastic way to gain all of the essential skills and knowledge needed to be a teacher. The thorough and diverse set of training sessions ensures I am able to develop my subject knowledge in all areas. The access to specialist trainers and supportive mentors is so invaluable to the entire process. All of this combined has meant I was successful in being offered a role as an ECT in my placement school. I am so thankful to everyone at 2Schools for making my training year so enjoyable! Kayleigh McConkey, Postgraduate Teaching Apprentice, Worcesters Primary School, 2021.22
The PgTA programme has provided me with a wealth of knowledge that has supported me to develop children’s understanding. The training provided a full plan of specialist professionals, that helps us to expand our practice and develop our reflective practice. Furthermore, it provided us the most amazing mentors who truly inspire us to succeed. I believe this is one of the main reasons which has led me to secure a permanent job. Going forward, I believe I can fully immerse myself in becoming an amazing teacher. Aaliyah Smith Postgraduate Teaching Apprentice, Worcesters Primary School, 2021.22
“I wanted to say that I am grateful and I feel lucky to be part of such well run training program! I feel I have learnt a lot and the journey has been great so far! It is clear that you put your heart and a lot of work in it. The provided training experiences are always amazing, very helpful and inspirational!
They have really inspired me to try new things and more importantly they have worked! This has helped me to see a whole new approach that I was missing out on before! Here is why I wanted to say thank you- for knowing how to spark the knowledge and for providing the opportunities for it to grow!”Emiliya Velinova, QTS July 2019
“The programme provides you with so many opportunities to observe and learn from other practitioners. The weekly training sessions are filled with useful and practical information for you to use. There is an excellent balance between gaining theoretical knowledge and practical experience.” Sarah Chuckla, NQT 2018 at Wilbury
“It has been brilliant, I have enjoyed this year so much more than I ever expected to, and it’s really upsetting that it has ended like this, but I know I am ready to be a great teacher because of this course.” Megan Taylor, QTS July 2020
The training sessions were up to date, varied,enjoyable and the depth of content was excellent. NQT, June 2018
I learnt a lot about myself on the course. NQT June 2018
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