Castledon School and College is recruiting a Trainee Primary Teacher to train with them, working towards a PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status over two years. Castledon School and College is an SEN school and pupils attend with a wide range of complex needs, these include Autism and communication difficulties.
Trainee Primary Teacher
Castledon School and College in Wickford, Essex
£11,700 – £15,000 pa training salary
Full PGCE with 60 Masters credits + QTS
Full time for two years
Absolutely no tuition fees
Ideally some understanding or experience of pupils with SEN
Castledon is a school and college with a dedicated team that help meet the differing needs of every young person at the school. As an academy, Castledon offer provision to pupils from year 1 to year 11 within the school site and year 12 to 14 within their college. All pupils need an EHC plan to be offered a place at Castledon.
The successful Trainee Primary Teacher will need to enjoy working with young people with learning difficulties, and have a passion to deliver exceptionally strong, creative lessons, which relate learning to real life and allow young people to develop skills needed for adulthood.
We know that two full years in a school will enable you to become a confident and reflective practitioner. Through rich experiences in a consistent setting blended with online learning and insightful residentials, Premier Pathways develops you at a steady pace.
Our salaried programme supports you financially, whilst both a University Tutor and Premier Pathways Mentor nurture your academic progress and wellbeing. This unique combination of no tuition fees, educational support and peer network allows you to focus on the fundamentals of teaching and learning and refining your practice.
The first year of the programme will see you join your school in a support role capacity, working towards the standards of a Teaching Assistant apprenticeship. This will equip you with the skills, knowledge and behaviours required for a successful career in education and allowing you to practice them within the context of your school.
The second year is when your PGCE will commence, taught by the highly esteemed University of Buckingham. Your teaching timetable will increase as you put your theoretical understanding and practical experience to effect, remaining at a pace that is both challenging and comfortable.
Castledon School and College is looking for a Trainee Primary Teacher who can adhere to the community-driven feel of this ‘Outstanding’ school. Purposeful individuals with a creative flair, a desire to contribute and a determination to advance the life chances of young people will be warmly welcomed and valued here.
If Castledon School and College sounds like somewhere you can begin to realise your potential, the application window for this opportunity is now open. Apply now.