Graduate Trainee Teacher - Science | London East, London
Premier Pathways has trained 341 teachers with a 94% success rate since 2016. Could you be the next?
Despite the current climate, Premier Pathways are still securing training placements for aspiring teachers to start in September 2020. Due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, your interview and selection process will be completed through video technology.
Premier Pathways are excited to hear from talented aspiring Science Teachers who are ready to positively impact the lives of the children of Redbridge. Working in partnership with a dynamic and forward-thinking Secondary School in Ilford, we are looking to support a Trainee Science Teacher in securing a teacher training place on our PGCE Programme.
What is Premier Pathways Teacher Training?
Premier Pathways is an innovative and highly regarding school-based PGCE Programme designed specifically to ensure the wellbeing and personal development of aspiring teachers. Developed and delivered alongside the University of Buckingham, a leading Initial Teacher Training provider, this in-school PGCE route provides graduates with a financially viable and comprehensive training scheme over a two-year training period.
Working full-time and gaining greater responsibility as the in-school PGCE programme processes, the appointed trainee will earn a training salary up to £15,600 in Year 1 and £17,550 in Year 2. Without any tuition costs attached to this in-school PGCE route, Premier Pathways is rapidly becoming the most financially viable teacher training programme for graduates to enroll upon.
Science Trainee Teacher - Ilford
- Minimum of a 2:2 degree classification (Biology, Chemistry and Physics specialists can be considered).
- GCSEs of C or above in English, Maths and Science required.
- Applicants need to be resilient, self-reflective and be eager to learn.
- Applicants will be able to follow school policy and work had to establish consistent approaches with children and other adults
- The school likes staff members who have good ideas, and want to share them and implement them if they fit well with the children’s learning and the school ethos
- Applicants need to like teenagers! They need to want to make a difference to children’s lives.
- The school like team players, who like to say “yes” and get involved.
- Applicants will want to get to know children outside of the classroom and understand that this helps to build professional good relationships.
About the School
Staff at this school, work tirelessly to ensure that the students in their care are happy, rounded individuals who achieve the best outcomes they can. They are a truly inclusive community school that believes in high aspirations for all.
They seek to nurture children’s talents and abilities, and to help their young people become confident, mature and responsible members of society who are able to fulfil their ambitions.
They are ambitious to become an Outstanding school, building on their own best practice and also looking outward for innovation and advancement. The school encourage their staff to develop their skills and proficiencies and so we have in place a strong CPD and professional development programme, the ideal setting for an aspiring teacher.
About the Science Department
- Large (9 staff members) Science department with distributed leadership. Curriculum Leader, shared second in charge role, other members of staff with KS5 roles
- Long standing members of staff largely but staff are on board with changes and developing practice that has recently been implemented
- There is mentoring experience in the department
- Science results are not yet in line with National Averages for Combined Science. Triple Science results are better. Progress across the school is good ( 0.18) which is the important factor as many pupils come from a disadvantaged background.
- A collegiate feel in the department with friendly and helpful staff.
- Year 7 taught in mixed ability but then change to sets in Year 8 through to Year 11
- There is a well established Year 7 Science club – which the children really enjoy – and the science technicians help with
- Students are used to having additional adults as in class support.
- The school places value on Science to encourage children to work hard.
- Sufficient rooming – most teachers have their own room.
- Teach GCSE (all students do Combined Science, and a smaller cohort do Triple Science) and A Level sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) which are popular
- Whole school leadership of mentoring trainee teachers is strong
For more information about our Teacher Training programme, please visit the Premier Pathways website. www.premierpathways.co.uk
If you relish the opportunity to join this school as a Trainee Science Teacher, embrace opportunities for innovation and challenge, if you are excited to make a difference to children’s lives, then Premier Pathways welcome your interest and look forward to your application.
Due to the number of applications, you will only be contacted for an initial telephone interview should your application be deemed successful.