School-Based Teacher Training

What is School-Based Teaching Training?

It is a programme where schools recruit trainees directly and select them to train and work within their school. Schools therefore have more control over the quality of training that is provided and how it is delivered.

The course enables trainees to fully experience and be involved in day to day school life throughout the school year, not simply on designated teaching placements.

Training Route
The training route is open to all graduates funded by tuition fees paid by the graduate. Our School Direct training pathway will lead to QTS and a PGCE.

Schools Direct 2024/25

St John Bosco Catholic Teaching School are pleased to announce that we have been allocated places on the primary school based training programme for the academic year 2024/25. This will be the non-salaried mainstream route with PGCE run in conjunction with our ITT partner, Birmingham Newman University .

During the training the majority of the year will be spent in 2 primary schools in 2 key stages and also time spent at Birmingham Newman University 

Prospective candidates please click here to Find and Apply.

The application window will open from the 5th October for candidates to see courses, with application to apply from the 12th October.

If you train with us, you will work with experienced, expert professionals and you will have the opportunity to work in ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Good’ Primary and Schools across Birmingham, Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Dudley

You will achieve Qualified Teacher Status and a Post-graduate Certificate in Education, including Master’s level credits from Birmingham Newman University, an outstanding Higher Education provider. The PGCE is internationally recognised, and portable.

You can read more information about School Direct on the Department for Education‘s website.

What we offer

What do we offer that provides our students with additional learning?

We work with Black Country primary schools who are Ofsted graded good or outstanding. We have direct access to a National English Hub, expert input of phonics and English training and current relevant input of theory and practice from subject co-ordinators in schools and from Newman. Successful completion of the course leads to employment.

We work in partnership with Birmingham Newman University and interview with Newman colleagues to take students who want to work in the primary sector and who want to gain hands-on experience as they train.

Training includes in-school training led by classroom teachers in our partnership, to support your learning from safeguarding to phonics; behaviour management to planning and assessment.

How to apply

Prospective candidates please click here to Find and Apply.

The application window opens in October 2023.

If your initial application is successful you will be invited to interview. This will consist of reading aloud an extract from a book of choice and an interview. When we make an offer of a placement, we will discuss which placement school would best suit your location and need.

If you have any enquiries or for further information please contact our Teaching School Strategic Partner: Christopher Randall

Mobile: 07958797338 

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