The Achieve with TELA school-based programme has a successful track record in teacher training. Our primary programme works in partnership with Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT.
The Achieve School Direct programme is a challenging course and we aim to recruit the best. We are looking for applicants with a wide range of skills, knowledge and relevant experience, as well as a passion for working with young people.
All trainee students will be subject to enhanced disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau
The course structure during your training year is split between time spent at central training days and high-quality teaching placements. During your school placement you will have an experienced, supportive mentor in school and cover teaching practice across the varied age ranges (5 – 11 yrs).
Central training days are delivered by the SCITT trainers who are all leading experts in their fields, charismatic and passionate about making a difference in children’s lives. They include excellent practitioners from partner schools and consultants working to raise standards within primary schools within the region.
You will be part of the TELA community, being invited to teacher training days in August at your home school placement, so that feel part of that school community, not just a trainee on a placement.
You will be invited to network sessions for our trainees, led by primary head teachers from the TELA alliance. These sessions are tailored to meet your needs at that point in time.
You will also be part of the wider TELA community with the opportunity for network and training sessions with our cohort of secondary trainees.
We invest in training the teachers of the future for our community of schools, Leicestershire and beyond.
You will be supported by Achieve with TELA and the central SCITT team . On each of your teaching placements, you’ll have a school mentor and ITT coordinator whose role is to ensure things run smoothly and that you have the best possible experience. Your progress will be assessed throughout the course by TELA , the SCITT team and school-based mentors.
By the end of the Achieve with TELA PGCE course you should have met the required professional standards for Qualified Teachers Status (QTS). You will be awarded a University of Leicester PGCE if you pass the level 7 assignments on the course -you will also have 90 credits towards a Master’s Degree.
Honours degree at (or predicted) 2:2 degree (or above)
GCSE grade C or above in English Language, Maths and Science (New grading system from 2017 GCSE’ Grade 4’ or above)
Overseas applicants will need to prove equivalent overseas qualifications.
Achieve with TELA is the provider of the teacher training programme. We are a satellite partner to the Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT who accredit the course.