Achieve with TELA is an established school based initial teacher training programme with a successful track record in initial teacher training in Leicester and Leicestershire working in partnership with Leicester & Leicestershire SCITT and University partners.
The Achieve with TELA school based initial teacher training 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 and/or transferable skills, as well as a passion for working with young people and in your subject specialism.
As part of our school based learning you will learn from current practicing teachers and university specialists. You will develop your knowledge of how academic theory underpins your classroom practice. You will see how every lesson has the potential to change a life and start to develop the skills required to start doing so yourself, in your community.
All trainee teachers will be subject to enhanced disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service(DBS).
Our initial teacher training course structure covers the areas you need to feel completely prepared to enter your Early Careers Teacher (ECT) classroom.
You will cover keys stages 3 to 5 and have an in-depth knowledge of how the practices develop through these age ranges.
During your initial teacher training year you will earn both your QTS (Qualified Teaching Status) and PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) and develop your knowledge of how academic theory underpins your classroom practice.
The course is tailored to your needs, while on your two main complementary teaching placements you will have an experienced and supportive subject mentor in school. This approach allows you the time required to embed the theory learned into your practice and explore how an effective teacher utilises cognitive science, pedagogical teaching strategies and experience to refine their teaching.
The ethos of Achieve with TELA is that you will be part of the TELA community, not just a trainee teacher on a placement. We invest in initial teacher training to train the teachers of the future for our children, our young people and our community of schools in Leicestershire, Leicester City and beyond.
You'll learn through a combination of classroom practice, and face to face professional learning which is underpinned by the latest research. Professional learning sessions are paced and structured and you get opportunities to practice the theory you’ve learnt.
We know it is a challenging course, but we believe in supporting our trainee teachers to be the best they can be – We are a smaller provider and are proud that we get to know you.
You are supported, every step of the way.
You will be supported by our central Achieve with TELA team, as well as the central SCITT team and as a student at the University of Leicester, by our colleagues at the University.
On each of your teaching placements, you’ll have a school subject mentor and ITT coordinator whose role is to ensure that you are supported in school, and that things run smoothly - that you have the best possible experience. We have a dedicated quality assurance leads and lead subject tutors, who are your subject specialist in secondary.
Your progress will be assessed throughout the course by your TELA / SCITT tutor, school-based mentors and other course tutors.
This programme is for one academic year, by the end of the Achieve with TELA school based initial teacher training PGCE course you should have met the required professional standards for Qualified Teachers Status (QTS). You will be awarded a University PGCE if you pass the level 7 assignments on the course, you will also have credits towards a Master’s Degree.
Honors degree at (or predicted) 2:2 degree (or above) - Ideally your degree is approximately 50% of the subject you want to teach.
GCSE grade C/ 4 or above in English Language and Maths or equivalent .
Overseas applicants will need to prove equivalent overseas qualifications.
Achieve with TELA is the provider of the initial teacher training programme. We are a satellite partner/ delivery lead to the Leicester & Leicestershire SCITT who accredit the course.