Trainee Primary Teacher opportunity

Trainee Primary Teacher opportunity

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    Nursery , Junior , Infant , Special Needs

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  • Salary:

    £14,000 - £20,000

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Duration:

    2 Years

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  • Startdate:

    January/Easter 2021

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Trainee Primary Teacher opportunity 

Step Teachers have been asked to recruit trainee primary teachers for a brand-new Teacher Training initiative called Grad2Teach. This is a specific training placement for schools based in Hertfordshire and London as part of an academy trust. 

Are you a Teaching Assistant or a HLTA? Have you ever thought about becoming a teacher? Imagine waking up every day knowing that by the time you’re back in bed you would have achieved something amazing! Grad2Teach is your first step in the right direction. Our salaried Teacher Training programme offers the opportunity for trainees to teach, train and – if successful – gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).  

With Grad2Teach, you’ll work as a trainee primary teacher completing a one or two year course, with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). You will gain experience working in at least two schools, earning a salary throughout. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be a qualified teacher with QTS and a PGCE under your belt. 

To be eligible for this programme you must meet the following requirements: 

  • Have a relevant,  university degree with a minimum of a 2:2 classification (trainees with the ability to offer more than one Science discipline are encouraged to apply) 
  • Attained grade C or above in GCSE Maths and English 
  • Have determination, resilience and a patient, caring attitude


It would be great if:

  • You had experience as a TA or HLTA and were looking for your next step in your career

What are the benefits? 

In Year 1, you will: 

  • Receive Grad2Teach-funded training while you work in our 37-week school-based, salaried trainee programme  
  • Gain invaluable insight into classroom management 
  • Receive 24/7 support from our friendly team 
  • Receive three Quality Assessments from one of our trainers in your employer school  
  • Develop an understanding of what it means to be a great teacher 

In Year 2, you will: 

  • Attend 9 training days with one of our partner universities 
  • Complete 3 written assessments reflecting on your experience and what you’ve learnt so far
  • Cover up to 90% of timetabled learning within a classroom 
  • Work under a dedicated learning mentor who will guide and advise you along your journey
  • Experience two contrasting school placements, allowing you to broaden your experience  

If you would like to find out more information and receive our prospectus, please get in touch with Chris either by phone on 020 8148 6733 or by email at chrisk@grad2Teach.ac.uk