The West Essex SCITT Lead School is:

St John's CE Primary School 

DfE Apply Provider Code 15D

Fee funded (unsalaried) QTS only - course code 32QJ

Fee funded (unsalaried) PGCE with QTS - course code R050

Salaried with QTS - course code 32QK

School Direct Training Programme
For the 2022/2023 academic year, West Essex SCITT/St. John's CE Primary School will offer School Direct (unsalaried) placements to graduates.

The unsalaried School Direct training programme QTS only - course fee for the 2022/2023 academic year is £9,000 

The unsalaried School Direct training programme PGCE with QTS - course fee for the 2022/2023 academic year is £9,250

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DfE Grant Funding for the Primary School Direct salaried training programme has been removed nationally. Therefore, the cost of training for trainees on the salaried programme will be the responsibility of the employing school.

West Essex SCITT/St. John's CE Primary School will offer a small number of School Direct salaried places to those trainees with the breadth of experience to meet the high demands placed upon them as a salaried trainee. Training costs will be covered by the employing school and trainees will be offered a salary of point 1 unqualified teacher rate.

The School Direct training programme path into teaching is a great way to gain the qualifications and practical skills you need to become a teacher. It enables those who have finished a degree, or have been working in a career for many years, to combine teacher training with actually doing and learning on the job, leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

The School Direct training programme courses are based in one school for the majority of the training period with a second placement in a contrast school setting.

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School Direct requires a commitment of 5 days a week for the length of the training programme, from September to July.

Trainees are expected to participate fully in the everyday life of the school in which they train and, therefore, occasional evening or extra curricular events will be obligatory.

Your professional responsibilities will include assessing, planning and teaching the primary curriculum.

You will be supported by highly experienced Teacher Educators and Tutors who will develop your skills through a range of coaching, feedback and observation.

Part of the course is theory based and there will be weekly formal training days held mainly in our training room at Alderton Junior School in Loughton.

Upon completion of the programme trainees are awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).