ROUTES INTO TEACHING
There has never been so much choice in the pathways to becoming a teacher. Whether you have harboured a lifelong love and ambition to work in education, or if you have considered a career change, learning the craft of teaching is a skill which will impact generations of students to come.
We believe that through world class mentoring and coaching, coupled with your own qualities of diligence, creativity and collaboration, you will develop into the educator you always wanted to be.
Our track record in growing our own talent, as well as nurturing the outstanding teachers who choose to work with our staff and our students, is second to none. We firmly believe that your journey as a teacher never ends; it is a continuous process of learning, of developing and aiming for the best possible outcomes for our incredible students.
‘Staff’s pride and commitment is evident. Teamwork is a strong feature, sharing ideas and expertise to improve the quality of teaching and learning. Those responding to the staff survey overwhelmingly agree that school leaders trust them to be innovative in ways that are right for pupils.’
Ofsted 2016 - Lansdowne Academy
Which route is right for you?
Find out more below
Straight To Teaching
Straight to Teaching is carried out online and in school with mentor. It is a professional development programme aimed at unqualified teachers, higher level teaching assistants (HLTAs) or teaching assistants (TAs) who want to become fully qualified teachers.
The programme supports and prepares trainees to meet the Teachers’ Standards and provides the opportunity to be independently assessed and awarded QTS.
School Direct will train in two schools supported by the school and ITT provider (we currently work with the Thurrock Teaching Schools Alliance and TES Institute for School Direct)
School direct (salaried) trainees are employed by the school and will train in the schools that employ them with a second placement in a different school. Read what our staff have to say by clicking the link below:
Post Graduate Certificate of Education is a university based route where you attend lectures and spend a minimum of 24 weeks on placement in two schools or key stages.
We currently work with Brighton and St Mary’s and take PGCE students in the developmental and consolidation stages of terms 2 and 3.
Step Into Teaching
This is an internally run programme and is completed before an application to a formal teaching programme.
The purpose of the programme is to enable you to be exposed to the expectations and standards of teaching and allow you to make a decision on future aspirations. The school will be looking for your potential and the rigour you will need to teach.
Teach First is a charity based in England and Wales and focuses on educational disadvantages by training exceptional teachers to teach in challenging schools. It is a two-year scheme offering a Leadership Development programme and management skills training.
Outcome is that trainees will gain a PGCE and QTS during this two-year period while working in the classroom and earning a salary.
SCITT trainees will train in two schools supported by the school and ITT provider (we currently work with the Thurrock Teaching Schools Alliance and TES Institute for School Direct).
Involves a one year course with an internal subject mentor and external pathway tutor who visits four times over the academic year.
The GLC is able to support the two main training options into teaching:
School based training
University led training.
The Academy currently works in partnership with Thurrock Teaching School Alliance and the TES Institute for initial teacher training and have links with St Mary’s and Brighton University for PGCEs.