Are you a graduate looking to take your first steps into teaching? Train with the Hackney Teaching Schools’ Alliance and get your career off to a strong start with our post-graduate teacher apprenticeship, and continue your journey along our professional pathway with some of Hackney’s most successful schools.
The HTSA is a long standing, supportive partnership of 14 schools incorporating nursery, primary, secondary and specialist provision. The alliance is steered by our executive board which is comprised of two outstanding National Teaching Schools, Kingsmead Primary School and Clapton Girls' Academy, and an outstanding National Support School, Stormont House School. Along with our network of partnership schools we work to improve the quality of teaching and leadership through effective collaboration and personalised support. Who we are
Why train with us?
We offer a structured training route going beyond Initial Teacher Training all the way to senior leadership. Our high retention of teachers based on our reputation for excellence in Initial Teacher Training, and many of our former trainees are now successful teachers in our schools.
The schools in our network are diverse and we carefully match trainees with their placement school to ensure a successful fit and outcomes for each trainee and the class they are placed in. While you gain invaluable experience in the classroom, you will be supported by knowledgeable experts from within our schools who will mentor you towards Qualified Teacher Status and your PGCE.
Our apprenticeship is a school-led, employment-based route which means that you will earn the inner London Unqualified Teacher’s salary (from £22,237) during your training and there are no tuition fees to pay, as they are met by the apprenticeship levy.
We offer a supportive local network lead by specialists with expertise in teacher development and the opportunity to access additional high-quality professional development through our tailor-made HTSA training programme, which is designed to complement the course elements lead by London Metropolitan University, our partner university.
We work in partnership with London Metropolitan University (LMU) to offer highly successful post-graduate Primary Teacher Apprenticeships.
What you can expect:
Fortnightly face-to-face training sessions at LMU’s Holloway Road campus in Islington, combined with school-based off-the-job training, which makes up 20% of the overall course.
An on-line reflective portfolio for academic assignments, which allows evidence-building for QTS and EPA (End Point Assessment).
Access to the University’s facilities, e.g. the university library, resources, Students’ Union, student support services and campus facilities.
LMU’s Focus on the London Context: Training designed to meet the needs of apprentices working in London schools.
A course that is underpinned by the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
Professional and academic support from a highly experienced team of tutors, all of whom are ITT professionals. Tutors make regular visits to observe and ensure that trainees are on track.
Quality Assurance from the university’s ITT team, to advise and ensure that individual school programmes are viable and compliant.
UCAS is open for applications to teacher training routes for the 2020/21 academic year. Please apply soon before places fill up.