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St John's Primary Teacher Training

Train to Teach

Thinking of Teaching? - Train with Us

Currently recruiting for 2017-18 Primary placements

If you would like to discuss routes into teaching and how you can train with the support of an outstanding school, email aelwell@st-johns-bromsgrove.worcs.sch.uk or call 01527 570258 for further details.

Do you want to train with the support of an outstanding school?

St John’s C of E Middle School is a fantastic place to train to become an outstanding teacher. It is an excellent school which offers the children a warm, vibrant, lively, and safe learning environment where they can grow into confident young people, having developed their full potential during the four years at our school.

Our staff are totally committed to offering the children every opportunity to enable them to develop both academically and socially. The plethora of enrichment and after-school activities and clubs is testament to this commitment. Academically, our school achieves excellent results in terms of both progress and attainment, this was validated by Ofsted in March 2012 when the school received a judgement of outstanding in all categories.

Over the last decade, St John’s C of E Middle School has been deeply committed to providing teacher training opportunities and locally were one of the first middle schools to offer the primary School Direct graduate training programme. Our teacher training provision has gone from strength to strength and we continue to be passionate about training the next generation of teachers.

“Your feedback and support throughout this year has genuinely made me the best teacher I could be. I can’t thank you enough.”

School Direct trainee

Why train with us?

St John’s Middle School works in partnership with South Bromsgrove Teaching School, who act as the Lead School, to offer a fantastic place to train and learn to become an outstanding Primary School teacher. It provides a Primary school based learning opportunity in partnership with The University of Worcester, a superb training provider. The School Direct route puts school at the heart of the process and provides a sustained school experience throughout the year, giving successful applicants the opportunity to be fully immersed in the school community. We work in partnership with excellent local alliance First and Middle Schools, which offer a unique range of expertise and experience. These placements are for trainees wishing to focus on the age range 5-11. 

Qualifications
This School Direct route allows you to achieve QTS and a PGCE qualification with credits towards Masters Accreditation.

Entry Requirements

We are looking to select trainees with outstanding potential and a commitment and enthusiasm for working with children.
The academic requirements set out by the Teaching Agency are;

  1. A minimum grade ‘C’ or equivalent in GCSE English, Mathematics and Science
  2. An honours degree (2:2 or above)
  3. Successful completion of skills tests in Literacy and Numeracy (see below)
  4. Evidence of recent school experience in a teaching setting.

All successful candidates are strongly recommended to undertake some school experience prior to starting the course. Experience of working with young people in an educational setting would be an advantage, although this does not need to be paid work and may be in a voluntary capacity.

For more information

For further information on the School Direct programme at St John’s C of E Middle School please contact

Alison Elwell - aelwell@st-johns-bromsgrove.worcs.sch.uk 01527 570258

“I have loved every minute of my time at St John’s and your amazing staff have taught me so much and I can’t wait to put it to use.”

University trainee