Applications for all candidates open in October 2017 via the UCAS website
Places are still available interveiws will be held at the end of March 2017
Jewish Primary School Consortium
Why train with us?
The Jewish Primary Schools Consortium is a new partnership including over 20 North London schools representing the spectrum of Judaism. Our accredited provider is the Jewish Teacher Training Partnership. Within the consortium like schools will operate in clusters
Our mission is to increase the number of teachers delivering high quality primary education in the Jewish sector. We offer a unique opportunity for specialist teachers of Jewish Studies / Limmudei Kodesh and general primary practitioners to develop their teaching, personal and professional conduct within our schools.
Through our programme candidates will experience training and placements in schools of similar ethos where possible. Candidates will have an opportunity to align their placements with their own ethos.
About this training programme
A broad based programme offering training in a variety of active methods to meet the core teacher standards. We offer a specialist Jewish Studies / Limmudei Kodesh track.
Candidates in the programme will be based in a class setting at the home school and expected to lead a class. Time will be given for the training programme and in school mentoring support. Throughout the year candidates will be observed by the home school and external accreditors.
- The first term will focuses on how to teach plus an initial placement
- The second term focuses on the development of subject knowledge
- The third term includes a multi-cultural school placement and submission of a portfolio to evidence the teacher standards
Opportunities have been built into the programme for members of the programme to work collaboratively. Candidates will be employed by the home school for the duration of the programme on the unqualified teachers scale.
- Degree awarded by a UK HEI ( or recognised equivalent qualification)
- At least a C grade in GCSE English, Maths and Science or equivalents. If applicants don’t hold the specified award and grade above they must hold a recognise equivalent qualification, or be able to demonstrate the subject knowledge required to obtain this level of qualification
- Candidates will be required to sit the literacy and numeracy skills tests in advance of being offered a place on the course
- Jewish Studies / Limmudei Kodesh track candidates should be able to evidence a proven academic foundation of continued learning relevant to the requirements of the target cluster
What we are looking for
- Prior relevant experience
- The desire to work within the Jewish schools sector
- Passionate about education, committed to continuous professional development
- Able to work as part of a team and inspire children
How we select our trainees
- A track record of prior work with children evidenced by at least two references.
- Work experience demonstrating an ability to have an impact on children.
- An ability to organise and manage themselves personally and professionally.
- Commitment to working in a collegiate community.
- An understanding of equal opportunities and safeguarding expectations
- Strong communication skills both written and spoken
Shortlisting against entry requirements will be completed before candidates are invited to deliver a short observed session in a cluster school followed by an interview.
- Accommodation - The training will be based in the consortium schools.
- Childcare – None available
- Disability Access - A significant number of consortium schools have full disability access and where necessary candidates will be placed to meet their needs
- Public Transport – All schools are accessible via public transport see www.tfl.gov.uk
- Special features – All schools will have their own expectations of dress code and dietary requirements
- Student Life / Study Facilities - Home based school
Independent School Candidates
Independent school candidates can apply for non-funded places. This should be agreed in advance with your Headteacher. You will be assessed through the assessment only route following the course.
Applicants will be included in the same process but considered in addition to the funded places.
Applications should be submitted to Wolfson Hillel Primary School by in the form of a letter and supporting statement.