Initial Teacher Training

TeachSLOUGH

TeachSLOUGH is the operational name for the school-led, Initial Teacher Training partnership based at Upton Court Grammar School and accredited by Reading University Institute of Education.

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School Direct Route

TeachSLOUGH offers trainees the opportunity to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through the School Direct route. We offer both salaried and unsalaried placements in local primary and secondary schools and applicants can choose to work towards gaining a PGCE qualification as well as QTS.


School Direct salaried courses
  • mathematics
  • biology
  • chemistry
  • physics
  • English
  • history
  • modern languages (French, German, Spanish)
  • primary (general)
  • primary maths specialist
School Direct unsalaried courses
  • mathematics
  • biology
  • chemistry
  • physics
  • computing
  • design technology
  • English
  • history
  • geography
  • drama
  • physical education
  • modern languages (French, German, Spanish)
  • primary (general)
  • primary maths specialist

Assessment Only Route

If you already have teaching experience, it may be possible to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) through the Assessment-only route validated by the University of Reading Institute of Education. This route is available to teachers who have substantial experience of teaching in either the public or private sector but do not already have QTS or ETYS.

You can apply for the Assessment only route at any point in the year and will need the support of your school. You will be assessed for QTS against the national Teacher's Standards through a portfolio of evidence including lesson observations carried out by colleagues in school and an assessor at the University.

If you are recommended for QTS you will subsequently be required to meet the current induction regulations applying to Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs).

For more information about the Assessment-only route please see the University of Reading website by clicking here.

The following guidance document may also be helpful: Guidance Document


TeachSLOUGH Main Contact


TeachSLOUGH Team
Upton Court Grammar School
Lascelles Road, Upton, Berkshire, SL3 7PR
01753 522892
schooldirect@uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk
www.teachslough.org.uk

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