Employment-Based School Centred Initial Teacher Training for schools
Connex Education Partnership offers a quality-led solution to the very real teacher recruitment crisis. Our programme trains high calibre and committed candidates, taking them from teaching assistants to qualified teachers. Your TAs will benefit from industry-leading training and can be shaped to match your school’s ethos from the beginning.
What are the benefits of Employment-Based SCITT?
Frequently asked questions
Our selection process is a combination of rigorous background checks, including an enhanced DBS, references, Barred list and NCTL checks, in combination with a competency-based interview and an English and Maths test. Once settled in the school, the candidate will undergo a further interview to be accepted on the PGCE course.
The school will commit to using the candidate in line with our experience progression model to build their skills prior to the start of the PGCE year. The school will assign an NQT mentor, and follow the process outlined. We also ask the school to provide the candidate access to the whole school CPD provided to permanent members of staff. We also ask a mentor to be assigned to the candidate, similar to an NQT. We will provide all training necessary for the mentor. The candidate will also be required to work in another school for 6 weeks during the programme. We ask that you host another candidate from another school during this time.
The training introduces teaching and behaviour management skills. Training is provided via a blended mix of web-based technology, face to face and 1-1 coaching/mentoring and residential study weeks.
After successfully completing the programme, the school has 3 options: 1. Release the teacher if there is no need in the school 2. Employ the teacher on an FTC or a permanent contract with no introduction fee 3. Keep the teacher on a supply basis.
If the candidate is deemed unsuitable for your school or chooses to leave mid-programme then there is no extra charge. We will if required, find a suitable mid-programme replacement.
We do. The price you pay per day, covers all fees, from PGCE costs to paying the candidate, and all associated costs.