All trainees must have a police, health and a qualifications check. A Criminal Records Bureau check is carried out to ensure that workers have no criminal record which would debar them from working with children and vulnerable adults.
You can now apply by accessing a Single Entry System by visiting the Teaching Agency website by clicking here.
No, although those wishing to view Southfields may do so by arranging a tour. See the contacts page for more information.
Normally, good honours (2:1 or above) degree (B.A or BSc) in the subject you wish to teach and GCSEs, at grade C or above, in English and Mathematics (you need a grade C or above in Science if you wish to train to be a P.E. teacher). All trainees must have passed their numeracy and literacy skills tests before interview.
Trainees are paid Scale 1 of the Unqualified Teacher Pay Scale.
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Normally one year, 3 school terms. School terms starts from September and ends in July.
The course runs from September to July, a full academic year.
If you are not sure that teaching is for you contact us or arrange work experience through the S.E.P. or our S.T.E.P.
No, the Southfields SD scheme is for secondary training only. For those interested in primary training, please see Wandsworth Primary E.B.I.T.T, St. Mary's Web site or contact the National College of Teaching and Leadership, who will be able to assist you on primary teaching schools in London.