The Services for Education SCITT are delighted to be offering several places for the Primary Assessment Only (AO) route for recommendation for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
The assessment only route is intended for very experienced graduate teachers without QTS who can demonstrate meeting all the Teachers’ Standards without the need for further training. Candidates are accepted onto the assessment only route after an initial assessment to assess whether they are likely to be able to demonstrate that they are meeting all the Teachers’ Standards.
Teachers who have been trained in another country and have qualified teacher status in that country, may apply for assessment for QTS in the UK. To do so they must be employed in a UK school.
The Services for Education SCITT provides the Assessment Only Route for unqualified teachers working in mainstream Primary schools across our region, delivering a mainstream curriculum to full classes.
Our Assessment Only Route leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status in Primary Education (5-11 ). Following completion of the route, the statutory NQT induction period is commenced.
It is expected that all candidates will have worked as an unqualified teacher for a minimum of two years (or full-time equivalent), having undertaken all the duties and responsibilities that would be expected of a teacher. This includes: the planning, delivery, leading of learning and assessment of pupils across the age and ability range. It is unlikely that cover supervisor or Teaching Assistant roles would enable a candidate to demonstrate all the Teachers’ Standards.
This route is completed in no longer than 3 calendar months from the registered start date. Where a candidate fails to meet a provider’s reasonable expectation of providing evidence for assessment within the 3-month period, or where assessment determines that the candidate does not fully meet the Teachers’ Standards, the candidate is deemed to have failed the route.
- Initial fee £50
- Interview Assessment Day £450
- Final Assessment £2000