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Assessment Only

Thamesmead SCITT can offer applicants the opportunity to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) via the Assessment Only route; this programme is a 12 week employment based route and we invite applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • All candidates must have been employed as an unqualified teacher for a minimum of two years and over two consecutive key stages: this must be evidenced. Candidates need to have had full teaching responsibility for those classes including planning, monitoring and assessment. Overseas employment may still be eligible, but work as a TA, Supply Teacher or experience as part of another training course is not deemed to be sufficient.
  • All candidates need to be currently employed by a school who is willing and able to support them through the 12 week assessment window. This includes being able to provide them with a mentor, professional tutor and the equivalent of an NQT’s timetable.
  • All candidates must have achieved a first degree of classification 2:2 or above, preferably a 2:1 or above.
  • Any candidate who has a degree from an overseas university must obtain a NARIC certificate and a degree transcript.
  • All candidates must have attained GCSE qualifications in English and Mathematics at Grade C or above prior to application.
  • Secondary candidates wishing to gain QTS in Physical Education must have attained a GCSE in Science at Grade C or above prior to application.
  • Primary candidates must have GCSEs in English, Mathematics and Science at Grade C or above prior to application.
  • All candidates are required to have passed the professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy prior to application.
  • All candidates must provide evidence of a DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service).

If you meet the above criteria please email us for an application form scitt@thamesmead.surrey.sch.uk

The fee for the Assessment Only Route is £2,500, which can be funded by either the applicant or the employing school or part funded by both.

A non-refundable fee of £125 is required to cover the administration and initial QTS evidence audit.  If successfuly accepted onto the course this amount will be deducted from the full cost fee.

We will review all applications based on the information provided to ensure the necessary qualifications are in place to enable candidates to reach the standards for the award of QTS.