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Dear James - qualifying whilst teaching A level

Discussion in 'New teachers' started by welshwizard, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    Yes it is but the college would need to make specific arrangements with an Appropriate Body usually the local LA and register you with them.
  2. It is possible as stated above, but you need to secure the agreement of the sixth form college and they need to agree with the LA - there may well be a cost to the college who will have to pay the LA for doing the assessment.
    There are also a few things that the college need to do to make sure that they satisfy the statutory guidance:
    The principal will, on behalf of the FE governing body, need to identify and reach agreement with a Local Authority that the Authority will carry out the role of the Appropriate Body set out in this guidance. Discussions between the principal and the Appropriate Body should be undertaken in good time before the institution offers an NQT a post, as the induction programme and period cannot begin until agreement has been reached and the Appropriate Body has confirmed it is content to act.
    In addition an FE institution or sixth form college wishing to provide an NQT with the statutory induction period must also ensure that:
    the NQT has adequate opportunity to further develop his or her knowledge, understanding and experience of the day-to-day practices and the role of a teacher in a remodelled school;
    the NQT has a reduced timetable on a comparable basis to NQTs working in relevant schools, so that such NQTs are not disadvantaged when compared to those serving induction in a relevant school, and have time for further development;
    normally no more than 10% of the NQT's teaching in the FE institution is devoted to teaching classes predominantly consisting of pupils aged 19 and over;
    the NQT must spend the equivalent of at least ten days teaching children of compulsory school age in a school during his or her induction;
    every effort is made to provide the NQT with 15 days experience in a school setting in addition to the mandatory ten days above; and
    the NQT is appointed an induction tutor who holds QTS.
  3. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    Your thread tiltle threw me as I thought youmeant that you weredoing a Graduate Training programme route into teaching at a 6th Form college.
    If you have done a PGCE + passed all the Skills tests, you already have QTS so are already qualified.

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