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Dear Sage - Assessment Only Route Vs. GTP for QTS

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by sagacious, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. The two main things that heads look for in new teachers is that they have QTS and that they are good teachers. The route is less important than the outcome - that you are qualified and can teach well. If you started as a trainee teacher in September 2011 why were you not put on to the GTP route at that time? I suspect that at present you are working as a cover supervisor and not a trainee teacher, but either route can get you QTS. Assessment only does normally only apply to people with a lot of experience (e,g. teachers from abroad or someone woerking in the independent sector for some years, rather than just a limited amount of experience in a school. If your only experience is teaching cover lessons since last September then I would advise the GTP route.
    The Sage

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