Assessment Only Route

Assessment Only Route

To qualify for this route into teaching, you must already be teaching in an unqualified teaching post and your Headteacher/Principal must agree to you applying for this route, as the school you are employed by will pay a fee towards its completion. You also must meet all of the statutory qualifications for teaching, DBS and medical criteria in the “How to Apply” section.

In addition, you will need to:

  • Have taught in two separate schools. The second school must have been a minimum of six weeks as a placement – teaching abroad is considered for this
  • Have taught for two years in the school in which you will be qualifying (minimum). This does not include working as a teaching assistant but it can be in any key stage . You could have a mix of primary and secondary experience, for instance
  • You will need to apply through Staffordshire University directly. You must have original certificates of your Maths and English (and Science if primary teaching) GCSEs (both at Grade 4/C or above),  in addition to your degree certificate
  • You are expected to keep a variety of evidence of your teaching experience which proves you have met all the Teacher Standards and you will be awarded QTS

For further information, please contact Becky Parsons REP@painsley.staffs.sch.uk