Canterbury Christ Church University (QTS)
Since January 2012, we have been able to offer the opportunity to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) without the need for extensive training for suitably qualified and experienced candidates. This is an employment-route to QTS for those with a minimum of two years of recent teaching experience as an unqualified teacher and at least 6 months in their current school setting. This route is designed for those with this level of experience who are already meeting the Teacher’s Standards at a good or high level and would therefore not need to undertake a full training route in order to achieve QTS.
This is not a training course, but a route to QTS for those who are already meeting the Teacher’s Standards. Those who are successful in gaining an offer of a place on this route through the recruitment process will have an initial visit from a Canterbury Christ Church University Tutor who will carry out lesson observations and have discussions with you (the candidate) and the School’s Assessment Only Coordinator. When it is agreed that you are ready to start this route you will be registered with the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and a development plan will be produced. You will develop and maintain a Record of Development evidencing how you have met and are continuing to meet the Teacher’s Standards.
You will have up to 12 weeks to complete your Record of Development to show that you are meeting the standards and to carry out any recommendations following the initial visit that will be outlined in the development plan. Together with the School’s Assessment Only Coordinator, you will complete a Record of Pathway and the Canterbury Christ Church University Tutor will return to complete a final assessment which will involve further lesson observations and a check of the Record of Development. Those who are successful in this final assessment would be recommended for QTS.