Teacher Training

To teach in a state school in England, you must have a degree, and gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) by following a programme of Initial Teacher Training (ITT). You must have achieved minimum requirements in GCSE English and maths, and GCSE science if you wish to teach at primary-level. You’ll also need to pass the professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy before you begin your teacher training. You can teach in independent schools, academies, and free schools in England without QTS, but it’s a definite advantage to have it.
 
At St Chad's, we are committed to supporting the next generation of teachers and educationalists. We work in close partnership with the Derby Early Years Teaching School (DEYTS) Alliance, details can be found here.
 
We welcome School Direct trainee teachers through the School Direct Programme, in partnership with Warwick University. If you are interested in finding out more information, please contact Laura Baddiley: lbagley@harrington.derby.sch.uk. Please see below for further details.  
If you are considering a career in education then volunteering can provide you with excellent experience before making your final decision.
 
We have an ever growing number of volunteers in our school, including university students. If you would like to find out more information about our volunteer programme, please contact our main school office on 01332 345997 or admin@stchads.derby.sch.uk.