Achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) while being paid, with the School Direct Teacher Training course at Murrayfield Primary Academy. This qualification will allow you to teach in any state school across England.

The course is partly study-based with professional development sessions held mainly at Ipswich Academy, but most of it is designed to give you invaluable practical experience – around 80% of your time will be spent in the classroom, observing and working with established teachers to deliver a range of lessons to the children. This gives you the chance to experience teaching in a live environment and put into practice the skills you’ve learnt during your professional development sessions.

Most of your time with us will be spent at Murrayfield, however we will also ensure you have a short placement at another school to give you a greater range of experiences in your training.

While you are training you’ll be paid a minimum of point 1 on the unqualified teacher scale depending on experience. As of October 2019, this is £17,208.

Why train with Paradigm

Paradigm Trust has a significant track record of delivering high-quality initial teaching training. Last year 100% of our trainees were graded good or better and 90% of trainees successfully applied for permanent teaching posts with us this year.

At Paradigm Trust, we have a motto: “Teach the right things, efficiently.” Every minute we have with our learners is important so we never waste time. We take what’s most important in every subject and make sure we teach it in the most effective way. Cognitive science – the science of learning – is at the heart of our teaching programme; we know what works in the classroom and we want to share that with you.

How to apply for teacher training

We are looking for motivated and inspirational individuals who know teaching is more than ‘just a job.’ You’ll want to make a difference and help children and young people to achieve their full potential. Experience working with children is preferable, but not essential. You will also need the following:

Degree requirements

  • A first degree at 2:2 or above. If your degree is from a non-UK university you must approach NARIC to gain an equivalence certificate.

GCSE Qualifications

  • GCSEs or equivalent at grade 4 or ‘C’ in English and mathematics

If you are successfully shortlisted, we will observe you teaching a short lesson as part of the interview process so we can assess your teaching potential.

Please contact Ben Rogers at Ipswich Academy to find out more about teacher training at Murrayfield Primary Academy.

To apply for the course visit the UCAS website.

Last updated August 30, 2023