Assessment Only Route
Future Training at the Pimlico-London SCITT is an accredited provider of the Assessment Only Route to achieving Qualified Teacher Status. This route is for unqualified teachers who have taught in at least two schools for a minimum of two years full-time, and who have been responsible for planning, teaching and assessment in their school.
Enquiries are welcome from unqualified teachers with significant classroom experience and from schools with staff they wish to sponsor through the process.
Candidates must be aware that this route does not include any training, and it is therefore not a substitute for more extensive initial teacher education.
Aims of the AO route
The objectives of this programme are:
- To support the teacher to put together a portfolio of evidence.
- To complete in-school observations of the teacher’s practice by the school’s senior leaders.
- To assess the evidence provided by the portfolio and the in-schools observations against the DfE Teachers' Standards
Requirements of the Course
In order to be eligible for the AO route, you must fulfil the following requirements:
- Experience of teaching lessons in two educational settings. The applicant must be working as a teacher.
- A minimum of two years' experience, teaching and leading in lessons, and assessing student progress.
- UK Honours degree or equivalent.
- GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or above. (Candidates for Primary QTS also require a GCSE in Science.)
- Support from your employing school.
The fees for the route are £2,100. This is broken down into £200 for your interview with a SCITT representative, and £1,900 once you have secured a place on the route.
For further details, and to discuss your individual requirements, please contact us on 020 7802 3455 or email@example.com
Covid-19 UPdate - January 2021
Interviews are being conducted on an ongoing basis via video conferencing.
Schools are closed, and so the three month limit on the route has been paused. However, we think observing teachers in the classroom is really important for assessing teacher training. Therefore, one of the assessed observations must be conducted in the classroom.
We are happy to complete the first observation remotely, and then pause the route until the second assessment can be completed in the supporting school.
To apply to the Assessment Only route, please download an application form below and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your application form must be signed, and include a reference from, your employing school, and it should demonstrate your competency as a teacher and that you meet the requirements for this route. Additionally, please send your current employment contract, including hours and duties.
We will also ask for evidence of qualifications upon application, so please ensure you have these ready.
If we have not worked with your employing school before, we will require your employing school to sign a partnership agreement. This is to ensure that teachers undertaking this route are properly supported in their school.
We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis and conducting interviews via telephone conferencing due to Covid-19.