Schools Direct Interviews
The first round of Schools Direct interviews will take place on Monday 20th November.
Successful applicants will be contacted in advance.
School Direct applications for September 2018
**Applications for September 2018 open on Thursday 26th October**
Geoffrey Field Junior is the lead school for 10 schools in Reading.
The school direct route into teaching is a challenging one but we believe that we offer an excellent foundation to your chosen career by combining work with a first class training provider – Reading University, with excellent on-the-job training in our schools.
During the year you will be employed by/allocated to one of the schools in the group and have an extended schools practice in a second school. You will also have the opportunity to visit a variety of schools to extend your experience.
The course leads to QTS but we offer the opportunity to gain PGCE. This will be discussed at interview.
We welcome applicants who want to work hard to become the best professionals they can be, who are determined to make a difference to children’s lives and who believe that the only barrier to Pupil’s achievement is hard work
Follow this link for the UCAS website for more information https://www.ucas.com/
Please open the attachment, I hope you find these links to our provider, Reading University, of interest
School Direct Website
Geoffrey Field Junior School Initial Teacher Training
At Geoffrey Field Junior School we are committed to providing the highest quality training for teachers at all stages of development – from those who join us for work experience to members of the senior management team. We approach teacher training very much as a team where everyone is involved in the support and development of teachers and trainees. In keeping with our school motto “All learning together” we encourage every member of staff to reach their full potential by ensuring that we provide the highest calibre of training and mentorship that we can throughout their careers.
ITT and our children
The children at Geoffrey Field Junior School are also involved in working with trainee teachers and support staff. They are often asked to provide feedback on lessons and sessions that have been led by trainees and their comments are always taken on board. Children have the opportunity to work with such a wide variety of adults at all stages of their careers at our school which is of huge benefit to them. Our children are always complimented by visiting teachers and trainees for their excellent behaviour and attitude to learning which trainees always find supportive.