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Trainee Teacher - John Taylor High School

John Taylor MAT
Dunstall Rd, Barton-under-Needwood, Burton upon Trent DE13 8AZ
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Closing date
1 Nov 2027

Job Details

Job Title: Trainee Teacher

Salary/ Funding:

Training Bursaries/ scholarships available up to £30,000 (tax free). See Bursaries and scholarships | Get Into Teaching GOV.UK (

Once qualified, all teachers will have a starting salary of at least £30,000.

Our courses cost £9,250.00 (1 year full-time) or £6,935.00 per year (2-year part-time) which may be funded through Student Finance England. You may be entitled to a Maintenance Loan, please visit: Student finance calculator - GOV.UK (

Working Hours:

Full-Time/ Part-Time routes available.

Fixed term September 2024- July 2025

Qualifications required:

Bachelor’s (Required)- final year students may apply.

GCSE at Grade C/4 or equivalent in Maths, English (& Science for Primary applications)

Subject routes/ Phases available: Primary, English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Modern Foreign Languages, Art & Design, Design & Technology, History, Geography, PE.


On-the-job training, high levels of employment opportunities upon completion of training programme. Qualified Teacher Status & Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PCGE) awarded upon successful completion of programme. Qualified Teacher Status only routes available.

About us:

The John Taylor SCITT is an established training provider and a part of the John Taylor MAT; we are based at John Taylor High School in Barton under Needwood in our own dedicated training facility. In addition to working within our own MAT, we have established partnerships with over 60 local schools and Multi-Academy Trusts within the East Staffordshire, South Derbyshire, North Warwickshire and surrounding areas. We have excellent relationships within these schools which enhances employability for our trainee teachers.

The John Taylor SCITT is part of The John Taylor Teaching School Hub which offers excellent opportunities for further training along a career pathway in education.

Job Description:

We are looking for enthusiastic people who are motivated to share and grow in their knowledge in order to become the next generation of educators, and who are passionate about working with young people and excited to become fully accredited teachers.

At the John Taylor SCITT we pride ourselves on the support on offer to trainee teachers. You will study an intensive training year in which we will give you an opportunity to train in two different schools with highly supportive mentors who will meet with you on a weekly basis. You will also have the opportunity to gain additional experience in a special school or a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU), and a different age range of pupils to enhance your experience.

You will attend weekly training at our Training Centre, which is collaboratively planned and delivered by our in-house team of phase and subject specialists and by representatives of local schools. Secondary trainees attend weekly subject specific training with a highly skilled practitioner within their subject area, primary trainees will have a wide and varied training programme delivered by a range of colleagues from specialists within local schools.

This collaboration is key to training the people we wish to recruit; our partners are invested because they want the people that apply for jobs within their schools at the end of your programme to have received the most high-quality and relevant training.

Our trainees come from a range of different backgrounds. You may be preparing to finish your undergraduate degree or finishing a Masters, or you may have graduated many years ago and be working in a different field and would like a change in career. You may have only an A Level in the subject you wish to teach, or have opted for a degree in another subject and need to refresh your knowledge. If so, there are ways we can support you to enhance your subject knowledge and get into teaching. It’s never too late to become a teacher!

You may read our Ofsted report here from February 2022: 50180955 ( for further information regarding our excellent provision.

Equality Act (2010).

The John Taylor SCITT is an inclusive teacher trainer provider that provides all trainees with the opportunity to achieve QTS. We are committed to ensuring all staff and trainees have a thorough understanding of the Equality Act (2010) and the implications to them as individuals and in their roles as a teacher. The John Taylor SCITT is committed to eliminating discrimination, encouraging diversity among the workforce, and positively promoting equality of opportunity for all, including those with a protected characteristic. We welcome applications from all who are interested in training to teach.

To apply, please follow the below link:

Apply for teacher training - GOV.UK (

For further enquiries, please contact:


Tel: 01283 247813



Thank you for your interest in John Taylor MAT – we hope the information here will outline what it means to work with us.

The Trust was founded in 2014, in John Taylor High School – an outstanding secondary school in Barton-Under-Needwood, and the first in Staffordshire to convert to become an Academy. We have grown steadily over time and currently serve 13 infant/primary schools, and 6 secondary schools.

In addition, the Staffordshire Research School and John Taylor Teaching School Hub are also key parts of our Trust, having gained a reputation for delivering outstanding professional development and support for teachers across a wide ranging offer.

The mission for the Trust is “We believe in the power of education to improve lives – and the world.” We are driven to ensure our communities can realise their true potential through learning. This is our mission. We provide experiences, resources, structures, and systems to enable all to engage, all to progress, all to achieve.

We have a passion for excellence demonstrated by a broad curriculum and high-quality leadership. We work hard to create collaboration across the Trust, and the Central Team reside in one of our schools, to remain grounded in school life. We have a strong track record of governance and health and safety, and our schools and Trust enjoy a healthy and stable financial position; we look to the future with anticipation of further growth and to support those schools already in our family by working together and adding value.

There is much more information about us on our website so please visit: and if you choose to apply for one of our vacancies, we look forward to hearing from you.

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01543 761062
Murphy Street
WS13 8TW

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