Teacher Direct with Connected Learning 2017-08-11T10:22:55+00:00

Connected Learning Multi-Academy Trust teacher direct route into teaching

Promoting Excellence in all areas of Education

Who are Connected Learning Multi Academy Trust?

Introduction from Jane Bass

I am extremely proud to be Headteacher of Powers Hall Academy, as well as a Member, of the recently formed Connected Learning M.A.T. I am passionate about improving outcomes for all pupils in all schools that are part of our Multi Academy Trust. The name of the trust clearly signals the vision of the Members; connected, collaborative learning across all schools linked to the Trust.

Powers Hall Academy in Witham, Essex, leads the MAT as a Teaching School, and leads a partnership known as the New Essex Teaching School Network. This comprises 10 schools from across the county as strategic partners, as well as Christchurch Canterbury University, the local Authority and Essex and Thames SCITT.  The school works hard to create partnerships, developing mutual respect and raising performance at all levels of teaching and learning.

Why train with Connected Learning M.A.T?

The name of the trust clearly signals the vision of the Members; connected, collaborative learning across all schools.  The trust plans to grow in size over the next few years, offering even more training and employment opportunities.

The trust aims to raise the standard of educational achievement of all pupils, provide a safe and nurturing environment, work with educational establishments outside the MAT to help to raise educational achievement across Essex and establish and disseminate best educational practice.

In 2017-18 we will be recruiting a pool of 5-6 trainees who may be employed as early as November 2017.  Our teacher direct training offer is unique in that we work across a diverse range of schools in which you can train and are fully committed to supporting you through the first two years of your training post qualification.

“I could not have had these type of training opportunities in any other partnership. To have this level of experience at leading and developing my own practice alongside like-minded colleagues has been invaluable.  I would recommend training with this trust to anyone who is invested in improving children’s lives and wants to take advantage of the excellent training and support to plan their own career

Connected Learning Graduate

We offer a range of PGCE routes into teaching.  In 2017-18 we are offering three, year-long courses; One is salaried in our mainstream settings, one is a training route course (where you will pay fees) in our mainstream settings and one is a part-time training route course (where you will pay fees over two years).  We are also happy to facilitate SEND specialist qualifications for those with an interest in SEND in mainstream or working in special schools. All our courses start at the end of August and continue until the beginning of July.  All routes offer you the chance to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a PGCE award with masters level credits, providing you with the maximum possible qualification for your investment in your training.

To become a teacher direct application via UCAS is required.

Our UCAS application codes are:

2WTX (full-time unsalaried route)

2X8J (full-time salaried route)

You will need to apply to train to be a teacher direct with a UCAS application form.

If you share our core values you should consider teacher direct training with us!

Core Values

Collaborative, meaningful partnerships
Outstanding leadership
Nurturing Environments where children feel  safe and feel to learn
Networks, forging links across the communities
Equality of opportunities in inclusive schools
Culture of continuous professional development for all members, trustees, governors and staff
Tolerance and respect for everyone
Effective teaching and learning
Dedicated professionalism

Life skills to prepare pupils for the future
Every Child Matters
Aspirational, active learners, enjoying and  achieving
Resilience, Reciprocity, Reflectiveness, Resourcefulness, Research
Negotiated behaviour improvement, respecting  all
Interacting with technology
Next-steps learning
Golden goals, gifts and talents

Our Partnership

Powers Hall Academy leads the MAT and is a Teaching School, leading a partnership known as the New Essex Teaching School Network This comprises 10 schools from across the county as strategic partners, as well as Christchurch Canterbury University, the local Authority and Essex and Thames SCITT.  The school works hard to create partnerships, developing mutual respect and raising performance at all levels of teaching and learning.

Leadership and management are exceptionally strong. A calm but determined atmosphere results from the clear vision that has been developed to ensure the best possible opportunities for the pupils, there is a widely shared responsibility for bringing about improvement.

Powers Hall Academy, Ofsted

Go to The New Essex Teaching School network website to read more about the teaching school alliance. and teacher direct opportunities

Teacher Direct placements with Essex and Thames Primary SCITT