Trainee Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages, Sheffield, Bolton, Abingdon, Oundle and London

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Chorus Education TrustSheffield, Bolton, Abingdon, Oundle and London

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scholarships and bursaries of up to £28,000 available.
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Train to be a teacher of modern languages via our National Modern Languages SCITT. 

If you have a good honours degree in modern languages or are a native-level speaker with a good honours degree in another subject and want to make a difference, then this could be the career for you. There is a national shortage of language teachers in the UK and so you would be joining a respected profession with excellent opportunities for career progression. 

The National Modern Languages SCITT, based in Sheffield but with geographical hubs across England, was created in response to this national shortage and focuses solely on training language teachers. 

It is different to other teacher training courses because: 

  • It is a national, rather than local, provider. This means we can offer you placements across the country. 
  • It focuses solely on modern languages, drawing on specialists in this field to ensure that everything you are taught is directly relevant to your future career. 
  • It is a partnership between both state and independent schools, offering a range of placements in both sectors and thereby widening your employment prospects at the end of the course. 

The one-year course is a combination of academic training and placements in schools. 


Trainees will be based in one of our geographical hubs, which are currently: Bolton, London, Oundle, Abingdon or at the SCITT Centre in Sheffield. 

Entry Requirements

A good honours degree or a recognised equivalent qualification with a high level of fluency in at least one modern language. High fluency in English is essential. GCSE English and Maths Grade C or above or equivalent. If English is not your first language, you may need to take The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test and gain an average score of 7.0.

You must also successfully complete pre-entry tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

It is recommended that you have evidence of some relevant teaching experience. This could be through a School Experience placement or via voluntary work you have organised yourself, or experience gained in another setting. This experience is not a compulsory requirement but would of course support your application. If you are unsure about this or want to discuss it further, please contact us.

We consider each application on its merits. Suitable applicants will be invited to a selection event involving an interview. As you will be working with children, you will be required to complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms.

Contact us

Please do not hesitate to contact our team if you have any questions.

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Or call us on 0114 235 7980. 

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Job location

More about Chorus Education Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: c/o Silverdale School, Bents Crescent, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 9QH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 114 235 7983
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