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The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership Primary (K018)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Leeds Beckett University
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Age range
3 to 7
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
https://yrta.co.uk/

Contents

Course summary

You’ll spend a mixture of your first seven weeks at Leeds Beckett University and your first placement school. However, you start in your first placement school within the first week - this School Direct PGCE route sees you based in school for two thirds of this phased stage of training. You will also have weekly support from The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership staff. This section of the course involves taking part in seminars and workshops that prepare you for your school-based training by focusing on two main elements:

Applied Professional Studies - subject knowledge and pedagogy In these sessions, Leeds Beckett University subject teacher experts will give you a good understanding of what it means to teach in the 5 - 11 primary phase. You’ll study the school curriculum, and understand how other expert teachers have taught it successfully. You’ll also learn how to plan sequences of learning that address your pupils’ needs so that you can develop your practice and have a positive impact on their learning.

Applied Professional Studies - generic teaching skills and issues You’ll learn research-informed techniques and strategies to tackle issues that you will face in your training placements. These strategies will help develop your understanding of teaching and learning, the primary curriculum and educational policy.

During your second placement, you will be based in a new school from January to June, teaching more lessons and ensuring that you’re teaching an alternative key stage, which you will become an expert in.

As part of this course, you’ll: Learn on the job in your provider school(s) Supported by experienced teachers and mentors Underpin your practical learning with university study

Develop your knowledge and understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum Ensure your teaching fulfils the requirements set out by the government Embrace areas of learning and principles of best practice in early primary education across all subjects Focus on developing your skill in teaching mathematics, English and science at both key stages Put your theoretical knowledge into practice by completing three teaching placements in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 Develop your teaching skills across different age ranges to help prepare for future employment Learn how to develop children’s abilities through playful learning and creative teaching Reflect on how teaching methods and opportunities and environments can influence outcomes

School placements

The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership will source your placements, taking into account your passions, preferences and personal circumstances. You will be supported by key Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership staff, who will work with you to ensure you’re ready to go into school.

After you’ve completed your first seven weeks of training, you’ll start your first placement full time. This will give you the chance to put into practice what you’ve learnt in a collaborative working environment. You’ll work closely with your school-based subject mentor.

In January, you’ll complete a second placement in a different school. This will help you deepen your knowledge of how students learn, and extend your practice in helping that learning, in a new context. This long placement - split across stages two and three, from January until June - gives you the chance to develop your practice in a school and with pupils you will get to know really well. This offers an opportunity to make a positive impact on progress in that school. You’ll become a more independent practitioner. Having extended experience in the same placement means you’ll be able to develop your practice well, and show that you’re having a positive impact on your pupils. At the end of this placement you’ll present evidence on this impact, which will inform your final grade.

Throughout your placements, you’ll have the support of a school-based mentor. These mentors are trained by The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership and Leeds Beckett University to support you as you complete your training and assess your progress against the Teachers’ standards. You’ll also have a other key staff who will visit you at school. They will provide quality assurance for your training and offer any support and advice you may need.

Locations

You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Field Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School
Field Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School, Albion Street, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 5AH
Yes
Healey Junior, Infant and Nursery School
Healey Junior, Infant and Nursery School, Healey Lane, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 8BN
Yes
Morley Victoria Primary School
Victoria Road, Morley, Leeds, LS27 9NW
Yes
Park Road Primary School
Park Road Junior, Infant and Nursery School, Park Road, Batley, WF17 5LP
Yes

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:1 or above, or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.

GCSE English Language, Maths and a Science at Grade 4 (Grade C for those sitting their GCSE before 2017) or above, or an equivalent award including some equivalency tests, are required prior to the course start (Evidence should usually be provided by 1 September). Functional Skills and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy/Literacy are not accepted in place of GCSEs. .

Personal qualities

Our determination is to match the right trainee to the right school, and we consider temperamental and attitudinal aspects as even more important than qualifications. You will need to be comfortable working in a team or independently, have a high degree of emotional intelligence, the ability to empathise and a genuine understanding of the 3 -7 primary phase. You will care about equality and diversity and be unafraid to use the cliché that you want to make a difference. We are looking for committed, resilient, reflective practitioners, able to learn from their own experiences and the experiences of others.

Other requirements

All successful trainees will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership and Leeds Beckett University postgraduate Initial Teacher Training (ITT) tuition fees are currently £9,250. Tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.

You will not have to pay these fees upfront. Eligible UK students can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees from the government.

UK students on non-salaried places, studying full-time, can apply for a package of maintenance funding from the government to help with general living costs and additional funding if you have children and/or a disability.

UK students can apply and find out more information at (www.gov.uk/studentfinance). This website also has a calculator which gives you an estimate of what you will receive.

If you are an EU or overseas student then find out more information about the changed situation on this link https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/explore-my-options/overseas-graduates

About the training provider

The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership is a consortium of schools which offers high quality primary and secondary teacher training to graduates in a range of subjects. Our partnership is committed to providing the highest standard of education in diverse and relatively disadvantaged urban communities. We transform lives, both of trainee teachers and the students within the local schools; we do not merely educate or train. We will provide training of the highest quality, delivered by outstanding practitioners in a diverse and stimulating range of local schools. We aim to deliver a bespoke training package, making the most of your knowledge and skills. You will be placed in two of the Partnership schools and, after a year’s successful training, you will achieve a PGCE with QTS. As a partnership, we are committed to helping you develop professionally, by providing an extensive programme of Continuing Professional Development. The Director of The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership is also a strategic lead for the Early Career Framework with the Calderdale and Kirklees Teaching School Hub. This means we have a detailed and up to date understanding of the ‘Golden Thread’ that runs from ITT to the ECF to the new NPQs. Support will continue even when The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership trainees become Early Career Teachers. In addition, Batley Girls’ High School has been graded Outstanding by OFSTED.

It is our aim to train the next generation of outstanding teachers in West Yorkshire. If you share our vision for education, visit our website (https://yrta.co.uk/).

Interview process

You will be notified through DFE Apply system if you’ve been invited to an Interview Day. The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership will also contact you directly to arrange the School Direct PGCE interview. You’ll receive an email from us that explains everything you need to know about your interview. This includes the date, time and the location, as well as what to prepare beforehand and what will happen on the day, so it’s really important to read this email very carefully. You will expected to teach a full lesson to a class that links into the primary 3 -7 curriculum.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership prides itself on being an equal opportunities ITT provider committed to delivering personalised teacher training to all prospective teachers. We pride ourselves on supporting a diverse and inclusive range of trainees through an individual support package. This does not stop once trainees have become teachers – The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership will follow on with advice, support and contact into the early stages of your teaching career to sustain resilience and well being to ensure that you become the best teacher possible.

The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership is committed to ensuring that every student with potential, regardless of their background or circumstances, has the opportunity to train to become a teacher. If you have a disability or additional needs, we will endeavour to put in place reasonable adjustments to accommodate any additional requirements throughout your teacher training year. We’re able to support with conditions such as:

  • Dyslexia
  • Specific learning difficulties
  • Asperger syndrome/autism
  • Visual/hearing impairments
  • Physical and mobility restrictions
  • Long-term medical conditions
  • Mental health conditions

We will develop a Learning Support Plan tailored to your specific needs. There is additional support from Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Trinity University which could include assessment adjustments, extended library loans, specialist one-to-one study skills, dyslexia screening and assessments, learning materials provided in alternative formats and alternative assessments.

With your permission, we will inform the placement schools so they can discuss how to best support you during your school-based training.

Contact this training provider

Email
erodrigues@batleygirls.co.uk
Telephone
01924 350080
Website
https://yrta.co.uk/
Address
Batley Girls High School
Windmill Lane
Batley
Batley
WF17 0LD

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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