Crocketts Community Primary School
English (2QTZ)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Newman 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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.crockettscommunityprimary.co.uk

Contents

About the course

English (language and literature): All subjects at St Michael’s are taught within in a 3 year KS3 curriculum and 2 year KS4 curriculum.

The English curriculum focuses on introducing pupils to the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, as these are of vital importance in many areas, both in school-life and life beyond the classroom. These skills are essential in many careers and in addition to this, they underpin successful study at all levels. The department is driven by the belief that English is essential to the pupils’ progress across the whole curriculum. Consequently, there is assiduous attention paid to the technical areas of writing together with a desire to foster a love and enjoyment of literature.

As a School Direct trainee you will receive formal and informal support including:

.formal new staff induction day .School laptop to use whilst on placement .Core and SD study days at Newman University .Formal observations, once every 2 weeks with detailed feedback in order to improve your pedagogy and practice. .Formal Mentor meetings .Formal Professional Tutor meetings .Bespoke programme for new staff induction .Formal CPLD .Informal subject teacher support .Formal Safeguarding and PREVENT training .Any other formal or informal training relevant to your individual needs.

Interview process

Applications are made through UCAS. Newman and the Lead school consider applications and invite suitable applicants for interview. At St Michael’s ,one training place is available for each subject offered .

Successful applicants will be formally notified and invited into school to attend an interview. The interview will consist of a 25-minute lesson observation and a formal interview. All details about the interview procedure will be confirmed in writing.

How school placements work

The main school placement will take place at St Michael’s CE High School. For information about St Michael’s, please visit:

http://st-michaels.sandwell.sch.uk/

You will be invited to participate in a formal induction day, which takes place in July, in order to prepare you for your first day in September.

September until December (Autumn term): Trainees are in their host school placement and are required to teach 50% of an NQTs teaching allocation.

January to April (Spring term): Trainees will take part in a 6-week second school placement scheduled during spring term. Trainees are required to teach 60% of an NQTs teaching allocation.

April to July (Summer term): Trainees are in their host school and are required to teach 70% of an NQTs teaching allocation. During this time a 1-week primary transition placement will be arranged. The second school placement will be arranged at a local school within our secondary partnership. Second school placements last for a period of six weeks and post-16 experience will be organised in the second placement. Trainees are required to teach 60% of an NQTs teaching allocation. The number of teaching periods will vary between schools, due to the number and length of sessions taught on a daily basis.

Fees

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,250

Financial support

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

A UK bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification, a standard equivalent to a grade C in English and Maths GCSE and for primary you will additionally need a standard equivalent to a C GCSE Science.

About the training provider

Welcome to the Crocketts Community Primary and Newman University School Direct PGCE Programme.

Crocketts Community Primary School.

“Working in partnership to develop expertise and raise standards.”

Crocketts Community Primary works in partnership with Newman University and a number of local primary and secondary schools. It is an excellent place to train to teach for many reasons including:

  • A decade of successful training with Newman University on undergraduate, postgraduate and GTP routes.
  • Crocketts Community Primary is committed to supporting and developing the next generation of teachers.
  • The Senior Leadership Team have worked and supported teaching and learning in other schools.

We have developed a close knit partnership which has a strong foundation based on a depth of experience within a family community; overall this allows us to create an excellent, personalised experience with outstanding support. We tailor and customise each individual’s training programme to develop them into balanced well rounded professionals. At the heart of our vision is the need to provide outstanding teaching and a positive learning experience for all children.

About the accredited body

With a strong community cluster of schools we can offer training tailored to the individual’s needs which are superbly supported by the longstanding expertise from Newman University.

What can I expect at Newman University?

  • Academic and Professional Tutor - There will be a named tutor to support your academic and professional development through tutorial and email support
  • Partnership Tutor- A tutor from Newman will oversee and moderate the assessment of your school-based training
  • High quality taught sessions delivered by expert tutors
  • A virtual learning environment
  • Access to the Newman University library

Training with disabilities and other needs

Crocketts Community Primary values diversity and the unique contribution that all their staff and trainees bring. If you have a disability, you shouldn’t be dissuaded from applying as our training programme caters for individual needs.

Contact details

Email
claire.gibbs@crocketts.school
Telephone
0121 558 1659
Website
http://www.crockettscommunityprimary.co.uk
Address
Crocketts Community Primary School
Coopers Lane
West Midlands
B67 7DW

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Location Vacancies Code
St Michaels CE High School
Rowley Learning Campus, Curral Road, Rowley Regis, West Midlands, B65 9AN
Yes 9

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