Crocketts Community Primary School Art and Design (2ZDR)

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.

Age range
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.crockettscommunityprimary.co.uk

Contents

About the course

Art and Design: All subjects at St Michael’s are taught within in a 3 year KS3 curriculum and 2 year KS4 curriculum.

The curriculum focuses on introducing pupils in Year 7 to the fundamental skills of Art and Design and builds upon this through Years 8 and 9 with the exploration of artists and design movements. Pupils are encouraged to develop their two-dimensional and three-dimensional skills by responding to ideas and themes. In the projects covered, all pupils will:

  • Develop their drawing and observing skills.
  • Investigate their ability to research and analyse artists and their techniques critically.
  • Explore the qualities and constraints of a variety of media through experimentation.
  • Craft outcomes that reflect the skills, knowledge and understanding developed throughout the projects.

The information covered within the KS3 specification allows pupils access to a broad and balanced curriculum, in order to support pupils undertaking option choices and specialising in GCSE Art and Design.

How will I be assessed? Assessment takes place at various stages throughout the training year. This includes in school based assignments, tasks and formal academic assessments.

You will have to complete two formal assignments and these will be submitted to Newman University:

  • January submission – an assignment based upon behaviour.
  • April submission – an assignment based upon a problematic area within your subject.

For more information about the course structure, please visit:

https://www.newman.ac.uk/knowledge-base/school-direct-secondary-documentation/

The formal assessment of your progress consists of termly:

  • Lesson Observation (once a week)
  • Mid-term checkpoint report
  • Second School Placement End Point Review (where applicable)
  • End Point Review

School placements

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.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

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

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

Equivalency test requirements will be assessed on an individual basis.

Fees and financial support

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

About the training provider

Crocketts Community Primary and Newman University School Direct PGCE.

‘Unlocking Futures’

As a trainee, you will work with a highly-skilled, caring and supportive team within a school who will do everything they can for you to succeed. You will be allocated an experienced school-based mentor who supports you during the programme. Trainees are encouraged to work collegiately by sharing experiences and offering mutual support.

Our partner schools reflect the diverse nature of education on the outskirts of Birmingham, ensuring your placements are varied and increase your chances of finding the school that is right for you.

Trainees are encouraged to develop into reflective teachers who can respond to the learning needs of children of all abilities. You will be assessed against the Teacher Standards through regular lesson observations with supportive feedback and ongoing self-reflection.

Crocketts is an excellent place to train for many reasons including:

  • We are committed to supporting and developing the next generation of teachers.
  • A decade of successful training with Newman University.
  • Feedback from previous trainees is always complimentary.
  • Opportunities to participate in the wider aspects of school life.
  • We tailor and customise each individual’s training to ensure you will develop into balanced well-rounded professionals.
  • Extensive support provided by high-quality tutors and school colleagues.

Please provide references from a senior person in your workplace/University.

It is desirable but not essential that you have undertaken some school experience, or plan to do so before the course commences.

Interview process

Applications are made through UCAS. Newman and the Lead school consider applications and invite suitable applicants for interview

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

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 this training provider

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

Support and advice

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