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Swale Academies Trust Biology (3BQ2)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Brighton
Financial support
Bursaries and student finance are available 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 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021

Contents

About the course

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School placements

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Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Peacehaven Community School
Greenwich Way, Peacehaven, East Sussex, BN10 8RB
No
The Eastbourne Academy
Brodrick Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 9RQ
No

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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Personal qualities

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Other requirements

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Fees and financial support

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

About the training provider

We have a long history of training teachers within the Trust and have developed a rigorous and robust training programme. This consists of a combination of practical and theoretical elements delivered by a dedicated team at the Trust Training Centre.

We recognise that trainees come with varying levels of previous school experience and our training is therefore tailored to the individual. Those who have plenty of relevant classroom experience have the opportunity to begin teaching whole classes early on in the programme. Those with less relevant experience will receive more guidance at the beginning, to build a firm foundation on which to base their classroom practice.

Our belief in the importance of trainees having sufficient time to work with more experienced staff means our aim is to make School Direct appointments supernumerary. This provides time for trainees to work closely with mentors and others to develop high level skills before being given full responsibility for classes.

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. School Direct positions are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Interview process

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Training with disabilities and other needs

Over recent years, schools and academies have (in line with other institutions and public bodies) been working towards an improved understanding of the diverse nature of their communities. Much of the work is in response to new legislation that places an increased duty on schools, academies and other settings to tackle radicalisation and to establish a positive ethos of British Values. Legislation requires schools and academies both to eliminate direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment and to promote equalities for students, staff and others who use their facilities.

In our Trust we work to ensure that there is equality of opportunity for all members of our community who hold a range of protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010, as well as having regard to other factors which have the potential to cause inequality, such as, socio-economic factors.

Contact this training provider

Email
schooldirect@westlands.kent.sch.uk
Telephone
07496 972 623
Address
Westlands Avenue
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 1PF

Support and advice

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