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Emmanuel Teacher Training Partnership Art and Design (2XSZ)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
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
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.traintoteach.net/

Contents

About the course

This is a one-year full time Initial Teacher Education course leading to the academic award of Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). At university, trainees undertake three Masters level modules towards their PGCE: Subject Pedagogy in Practice, Developing Critical Perspectives and Curriculum Development Through Enquiry in Practice. Successful trainees are awarded 60 Masters level credits which they can choose to carry forward to the full Master’s course at a later stage. Our School Direct programme provides a wealth of opportunity for trainees to demonstrate evidence of the Teachers’ Standards required for QTS.

Our School Direct programme is designed to train teachers in the classroom. Our vision to develop expert teachers and leaders of the future starts with all trainees becoming part of the staff team from the beginning of the academic year. Trainee teachers will learn from experienced colleagues and work closely with the staff in the Art department. You will be given experience of KS3, KS4 and KS5. The vast majority of the year is spent in the host school that you apply to and you will be allocated a contrasting placement which will include six weeks of teaching elsewhere. Contrasting placements are key to the development of all trainee teachers in order to develop a broader understanding of different educational settings.

School placements

You will spend the majority of the year and undertake most of your teaching commitments at your host school. A contrasting placement will be arranged for you with consideration given to your location, transport, childcare, etc. By placing you in a contrasting school you will gain invaluable experience which help you to develop a range of teaching skills. We only use schools that we know will give you the help and support you need during your placement, including a professional tutor and subject mentor. Weekly mentor meetings and at least one formal lesson observation will occur each week during your teaching practices.

Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Bede Academy
Sixth Avenue, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 2SY
No
The King’s Academy
Stainton Way, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, TS8 0GA
No

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent. At least 50% of your degree should be in the subject that you intend to teach. We may accept closely related degree subjects.

GCSEs or O Levels (grades A–C/ 4-9) in English language and mathematics, or equivalent.

Personal qualities

We are looking for trainee teachers who possess a range of personal qualities including:

  • The ability to communicate in English competently, confidently and clearly to a level that facilitates good quality oral and written communication with pupils, parents and colleagues.
  • Self-motivation
  • Confidence
  • Patience
  • Compassion
  • Enthusiasm
  • Resilience
  • Initiative
  • Team player
  • Good organisational skills
  • Effective time management
  • Passion
  • The desire and drive to transform children through education.

Other requirements

You will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS and fitness to teach check to verify your suitability for working with young people.

We recommend you spend at least a few recent working days in a UK secondary classroom before applying. This will inform your application and any later performance in the selection process.

Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) can be organised where necessary and funding arranged to cover costs. You could get a tax-free SKE bursary of £200 per week.

Fees and financial support

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

About the training provider

Teaching is one of the most rewarding vocations and the Emmanuel Teacher Training Partnership provides an excellent start to your career. Our schools have a reputation for outstanding leaders and inspirational teachers who enable students to exceed expectations. We believe that the best place to train teachers to become outstanding practitioners is in the classroom. We give trainee teachers the opportunity to be at the heart of school life from the very first day of the academic year. You will be fully supported by classroom teachers, mentors and professional tutors throughout your training.

We have more than twenty years’ experience in ITT, having developed a successful Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) as well as providing PGCE placements for Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sheffield Hallam and Sunderland universities. Our School Direct programme, which started in September 2013, allows high calibre trainee teachers to achieve PGCE(M) alongside QTS which is accredited by Newcastle University and Sheffield Hallam University. Most of our trainees secure teaching positions and a large proportion commence their careers at schools within our alliance. Numerous previous trainees already hold significant leadership roles, including Head of Department and Assistant Vice Principal.

Interview process

Newcastle University’s Admissions Team will conduct an initial eligibility check, to determine whether you meet the eligibility criteria. The school you have applied to will then consider your application and agree whether to invite you to interview. If you are selected for interview, you will be sent information about the interview process, together with guidance on how to prepare. The interview process will take approximately half a day at whichever school you have applied to within the alliance. It is important that you spend some time in the school that you are applying to and you will be given an opportunity to talk to some key staff. You will be required to teach an observed lesson; you will be told in advance about the content and the age group you will be teaching as well as any other relevant information to help you prepare. An interview will be the last part of the day where the professional tutor from the school and an Emmanuel Teacher Training Partnership representative will be present.

Please note: Due to Covid-19 interviews will be conducted online until further notice.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Schools working in partnership with the Emmanuel Teacher Training Partnership are inclusive environments. Trainees are encouraged to declare any disabilities they may have so that reasonable adjustments can be put in place to support their training experience.

Contact this training provider

Email
clarkc@emmanuelctc.org.uk
Telephone
01914602099
Website
http://www.traintoteach.net/
Address
Emmanuel Teaching School Alliance
Consett Road
Lobley Hill
Gateshead
NE11 0AN

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