West Hertfordshire Teaching School
Primary (28ZZ)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
SAF Initial Teacher Training
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://westhertsteachingschool.org.uk/ITT/tabid/91/Default.aspx

Contents

About the course

The School Direct Tuition Fee Primary course is a full time, one year Initial Teacher Education qualification for people who want to become a primary school teacher. It has been designed to enable you to demonstrate evidence of having met the Teachers’ Standards that lead to Qualified Teacher Status for the Primary Age Phase. In addition to this you will also study for a PGCE.

You will attend taught sessions for one day a week. There you will be supported and taught by specialist tutors with excellent experience, knowledge and research informed expertise. You will also spend four days a week in your placement school. Partnership schools provide opportunities for you to learn about pedagogical approaches relevant to the full range of National Curriculum subjects and the professional responsibilities of all teachers.

Subject to COVID-19 Government Regulations:- You will have two School Based Training placements, where, with the support of a Teacher Mentor and a Professional Tutor, you will develop your skills to become an excellent classroom teacher. Training to teach is exciting, rewarding and demanding. By the end of the course you will be well prepared for employment as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT).

Interview process

Candidates who meet the entry requirements will be invited to interview.

Please note:- During the COVID-19 pandemic interviews will take place online using Teams until further notice.

Further information will be forwarded to candidates invited to interview to enable them to prepare.

You will be required to:

  • teach a short reading session
  • deliver a short presentation
  • answer a series of formal questions

Further information will be forwarded to candidates invited to interview to enable them to prepare.

How school placements work

Subject to COVID-19 Government Regulations:- During the course you will undertake School Based Training in two contrasting primary schools. In addition trainees will also spend some time in a special school. Trainees will be supported by mentors in school and by Professional Tutors from West Hertfordshire Teaching School and SAF ITT.

Trainees will be allocated a school taking into account their geographical location and individual needs.

Fees

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,000

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

Candidates are required to have:

  • GCSE or equivalent qualification, at Grade C/level 4 or above in English, mathematics and science
  • A lower second class degree, or above or equivalent. We would also consider a third class degree for candidates who demonstrate a real aptitude for teaching

Overseas qualifications must be verified by NARIC

Personal qualities

SAF ITT, as the accredited provider, and its partners are looking for ambitious trainee teachers who are passionate and enthusiastic about working with students. The programme is challenging, and so we are looking for candidates with a wide range of skills, knowledge, experiences and an aptitude for teaching.

Candidates should also be aware of contemporary issues in education.

Other requirements

  • Declaration of any convictions
  • An Enhanced DBS Disclosure will be required following an offer of a place
  • A satisfactory health questionnaire will be required following an offer of a place
  • Satisfactory clearance for registration

About the training provider

Teaching Schools are identified as having a key role in ensuring trainee teachers see and learn from truly outstanding practice. The West Hertfordshire Teaching Schools Partnership is committed to training our next generation of outstanding teachers. Led by two outstanding academies in Hemel Hempstead and Bovingdon, we are supported by an alliance of over 70 Primary and Secondary schools, within the county of Hertfordshire.

Entering into our eighth year of recruiting and training future teachers in Hertfordshire, for the academic year 2019-2020, we are working in collaboration with our Training Providers, SAF ITT and The University of Hertfordshire.

One of the many advantages of training to be a teacher with West Hertfordshire Teaching Schools Partnership is the personalised programme of training and support we offer. All trainee teachers work alongside an experienced mentor and with professional tutors who can guide them skilfully through their training year.

Visit our website to find out more about the School Direct training opportunities that are available with the West Hertfordshire Teaching Schools Partnership 2020/21.

About the accredited body

Our accredited provider for the School Direct tuition fee route is SAF ITT. You will be choosing a provider with a proven track record for producing outstanding teachers for schools. They pride themselves in being able to offer a personalised training programme with a journey that begins as soon as you contact them.

Our courses are highly effective in nurturing the talents of future generations of outstanding teachers. We believe in fostering reflective, self-assured trainees who are confident in questioning and rationalising their progress and ability as teachers.

Trainees will be trained in a highly supportive and aspirational environment.

Training with disabilities and other needs

SAF ITT is committed to the employment and career development of disabled people.

What do we mean by disability? The Disability Discrimination Act, 1995 defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and adverse long-term effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

We have been successful in working with trainees who have either a physical or mental impairment to become effective classroom practitioners.

Contact details

Email
admin@westhertsteachingschool.org.uk
Telephone
01442 406545
Website
http://westhertsteachingschool.org.uk/ITT/tabid/91/Default.aspx
Address
High Street
Bovingdon
Hertfordshire
HP3 0HL

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Location Vacancies Code
Main Site
Bovingdon Primary Academy - Training Centre, High Street, Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, HP3 0HL
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