The course is full time and runs from September 2023 until the end of June 2024.
The majority of your time will be spent in your ‘home school’ in this case Stokesley School, where there will be a comprehensive training programme, supplemented by weekly training at Durham SCITT based at Newton Aycliffe.
Other features of the course will include; Subject knowledge training through Durham SCITT’s SSP programme.
All trainees must demonstrate that they can fully meet each of the Standards for Qualified Teacher Status by the end of the course. Trainees will be continually assessed through lesson observations and placement reports whilst on teaching placements, and through a series of 3 short assignments. Detailed portfolios of evidence are submitted 3 times during the year to demonstrate how trainees are meeting the Standards for Qualified Teacher Status. Following the first 2 submissions, trainees receive feedback on their progress.
The PGCE is accredited by University of Northumbria and assessed through written assignments.
If a trainee does not meet the Standards for Qualified Teacher Status, but has passed the 2 PGCE modules, the credits can still be used towards a MA programme.
Trainees have the opportunity to gain experience in 11-16/11-18 comprehensive schools/academies; special schools (EBD); a school with BESD status; Sixth Form colleges and primary schools. Stokesley School trainees will undertake 2 placements, 1 diagnostic and an extended placement in the trainees ‘home school’. You will be allocated a mentor in both schools as well as being assigned a Subject Specialist by Durham SCITT.
The training has been designed to reflect local and national priorities and covers a wide range of general professional subjects including Behaviour Management and Special Educational Needs. The training will offer relevant, practical, up-to-date guidance for the classroom, whilst encouraging trainees to become reflective practitioners committed to improving teaching and learning in schools.
You can select one of the following locations to indicate a preferred placement when you apply.
List of locations and vacancies
Main Site - Richmond School
Darlington Road, Richmond, DL10 7BQ
Stokesley School & Sixth Form College
Station Road, Stokesley, North Yorkshire, TS9 5AL
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in English or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.
We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.
Potential trainees will need very good communication skills, the determination to succeed, a commitment to working hard and the ability to work with others. Training to teach is both challenging and rewarding. Developing excellent interpersonal skills will enable trainees to effectively support the learning of groups of young people from diverse backgrounds. We are looking for people who strive to improve and who are committed to their own professional development.
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) provides employers and other authorised organisations with details of an individual’s convictions, cautions, police reprimands and warnings held on the Police National Computer. You will not be permitted to begin your training without being in possession of an enhanced DBS check.
Fees and financial support
The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.
About the training provider
This is an exciting time in the history of Areté Learning Trust, Richmond School and Stokesley School are working to deliver excellent teacher training opportunities in conjunction with our partner Durham SCITT.
We are delighted that our Ofsted inspection confirmed that we continue to be good schools, with leadership and management, and behaviour and safety, all deemed as ‘Good’. Our goal now is to push on towards becoming a truly outstanding schools. We are confident that we will achieve this through our shared responsibility for the future success of all students.
We have a team of dedicated staff who work hard together to ensure our agenda of continual improvement and future success. We are looking for positive and ambitious people to join our team, share our values and drive innovation in this exciting setting. In return, we will provide you with the stretch and support to develop your career as an educational leader.
The majority of your time will be spent at your “home school” Stokesley School or Richmond School where there will be a comprehensive training programme, supplemented by training at Durham SCITT (Newton Aycliffe). Other features of the course will include; an enhancement course with the opportunity to visit an SEN school as well as a school for autistic students. Subject knowledge training will be delivered through Durham SCITT’s SSP programme.
About the accredited body
Durham SCITT has been training teachers since 2005. It’s the personal attention we give to our trainees which makes this a great place to learn. We pride ourselves on the personal approach. We know there is no such thing as a “typical trainee” so we don’t provide a one-size-fits-all course. We will help you to grow and become a great teacher. Our Subject Specialist programme (SSP) was recognised by Ofsted as excellent practice.
The first thing we look at is your application form and your references to decide whether or not we should invite you for interview. It is, therefore, important to include all the relevant information on the form to help us make this decision. If you have a disability, please let the school know in advance if there are any special arrangements that should be made for the interview process, for example large print copies of documentation, additional time for reading or wheelchair access to the interview rooms. The interview will be held in your chosen school.
The selection process will be in 2 stages. If you are invited to interview, you will be sent information about a 15 minute teaching task.
Once you have completed Stage 1 you will be told by a member of the panel whether or not you have been selected to go through to Stage 2. At this point you will also be given verbal feedback.
Stage 2 will consist of a formal interview and other activities which may be used to identify training needs.
Your performance on the day will be assessed against criteria linked to the Standards for Qualified Teacher Status.
You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
Richmond School & Sixth Form Coll Darlington Road Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 7BQ
Support and advice
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