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Ignite Teaching School Primary (2Q3Y)

PGCE with QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
Suffolk and Norfolk Primary SCITT
Financial support
Salary
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
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.ormistonventureacademy.co.uk

Contents

About the course

We offer specialisms in General Primary, General Primary with Mathematics, Early Years, Special Needs or Key Stage 2. We provide a unique opportunity across Norfolk and Suffolk for trainees to immerse themselves in a diverse range of teaching and training experiences which by the final term are highly personalised. The training comprises of 3 placements in 2 contrasting schools over the course of the year combined with 31 days in centre training. The centre based training is provided by expert trainers, many of whom are still serving teachers. It covers all National Curriculum subjects and key aspects of primary education such as behaviour management, SEND and assessment. Trainees also have sessions focused on the two assignments and one presentation which contribute to their PGCE qualification (including 60 credits at M Level). All trainees have a tutor who is committed to supporting each trainee over their training year. This includes visits to observe teaching and end of term progress interviews.

School placements

When applying for the salaried route, it is very advisable to have the support of a school that can offer you a placement, including meeting the necessary contribution to your salary. There may be a very small number of salaried places available through lead schools, however competition for these is likely to be very high.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

A UK first degree (or equivalent). Normally 2.2 or better (or equiv.360 CAT points) GCSE English Language Grade 4/C or above (or equivalent) GCSE Mathematics Grade 4/C or above (or euivalent) Overseas qualifications must be assessed by NARIC Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy are not accepted.

Personal qualities

We are looking for committed, resilient individuals who are ready to undertake an exciting but rigorous training year. We are interested in people who are passionate and enthusiastic about children’s learning and have a desire to promote the best outcomes for children of all abilities. You need to be open to constructive feedback and see it as a tool to help you to achieve your potential by the end of the year. You must be organised and self-motivated as although there is lots of support, you also need to be focused on the commitment involved within this training year.

Other requirements

Confirmation of clear enhanced DBS check before you can start the course. This check is carried out by your placement school but Primary SCITT do need to check your identity before starting the course. Meet the ‘Fit to Teach’ criteria. This is organised by your placement school as part of their pre-employment checks If an applicant has lived overseas for more than three months in the past five years in line with safer recruitment practice they will be required to provide a certificate of good conduct from that country.

Salary

To be eligible for a place on the Salaried course you must have the support of a school who is willing to make contributions towards your salary.

As a guide, trainees are paid full-time on point 1 of the unqualified teacher scale.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

Ignite Teaching School Alliance has an excellent local reputation for supporting teacher training of the highest quality. All of our trainees are recruited by us on behalf of the providers we work with, Ignite then offer an additional layer of support to trainees that is relevant to the context most of our partner schools work in. Many of our trainees are employed in these local partner schools once they have completed their training year. Our aim is to ensure that trainees come into the profession with a high level of readiness to change lives in our local schools and act as part of the solution to the challenging recruitment picture in the area.

Interview process

The Primary Salaried SCITT team will be co-ordinating the recruitment process with their partnership school head teachers. You will lead a 30-minute teaching activity and be interviewed in a partnership school. If this this is successful, you will be invited to attend a task day. At the task day you will undertake some short written tests and some interpersonal tasks.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We are committed to supporting all trainees with disabilities. Please contact us to discuss any access requirements.

Contact this training provider

Email
ignite@ormistonventureacademy.co.uk
Telephone
01493 662966 x 324
Website
http://www.ormistonventureacademy.co.uk
Address
Ormiston Venture Academy
Gorleston
Norfolk
NR31 7JJ

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