Ignite Teaching School
PGCE with QTS full time with salary
- Accredited body
- Suffolk and Norfolk Primary SCITT
- Financial support
PGCE with QTS
A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to
teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.
Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.
- Course length
- 1 year
- Date you can apply from
- 8 October 2019
- Date course starts
- September 2020
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.
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.
How school placements work
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.
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.
Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.
If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
About the accredited body
The Suffolk and Norfolk Primary SCITT programme is a personalised, relational and ethical training provider. Primary SCITT has very high attainment and employment outcomes for trainees. On
average 70% of trainees are outstanding and 95% of trainees are employed in local schools by the end of
their training year. Trainees are supported by school mentors and SCITT Tutors who have a range of
experience in schools in as headteachers, members of senior leadership teams, classroom
practitioners so have a wealth of experience to share with trainees. The Primary SCITT course is a personalised course which offers a range of opportunities.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We are committed to supporting all trainees with disabilities. Please contact us to discuss any access requirements.
Training with disabilities at UEA.
UEA operates an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from people with disabilities.
All PGCE trainee teachers must meet the Secretary of State’s requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach. All candidates offered a place are required to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire. If this reveals any additional needs, UEA will consider reasonable adjustments at the University and in school placements
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