Southend High School for Girls
Physics (2F75)

PGCE with QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
Southend SCITT
Financial support
Salary
Qualification
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
Website
http://www.southendscitt.co.uk

Contents

About the course

During the programme you will spend at least 120 days in schools and around 40 days in centre-based training. Our training is designed by a highly qualified team of senior teachers and leading academics and is primarily based in school.

Training at the Centres The training days include sessions in Subject Studies, SEND and inclusion, children’s mental health, behaviour and voice. Our training takes place in our training centres and in some of the very best secondary schools in Southend. The programme also gives you access to all Canterbury Christ Church University facilities.

“NQTs…demonstrate strong subject knowledge and great enthusiasm for their subject, which lead to very confident performances in the classroom.” Ofsted

Training in School Evidence shows that the best learning comes from training alongside the highest quality teachers, and with us, you benefit from a significant amount of real school experience as you work alongside the best teachers in our area. During the year you will have practical classroom experience in at least two differing schools.

Specialisms We offer free additional training in Special Educational Needs and Disability and Leadership. All trainees are offered the opportunity to gain a sports coaching qualification during the year.

Assessment Throughout the programme you will be regularly assessed by both school mentors and your SCITT-based tutors

Academic work You also have the opportunity to study for a PGCE by submitting one written assignment, one written research project and a written assignment with presentation.

Support You will be assigned your own tutor, who will meet with you regularly, a subject tutor and a school mentor whose role it is to train and support you in school. You will also have access to an extended support network of experienced teachers and mentors throughout your course.

‘The partnership (has) a well-deserved reputation for training…that local schools are keen to employ’ Ofsted

By the end of the year you will:

  • Have an excellent understanding of the National Curriculum along with the requirements for assessment and relevant examination specifications

  • Be able to plan and prepare for lessons and set students’ learning objectives with confidence

  • Have strong classroom management skills

  • Know how to address personalise learning to ensure that all pupils are included and can achieve their potential

Interview process

We have a rigorous recruitment process which is in two parts.

Part One includes a presentation and panel interview, along with a literacy test and subject knowledge audit. If you are successful at part one you will be invited to part two.

Part Two you will deliver a 30 minute lesson in one of the partnership schools. This will be observed by up to two experienced teachers and feedback given. Following this an offer will / will not be made.

Southend SCITT is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.

How school placements work

Working in partnership with local secondary schools to train inspiring and skilled teachers who can give the children of Southend the best start in life. 

The members of the Southend SCITT partnership are: Belfairs Academy, St Bernard’s High School, Chase High School, Cecil Jones Academy (dormant partner for 2018-19), The Eastwood Academy, The FitzWimarc School, The King Edmund School, St Martin’s School, Shoeburyness High School, Southend High School for Boys, Southend High School for Girls, St Thomas More High School, Westcliff High School for Girls

During your training year you will have two placements in contrasting schools.

Salary

Salaries are set by the host school and are normally calculated using the unqualified teachers’ pay scales

Financial support

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.

Requirements

Qualifications

A degree 2:2 or above awarded by a UK university, or a recognised equivalent qualification; 50% of the degree must be relevant to the subject taught; if the degree does not link closely, we require an A level in that subject and Subject Knowledge Enhancement course.

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / 4 or above (or equivalent). 

Although not compulsory, we recommend candidates complete recent school based experience in a UK secondary school.

Pass the DfE professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy before starting our course.

Offers are conditional pending a Disclosure and Baring Service Check

Personal qualities

We are looking for high quality graduates who want to be part of a school team from day one. A strong knowledge and understanding of subject you wish to teach.

About the training provider

We are a large dynamic partnership of schools and two SCITTs with many years of experience behind us. Our excellent training is supported by expert practitioners in more good and outstanding schools throughout Southend. Our sole purpose is to provide outstanding education for the young people of Southend and beyond by training excellent teachers. Due to the outstanding reputation we hold locally for the provision of rigorous and effective training 100% of our trainees gain employment each year, often within partner schools.

Programmes The course takes one academic year to complete, full time. Not only will you gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) by training with us, but you will also receive professional training in educational theory leading to a PGCE award with masters level credits (validated by Canterbury Christ Church University). As a result, you will begin your teaching career with excellent practical teaching skills and a deep understanding of the underpinning educational theory enabling you to work effectively. All elements of the programme are delivered in partnership with Essex and Thames SCITT (www.etpscitt.co.uk) and are taught by experienced, practising teachers.

“The range of high-quality training experiences gives trainees an effective introduction to the role of the teacher.’ Ofsted.

Support We pride ourselves on offering bespoke support and guidance during your training through your Tutors and School-Based Mentors and we continue this into your first year of teaching with our NQT support team.

Visit http://southendscitt.org to read more about our courses.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We strive to understand, appreciate and value the differences in individuals; we aim to make people feel valued and supported so they achieve their full potential. We value diversity and encourage applications for places from disabled trainees. Many trainees with a wide range of disabilities have successfully completed our courses; many leave us to go on and become outstanding teachers. Each year we recruit trainees with a wide range of additional needs and we regularly work in partnership with other agencies to ensure we provide everyone with the best possible support. We employ a specialist in Occupational Health, and working together, we can accommodate the needs of any applicant we feel has the potential to become a good teacher and therefore an asset to our schools.
We accept trainees every year with dyslexia and/or dyspraxia and have a number of specialist mentors who can provide bespoke advice and guidance. All trainees with disabilities will have allocated sessions with a centre-based tutor who can ensure that any reasonable adjustments are made to your training. We pride ourselves on our approach to trainee wellbeing. We work extensively with other services to ensure that we provide you with the best possible support. We offer coaching and access to counselling services. All our staff are trained mental health first aiders. Taught sessions include mindfulness, stress management and resilience training. If you think your disability means you need additional support, or wish to discuss any aspect of access in more detail email office@etpscitt.co.uk

Contact details

Email
office@etpscitt.co.uk
Telephone
01268 570215
Website
http://www.southendscitt.co.uk
Address
Southend Secondary SCITT
Southend-on-Sea, Essex

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