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Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary (3DRN)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Educate 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.

Age range
3 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.primrosehill.leeds.sch.uk/

Contents

About the course

All trainees spend a full-time year teaching and training in schools, but also attend provider-led lecture/workshop sessions to enhance understanding of Primary classroom practice. Centralised, core training days cover content such as Behaviour Management, an Environment for Learning, Planning and Adaptive Teaching, Assessment, Diversity, Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and e-safety. This is supplemented by a programme of Primary curriculum subject knowledge (including Phonics), delivered in Pudsey’s purpose-built training facilities and directly related to the realities of the classroom. All trainees submit three assignments throughout the year:

  1. A School Based Independent Study (a Child Study)
  2. Teaching and Learning through a Scheme of Work
  3. Effective Assessment Strategies

Trainees are supported to improve their knowledge, understanding and application of the Educate Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Curriculum, leading to the development of classroom practice skills and their professional teaching role. Final assessment is made on a trainee’s ability to meet the Teachers’ Standards.

School placements

Trainees are placed in a main training school for the majority of their training, but spend six weeks in a contrasting school immediately after Christmas. The main and contrasting schools are all part of the Leeds/Bradford School Direct consortium. Primary (3-11) trainees choose whether to focus their training on the 3-7 or 5-11 age range and this determines the age of the pupils they will teach in the two main placements.
Training should never cover fewer than 4 school year groups and so ample provision is made to meet this criteria and to ensure that trainees experience a suitable range of placement enhancement in their main and other schools. All Primary trainees spend at least one day in a 0-3 setting, in a Special School or PRU and in a Secondary School. They also visit a school with good EAL provision if this is not experienced in their main or contrasting school.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree.

GCSE Maths, English and Science at a standard equivalent to Grade 4.

Personal qualities

We are looking for confident and capable applicants who demonstrate true commitment to a teaching career and a robust, determined, positive attitude. We are looking for trainees who can fit very well into their school team, who can respond positively to feedback and who can make a valuable contribution to school life. We are not looking for a ‘finished product’ but for trainees who demonstrate real potential to succeed. Candidates should be able to communicate effectively with a whole range of people and be engaging, warm and sociable. They should be organised, prepared and professional.

Other requirements

Enhanced Criminal Record Check.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2021 to 2022 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £9,250

The QTS programme with PGCE costs £9,250, for which a student tuition fee loan can be accessed.

About the training provider

Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School in Leeds is the lead school of a long-standing and very successful School Direct partnership, offering both salaried and fee-paying Primary training routes to QTS. Trainees are employed by, or placed in, up to 15 Primary schools in the Leeds/Bradford area and recruitment and retention rates following the programme, which is accredited by Educate Teacher Training, are exceptionally high. The fee for non-salaried trainees includes a PGCE (and 60 Master’s credits) awarded by Leeds Beckett University. Salaried trainees can choose to add the PGCE for a fee of £2,000. All trainees, salaried or not, spend a full-time year teaching and training in schools, but also attend provider-led lecture/workshop sessions to enhance understanding of Primary classroom practice. Centralised, core training days cover content such as Behaviour Management, an Environment for Learning, Planning and Adaptive Teaching, Assessment, Diversity, Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and e-safety. This is supplemented by a programme of Primary curriculum subject knowledge (including Phonics), delivered in Pudsey’s purpose-built training facilities and directly related to the realities of the classroom. All trainees submit three assignments throughout the year:

  1. A School Based Independent Study (a Child Study)
  2. Teaching and Learning through a Scheme of Work
  3. Effective Assessment Strategies

Trainees are supported to improve their knowledge, understanding and application of the Educate Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Curriculum, leading to development of classroom practice skills and their professional teaching role. Final assessment is made on a trainee’s ability to meet the Teachers’ Standards.

About the accredited body

Educate Teacher Training is the ITT provider, accredited by the DfE and accountable to Ofsted, which recommends all School Direct trainees for QTS. Their highly successful partnership with Pudsey Primrose Hill, over many years, has led to a increasing number of teachers recruited and retained in the Leeds/Bradford area. Educate Teacher Training is proud to be associated with such a high-quality programme and to work with Pudsey Primrose to develop excellent trainees, mentors and NQTs. Educate Programme Leaders are ‘highly sensitive to the well-being of their trainees’ (Ofsted, 2018).

Interview process

After application, suitable candidates are invited to a selection event at Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School in Leeds - although please note that a trainee may be placed in any school in the Leeds/Bradford School Direct consortium (i.e. not necessarily Pudsey Primrose itself). The selection event will consist, as a minimum, of

  • the assessment of personal qualities and attributes
  • assessment of the ability to communicate effectively
  • an assessment of the literacy and numeracy skills required to teach
  • an evaluation of current educational knowledge and understanding
  • a presentation
  • an interview. Candidates are interviewed by Pudsey Primrose/Consortium School Headteachers or Senior Leaders and/or Educate Teacher Training personnel.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Educate Teacher Training has a designated tutor for trainees with disabilities and other needs. Steps are taken, before the programme begins, to fully assess the needs of trainees so that all aspects of the course are accessible to them and personal requirements accommodated.

Educate have, in the past, supported trainees with dyslexia, physical impairment and mental health conditions to successfully complete their course. A collaborative approach is taken to ensure that study needs assessment reports, school partners and university colleagues are consulted to design a complete package of personal support.

Contact this training provider

Email
school.direct@pudseyprimrosehill.co.uk
Telephone
0113 257 4129
Website
http://www.primrosehill.leeds.sch.uk/
Address
Primrose Hill
Stanningley
Leeds
Pudsey
LS28 6AB

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