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Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead Consortium Primary (26S7)

PGCE with QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead 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
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.cookhamnursery.org
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Contents

Course summary

Course Content The Training Programme consists of two modules: Teachers as Researchers and Reflective Practitioners and The Principles and Practice of Effective Assessment. Trainees divide their time between school placements, central training and academic research through Buckinghamshire New University, leading to a PGCE and 60 masters credits.

In terms 1 and 2 trainees will commence on a 20% teaching timetable starting with starters, plenaries and small groups. Trainees will be mentored by a class teacher throughout with feedback given on every lesson taught. In terms 3 and 4 trainees will move to a 50% teaching timetable and will be observed at least one in two lessons. In terms 5 and 6 trainees will be teaching a 70% timetable. Throughout the year time is given for planning, preparation, assessment and observing other colleagues throughout the school.

Central training takes place once a week in school training rooms within the Consortium. This training is carried out by Local Authority and SCITT Advisers, Headteachers/Leading Practitioners and Buckinghamshire New University lecturers. Training covers subject knowledge and generic elements of teaching such as Behaviour Management, Inclusion and Assessment.

Please tell us about any attributes, knowledge or transferable skills you possess related to working with young people or within education. We are looking for someone who is passionate about working with children, has a thirst for learning and is showing an insight into current educational practices. Any evidence of any organisational and communication skills as well as a commitment to the programme.

School placements

Trainees are based in a Lead School for four days a week (Monday to Thursday) for Autumn and Summer terms. There is also an eight week second school placement in the Spring term in a contrasting environment. Short further placements take place in a special school and early years settings looking at phonics and early maths.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.

Personal qualities

Please tell us about any attributes, knowledge or transferable skills you possess related to working with young people or within education. We are looking for someone who is passionate about working with children, has a thirst for learning and is showing an insight into current educational practices. Any evidence of any organisational and communication skills as well as a commitment to the programme.

Salary

Trainees on a salaried programme are on a minimum of Unqualified 1.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) has been a successful Initial Teacher Training provider for both secondary and primary trainees since 2002. RBWM SCITT work in partnership with Bucks New University (BNU) based in High Wycombe. Trainees graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Educational Practice (PG Cert) this is 60 Masters credits equivalent to a third of a Masters. The RBWM SCITT works with the Windsor Ascot & Maidenhead with Nursery, First, Primary and Middle Schools. We also have a history of working with Independent Schools and welcome applications from this sector. There are also places available to work with Schools in other neighbouring Local Authorities.

RBWM SCITT is based within the Early Years and Childcare Advisory Service at Maidenhead Town Hall, giving us excellent access to a wide range of expertise, including Strategic School Leadership, Educational Advisers and Consultants.

Interview process

Interviews will take place within a consortium school by a panel of Headteachers and will involve a small child initiated activity, a presentation and a written task. Applicants selected for interview will be required to complete the Borough Equal Opportunities and Disclosure proforma. Applicants successful following interview will be required to undergo an on line Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before going into school.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to work in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for salaried courses is the Skilled Worker visa.

To apply for a Skilled Worker visa you need to be sponsored by your employer.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

Disability Access All schools within the local authority have an accessiblity plan ensuring access for all sites. Having worked with dyslexic trainees in the past we are able to provide for their individual needs following appropriate assessments.

Contact this training provider

Email
sarahcottle@eyfed.org.uk
Telephone
01628 520002
Website
http://www.cookhamnursery.org
Address
Station Hill
Cookham
Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6 9BT

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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