Discovery SCITT – Inspiring Leaders Techer Training Primary (2JQP)

PGCE with QTS full time

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
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
August 2022
Website
http://www.inspiringleadersscitt.com

Contents

About the course

General Primary “The quality of training across the partnership is outstanding. A fully comprehensive training programme is in place and ensures complete coverage of the primary curriculum.” Ofsted 2017

Our SCITT / School Direct training route provides all trainees with a blend of school experience underpinned by an innovative and thorough taught programme, leading to the award of QTS and a PGCE, with our partners Leicester University.

Trainees spend the greatest proportion of their time in school – please see ‘how placements work’.

The taught programme is delivered by outstanding practitioners, who work as teachers in our schools and as leaders of their subjects for the partnership. This includes English, Maths, Science, Teaching & Learning, Inclusion and the Foundation Subjects – all up to date theory and practice that is being used with high impact in our schools now. As practising teachers who also guide other schools, our trainers have a wealth of current experience and ideas that you can use. The taught days, alongside a range of fun and immersive opportunities, including our residential, will ensure that you remain motivated throughout the programme and driven to become an exceptional teacher: “Laura, Tom and Cath inspired us throughout the programme, kept us going when things got hard and gave us new and innovative ideas to try in the classroom”- ILTT Trainee

Leicester University provide the PGCE qualification, which brings 60 masters credits. Sessions on campus give you academic underpinning to your teaching practice, with two assignments that weave into your experience in school.

Your progress across the course is supported and monitored by our highly experienced Professional Tutor team, who will give both pastoral and developmental support over the year, ensuring that you are able to make the most of all elements of the course.

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School placements

General Primary Our General Primary course will require you working in two contrasting schools across our partnership, depending on the location selected (Don’t worry, if you apply to a Leicestershire course, we won’t be sending you to Nottingham and visa versa). We call these placements your host and your alternative school. You will complete your placement at your host school in the Autumn and Summer term, whilst your alternative placement will be completed in the Spring term. With each placement, you will change year group to cover these 3 age phases: Year 1 and 2; Year 3 and 4; Year 5 and 6, ensuring you gain a variety of experience so you can work out where you would like to be when you qualify as a teacher.

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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.

We offer the tests to applicants who accept their place with ILTT

Personal qualities

At Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training we are looking for 5 key qualities in our trainee teachers. These key qualities are what we think you will need in order to help you become a Qualified Teacher.

  • Emotional Intelligence and Resilience
  • Knowledge and Professionalism
  • Creativity
  • Good Communication Skills
  • A Capable Reflector

We are looking for candidates that have a good awareness of current educational issues and have a deep understanding and open mind about how they affect children and schools. As well as an ability to act with professionalism and integrity.

Other requirements

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Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2022 to 2023 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £9,250

Financial support from the training provider

On our course, trainees are entitled to the same financial support as other teacher training courses. Those from the UK or EU are eligible for student loans in order to help cover tuition fees and maintenance.

To find out more about your a student finance loan please see our website or find more information on (https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk)

For more information visit our websites: (https://www.inspiringleadersscitt.com)

0116 3184066 or email us at info@iltt.org.uk

About the training provider

Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training, is an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rated partnership of schools working across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, working together to develop outstanding teachers and leaders of the future.

As Discovery Schools Academy Trust we are committed to helping every child the opportunity to ‘Discover their Potential’ and believe the best way to achieve this is through outstanding teaching and leadership.

All of the schools you will be based within, aspire for our schools to be the best paces for children to learn and develop their full potential. To achieve this we need to recruit, support and invest in teachers with the passion and determination to provide outstanding opportunities and experiences for our children.

Our SCITT / School Direct training route provides all trainees with a blend of school experience alongside an innovative and inspiring taught programme, leading to the award of QTS and a PGCE, with our partners the University of Leicester.

We are passionate, experienced and successful at developing great teachers with 100% of our trainees being successfully employed in the past 3 years.

We offer more than just a one year teacher training programme by supporting trainees into employment in our schools and delivering ongoing career opportunities tailored to their needs.

For more information visit our websites: (https://www.discoveryschoolstrust.org.uk/)

Call us on 0116 3184066 or email us at info@iltt.org.uk

Interview process

“Leaders are constantly evaluating the recruitment and selection processes to make sure they attract high-quality candidates with the skills, the moral purpose and the ‘staying power’ to be a successful teacher” – Ofsted 2017

Selecting the right people to train with us in our schools is of utmost importance. Our interviews take place within our schools and we aim to make you feel relaxed enough to show us who you really are. The interview includes includes:

  • an opportunity to find out more about us
  • a formal interview in which we find out more about you and establish whether you are suitable to train with us and in our schools;
  • A lesson that you will pre-plan and deliver to a small group of children (Full details are provided prior to the interview)
  • Safeguarding & identity checks.

Applying to our course

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We are an equal opportunities provider and provide support for all our students with their learning requirements.

Our partner universities provide support for trainees with different needs and learning requirements.

This can be discussed at the screening and interview process.

Contact this training provider

Email
jvenables@iltt.org.uk
Telephone
01163184066
Website
http://www.inspiringleadersscitt.com
Address
Discovery Schools NSPCC Training Centre
NSPCC National Training Centre
Leicester
Leicestershire
1 School Lane

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching 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 speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (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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