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St Anthony’s Girls’ Catholic Academy Primary (R674)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Carmel Teacher Training Partnership (CTTP)
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
September 2022
Website
https://www.st-anthonys-academy.com
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Contents

Course summary

Professional Studies Every aspect of the programme is focused upon developing trainees as professionals. Schools are involved in the recruitment and selection of trainees and want to recruit the most competent of teachers in their schools. The central training sessions address the key areas of professional practice including: - assessment, lesson planning, behaviour management, Safeguarding Level 1, Data and Progress 8, EAL, Inclusion and Diversity, Literacy, Phonics, Numeracy and Special Educational Needs and Disability; this training continues for trainees in their schools. Subject specific training is also delivered centrally and continues under the guidance of mentor and professional tutor. Leeds Trinity University deliver all elements of the PGCE academic reading and writing programme. Curriculum Studies The training programme is designed to develop subject knowledge and understanding of the current curriculum issues in the chosen subject or phase of training. In the classroom The programme develops pedagogical skills. The school- based training begins with observations of experienced practitioners where trainees learn to identify key elements of a successful lesson. Small group teaching, team teaching and co -planning of lessons are integral to build confidence and expertise. With this experience, trainees begin to develop all the skills of an outstanding teacher, independently and confidently planning and teaching. By the end of the training programme they will be teaching 70 -80% of an early Career Teacher’s timetable. The Assessment of Trainees For the successful completion of the course, trainees must demonstrate competence against all the QTS standards. Trainees will be continually assessed through lesson observations. The Professional Tutor will complete a progress report each half-term which documents the progress made in each of the Standards. This is moderated by the Partnership Link tutor. Throughout the year, evidence will be collected in lesson observations, training and subject knowledge files and evidence against the standards is collated in a final presentation file. This evidence is also moderated by Leeds Trinity University.

School placements

All trainees teach in two schools during their training year. Their second school placement is chosen to provide a different context to their main school experience. Trainees will have a mentor and professional tutor in this placement. A Partnership Link Tutor (PLT) is assigned to each trainee; each half term she/he will visit the trainee in school to support, observe and quality assure the school-based experience to moderate and to ensure consistency of training across the Partnership.

Locations

You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Main Site
Thornhill Terrace, Sunderland, SR2 7JN
No

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 will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.

Personal qualities

We are looking for enthusiastic applicants with very good communication skills, the determination to succeed, a commitment to working hard and the ability to work with others. Successful applicants are confident and passionate about teaching and also able to contribute to the wider school ethos and community. Training to teach is both challenging and rewarding. Developing excellent interpersonal skills will enable trainees to support the learning of groups of young people from diverse backgrounds effectively. We are looking for people who strive to improve and who are committed to their own professional development.

Other requirements

All entrants will go through an enhanced Disclosures and Barring Service DBS, in order to ascertain that they have no criminal background which might prevent them from working with children. In addition, entrants are required to sign a declaration that they have not previously been excluded from teaching or working with children. School experience is a desirable characteristic but not essential and no applicant would be rejected because of a lack of school experience.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,000.

Financial support from the training provider

Advice from Get Into Teaching Financial support from the government You may be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance. Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

About the training provider

St Anthony’s is a Secondary Catholic Academy for girls aged 11-18, situated in the centre of Sunderland. It has a joint, mixed sixth form with St. Aidan’s Catholic Academy. Our Academy was judged to be ‘Outstanding in all categories’ by OFSTED in 2013 and we offer many opportunities for teacher training and development. We have been delivering school-led teacher training for 19 years and have developed an excellent reputation for success. We provide high quality training for aspiring teachers in 14 subjects at secondary level (Art & Design, Biology, Chemistry, Design and Technology, English, Food, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music, Physical Education, Physics and Religious Education) in a supportive and inspiring environment. We offer the latest educational facilities in our new school buildings and bright, well equipped classrooms. We are also part of the Bishop Chadwick Multi Academy Trust and work with our partner primary schools to offer high quality initial teacher training courses at primary level. Successful completion leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and 60 credits towards Masters accreditation.

About the accredited body

Carmel Teacher Training Partnership (CTTP) is an outstanding Initial Teacher Training Provider based at Carmel College Darlington. Our training programmes are Primary 5-11 years and Secondary 11-16. We pride ourselves on the bespoke level of training for all our trainees, focused on our high quality training provision from very experienced practitioners. The Partnership is made up of Catholic and non-Catholic, primary and secondary schools, widely spread across the North East of England. Carmel Teacher Training Partnership is a well-established Provider, offering a friendly, nurturing and supportive environment for all trainees.

Interview process

The selection procedures which follow aim to ensure that: Entry requirements specified in DfE Qualified Teacher Status Standards (2012) are applied carefully, giving due weight to academic equivalencies, experiences and motivation. Entrants are given a sound understanding of the nature and demands of the course in order to assure successful applicants complete the course and enjoy their new profession in education. Selection will be based on: - a teaching activity related to the age and phase of the class, completion of a written task and a formal interview.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study 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 study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

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Sponsorship is not available for this course.

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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.

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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

All Schools within the Carmel Teacher Training Partnership are fully accessible. Provision for additional support where needed is provided on site.

Contact this training provider

Email
enquiries@st-anthonys-academy.com
Telephone
0191 565 8904
Website
https://www.st-anthonys-academy.com
Address
St. Anthony's Girls' Catholic Academy
Thornhill Terrace
Sunderland
Tyne and Wear
SR3 7JN

Support and advice

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