Paradigm Trust: Old Ford Primary Academy and Ipswich Academy Music (H405)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Essex 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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://paradigmtrust.org/careers/teacher-training-school-direct-with-paradigm/

Contents

About the course

A one year, full-time, school based route. Trainees will achieve QTS and be enrolled on a Masters Programme with the University of Derby for the award of PGCE. Training is majority school-based at Ipswich Academy in Suffolk with some centre-based training. Training occurs at various locations across Essex so we take into account your home address to try to keep travelling time to a minimum. You will receive training on the general aspects of successful teaching and training around teaching your specific subject.

In school you will work closely with a subject / phase specific mentor and the ITT co-ordinator, who will meet regularly with you to assist you with your training plan. You will also have an external tutor who works for Essex Teacher Training, who will visit you in school 5 times in the year to check on your progress towards meeting the Teachers’ Standards.

The PGCE is delivered locally in Essex by the University of Derby and comprises 3 assignments, which are spread across the course of the year. Trainees will have access to an online e-portfolio system and online resources along with face to face training sessions. These along with the excellent support from in-school mentors and tutors from Essex Teacher Training, will mean you will feel fully prepared for working in the classroom. Your teaching load will start small and increase gradually as the year progresses. The rate at which this increases will be decided by you and your tutors and take into account any prior experience.

Assessment is via observations of you teaching, reflective pieces of writing and specific tasks relating to the different Teachers’ Standards.

School placements

Trainees will be based in Ipswich Academy with ages ranging from 11 - 16.

Trainees will spend the majority of their time at the school in either KS3 or KS4 with some time in an alternative key stage. They will also undertake a short placement in another school.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

Degree requirements

  • A first degree at classification 2:2 or above. If your degree is from a non-UK university you will need to approach NARIC to gain an equivalence certificate.

GCSE Qualifications

  • GCSEs or equivalent at grade 4 or ‘C’ in English and mathematics

Personal qualities

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and inspirational individuals who see teaching as more than ‘just a job.’ People who want to make a difference and help pupils to be their very best. People who want to change lives.

If you are looking to work with an organisation that has a proven track record of improving the life chances of thousands of children then this is the place for you.

Teaching is never an easy job, but if you are willing to put in the effort and commitment, then we will support you and the rewards will be immense.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,150.

About the training provider

“The best thing has been hands-on training that I can take into the classroom immediately. Lots of chances to see others teach and learn best practice.” (former School Direct trainee).

At Paradigm Trust, we have a teaching motto: “We teach the right things, efficiently.” Every minute we have with our learners is important and we can’t afford to waste time. We take what’s most important in every subject and make sure we teach it in the most effective way. Cognitive science is at the heart of our initial teaching programme - the science of learning. We know what works in the classroom and we want to share that with you.

Paradigm Trust has a significant track record of delivering high-quality initial teaching training. Last year 100% of our trainees were graded good or better. 90% of last year’s trainees successfully applied for permanent teaching posts with us this year.

“The second placement at Old Ford was really useful. Working in a different environment in a new year group was important for getting used to teaching in a different way and understanding the differences between year groups.” (Former School Direct trainee).

Paradigm Trust’s mission is “to develop and sustain great schools where we can make the biggest difference to pupils.” Education changes lives. Come and train to teach with us.

Paradigm Trust

About the accredited body

Essex Teacher Training is a large provider of ITT in the Eastern Region, offering a variety of different routes to QTS.

Working with in excess of 80 schools in Essex and neighbouring counties, they provide excellent opportunities in primary, secondary and special schools.

With excellent employment rates and over 95% of trainees finishing the programmes, each year, as good or outstanding, headteachers comment that trainees are well prepared for their NQT year.

Interview process

If you are successfully shortlisted for interview, you can expect to be observed teaching a short lesson with a class so we can assess your teaching potential.

In addition, you will attend a face-to-face interview with senior members of staff.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Paradigm Trust is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal training opportunities are available to all individuals.

If you have a specific need, we can discuss this with you at interview and agree a suitable level of support.

Contact this training provider

Email
school.direct@paradigmtrust.org
Telephone
02089801503
Website
http://paradigmtrust.org/careers/teacher-training-school-direct-with-paradigm/
Address
Old Ford Primary Academy - Paradigm Trust
Wrights Road
Bow
London
E3 5LD

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).

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