Paradigm Trust: Old Ford Primary Academy and Ipswich Academy Primary (L438)

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.

Age range
3 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
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 have the option to buy-in to a PGCE Programme with Anglia Ruskin University. The cost of this is £1300 and payable in 2 instalments. Training is majority school-based with some centre-based training. Training is a blend of face to face and online and 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 secondary or phase within primary.

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 Anglia Ruskin University and comprises 2 assignments and related tasks, 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.

The programme covers the primary age ranges 3-7 or 5-11 and you will be teaching within one of these age ranges. You will spend the majority of your training year at Ipswich Academy but will also be required to undertake a short placement in another school.

Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Culloden Primary - an Academy
Dee Street, E14 0PT
Yes
Main Site - Old Ford Primary Academy
Old Ford Primary-an Academy, Wrights Road, Bow, London, E3 5LD
Yes
Murrayfield Primary Academy
Nacton Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9JL
Yes
Piper’s Vale Primary Academy
Raeburn Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 0EW
Yes
Solebay Primary Academy
11 Solebay Street, London, E1 4PW
Yes
St Edmund’s Catholic Primary School
299 Westferry Road, E14 3RS
Yes

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 advise applicants to use one of the two equivalency testing providers listed below.

Astarteachers.co.uk

OR

Equivalencytesting.com

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.

Other requirements

Satisfactory recruitment checks including enhanced DBS, children’s barred list, prohibition order check and reference check.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 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

We have had great success with our School Direct programme and the majority of our trainees successfully gain employment within the Trust at the conclusion of their training.

About the accredited body

Essex Teacher Training is a large provider, offering a variety of different school-based routes to QTS in schools across Essex and its adjoining counties.

Headteachers value the contribution trainee teachers can make to their schools. As a result, trainees enjoy their training and the vast majority gain employment in one of our partner schools, once qualified.
All of our tutors are experts in their field and many are still teaching, so you benefit from their knowledge and experience. We pride ourselves on the support we offer our trainees and put trainee wellbeing at the heart of what we do.

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.

If successful, you will be given a conditional offer of a place to train.

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

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.

Please let us know if you have a specific need and/or require any adjustments at the interview stage or throughout the ITT programme.

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).

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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