Sherbourne Fields School
English (4R01)

PGCE with QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
The University of Warwick
Financial support

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
August 2021


About the course

We are looking for a trainee teacher who is committed to improving outcomes for children by continually striving to adapt provision and delivery to meet need, someone who will be prepared to self-reflect and work collaboratively with others to improve their practice to develop into an outstanding practitioner.

Our students are a credit to our school and bring with them a wide variety of needs, abilities, aspirations and behaviours; they provide both inspiration and challenge.

Interview process

Interview process

  • Application forms are considered by both Woodfield School and the University of Warwick. The interview will consist of a formal interview

Applicants should be able to demonstrate: o professionalism o commitment o high level interpersonal skills o a realistic understanding of the pressures of the course and the profession o some awareness the needs of its students o creativity o organisational skills o ability to remain calm when under pressure with a measured response to challenging events o ability to listen to and act upon constructive advice and self-reflect to improve practice

How school placements work

Each trainee will have one placement during their School Direct year. Our school mentor will find a suitable placement on your behalf.

Complimentary School placements usually take place at one of our neighbouring schools. The average distance for each candidate to travel is approximately 2 miles.


Salary will be paid on the Unqualified Teacher Pay Scale along with 1 SEN point.

Financial support

Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.

If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.

Financial support from the training provider

The successful applicant will be paid as an Unqualified Teacher on the Unqualified Teacher pay scale (UQT point 1 = £21,582, plus 1 SEN point at £2,270).




  • A UK 2:2 Degree in English or similar
  • A GCSE Grade C/5 in English
  • A GCSE Grade C/4 in Mathematics

Personal qualities

  • Recognition that the job of the teacher is first and foremost that of teaching and that the understanding of the pedagogy of teaching and learning is fundamentally essential
  • A solid knowledge of the academic subjects of English Language and English Literature, with full commitment to further developing this subject knowledge base
  • An interest in and some understanding of special educational needs
  • An interest in and some understanding of autism education
  • Ability and willingness to self-reflect and work collaboratively with others to improve own performance
  • Interested in involvement in the extra-curricular life of the school.

Contact details

Sherbourne Fields School
Rowington CloseCoventry
West Midlands


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