The Minster Teaching School Alliance Primary (S641)

PGCE with QTS full time teaching apprenticeship

Accredited body
Nottingham Trent University
Financial support
Salary
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
https://www.minster.notts.sch.uk/page/?title=Initial+Teacher+Training&pid=88

Contents

About the course

In this Apprenticeship position you will experience teaching Primary Education across age and ability ranges in a Primary phase school throughout an academic year. Your training will cover a range of curriculum areas with a focus on the key areas of numeracy and literacy.

We are looking for people who have the potential to become outstanding teachers and school leaders of the future. You should possess a genuine enthusiasm for education and be able to communicate your understanding to others. You should be committed to inclusive and comprehensive education and believe passionately in the difference education can make to young peoples’ lives. Experience of working with young people is not a requirement for entry on to the course, but would be an advantage.

The programme contains elements delivered by the school, the Minster Teaching School Alliance and Nottingham Trent University. The programme includes both academic training and assessment as well as extensive classroom practice.

Apprentices will split their time between school and university study. You’ll receive practical, school-led training alongside experienced staff, and spend at least 20% of your time off-timetable to learn the pedagogy of teaching.

In addition, there will also be regular opportunities to reflect and work with other trainees from across the Alliance through our School Direct programme. This will include working with trainees from primary and secondary phase settings, as well as some specific sessions focusing on key areas of development for your specific course.

You will have a trained mentor assigned by the school and a University tutor who will work closely with you. From the beginning of the course, you will be regarded as a beginning teacher and will attend development and professional learning activities within your school.

School placements

Throughout your year you will mostly be based in your host school, where you will experience life as a full-time member of teaching staff.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

All applicants are required to hold a UK degree or equivalent qualification, preferably at 1st or 2:1 level, although we will consider applications from those with a 2:2.

We require passes in English Language, Mathematics and science (for primary) at GCSE grade C+, or an approved equivalent qualification.

Personal qualities

We aim to develop the teachers and leaders of the future who will work together with us to inspire young people. We are looking for candidates who enjoy working with young people and who are passionate about learning.

Your application should demonstrate that you possess:

  • A desire to teach and work with young people
  • Effective communication skills
  • A commitment to work hard on the course
  • Determination to succeed
  • A readiness to reflect and share ideas
  • A flexible approach to learning and teaching.

Other requirements

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) For all initial teacher training courses, applicants must complete forms requesting an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS. In addition you will be required to disclose previous offences.

Literacy and Numeracy Competence All teachers are expected to be competent in Fundamental English and mathematics. By the end of ITT all trainees must be able to demonstrate competence in:

  • Speaking and Listening
  • Writing
  • Data and graphs
  • Mathematical calculations Your competence in these areas will be assessed by your university at application and throughout the course.

Salary

In line with apprenticeship framework as discussed with school.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

The Minster Teaching School Alliance (MTSA) is a large teaching school working with schools across Nottinghamshire. We work in partnership with the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University and host a large number of School Direct students each year throughout the region across a range of phases and specialisms.

We have a very high completion rate and almost all of our trainees from previous years have secured permanent jobs in schools following their training year. Many of our trainees secure employment within their host school or the Alliance following their training.

In addition to the support that you will receive from your university and your host school, MTSA will provide support for you and your mentor, including:

  • a programme of sessions throughout the year to support and complement practice that has been taught at university and in school
  • specific additional training for key elements of phase-specific teaching, such as phonics or GCSE/A Level examinations
  • the opportunity to link and work with School Direct students in other schools across both primary and secondary phases, which has proven to be a real network of support
  • a second placement at a school in a contrasting context, with careful consideration of your transport and training needs
  • additional support from our team throughout your training.

We are committed to creating the teachers and leaders of the future who are excited to work with us to change the lives of young people.

Training with disabilities and other needs

In partnership with our universities, support can be provided for applicants with disabilities and other needs.

This may be delivered through specific support from your university, additional training or resources, and consideration of your needs by ourselves and/or your host school.

As with students across our Alliance, we will endeavour to provide support on a bespoke and individual basis wherever possible. If you have a disability or additional need, please contact us to discuss this.

Contact this training provider

Email
p.omalley@minster.notts.sch.uk
Telephone
01636 817365
Website
https://www.minster.notts.sch.uk/page/?title=Initial+Teacher+Training&pid=88
Address
Minster School
Nottingham Road
Southwell
Nottinghamshire
NG25 0LG

Support and advice

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