St Edmund’s Nursery School & Children’s Centre Primary (2MHM)

PGCE with QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
Bradford Birth to 19 SCITT
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.

Age range
3 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.bradfordbirthto19.co.uk

Contents

About the course

NB before applying for this course you must ensure you have the support of a school to cover the cost of your salary and training costs.

The course is designed to help you fulfil a wider teaching role (including that of pastoral care) within your chosen educational context. Throughout the course, we place particular emphasis on providing equal opportunities for all students working in a diverse, multi-ethnic society.

This course will provide you with a PGCE at Masters level and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Working closely with Bradford specialist staff, both in placement schools, you will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to be a newly qualified teacher.

A strength of the course is the way in which theory and practice are related as a result of extensive time spent working with children in at least two placement schools. At least 120 days are school-based with support provided by experienced school mentors.

The course builds upon the subject knowledge and independent study skills which, as a graduate, you will have already acquired. Our school based sessions are also concerned with the professional skills which all teachers need. Course tutors work closely with managers, mentors and teachers in our school to provide you with advice and support for the progressive development of your teaching expertise.

A large proportion of your teaching and training will be in our school, delivered by both highly experienced, inspiring school teachers and leaders. School based sessions consist of lectures, seminars tutorials, micro-teaching environments and observations of teaching in school. This is very much a practical course, where you learn by doing.

Assessment is ongoing and is carried out across both placement schools. At the end of the course, you will ultimately be assessed against the Teacher Standards. Based largely in your home school, you will have one other main assessed school placement.

School placements

We carefully consider school placements for all of our trainees. We match strengths as well as support needs for students. All trainees will be placed in two contrasting primary schools, ensuring students experience the cultural diversity the city offers.

83% of our 2020/2021 primary trainees placements, located in our partnership schools, are within 6 miles of the school they applied to. The average commute, the distance between the placement school and the school they applied to for a primary trainee is under 4 miles.

Your training week initially involves some days a week in school and some days working on teaching pedagogy, helping you learn the skills to make you an effective teacher. During your training year you will visit a vast array of schools from our partnership in both Nursery, Primary and Secondary sectors. We operate an A B A model for our students, where trainees start in their host school in either Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2, then complete an 6 week contrasting placement in the opposite Key Stage, returning to their host school to complete the training year.

The course builds upon the subject knowledge and independent study skills which, as a graduate, you will have already acquired. Our school based sessions are also concerned with the professional skills all teachers need. Course tutors work closely with managers, mentors and teachers in our schools and academies to provide you with advice and support for the progressive development of your teaching expertise.

A large proportion of your teaching and training will be in our schools and academies, delivered by both highly experienced, inspiring school teachers and leaders. School based sessions consist of lectures, seminars tutorials, micro-teaching environments and observations of teaching in school. This is very much a practical course, where you learn by doing.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent. This should be an honours degree (Third 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.

If you are offered a place on our course, we will arrange any required tests on your behalf with our preferred provider. The equivalency test includes a support package to help prepare for passing the final assessment. There is a fee of approximately £150 per equivalency.

Personal qualities

We don’t have a fixed picture of what kind of a person we are looking for. Teaching is a creative, dynamic profession which has space for innovative thinking, for people who can break free from what’s expected. Our school is clear that we want trainees to have a rapport with children, a passion for their subject, and to have the ambition to become excellent teachers. You will have a relentlessly positive outlook, show initiative and be good team player, ready to work hard in a challenging but wonderfully rewarding profession.

Other requirements

If you are successful at interview stage, you will be made an offer of a training place subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance.

Please note before applying for this course you must ensure you have the support of a school to cover the cost of your salary and training costs.

Salary

You will be paid as an unqualified teacher directly by your school using the pay scale for unqualified teachers.

It is optional to study for a PGCE with Sheffield Hallam University, if you will decide if you would like to study for a PGCE, there will be fees of £1600 which are payable by the trainee.

Please note before applying for this course you must ensure you have the support of a school to cover the cost of your salary and training costs.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

At St Edmund’s Nursery School we work in partnership with families to provide the best possible start for all our children. We are a safe, happy and creative school where excellent early education and care are our highest priorities. We are proud to be a school but feel we are a school with a difference. We are inclusive in all that we do and place upmost importance on listening to and respecting one another. We strive to make a real difference to the children and families of Bradford and aim to enable and support you and your child to achieve all that you can. We are keen to recruit student teachers who share the same commitment. If you share our vision for education, we want to hear from you. We will provide highest quality training, delivered by outstanding practitioners through a bespoke training package, to make the most of your knowledge and skills. After a year’s successful training, you will achieve Qualified Teacher Status. As School Direct partner working with our SCITT provider, we are committed to helping you develop professionally, beyond your training and Early Career teacher programme by means of an extensive programme of Continuing Professional Development opportunities.

About the accredited body

Bradford Birth to 19 School Centered Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) offers a different way of training to become a teacher. Learn by listening to and observing good and outstanding teachers. Training involves practicing your teaching skills with groups of students. Supported effectively by a school mentor, you are treated as a member of the school staff, someone the school is often looking to potentially employ. This route ensures you are working in your class from day one of the course. We aim to train the next generation of outstanding teachers.

Interview process

All our trainees who are shortlisted for interview will be invited into our school or one of our partner schools. If you are asked for interview, we will provide more details about tasks you will be asked to complete. All our interviews have the same elements:

  1. A classroom based exercise, where you will be observed interacting with children or young people. (Please note if current restrictions continue this activity will be adapted)
  2. Written tasks which are designed to assess your written communication skills; your ability to be numerate; your capacity to access higher level study; and for secondary applicants, subject knowledge.
  3. Face to face interview with a panel of School Leaders. DBS If you are successful at interview stage, you will be made an offer of a training place subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance. For more information, see the guidance on line at; https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

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

We believe that teachers with disabilities make an important contribution to schools both in the classroom and in shaping the wider culture and ethos of the schools they work in, indeed we have 100% pass rate for trainees who have declared a disability. We adhere to The Equality Act 2010 and Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001, which require teacher training providers to ensure they are not discriminating against applicants with disabilities or special educational needs (SEN). All our partner Schools value diversity and the unique contribution that all their staff and trainees bring.

Contact this training provider

Email
scitt@bradfordbirthto19.org
Telephone
01274 494898
Website
http://www.bradfordbirthto19.co.uk
Address
St. Edmund's Nursery School & CC
Washington Street
Girlington
Bradford
BD8 9QW

Support and advice

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