Yorkshire Inclusive TSA
PGCE with QTS full time with salary
- Accredited body
- Kirklees and Calderdale SCITT
- Financial support
PGCE with QTS
A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to
teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.
Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.
- Course length
- 1 year
- Date you can apply from
- 8 October 2019
- Date course starts
- September 2020
About the course
Yorkshire Inclusive TSA is training the next generation of outstanding teachers for the Leeds area. We are committed to providing the highest standard of education and we want to recruit student teachers who share the same commitment. Our current cohort of student teachers is training to teach in primary and secondary in both mainstream and special school settings.
You’re in school from the first day of term, seen as a staff member by everyone. You’re in one school four days a week to the end of the school year, spending Spring half term at a contrasting school. One day a week you’ll be at our central venue alongside other trainees, sharing and learning from each other’s experiences. Our model enables you to experience a full year in school and fully appreciate the demands/rewards that brings.
Working alongside your mentor, you’ll identify your ongoing level of knowledge, skills and experience and from that draw up and work continuously on a training plan. This will involve observing experienced teachers and training activities leading to delivering whole class.
Your core training is extremely diverse from theoretical input to observing excellent practice. We support our trainees throughout their training year, enabling them to be fully prepared for teaching during their training and beyond.
You will benefit from 10 Subject Knowledge days, giving you the opportunity to further enhance your subject knowledge. By the end of the training year you will be fully equipped to deliver your subject from Year 7 to 11 including the GCSE specification.
In order to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) you have to be judged competent against the Teacher Standards.
- Half-termly Tutor visit reports
- 3 termly reports
- 2nd placement report
- 3 Reflection Points (training activities which focus on a group of standards feeding into 2 Assignments)
We work hard to create a reduced workload approach to assessment, basing many of our judgements on professional dialogue - not paper trails. Assessment is based upon day-to-day practice and should complement your teaching and reduce the amount of additional work required.
Once we receive your application, we’ll acknowledge by email and update UCAS if you are invited to interview. We’ll e-mail or call you with the details.
You’ll be interviewed at Kirklees & Calderdale SCITT by colleagues from our Teaching School Alliance and the SCITT.
You’ll be expected to answer a range of questions designed to explore your personal qualities and meeting the course criteria. The interview gives you the opportunity to discuss why you want to teach, what you would bring to the profession, and show us your resilience and initiative. You will be asked to bring a prepared task and you’ll undertake a written task on the day demonstrating your ability to read effectively and communicate clearly and accurately in Standard English.
You’ll need to bring interview original certificates of all qualifications and proof of identity as part of our Safeguarding processes. If you are successful, we’ll offer you a place. Ideally within 48 hours. We’ll update UCAS and contact you. If you accept, you will visit a partner school as a prospective trainee.
Offers will be subject to an Enhanced DBS which will be organised for you. You will also be subject to the following checks: health, identity, relevant work qualifications, right to work in the UK, professional registration, references and a Childcare Disqualification and Disqualification by Association Declaration. We will carry out a criminal background check and other requisite checks.
How school placements work
We will source and arrange your school placement within our partnership of schools across West Yorkshire. If you have a school in mind, you’re welcome to approach us about it and we’ll work with you to arrange the best experience for you. You will be placed in a school which we feel will fully support you in your subject specialism.
You will spend most of the year in one school with a second experience in a contrasting school (usually Christmas to February half term). This enables you to deepen your experience and ensures that you have the opportunity to meet all the Teacher Standards. When in school, you are expected to follow the timings, practices and culture of the school. Having an extended practice in one main school means that you can develop your practice well and show that you have a positive impact on your pupils, in your own classes.
We always try to take into consideration the location of our trainees and their placement schools to assist in their daily commute and try to work around other personal situations.
As School Direct (salaried) trainees are employed while training, they:
are not eligible for a training bursary or student finance
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.
Qualifications must be gained by the start of the course. We consider applications from those finishing a qualification - offers would be subject to successful completion of qualifications.
- GCSE Maths and English at least Grade C/4 or equivalent - we accept most equivalency tests
- UK Bachelors degree or equivalent
- NARIC certificate for qualifications gained overseas
The programme leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) from Kirklees and Calderdale SCITT and a Post-Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) from the University of Huddersfield.
We are looking to recruit high calibre candidates who have:
• Excellent interpersonal skills and a friendly and approachable nature
• Good organisational skills and excellent time management and able to take responsibility for own professional development
• Commitment to teaching and learning, with a clear educational philosophy
• Understanding of children as learners and current educational issues
• Understanding the demands of a school-based route into teaching
Recent experience of your subject in a secondary school is preferable in order for you to have a greater understanding of the demands of school life.
Remember, we are looking at your potential to train to teach!
Our goal is to ensure that all trainees are good or better teachers by the end of the programme. Our programme is designed and delivered by School-based practitioners in partnership with Kirklees & Calderdale SCITT.
We have a track record of successfully supporting new and talented trainees into the profession through the delivery of excellent innovative teacher training programmes. Our trainees will receive outstanding support from school based and experienced mentors, tutors and coaches. Trainees will also have ample opportunity to meet, network and share experiences throughout the year.
About the training provider
We are training the next generation of outstanding teachers for the Leeds area. We are committed to providing the highest standard of education and we want to recruit student teachers who share the same commitment. Our current cohort of student teachers are training to teach in primary and secondary in both mainstream and special school settings.
We provide training and placements of the highest quality to deliver a truly bespoke training package. We are committed to helping you develop professionally, well beyond your initial teacher training and Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) year by means of an extensive programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities – As an Appropriate Body for NQTs we offer our trainees a coherent two year programme of support.
You will have - GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics. If you are applying for our Primary programme, GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in Science as well.
A degree from a UK or European Union Higher Education Institution or equivalent qualification, preferably a First Class Honours Degree or a 2.1. A 2.2 would be considered for applicants with additional experience, expertise or extenuating circumstances.
Experience of working with children or young people in the recent past; this may include experience leading the local Brownie pack, working as a Teaching Assistant or being employed as an unqualified teacher.
About the accredited body
We are an established and successful teacher training provider, rated 'Good' in our Ofsted Inspection in 2015.
One day a week you will benefit from the expertise of highly regarded tutors and core team who ensure your training year is a positive and successful experience in becoming a qualified teacher. These sessions offer the opportunity to network, share and support each other throughout the year. You will also receive additional Subject Knowledge days to enhance your confidence, knowledge and skills in your chosen subject.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We are committed to Equality and Diversity. All partner organisations and all schools participating in the programme have clearly established policies, processes and systems for monitoring. All trainees will be introduced to their school’s policy through focused training by the host school.
We are committed to the achievement of equal opportunities. This is central to our mission as providers of school-based teacher training and we have a proven track record of supporting trainees with additional needs.
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