Yorkshire Inclusive TSA
English (SEND) (S971)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Red Kite 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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.yorkshire-inclusive.org

Contents

About the course

This high-quality programme is designed for entrants to the teaching profession who aspire to teach in special schools or to become Special Educational Needs Coordinators in mainstream schools.

We want to inspire you to instil your love and knowledge of English in future generations.

You’ll learn how to teach English in a way that motivates, embeds and helps to retain knowledge, helping children to enjoy the subject while developing their grammar, writing skills and reading strategies for each key stage through to GCSE and A’ Level.

Why is literacy so important? What is the best strategy for teaching Shakespeare? You’ll discuss questions like these alongside fellow trainees, with guidance from your specialist English teachers.

You’ll learn inspirational and innovative techniques for enthusing and engaging young people in a curriculum of rich texts and poetry, while teaching the skills to confidently analyse and compare different works. You’ll also master lesson planning and learn how to manage a classroom using your voice, plus other valuable skills to create the right classroom culture.

In addition, your training will include a major focus on preparation to teach in special schools or as Special Educational Needs Coordinators with specific training on:

  • SEN policy and legislation
  • Inclusive practice and understanding the pupil as a learner
  • Differentiation
  • Behaviour management, including de-escalation techniques
  • Communication, including the use of assistive technology to support learning and teaching
  • Knowledge and experience of special school curricula
  • Detailed understanding of barriers to learning
  • New models of assessment

The programme will be delivered by outstanding practitioners from across our mainstream and special school partnership. Trainees will experience placements in both mainstream and special school settings. If you are currently working in a special school you may be able to have a placement with them but we also have placements in special schools from across our region.

Interview process

For the foreseeable future, interviews will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams.

Preparation for the interview will include:

  • Workload prioritisation activity
  • Plan for a pupil activity

You will be given the opportunity to meet current trainees and course leaders.

When it is possible to access schools freely, we shall ask that you conduct a pupil activity and complete a written English test.

How school placements work

We have a large partnership of schools, meaning our trainees have flexibility when it comes to placements. Our trainees can also benefit from the placements our partners can offer, which can vary from rural settings to the buzz of the city.

When allocating main placements, we consider trainee preferences, transport and location. Our dedicated team work hard to organise placements early, giving you as much time as possible to make arrangements.

All trainees undertake two main placements. The first placement runs from the first day of the Autumn Term until December. The second placement, in a contrasting school environment, runs from January until late June.

Trainees will also take part in mini placements across the year, which give trainees a unique opportunity to broaden their experience in a range of schools and contexts.

Fees

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,250

We are unable to sponsor Tier 2 visas.

Financial support

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Financial support from the training provider

Many Trainees apply for student finance in order to pay their fees with a Tuition Fee Loan and have access to Maintenance Loan. Additional financial support may be available if you’re a parent or have a disability.

Red Kite offers a monthly payment schedule for those planning to self-finance.

Requirements

Qualifications

Applicants should be qualified to degree level, 2:2 or above (or in their final year of University with a predicated 2:2 or above).

Applicants should have a degree relevant to English.

All applicants are required to have a GCSE/O’level/iGCSE* at grade C/4 or above in Maths and English.

  • or international equivalent

Personal qualities

  • Passionate about making a difference to the lives and development of young people
  • Independent, resilient and adaptable
  • Friendly and approachable, with the ability to engage young people
  • Enthusiastic about their subject and are continuing to develop their subject knowledge
  • Creative and imaginative
  • Good organisational skills and excellent time management skills
  • Reflective and strive to improve their own practice
  • High standards of spoken and written English
  • Demonstrate a professional attitude
  • Have made a considered and informed decision to train to teach

Other requirements

Experience of being in a school and/or working with young people is not essential, however, it will be beneficial during the application process. You can contact us to arrange experience within a school.

Admission is dependent upon satisfactory medical examination conducted by our preferred supplier.

Candidates who are offered a place on the course are required to complete a declaration regarding any criminal convictions.

Candidates are required to obtain clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) regarding their suitability for work involving children. Successful candidates will have these checks conducted at our expense.

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.

We also support training places in Calderdale through the Parkinson Lane School Direct Partnership: Parkinson Lane School Direct Partnership (Calderdale) has a track record of supporting and bringing new teachers into the profession, a committed team of experienced mentors, coaches and tutors providing support throughout the programme, a wide range of schools within the partnership offering outstanding training and placements within varying contexts.

About the accredited body

One inspiring, bespoke teacher training course. One unique PGCE, delivered by the University of Leeds. Training to teach doesn’t have to be complicated, and training with Red Kite is designed to be simple.

Whether you apply with Red Kite or one of our partners, you’ll follow the same high-quality Teacher Training Course. With placements across Leeds and Yorkshire, we have the right school for you. Urban, rural, inner city and special schools – we’ve got them all. You can even choose the venue nearest to where you live for our training days.

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.

Contact details

Email
YorkshireInclusiveTSA@eastsilc.org
Telephone
0113 2930236
Website
http://www.yorkshire-inclusive.org
Address
John Jamieson School
Hollin Hill Drive
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS8 2PW

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Choose a training location - List of locations, vacancies and codes
Location Vacancies Code
Benton Park School
Harrogate Road, LS19 6LX
Yes Q
Mowbray School
Masham Road, DL8 2SD
Yes N
NW SILC Green Meadows
Bradford Road, LS20 8PP
Yes G
NW SILC Penny Fields
Parkside House, LS6 4QD
Yes H
North Ridge Community School
Tenter Balk Lane, DN6 7EF
Yes P
Rossett School
Green Lane, HG2 9JP
Yes 4
Roundhay School
Old Park Road, LS8 1ND
Yes W
South Craven
Holme Lane, BD20 7RL
Yes V
Springwater School
High Street, Harrogate, HG2 7LW
Yes T
West SILC
4 Town Street, LS28 6HL
Yes U
Yorkshire Inclusive TSA at John Jamieson School
Hollin Hill Drive, Oakwood, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 2PW
Yes -

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