St Marylebone Teaching School Alliance Primary (2XYS)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
UCL, University College London (University of London)
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.

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.stmaryleboneschool.com

Contents

About the course

(https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/courses/teacher-training/primary-pgce) Westminster Special Schools The Federation of Westminster Special Schools comprises of two special schools. Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School (QEII) whose pupils have severe learning difficulties and profound &multiple learning difficulties (PLMD). College Park School is a maintained local authority school in Westminster for pupils with autism and complex learning difficulties within the moderate range for children and young people between the ages of 4 and 19 years of age. The creative curriculum is delivered through topics or themes throughout the age ranges, this allows the pupils to recognise and use skills that are transferable across a range of environments and situations. Teaching staff work with their own class for the vast majority of the day, this enables them to get to know their pupils, and their needs very well, and consequently the work is highly personalised for each pupil. Staff work hard to support the foundation subjects around the development of language, literacy and numeracy, and speech and language therapists work with all pupils and staff within a class to ensure that the highest quality of provision is delivered. Pupils with physiotherapy or occupational therapy needs also receive their therapy embedded in functional activities within class as far as possible so that they do not miss any teaching time and they understand the purpose of their programmes.

The St Marylebone Teaching School The St Marylebone School was part of the first cohort of a hundred Teaching schools ( details can be found here:) and won this accolade largely due to a proven track record of training and outreach work. We are experienced in supporting successful trainees over a number of years on different training routes, for instance PGCE, Teach first, the Graduate Teacher programme, School Direct Pilot and School Direct. Staff are eager to be involved in training and mentoring, many of them having themselves trained at St Marylebone School

The Institute of Education

The UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is a global leader in teacher education. Their programmes are recognised by Ofsted as “outstanding” in every criterion across Primary, Secondary and Post Compulsory education (FE).

School placements

Placement As part of the programme students will spend time on placements at schools or Early Years Centres, during which time their teaching experience will be supported by a tutor and mentor. Students will spend 120 days on placements.

Teaching and learning The programme is delivered via a combination of lectures, workshops, tutorials and self-study. Students will be supported though a virtual learning environment and will participate in school placements. Assessment is through assignments, presentations, audits, feedback and tutorials. A final assessment is based on a range of evidence including observations of teaching, assignments, subject knowledge development, professional conduct and responses to self-study.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

First degree A minimum of a lower second-class UK Bachelor’s degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. GCSEs English Language, Science and Mathematics at grade C / 5 or above. Applicants who do not offer a GCSE in English Language, Science or Mathematics may demonstrate an equivalent standard by completing a test via www.equivalencytesting.com and achieving at least a grade 5. We do not accept “applied” or “additional” GCSE subjects. We do not accept BTEC, Functional Skills or Access course qualifications in place of GCSEs. The English language level for this programme is: Good

Personal qualities

We are looking for applicants who have the potential to become outstanding teachers, and who are able to work independently on their studies while training in a school context. These personal attributes include:

  • Subject knowledge
  • Motivation to become the best teacher possible
  • Ability to analyse and learn from experience
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Capacity for hard work
  • Perseverance
  • Good organisational skills
  • Empathy and a liking for young people.
  • Ambition to make a difference by becoming an inspirational teacher.
  • Must pass Secretary of State’s requirement for physical and mental fitness to teach.

Other requirements

We recommend that you aim to gain some experience in a classroom prior to interview.

If you are made an offer you will be required to successfully complete Occupational Health and Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure checks. The total cost of these checks is £157. These checks are required to ensure you meet the Department for Education’s requirements for physical and mental health to teach, as well as assessing your suitability for access to children & vulnerable adults.

Trainees will be assured against a set of fundamental Mathematics and English skills by the end of their teacher training.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2021 to 2022 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £21,600

About the training provider

The St Marylebone School Teaching School Alliance was part of the first cohort of a hundred Teaching schools (http://teaching.stmarylebone.school/) and won this accolade largely due to a proven track record of training and outreach work. We are experienced in supporting successful trainees over a number of years on different training routes, for instance PGCE, Teach First, the Graduate Teacher Programme, School Direct Pilot and School Direct. Staff are eager to be involved in training and mentoring, many of them having themselves trained at St Marylebone School.

You will work with experienced teachers, first of all observing and team teaching, then teaching independently. This is complimented by a placement of about 6 weeks’ teaching in another school.

We have been successively rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and SIAMS and are one of the best performing non-selective state schools nationally.

We are based in in the fantastic location of Marylebone High Street with all the attractions of central London nearby and the benefits of excellent transport links. Nearest tube stations: Baker Street, Regents’ Park (both a 2-minute walk away). You will be able to develop your career in a beautiful school with excellent facilities and positive links with parents and the vibrant local community

We work with a big group alliance of school in central London and further afield. Often the six week second school placements are shared between alliance schools to ensure that trainees have a good experience.

About the accredited body

UCL Institute of Education is the world’s leading centre for research and teaching in education and related social sciences. You can view UCL’s online teacher training prospectus is here:- (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/courses/teacher-training)

Interview process

We will invite selected candidates to an interview. The invitation letter will give full details of the interview. This is likely to be a classroom exercise, literacy test, and panel interview. Interview Applicants must bring the following to interview: their qualifications certificates; identity documents (photo id e.g. a passport, and evidence of residence e.g. a mobile phone bill or bank/savings statement); evidence of having taken the practice skills tests, or passed the actual skills tests. Overseas applicants must provide evidence of their eligibility to live and study in the UK Offers If we make you an offer, it could be conditional upon various things such as DBS clearance, passing the professional skills tests by a set date. You are entitled to wait for the outcome of all your applications before accepting an offer on UCAS and we fully endorse this

Training with disabilities and other needs

For IOE trainees School Direct students are entitled to support from the UCL Student Support and Wellbeing (SSW) team. You can find more information here:- (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/students/disability-support)

For e’Qualitas trainees. Also contact the eQualitas office for a discussion of your needs if they are not related to mobility, so that we can identify what additional support might be appropriate for you.

Disability access is limited in some of the schools due to the nature of the historic buildings in which they are based. Please contact the school concerned directly if you wish to discuss this in detail.

Contact this training provider

Email
h.hall@stmaryleboneschool.com
Telephone
02079354704
Website
http://www.stmaryleboneschool.com
Address
64 Marylebone High Street
London
Greater London
W1U 5BA

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