St Marylebone Teaching School Alliance
Modern Languages (French and Spanish) (L818)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
UCL, University College London (University of London)
Financial support
Bursaries and student finance are available 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.stmaryleboneschool.com

Contents

About the course

(https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/courses/teacher-training/languages-pgce) The Green School for Girls is proud of the reputation it has acquired in providing high quality, well-supported training places for secondary teachers for a variety of ITT providers across the years. We have six years’ experience of offering both the School Direct Training and Salaried Routes and witness daily, the benefits that being in a school from the start of the year bring. Our student teachers know they are being trained in an environment which injects confidence, supports and nurtures their development and both allows them to teach from an early stage of their journey and the time to reflect upon their practice. We aim to retain our trainees whenever possible and increasing numbers of our staff have now followed this route. A former trainee refers to “the openness of the staff, and the Christian ethos prevalent in the school” which enabled her to build a strong rapport with her classes, and secured her love of teaching. Others have referred to our “high demands” but “the professionalism and friendliness of the staff” and “ambiance of the lessons”. The Green School for Girls is one of two schools run by the Green School Trust. Trainees have the option of basing their training at The Green School for Girls with additional experience at The Green School for Boys.

This programme enables students to engage critically with a number of approaches and issues relating to languages education, such as the teaching of grammar, the incorporation of literature and film into lessons, target language use, and the monitoring and assessment of pupils’ learning. It incorporates a range of approaches to ensure effective, inclusive teaching and learning, and develops a student’s professionalism and critical awareness to a high level. The programme prepares languages student teachers to teach the 11-16 age range. Wherever possible, we provide opportunities for trainees to gain experience at Key Stage 5 (post-16 age range).

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

How school placements work

Placement You will spend most of your time in schools, working with English mentors who support you through your two school placements. We are fortunate to have a wide range of schools with whom we work, with many outstanding mentors and strong English departments. The Professional Practice module is assessed through these placements, associated tasks and a portfolio.

Teaching and learning The programme is delivered via keynote lectures, subject lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and directed study days at the IOE, as well as time spent in placements. Assessment is by practical teaching, assignments and portfolio tasks.

Fees

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

Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the(https://www.ucl.ac.uk/students/fees-and-funding)UCL Students website

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £10,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility and how you’ll be paid.

You may 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

Bursaries are available for some subject programmes to students who meet the eligibility criteria. To find out what funding may be available to you, please visit the Department for Education funding page.(https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-my-teacher-training/bursaries-and-scholarships-for-teacher-training)

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the UCL Scholarships and Funding website. (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/scholarships/funding-students-teacher-training-courses)

Requirements

Qualifications

Degree Most successful applicants will have a 2:1-degree classification or better although will consider candidates with a 2:2-degree classification if able to demonstrate good potential. A levels A pass in English, or equivalent, required where degree subject is not in a cognate field. GCSEs English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5. Applicants who do not offer a GCSE in English Language or Mathematics may demonstrate an equivalent standard by completing a test via www.equivalencytesting.com and achieving at least a grade 5.

(https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/teacher-training/entry-requirements)

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

School experience We recommend that you aim to gain some experience in a classroom prior to interview. DBS and Occupational Health 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 and vulnerable adults.

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)

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 details

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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Location Vacancies Code
The Green School
Busch Corner, London Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 5BB
Yes G

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