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Aston Manor Academy Primary (U268)

PGCE with QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
Titan Partnership Ltd
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
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.astonmanor.bham.sch.uk/school-direct/
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Contents

Course summary

Our School Direct programme is a 37 week, full time school-led course that leads to QTS and a PGCE with Master’s credits.

As a School Direct Salaried trainee, you will be an employee of Chilwell Croft Academy from 1st September 2022 until 31st August 2023. You will receive a salary of £18,419 during this period.

Please be aware you will be required to pay £3,895 towards the cost of the PGCE in three termly instalments.

You will be based at Chilwell Croft Primary Academy for your training, and you will also complete a short second placement with one of our partnership schools, this will give you a balance of experience across two contrasting school settings.

After your two week induction, you will be based in school four days per week. On one day each week, you will attend cross-phase taught sessions at our learning hub. These sessions are designed to give you an understanding of the elements of your professional role that lie outside of the national curriculum. These sessions are delivered by a range of speakers who are experts in their field.

You will also attend taught sessions to assist you with planning, assessing and delivering the primary curriculum. These sessions will examine the particular nature of learning in the primary phase and will be delivered by subject specialists from our partnership of schools.

As this is a school-led programme, you will spend the majority of your time in school learning from excellent practitioners. You will start by observing good practice in your placement school before starting to team teach alongside your designated school based trainer and then teach solo lessons.

During your school placements you will be supported by your School Based Trainer (SBT) and a Professional Tutor (PT). You will have a weekly one-to-one with your SBT and regular meetings with your PT in order to review progress. In addition to this, you are also supported by a Subject Leader and our team of Titan ITT experts.

You will also find a number of ex-trainees in your placement schools, many of whom are in senior leadership roles, these too will prove a valuable source of guidance and support.

You will be assessed on your classroom practice and a portfolio which includes reflections on your development and your academic assignments. This is demanding, although highly rewarding, course and we look forward to supporting you in all aspects.

School placements

You will have the experience of two school settings. Your main placement will be with Chilwell Croft Primary Academy Your second school experience will be for a minimum of 25 days, this experience is likely to take place in the second term of the course.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, 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.

Personal qualities

You will need to demonstrate a passion for primary education and making a difference to the lives of young people.

You will need to possess good time keeping skills and be able to prioritise your workload.

You will face many new challenges and will need to have the determination and resilience to meet these challenges and overcome any difficulties.

You need to have the ability to listen to advice and be able to act upon it. You will be offered constructive criticism on a regular basis which will be designed to help you improve your teaching skills.

Other requirements

Once you are accepted onto our course we will carry out a DBS and Fitness to Teach check.

Please ensure the references used on your application are of a professional nature. Where possible include a reference from a school if you have managed to gain any recent school experience.

Salary

You will receive a salary of £18,419.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

Aston Manor Academy is an inner city school which caters for students from Year 7 through to Sixth Form. We have a diverse cultural mix of students who are keen to achieve. In our recent Ofsted report we were graded as an Outstanding Academy as we were awarded outstanding in all areas.

Exam results both at GCSE and Sixth Form have improved dramatically over the last seven years. Progress made by students now places the Academy in the top 1% of schools in the country; an outstanding achievement made possible by the students and staff who all work exceptionally hard. As an Academy, we are committed to ensuring that every child succeeds. Results for both vocational and academic courses at in our Sixth Form subjects are outstanding and 100% of our Year 13 students were successful in obtaining University places.

Our Initial Teaching Training Programme in association with the ‘Titan Partnership’ is well established and many programmes having been in action for over 15 years; we have employed many of our former trainees who have gone onto become strong middle and senior leaders. We hope to provide all the trainees at AMA with the best possible support to ensure success at every level. The feedback we have had from our trainees has always been positive because of the support given by both ourselves and the course provider.

About the accredited body

Titan Teacher Training has successfully trained teachers for over 20 years. We work in partnership with Primary and Secondary schools across Birmingham’s inner city to deliver outstanding and supportive school-based Teacher Training.

Titan is a small but highly successful provider. Our size enables us to deliver personalised training in a very supportive environment.

We offer a comprehensive programme to support you through your initial ECT year as part of our ongoing commitment to you.

We provide all our trainees with the best possible support to ensure success at every level.

We look forward to supporting you into teaching!

Interview process

Following your successful application, you will be invited to join us for an interview. As part of our interview process you will take part in:

  • A 10 minute presentation
  • A 40 minute formal interview
  • A 40 minute subject knowledge test (KS2 Numeracy and Literacy test)
  • A 10 minute short reflective written task.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to work in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for salaried courses is the Skilled Worker visa.

To apply for a Skilled Worker visa you need to be sponsored by your employer.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

Aston Manor Academy is an inclusive provider. We will support you during your training year and make any reasonable adjustments to ensure we meet your specific needs.

Contact this training provider

Email
sean.bates@titan.org.uk
Telephone
0121 607 1930
Website
http://www.astonmanor.bham.sch.uk/school-direct/
Address
Phillips Street
Aston
Birmingham
West Midlands
B6 4PZ

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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