The Swaledale Alliance
Primary with mathematics (F886)

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.swaledalealliance.org/itt

Contents

About the course

The Primary with Mathematics course provides a broad range of teaching experience across Key Stages 1 and 2 plus the benefit of additional leadership of Maths training, with a view to you becoming a Maths leader.

As with all Red Kite Primary courses, you’ll develop the skills to teach any Primary age group, but this course will give you the opportunity to specialise in teaching Maths during your placements.

You’ll enjoy working with many inspirational teachers from across the partnership, including exceptional Primary Maths leaders, and you’ll work with the Yorkshire Ridings Maths Hub where you will develop your maths subject knowledge, pedagogy and be prepared to lead Maths within Primary school.

You’ll see how teachers continuously strive to improve practice in the classroom and enable progression across the full range of Primary year groups. You’ll also develop inspirational and innovative techniques to enthuse and engage young people.

A £6,000 bursary is available to trainees on this course, who achieve a Grade B or above at A Level.

Interview process

For the foreseeable future, interviews will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams. Interviews are conducted by representatives from Red Kite Teacher Training and partnership schools.

Preparation for the interview will include to 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 big 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 support Tier Two 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 is 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).

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

  • 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 Red Kite’s 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 the expense of Red Kite.

About the training provider

Set in an idyllic part of North Yorkshire, the Swaledale Alliance comprises of 56 member schools. These schools range from small ‘Dales Village Primary settings to large schools set within Darlington and the community of Catterick Garrison serving the Army and the RAF.

We are committed to providing a high-quality School Direct training environment and developing future teachers for our network of schools. We work with two outstanding providers, High Force Education at Barnard Castle and Red kite Teacher Training in North Yorkshire and Leeds, ‘Train where you Live’ concept, to provide a wide range of school environments in which students can learn from the enthusiasm and best practice of their professional colleagues.

With this distinct range of member schools, trainees have the opportunity to experience a variety of settings. The quality of training is fully supported by Specialist Leaders of Education(SLEs) who provide training and mentorship for candidates throughout our courses, along with highly skilled Professional tutors and Peer Support Teachers.

On completion of training many candidates are successful in securing teaching posts within Alliance member schools and continue to develop as practitioners through our highly regarded Continuous Professional Development 9CPD) programmes.

Brompton-on-Swale CE Primary School, located close to Richmond, is the Lead school for the Alliance and works in partnership with High Force Education as a training venue in the north of our region.

Alverton Community Primary, Northallerton, works in partnership with Red kite Teacher Training as a training venue in the south of our region.

About the accredited body

Red Kite’s ‘Train Where You Live’ concept is aimed at bringing teacher training to you, wherever you live in our region.

Partnerships with providers across the region mean that wherever you train, you’ll be part of the same Red Kite programme and receive the same high-class teacher training. The only provider working with the University of Leeds, and from September 2021 your learning experience with them will be blended to allow you to work remotely wherever you live.

With our wide range of courses, which now includes Part-Time options, there’s something for everyone regardless of where you live.

Training with disabilities and other needs

High Force is committed to equality of opportunity for all and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion or socio-economic circumstances. For specific information and guidance on support, provision available and/or facilities for trainees with learning difficulties or disabilities, please contact the ITT Deputy Director on 01833 630487. We produce a separate Disability Statement, outlining facilities for disabled learners. This is available on request. We will do all we can to support you so that your dream of becoming a primary school teacher can come true.

Red Kite Teacher Training is committed to equal opportunities for staff, trainees and prospective Trainees in its admissions, in all aspects of teaching and assessment and in its provision of trainee services.

If you have a disability or special need please contact us at your earliest opportunity so we can discuss your requirements and ensure we allocate appropriate placement schools or make arrangements where necessary.

Every year we train a number of Trainees with special needs such as dyslexia and we have strategies in place to support these Trainees alongside a SEND and Wellness Lead who will offer additional support when required.

Contact details

Email
aofford@swaledalealliance.org
Telephone
01748 818195
Website
http://www.swaledalealliance.org/itt
Address
Brompton-on-Swale CE Primary School
Brompton Park
Brompton-on-Swale, Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 7JW

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Choose a training location

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Choose a training location - List of locations, vacancies and codes
Location Vacancies Code
Alverton Community Primary School - Partnership Training Venue
Alverton Community Primary School, Mount Road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 1RB
Yes 7
Applegarth Primary School - Associate School
Applegarth Primary School, Upwell Road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8FQ
Yes A
Appleton Wiske - Associate School
Front Street, Appleton Wiske, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 2AA
Yes 9
Brompton Community Primary - Associate School
Cockpit Hill, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 2RQ
Yes R
Mill Hill Community Primary - Associate School
Crosby road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 1AE
Yes 8
Romanby Primary - Associate School
The Close, Romanby, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8BL
Yes 3

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