Josie Thirkell Institute of Education Drama (2HZC)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Sheffield Hallam University
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
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.jtioe.org.uk

Contents

About the course

This unsalaried teacher training programme leads to a recommendation for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and PGCE comprising of 60 credits at Masters level.

For the duration of the course you will be in school for 4 days a week, apart from assessed periods where you will be in school 5 days.

Within school, you will have a host mentor who will have undertaken a training programme at Sheffield Hallam University to develop their mentoring skills, including coaching and classroom observation.

You will take part in our bespoke twilight Programme, delivered by outstanding practitioners from partner schools within the Alliance. All practitioners have strengths in ensuring the progress of vulnerable groups of learners and in leading the development of innovative and creative pedagogy.

You will develop the professional knowledge, understanding and skills required to be an outstanding practitioner through participation in training such as:

  • The effective use of data to inform intervention and planning and target setting

  • Assessment for learning personalised and differentiated learning

  • Effective behaviour management and nurture approaches

  • Key theories underpinning child development and attachment disorders

  • Professional expectations and the wider role of teachers

  • Career development and preparing for interview.

Our programme is further enhanced by attendance one day a week at Sheffield Hallam University for further subject-specific development and accreditation work. Sheffield Hallam University will also provide intensive preparation for your school placement at the start of the autumn term.

School placements

We work with Secondary Schools across four different Local Authorities. Our schools are both 11-16 and 11-18 and you will have the opportunity to experience Special school settings as well. You will become part of the department allowing you to train alongside experienced and specialist teachers.

We follow the Sheffield Hallam ABA model, where you will spend the majority of your course in one of our partner schools, supported by experienced and supportive staff, one of whom will be assigned as your host mentor. You will undertake a second contrasting placement in another of our partner schools in the first half of the Spring Term.

Throughout the duration of the course, you will be in school for 4 days a week, apart from assessed periods where you will be in school 5 days a week. The assessed periods are in your host school.

You will also need to spend two days in a primary school as well as a four day post 16 experience.

Locations

You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Barnsley Academy
Placement at Barnsley Academy, Farm Road, Barnsley , South Yorkshire, S70 3DL
Yes
Main Site
Digital Media Centre, County Way, Barnsley , South Yorkshire, S70 2JW
Yes
Wales High School
Placement at Wales High School, Storth Lane , Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S26 5QQ
Yes

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

Personal qualities

We are looking for ambitious trainee teachers who are passionate and enthusiastic about working with children, with a desire to share that with children of all abilities.

We also want our teachers to be able to effectively meet the learning needs of pupils who may have a diverse range of educational needs.

Experience of working with children of this age range would be very helpful, particularly if in a school setting through previous employment or voluntary work.

Other requirements

Before you start the course, you will need to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) security check.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

About the training provider

Josie Thirkell Institute of Education offers teacher training across the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire region

We are a values driven alliance and we believe relationships do make a difference. Through School Direct, we recruit, nurture and develop new and exciting talent to the profession as part of our drive to promote outstanding teaching and learning in our schools.

Our Alliance comprises of a range of Primary, Secondary and Special School partners including PRU provisions. Therefore, we can offer you a wide and contrasting range of teaching and training opportunities. We are committed to ensuring that your training experience provides you with tailored support, thereby maximising your chances for success. Many of our trainees have gone on to secure employment in our schools.

We aim to better meet the social and academic learning needs of our students, thereby enhancing and improving their life chances in society and the world of work.

About the accredited body

Sheffield Hallam University are the School Direct Provider with Josie Thirkell Institute of Education being the Lead School. In 2017 The Sheffield Institute of Education (SIoE) received their first ever ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted for early years’ teacher training – alongside an ‘Outstanding’ rating for their Primary teacher training and ‘Good’ ratings for Secondary/Post-16.

On completion of the course you will receive a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) including 60 masters credits as well as Qualified Teacher status (QTS).

Interview process

Our recruitment process is shared across the partner schools within Josie Thirkell Institute of Education.

There is an initial selection process based on how applicants meet the qualifications and experience criteria. Should you pass this ‘initial sift’ successfully, then it is likely you will be called to interview.

Interviews take place in our partner schools and the panel may include representatives from Josie Thirkell, Sheffield Hallam University and Senior Leaders from our partner schools.

The interview process is designed to enable you to show the extent to which you have the potential to meet the Teachers’ Standards. The day consists of four different tasks, a Written Communication Task, a Subject Specific Planning Task, a Pupil Teaching Activity and a formal interview. We will inform you in advance about the age group you will be teaching, as well as any pre-interview guidance for the other activities as required.

During the interview, you will have the opportunity to meet and talk to staff and children and ask questions. Although please be aware if successful you may not be placed in the school in which the interviews are taking place. However, we do organise pre-visits to designated placement schools further into the process.

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Disability Support at interview: If you have a sensory or physical disability, dyslexia, a mental health or medical condition, please let us know if you need some support during the selection process. We recommend you contact both ourselves and University Admissions within three days of receiving an invite to interview so we can arrange (for example) extra time in order to complete reading or written tasks if required; a sign language interpreter; a note taker; materials in a different format; wheelchair access. We will try to accommodate your requests so that you can fully participate in the interview without any disadvantage.

Disability Access All training venues and schools must meet statutory requirements for access, but individual needs will be accommodated wherever possible.

Contact this training provider

Email
traintoteach@jtioe.org.uk
Telephone
01226 720758
Website
http://www.jtioe.org.uk
Address
Digital Media Centre
County Way
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S70 2JW

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching 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 speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (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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