Josie Thirkell Institute of Education Primary (3-7) (J339)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Exceed SCITT
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
3 to 7
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.jtioe.org.uk

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About the course

This PGCE course prepares you to teach children in the 3 to 7 age range as a general primary teacher. It is a very practical course with around two-thirds of the time spent in schools, mostly working with teachers and pupils, and around one third spent on directed study, with partnership training in the University and school.

Our programme is innovative and forward thinking, with 3 clear strands: The National Curriculum for strong subject knowledge and teaching strategies to ensure pupil’s make good progress; Professional Practice, such as inclusion and effective behaviours for learning so that you are confident to meet the needs of all children; Your personal well-being including mindfulness, positive psychology and managing workload.

Want to train and make a difference to children’s life chances? There is no better place to train than in our diverse partner schools. We offer experiences that few providers can, such as experiencing schools in challenging socio economic circumstances and achieve outcomes well above national expectations.

Our partnership is an amazing place to train and committed to its vision and values; ‘providing inspirational training for aspirational teachers and a genuine commitment to professional learning and evidence based practice.’

School placements

We work with Primary Schools across the region and you will have the opportunity to experience Special school settings as well. You will become part of the team allowing you to train alongside experienced and specialist teachers.

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.

Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Bramley Park Academy
Placement at Bramley Park Academy, Fairfield Hill , Leeds, West Yorkshire , LS13 3DP
Yes
Ebor Garden’s Primary Academy
Placement at Ebor Garden’s Primary Academy, Rigton Green, Leeds, West Yorkshire , LS9 7PY
Yes
Elements Primary School
Placement at Elements Primary School, Acre Mount, Leeds, West Yorkshire , LS10 4WR
Yes
Victoria Primary Academy
Placement at Victoria Primary Academy , Ivy Avenue , Leeds, West Yorkshire , LS9 9ER
Yes

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

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

Experience is not required however, we recommend that you gain some experience in order for you to become aware of what a career in teaching entails.

A Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) will need to be completed. This is a requirement before commencement on the course.

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

Exceed SCITT is part of Exceed Academies Trust in Bradford and is an accredited provider of Qualified Teacher Status, we hold an Ofsted rating of Outstanding, a recognition of the quality training we provide. We work closely with our School Direct partners in Bradford, Keighley and Leeds. Our unique programme maximises the time spent in school and access to tutors with up to date professional practice and expertise drawn from their work in schools. We have an excellent track record of supporting trainees in completing the programme for QTS and gaining employment as a Newly Qualified Teacher

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 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 become a great teacher. The interview will consist of a range of tasks designed to test your knowledge and skills in order for you to become an effective teacher.

We will inform you in advance about 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).

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