Arthur Mellows Village College
Primary (DK22)

PGCE with QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
Teach East
Financial support

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
5 December 2019
Date course starts
September 2020


About the course

Our programme will equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to work in the classroom, inspiring and empowering young people to achieve their full potential and become life-long learners.

A typical week will mean that you spend 4 days on placement within your supporting school, with one day a week in the purpose built learning centre, or within another local school, for training provided by Teach East. You will be motivated by your fully trained Teach East mentors, who will inspire and guide you to become an excellent practitioner ready to seek employment within a local school.

The supporting school must agree to pay you on at least Point 1 of the Unqualified Teacher Scale for the duration of your training.

Your main placement will be in your supporting school but you will also have a half term in a contrasting school and Key Stage.

Training is delivered at our dedicated training centre at Arthur Mellows Village College in Glinton, Peterborough. During these sessions experienced teachers will cover a wide range of topics from behaviour management to planning and assessment, giving you the skills and knowledge needed to become a great teacher. The highly interactive sessions provide you with a variety of ideas and resources you can use the very next week in your placement school.

Trainees will have access to Masters Credits, through accessing the PGCert qualification from the University of Hull. This will support your academic and professional reflection and the theoretical underpinning of educational practice.

Interview process

All applications will be shortlisted and successful candidates will be invited for interview. The interview will take place in one of Peterborough’s schools.

Candidates will be asked to complete a number of tasks , these may not all be on the same day.

How school placements work

Teach East has a partnership of over 30 secondary and primary school across the city of Peterborough. Trainees will have a main placement school for the majority of their training year. There will be a contrasting placement for half a term during the year. Trainees will also spend time in a PRU (Pupil Referral Unit) and a special needs school.

Within the duration of the training programme, trainees will teach in both Key Stage 1 and 2, so that you are fully prepared to teach across the primary age range. This will be across two contrasting schools.

Every trainee is assigned a mentor to guide them through the teacher training year, offering support, guidance and advice as appropriate. One hour per week is set aside to meeting this mentor, recording key events and setting meaningful targets for the work ahead, based on identified strengths and areas for development.


The salary will be minimum UQT level1

An additional £1000 is payable for a PGCert (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) if you choose to take this alongside QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)

Financial support

Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.

If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.



A minimum degree classification 2:2 is preferable, however in exceptional circumstances a Third Class degree may be considered. Your degree should be predominately in the subject that you intend to train to teach in, or you should have an A Level/relevant experience in that subject and be willing to take a Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course if required.

GCSE grade C / grade 4 or above (or equivalent) in Maths, English and Science

As part of the interview process and before starting the course, you will be required to demonstrate skills in literacy and numeracy.

Personal qualities

We are looking for confident people with a passion for learning. Along with your academic qualifications you will need to be highly motivated, a team player and have great organisational skills. Interpersonal skills are vital and we want to work with those who want to make a difference to children’s lives.

We would expect all candidates to have researched teaching roles thoroughly, school experience is desired but not essential.

You need to be clear about what you can bring to the profession and why you think teaching is for you.

Other requirements

If you are offered a place on the Teach East training programme a DBS check will be applied for.

You will be required to complete a health and safety questionnaire prior to starting the course.

Applicants who have studied outside of the UK must check their qualification with NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) prior to making an application.

Qualifications need to be the equivalent level to UK GCSE’s, A Levels and undergraduate degrees.

Contact details

Teach East SCITT C/O Arthur Mellows
Helpston Road


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