Arthur Mellows Village College
PGCE with QTS full time with salary
- Accredited body
- Teach East
- Financial support
PGCE with QTS
A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to
teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.
Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.
- Course length
- 1 year
- Date you can apply from
- 8 October 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 a local 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.
Placements will offer a range of: Ofsted grades; high attainment; challenging contexts; provision for children with learning difficulties; children whom do not have English as their first language; significant cultural and ethnic diversity. This will be across two contrasting schools.
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.
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 3 and 4, and be given experience of Key Stage 5 so that you are fully prepared to teach across the secondary 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 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 and English
As part of the interview process and before starting the course, you will be required to demonstrate skills in literacy and numeracy.
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.
If you are offered a place on the Teach East training programme a DBS check will be applied for. www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview
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. www.naric.org.uk
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