Pan Enfield Alliance
Design and technology (C997)
PGCE with QTS full time with salary
- Accredited body
- University of Hertfordshire
- Financial support
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
- 8 October 2019
- Date course starts
- September 2020
About the course
The Pan Enfield Alliance has a history of training Design Technology colleagues very successfully - with all trainees having found employment immediately after training. Previous trainees have commented on the extent of support they received as well as the practical and pedagogical skills they learnt during their time with us.
You will be interviewed by a panel - including the Head of Department or Faculty and a member of the Senior Leadership Team. There will also be a test of literacy and a short lesson observation to see how you relate to young people. Please bring a portfolio of your work with you.
How school placements work
Students apply to the Pan Enfield Alliance and the school of their choice for the main placement. Most of our previous trainees have lived locally, but due to our reputation, we have trained colleagues from across London. You will be teaching 11-18 year olds and will be within an Alliance of over a dozen schools, in 2 placements and with the opportunity to spend some time in additional schools. Your placements run for the whole training year, with 1 day per week at university.
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.
Lower Second degree or equivalent in the subject (or closely related) you wish to teach.
Level 3 (A Level or equivalent) in the subject you wish to teach.
Level 2 (GCSE or equivalent) “good” pass in Maths and English (A*-C/ 9-4).
Significant classroom experience is a must. We are looking for confident, knowledgeable and enthusiastic people who will be classroom practitioners currently or in the near future. Preferably, you will currently hold a role within a school which requires you to work directly with children.
We prefer candidates who can show evidence of their working with children and who possess the personal attributes which suggest real potential in the classroom: independence, flexibility and charisma.
The Department for Education requires the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau) to vet the background of persons working in their schools. Candidates offered a place on a PGCE course will be asked to complete an enhanced check with the DBS to ensure they do not have a criminal background which might prevent them from working as a teacher. This must be completed before you register on the programme.
About the training provider
The Pan Enfield Alliance is a very well-regarded and respected collaboration of schools, with a genuine and long-standing commitment to training the next generation of teachers. We have a strong track record of training School Direct colleagues in a diverse range of settings - with secondary schools, primaries, a special school and a tuition centre all contributing to teacher training. We frequently collaborate and share best practice and with over 90% of our trainees finding employment in a school of their choice, we are confident that we produce high quality teachers who are attractive to a range of prestigious employers. Equally, we are proud of our teacher retention rates as many of our trainees choose to remain with us to further their career within the Pan Enfield Alliance.
About the accredited body
With a long history of working in the education and training of teachers and other professionals in the education sector, we are an established and dynamic School committed to developing excellence and confidence in teaching, learning and professional practice for individuals in a variety of contexts.
Our underpinning values are:
The importance of scholarship, research and critical reflection.
Respect and challenge for all learners including ourselves.
The significance of personal and professional development.
A shared commitment to quality.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We welcome and are committed to complying with our duties under the Equality Act 2010 and any subsequent legislation.
Under the Equality Act 2010, there are certain ‘protected characteristics’ that qualify for protection against discrimination. These are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Highlands was built in 2000 and as such all facilities are accessible to staff with additional need. Interventions include lifts, wide corridors, coloured edges to steps, tactile edges on fire exits. Lifts have tactile buttons. Students who use wheelchairs can move freely around the school.
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