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ORTU Trust (Gable Hall) Modern Languages (2MNL)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Essex Teacher Training
Financial support
Bursaries and student finance are available 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
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.ortu.org

Contents

About the course

A one year, full-time, school based route. Trainees will achieve QTS and be enrolled on a Masters Programme with the University of Derby for the award of PGCE. Training is majority school-based with some centre-based training. Training occurs at various locations across Essex so we take into account your home address to try to keep travelling time to a minimum. You will receive training on the general aspects of successful teaching and training around teaching your specific subject in secondary.

In school you will work closely with a subject / phase specific mentor and the ITT co-ordinator, who will meet regularly with you to assist you with your training plan. You will also have an external tutor who works for Essex Teacher Training, who will visit you in school 5 times in the year to check on your progress towards meeting the Teachers’ Standards.

The PGCE is delivered locally in Essex by the University of Derby and comprises 3 assignments, which are spread across the course of the year.

Trainees will have access to an online e-portfolio system and online resources along with face to face training sessions. These along with the excellent support from in-school mentors and tutors from Essex Teacher Training, will mean you will feel fully prepared for working in the classroom. Your teaching load will start small and increase gradually as the year progresses. The rate at which this increases will be decided by you and your tutors and take into account any prior experience.

Assessment is via observations of you teaching, reflective pieces of writing and specific tasks relating to the different Teachers’ Standards.

School placements

Trainees will complete training in two different schools during the course of the year. Typically trainees spend the autumn term in their host school and then go to a second placement school during the first part of the Spring term and then return to their host school for the remainder of the year. Trainees are in school 4 days a week and attend training on the 5th day.

The programme covers the secondary age range 11-16 and you will be required to teach at both KS3 and KS4. You will also have the opportunity to teach KS5 but it is not a requirement.

Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Ortu Gable Hall
Southend Road, Corringham, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 8JT
Yes
Ortu Hassenbrook
Hassenbrook Road, Standford-le-Hope, Essex, SS17 0NS
Yes

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

Degree Qualification

A first degree at classification 2:2 or above. A first degree comprises 300 HE credits of which 60 must be at Level 6 of QCF. If your degree is from a non-UK university you will need to approach NARIC to gain an equivalence certificate.

GCSE Qualifications

GCSEs or equivalent at grade 4 in English and maths.

Personal qualities

We are looking for high quality graduates with a passion for learning who are committed to transforming the lives of young people through education.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,150.

About the training provider

ORTU trust encompasses two comprehensive and two primary schools but we work with a range of different institutions and schools locally. We are a small trust with an outstanding record of both training and recruiting ITT’s. We are very proud of our 100 percent Good or Better record of ITT passes over the past 4 years but we were particularly pleased with 2017-2018. From the 9 trainees that completed the course with us last year 7 achieved outstanding and 8 were recruited to the trust. Being a trust school has many advantages one of which is our ability to offer a large variety of ITT subjects which are often hard to come by such as EBAC PE , Dance , Media ,Psychology as well as MFL in French, German or Spanish. We believe our record could not be achieved without the support of outstanding teacher/mentors and this is where we feel we excel. The majority of our mentors are lead practitioners (outstanding teachers in their right) and they are always willing to go the extra mile to make sure you succeed. If you have any questions at all prior to your application please do not hesitate to contact the school/trust directly and we will do our best to put you at ease.

About the accredited body

Essex Teacher Training is a large provider of ITT in the Eastern Region, offering a variety of different routes to QTS. Working with in excess of 80 schools in Essex and neighbouring counties, they provide excellent opportunities in primary, secondary and special schools. With excellent employment rates and over 95% of trainees finishing the programmes, each year, as good or outstanding, headteachers comment that trainees are well prepared for their NQT year.

Interview process

Initially you will be invited into the lead school for an informal meeting to find out more about you and to assess whether you would be suitable for a training place in one of our schools. You will be asked to make a short presentation about why you want to teach to a small panel of teachers from the school. If successful at this stage, you will be invited to an interview in the lead school or one of our partner schools. This interview could include: an activity with pupils eg teaching part of a lesson, or taking a group activity; a pupil panel interview; a written task and a formal interview with a small panel of representatives from the school and wider School Direct partnership. If successful, you will be given a conditional offer of a place to train.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Having a disability of any kind should not prevent you from training to teach. It is our job to help train and support you throughout the process what ever the circumstance. If you are unsure whether we are able to accommodate your personal needs,whatever they may be, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Contact this training provider

Email
lindsay.bayfield@gablehall.com
Telephone
01375400800
Website
http://www.ortu.org
Address
Southend Road
Corringham
Stanford-le-Hope
SS17 8JT

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