Bosco Sussex Physical Education (3F7P)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Teach SouthEast
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
11 to 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
https://boscocet.org.uk/tsa/

Contents

About the course

The course offers you a weekly General Professional Studies (GPS) session lasting three and a half hours, which is held at SJB School in Woking. In these sessions you will receive practical strategies and ideas to develop your practice within the classroom. Areas of pedagogy covered within these sessions include: assessment for learning, giving effective feedback, lesson planning, behaviour-management, the ways in which pupils learn and adaptive teaching. All of our training is evidence-informed. Our fee-paying courses are awarded with QTS and PGCE carrying 60 masters credits (awarded in partnership with the University of Sussex). Our salaried and apprenticeship courses lead to QTS only. Alongside your General Professional Studies, all trainees receive subject specific training, which is led by one of the schools within the partnership. All subject hubs within the partnership have been chosen for their renowned reputation as training centres and outstanding levels of learning and teaching as well as results. P.E subject studies gives trainees a weekly dedicated session focusing on subject related topics, preparing you to teach your Physical Education both as a practical and theoretical subject to a high level within the classroom. Areas of training include assessment in P.E, engaging students in all aspects of the subject, the varying skills needed to succeed in the subject, planning an effective scheme of work and differentiation. As a Teach SouthEast trainee you would spend the majority of time in your placement school with the weekly day of training delivered by the Teach SouthEast SCITT and their partnership of schools. The PGCE (60 masters credits) is delivered by and accredited by The University of Sussex, whose ITT provision has been graded as outstanding by Ofsted. Trainees have the opportunity to go to The University of Sussex on a number of occasions throughout the year to access keynote lectures and the PGCE element of the course is delivered at one of the two lead schools within the SCITT.

School placements

Advice from Get Into TeachingWhere you will train You’ll be placed in different schools during your training. You can’t pick which schools you want to be in, but your course will try to place you in schools you can commute to. Teach SouthEast is a growing partnership, currently consisting of over 30 schools in the SouthEast of England. Placing trainees is a complex process and we take many factors into consideration when doing so. These factors include:

  • Establishing which schools in the partnership have the capacity to host a trainee in a particular subject
  • Selecting a mentor who will be the best fit for the trainee
  • We will establish at interview where the candidate will be living for the course, if the candidate drives and if they have access to a car or if they will be dependent on public transport
  • We do not expect trainees to travel for longer than an hour each way to their placement school. Trainee journeys to their placement schools are typically between 20 – 40 minutes
  • We always do our best to accommodate trainees’ personal circumstances when placing them. All trainees will spend the first term in their Home School. After Christmas, trainees will be given a contrasting Away School placement for the duration of the Spring term, after which they will return to their Home School. Salaried and apprenticeship trainees will only have a half term (usually 6 weeks) away placement. All of our Initial Teacher Training courses teach the age range 11-16 with post 16 enhancement so every trainee will get an exposure to teaching Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. The only exceptions to this are Business Studies, Psychology and Media Studies which cover ages 14-19 as these subjects are not taught at Key Stage 3 in our partnership of schools.

Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Main Site
St. Paul’s Catholic College, Jane Murray Way, Burgess Hill, RH15 8GA
Yes
Ormiston Six Villages Academy
Lime Ave, Westergate, Chichester, WEST SUSSEX, PO203UE
Yes
Sackville School
Lewes Road, East Grinstead, WEST SUSSEX, RH19 3TY
Yes
St Oscar Romero Catholic School
Goring Street, Worthing, WEST SUSSEX, BN12 5AF
Yes
St Paul’s Catholic College
Jane Murray Way, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 8GA
Yes
St. Philip Howard Catholic High School
Elm Grove South, Barnham, WEST SUSSEX, PO22 0EN
Yes

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

Your degree subject should be in Art and Design or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, 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 maths.

We accept an equivalency from Equivalency Testing: https://www.equivalencytesting.com/ Candidates will need to book, sit and pass any equivalency exams before the course officially starts on 1st September.

Personal qualities

We are looking to recruit talented candidates who have the qualities and attributes suited to a career in teaching and the drive and ambition to make it happen. These personal qualities include:

  • A friendly and approachable nature * Good interpersonal skills * Organisation and time management * A passion for your subject * An innate ability to communicate and relate to young people * A positive outlook and resilient nature * A creative and innovative approach * The ability to reflect on and improve practice * Potential leadership capabilities * A passion and drive for delivering first class education.

Other requirements

All trainees are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check to verify your suitability for working with young people. If you have lived overseas for more than 3 months in the past 10 years, you will need to provide an overseas police check. All trainees will be required to complete a Fitness to Teach on-line health questionnaire to ensure they are well enough for the rigors of the teaching profession. After interview, successful candidates will be sent a link to sit Teach SouthEast’s on-line literacy and numeracy skills tests for teaching.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250

Financial support from the training provider

Advice from Get Into TeachingFinancial support from the government You may be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance. Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

About the training provider

Bosco Sussex (formally Inspire and Bosco) have strong links to a range of different schools in the Sussex region. We are committed to providing an environment for teachers to thrive whether they are at the start of their training year or whether they aspire to be headteachers.

Our partnership of schools is not geographically rooted in one area of Sussex. The lead school for Bosco is St Philip Howard Catholic School in Barnham but our partnership is made up of faith schools, state comprehensives, primary and secondary schools, a special school and also independent schools. We are geographically spread from Brighton to Chichester and Crawley to Worthing. We believe we have a responsibility to make teaching an enriching, fulfilling and manageable career.

About the accredited body

As an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) provider, Teach SouthEast delivers high quality bespoke school-centred ITT programmes for aspiring primary and secondary teachers in South East England. Since its inception in 2013, Teach SouthEast has trained over 400 trainees. We seek to provide a dynamic environment where trainees on any of the ITT pathways can immerse themselves in what it is to be a great teacher, be nurtured within their own practice and be empowered to deliver outstanding lessons to our students. All trainees are provided with a trained and dedicated mentor to lead you through your training year.

Interview process

Once we receive your application through DfE Apply we will make a call to interview within approximately one week. The interview day will be held at one of the schools within the partnership within approximately two weeks. The interview day will typically consist of:

  • Teaching an advised topic to a class of approximately 30 students for approximately 25 minutes.
  • A subject knowledge test (for secondary ITT candidates only). This is usually part of a GCSE paper and will last no longer than 30 minutes
  • An exercise on resilience
  • A short 15 minute free-writing exercise on a prescribed topic
  • An interview with staff from Teach SouthEast and our partner schools If candidates are made a conditional offer after interview, one condition will be to sit an on-line literacy and numeracy skills assessment prior to starting the course to establish if any additional support in these areas is required during the ITT course.

International students

We can sponsor Student visas, but this is not guaranteed.

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

We aim to support all prospective teachers to ensure that our teaching workforce reflects the communities we serve.

Contact this training provider

Email
gjones@boscocet.org.uk
Telephone
01243552055
Website
https://boscocet.org.uk/tsa/
Address
Elm Grove South
St Philip Howard Catholic School
Barnham
West Sussex
PO22 0EN

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