NEAT ITT Physics (V580)

Postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS)

Accredited body
Teach First
Financial support
Scholarships or bursaries, as well as 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 - secondary
Course length
1 year - full time
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
http://neat.org.uk

Contents

Course summary

NEAT ITT (NEAT Academy Trust Initial Teacher Training) is working in partnership with Teach First to provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) where you will gain Qualified Teacher Status and a PGCE.

We have partnered with Teach First enabling us to deliver a SCITT programme that uses national expertise combined with delivery from local specialists.

We offer high quality intensive on the job training.

Our MAT is currently made up of 4 Primary Schools and 2 Secondary schools, all of which are located in areas of high deprivation. We are also providing formal support to two schools.

We are in the unique position of having schools in the Trust that cover 2 local authorities - made up of faith and non-faith schools. We also have a Research School, NEAT Education Services that provides CPD opportunities around Quality First Teaching and the PE Service. For further information please visit NEAT.org.uk

The course duration is September to July. The format will be a blend of self-directed learning, on the job training and one to one support.

All training has been designed by Teach First. Recognised as outstanding by Ofsted, Teach First is the largest ITT Provider in England, having provided expert teacher training for over 20 years.

During your core school placement and the 5 week second school placement (term 3), you will be supported by mentors trained to provide support underpinned by research. The mentors are experienced teachers who work in the Trust and have been selected due to their proven track record in delivering high quality teaching and are passionate about the profession and the development of new teachers.

After the first 2 weeks of intensive training, you will spend 4 days a week on core school placement with one day a week engaging in training and development in the form of lectures and events.

Our research-led course will give you plenty of hands-on experience and our curriculum focuses on supporting you to put learning into practice, to have an impact on pupils during a four day a week core school placement. You will spend your time with other expert teachers, observing their lessons and learning how to teach and plan lessons and throughout the year practise your own teaching.

School placements

During your training you will have 2 placements.

  • You will have one core placement where you will spend 4 days a week in your main school with the 5th day assigned to additional training and development off-site to take part in lectures and events.

  • The programme also includes a 6 week placement in another school in the Spring Term. Here you will spend time working with children of a different age in our other NEAT Academy Trust schools. This may mean spending time in a nursery, a primary school, a secondary school or in post-16, depending on your specialism. These experiences will ensure you have a broad experience of teaching and further prepare you for your future career as a teacher.

  • With 6 schools in NEAT, providing all through education, we will provide Trainees with the opportunity to gain valuable insight and experience with ages 2 years through to 19 years. This will give you broad, hands-on experiences of how the Key Stages link, strategies and practices involved in ensuring that children are prepared for each stage of their learning journey and provide you with a holistic view of the education journey.

  • With ARPS (additionally resourced provisions) within both primary and secondary, we have extensive SEND knowledge and experience including specialist knowledge of language, communication and physical disabilities. During your time training with NEAT ITT you, we will provide you with the opportunity to gain experience by spending time in this provision.

  • During your core school placement and the 5 week second school placement (term 3), you will be supported by mentors trained to provide support underpinned by research. The mentors are experienced teachers who work in the Trust and have been selected due to their proven track record in delivering high quality teaching.

  • We have a proven track record of Staff Development and demonstrable expertise in Quality First Teaching and Pedagogy.

  • Train with us and you will receive a programme of high-quality professional development, from experienced staff who have a passion for teaching and commitment developing the next generation of teachers.

Locations

You can select one of the following locations to indicate a preferred placement when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Benfield School
Benfield Road, Newcastle upon Tyne , NE6 4NU
Yes
St Hild’s Church ofEnglandSchool
King Oswy Drive, West View, Hartlepool, County Durham, TS24 9PB
Yes

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in physics 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 will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

We accept most equivalency test providers. You will need to have passed your GCSE equivalency test before applying to our programme; we will not be able to process your application until you have passed.

Personal qualities

We work with teachers who are committed to pursuing and celebrating success for themselves and their pupils, as well as having a passion for their subject or phase. This is a challenging course and applicants need a wide range of skills, knowledge, experiences, and an aptitude for teaching. Forming relationships and good communication is key as well as being able to both problem-solve independently and ask for support when needed. Not to mention tenacity and versatility to overcome the obstacles you’ll face.

Other requirements

All offers are subject to satisfactory results from necessary pre-employment checks.

An Enhanced DBS is required but Teach First will facilitate this check upon offer and acceptance onto the SCITT.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.

Bursaries and Scholarships are available for the following Secondary subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • MFL (other)
  • Physics
  • Spanish

We encourage potential applicants to check on the Department for Education’s website to find out more about funding options. GOV.UK

Financial support from the training provider

You will be registered as a full-time student throughout the programme so have access to lots of student benefits, as well as a student loan to cover your fees.

Depending on your subject and qualifications, you may also be eligible for a bursary or grant to support you throughout your training.

We encourage potential applicants to check on the Department for Education’s website to find out more about funding options.

GOV.UK

About the training provider

Why choose NEAT ITT:

Partnering with Teach First, we are able to deliver a SCITT programme that uses national expertise combined with delivery from local specialists.

  • We offer high quality intensive on the job training.

  • Our MAT is currently made up of 4 Primary Schools and 2 Secondary schools, all located in areas of high deprivation. We are also providing formal support to two schools.

  • In a unique position of having schools, the Trust covers 2 local authorities, made up of faith and non-faith schools. We have a Research School, PE Service and NEAT Education Services; providing CPD opportunities around Quality First Teaching.

  • Providing all through education, NEAT will offer Trainees the opportunity to gain valuable insight and experience with ages 2 years to 19 years. This will give you broad, hands-on experience of how Key Stages link, strategies and practices involved in ensuring that children are prepared for each stage of their learning journey, providing you with a holistic view of the education journey.

  • With ARPS (additionally resourced provisions) within both primary and secondary, we have extensive SEND knowledge and experience including specialist knowledge of language, communication and physical disabilities.

  • We have a proven track record of Staff Development, as a result we have demonstrable expertise in Quality First Teaching and Pedagogy.

  • Train with us and you will receive a programme of high-quality professional development, from experienced staff who have a passion for teaching and commitment to growing next generation of teachers.

About the accredited body

All training has been designed by Teach First. Recognised as outstanding by Ofsted, Teach First is the largest ITT Provider in England, having provided expert teacher training for over 20 years.

Interview process

The initial stage of selection is reviewing your application. We ensure your qualifications meet our entry requirements and your personal statement indicates you have a passion for education and your specialised subject.

If you are successful, you will be invited to interview at location specified by NEAT ITT.

The interview day is usually within timescale decided by NEAT ITT once we have received and reviewed your application.

The interview process will include the following:

  • An opportunity to ask questions/obtain further information
  • A panel interview
  • Either a subject-specific taught lesson or around a pre-set piece of work
  • Subject knowledge assessment (where applicable)
  • Depending of number of candidates there may be a Group Discussion

Candidates will be notified prior to the interview of tasks and focus of questions

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

We are an inclusive Trust and welcome all applicants regardless of any additional needs or disabilities.

Contact this training provider

Email
h.taylor@neatat.org.uk
Telephone
0191 265 6091
Website
http://neat.org.uk
Address
1 Hedley Court
Orion Business Park
North Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE29 7ST

Support and advice

You can speak to a teacher training adviser for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.

Call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

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