John Taylor High School Mathematics (2VHV)

PGCE with QTS, full time or part time

Accredited body
The John Taylor SCITT
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
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
https://jtscitt.co.uk/

Contents

About the course

Our Programme is essentially divided into 6 phases:

  • Phase 1: 7-day induction in the SCITT
  • Phase 2: Classroom Practice 1 in your home school.
  • Phase 3: Classroom Practice 2 in a contrasting setting. This will be a 9 week placement
  • Phase 4: Week in a special School.
  • Phase 5: Three day placement in a primary setting.
  • Phase 6: Classroom Practice 3 in your home school.

In each Phase of Classroom Practice you will spend 4 days in school from Monday - Thursday. Every Friday is a training day at the training centre based at the John Taylor High School. In the morning all trainees undertake general professional studies training or work with a colleague from the University of Derby on PGCE assignments.

Our Subject Pedagogy Tutor for Mathematics is an outstanding teacher of Maths. Working in small groups, you will explore how to apply general high quality principles of teaching and learning within a Mathematics context whilst enhancing your subject knowledge in identified areas.

Our vision for Mathematics teaching and learning is to foster positive attitudes towards Mathematics, share our appreciation for the beauty and power of Mathematics and to encourage pupils to understand the connections between different areas of Mathematics. We want pupils to become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics, to reason mathematically and to solve problems by applying their Mathematics to a variety of problems.

If you share our vision and passion for the teaching and learning of Mathematics we would welcome your application for our SCITT programme.

School and subject based tasks support face to face training sessions and you will have the opportunity to share experiences with other during the reflect and review sessions on training days.

There will be 3 main assessment points throughout the year and by the end of the year you will need to demonstrate and evidence that you have fully met each of the eight Standards for Qualified Teacher Status as well as Part 2 of The Standards. A Teaching Standards and Subject Knowledge viva at the end of the programme will provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate how you have developed your Mathematics subject knowledge over the course of the year.

School placements

The John Taylor SCITT works in collaboration with 15 secondary, 35 primary and 3 special schools across our local area. Schools are usually within 30 minutes travelling time from John Taylor High School . When assigning you to a school we will give consideration to a school’s competence and capacity, we will also plan for two contrasting placements and look at where you live. When applying for a location, we consider this a preference and cannot guarantee that you will be placed at your requested school. Ours is an 11-16 programme with post 16 enhancement and so you will teach across KS3 and 4 and, according to your aspirations and confidence, acquire Post 16 experience also. We encourage all our partners to provide a KS5 teaching experience for you, as we believe that this enhances employability which is extremely important to us. Your Home School, where you start and end your training, will oversee the whole of your training year and communication between your home and second placement mentor is important to us to ensure a smooth transition between the phases. Both mentors will be involved in your end of phase 1 and 2 assessments and transition information shared. Prior to returning to your home school for your final phase, you will spend 3 days in a primary setting in order to develop your understanding of what pupils have learnt and what they can do when they arrive at their secondary school to continue their educational journey. You will look at how your subject is taught in the primary school in order that you are aware of their existing skills and can plan to build on them effectively. After completing you second placement in the spring term you will spend a week in a special school to deepen your understanding of the barriers to learning that some pupils experience and different strategies deployed by special schools to help pupils overcome them. We work with a number of different types of special schools and a Pupil Referral Unit who all support us with this component of our training.

Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Blythe Bridge High School
Cheadle Road, Blythe Bridge, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST11 9PW
Yes
Chase Terrace Academy
Bridge Cross Road, Chase Terrace, Burntwood, Staffordshire, WS7 2DB
Yes
John Taylor Free School
Branston Road, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 9SA
Yes
King Edward VI School, Lichfield
Upper St John’s Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 9EE
Yes
Kingsmead School
Kings Avenue, Hednesford, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS12 1DH
Yes
Main Site
John Taylor High School, Dunstall Road, Barton-under-Needwood, Burton-on-Trent, DE13 8AZ
Yes
Paulet High School
Violet Way, Stapenhill, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, DE15 9RT
Yes
The Pingle Academy
Coronation Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0QA
Yes

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

The subject of your degree, together with any A Levels you have completed will be looked at to assess you are adequately prepared for the programme with regard to subject knowledge. You may be asked to undertake a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course prior to your ITE programme.

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.

All candidates must evidence that they have achieved a Grade 4/C in English and Maths or an equivalent qualification prior to the commencement of the programme.

Personal qualities

To be successful on our programme, you need to have excellent subject knowledge and be highly motivated, with a real passion for teaching and your subject. You should be able to demonstrate a good understanding of what it means to be a teacher, ideally through school experience and be able to evidence resilience and good organisational skills. It is important that you can work effectively as part of a team, are a good listener and receptive to constructive criticism

Other requirements

  • An Enhanced DBS check and related safeguarding checks will be carried out no more than three months in advance of the course start date.
  • All applicants will be subject to medical clearance checks.
  • Upon interview we will review your GCSE and Degree certificates.
  • We may ask you to further evidence your Fundamental Competencies in Maths and English depending on the outcome of your Maths and English tests.

Fees and financial support

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

About the training provider

John Taylor High School, based in the charming Staffordshire village of Barton under Needwood, is an Outstanding school (Ofsted 2014) and the lead school for the John Taylor SCITT. We currently work with 15 secondary schools, 35 primaries and 3 special schools. Most of our partner schools are located north of Birmingham, predominantly in Staffordshire and South Derbyshire. We are well located, being less than 5 minutes from the A38. A bespoke training centre, on the John Taylor High School site, is the main training venue for all Professional Studies and Subject Development training.

As a Teaching School Hub we aspire to train and recruit the very best teachers to our local area and beyond and regard the ITE year as stage one of our teacher recruitment and development process. For trainees who secure employment locally, we offer access to a programme of tailored professional development: Our Early Career Teacher programmes build seamlessly on our ITE programmes and ensure that as an ECT you continue to be supported and developed. Talent management and succession planning are high on our agenda and our CPD and training opportunities reflect this, with opportunities for aspirant middle leaders and senior leaders to engage in tailored programmes to support the career progression of good teachers.http://jttshub.co.uk

About the accredited body

The John Taylor SCITT has been a provider of ITE since 2014. Based in the charming Staffordshire village of Barton-under-Needwood, the SCITT is based in a bespoke Training Centre on the site of John Taylor High School, an outstanding school which enjoys a high reputation locally and nationally as a school with an enviable academic record based on inspirational teaching and exceptional pastoral care. As a SCITT we pride ourselves on the fact that as a relatively small provider we know all our trainees really well and can offer highly personalised support which enables our trainees to secure excellent outcomes.

Interview process

If your application meets the eligibility and programme requirements, you will be invited to attend an interview in the Training Centre at John Taylor High School where you will be interviewed by a panel consisting of representatives of the SCITT Team, a representative from a partner school or a subject specialist. Prior to interview we will ask you to complete a subject knowledge audit and undertake a small amount of research in preparation for the interview. On the interview day we will ask you to:

  • deliver a five minute presentation
  • plan a short teaching activity for a small group of KS3 pupils. In this activity we are only looking to assess your ability to breakdown a concept to enable children to learn, your presence and professionalism and your ability to interact with pupils.
  • undergo a personal interview in which we will explore your reasons for wanting to become a teacher, your understanding of what it means to be a teacher and what constitutes outstanding teaching and learning.
  • Complete an English and Maths test.

There will a be an information session prior to the formal interview when we go through the programme with you in detail and provide an informal opportunity for you to ask any questions that you may have about our programme.

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

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

The John Taylor SCITT is an inclusive provider and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. John Taylor High School, the lead school, has full access and facilities for people with disabilities.

Contact this training provider

Email
l.axten@jths.co.uk
Telephone
01283247813
Website
https://jtscitt.co.uk/
Address
John Taylor High School
Dunstall Road, Barton under Needwood
Burton on Trent
Staffordshire
DE13 8AZ

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