Barrow CEVC Primary School
Primary (3FDQ)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Suffolk and Norfolk Primary SCITT
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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.suffolkandnorfolkscitt.co.uk

Contents

About the course

We offer specialisms in General Primary, General Primary with Mathematics, Early Years and Special Needs. We provide a unique opportunity across Norfolk and Suffolk for trainees to immerse themselves in a diverse range of teaching and training experiences which by the final term are highly personalised. The training comprises of 3 placements in 2 contrasting schools over the course of the year combined with approximately 55 days in centre training. The centre based training is provided by expert trainers, many of whom are still serving teachers. It covers all National Curriculum subjects and key aspects of primary education such as behaviour management, SEND and assessment. Trainees also have sessions focused on the two assignments and one presentation which contribute to their PGCE qualification (including 60 credits at M Level). All trainees have a personal tutor who is committed to supporting each trainee over their training year. This includes weekly email contact, visits to observe teaching and end of term progress interviews.

Interview process

The Tuition SCITT team will be co-ordinating the recruitment process with partnership school head teachers. You will be invited to a task day where you will undertake a short written activity to gauge your fundamental English skills and a group task focused on interpersonal skills.
This will be followed by an interview that will begin with you giving a short presentation.

How school placements work

We have access to the SCITT partnership of over 250 schools. This is well-established and we have clear and strong working relationships with a range of primary schools across Suffolk and Norfolk. We go to great lengths, through quality assurance and our local knowledge, to ensure that all placements are of a high standard. Trainees are supported by school mentors who are enthusiastic, committed and well-trained individuals. Trainees spend approximately 26 weeks on school placement. Most of this is in the main placement school in the autumn and summer terms, with the spring term in a contrasting school. The distance to school placements will vary. These take into account the trainee’s home address, whether they have their own transport and the placement that the school is able to offer. Our policy is to endeavour to keep journey times to school to a maximum of 50 minutes each way.

Fees

The course fees for 2021 to 2022 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £9,250

Financial support

You may also 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.

Financial support from the training provider

You may be eligible for a loan while you study. Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • A UK first degree (or equivalent). Normally 2.2 or better (or equiv. 360 CAT points).
  • GCSE English Language Grade 4/C or above (or equivalent)
  • GCSE Mathematics Grade 4/C or above (or equivalent)
  • GCSE Science Grade 4/C or above (or equivalent)
  • Overseas qualifications must be assessed by NARIC.
  • Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy are not accepted.

Personal qualities

We are looking for committed, resilient individuals who are ready to undertake an exciting but rigorous training year. We are interested in people who are passionate and enthusiastic about children’s learning and have a desire to promote the best outcomes for all children. You need to be open to constructive feedback and see it as a tool to help you to achieve your potential by the end of the year. You must be organised and self-motivated as although you will be well supported, you also need to be focused on the commitment involved within this training year.

Other requirements

  • Confirmation of clear enhanced DBS check before you start the course. This is paid for by Primary SCITT. It is expected that you join the update service (£13 per year at a cost to you).
  • Meet the ‘Fit to Teach’ criteria. Primary SCITT use an Occupational Health provider to assess Fitness to Teach. The initial screening is paid for by Primary SCITT, trainees may be asked to contribute towards further costs.
  • You may require a certificate of good conduct if you have lived overseas in the past five years.

About the training provider

Teaching can be one of the most exciting, rewarding and challenging careers you can choose. And, if you decide to become a teacher, you will want to know that you have got off to the best possible start to your career. 

Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT programmes have all been judged Good or Outstanding by Ofsted (May 2013). Trainee outcomes have been consistently high over the past three years with 76% of our primary trainees achieving a grade of ‘outstanding’ and 100% a grade of ‘good’ or better over the past two years. 100% of the 2016-2017 primary cohort secured a teaching post at the end of their training year.

Suffolk & Norfolk SCITT is the largest provider of School Centred Initial Teacher Training in the country and their SCITT programme regularly ranks in the UK top 10 (Good Teacher Training Guide Buckingham University).

You can apply for a place on the SCITT Salaried PGCE programme through Barrow CEVC Primary School, the lead school in the ConnectED Teaching School Alliance.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT supports all trainees based on their individual needs. Recently this has included those with dyslexia, physical, hearing and visual impairments and mental health conditions. Plans are developed with trainees to ensure that they can fully access in centre training, operate effectively on school placement and complete written assignments. Suffolk & Norfolk Primary SCITT has full disabled access as do all the schools in the partnership. However, applicants who would benefit from disabled access should let us know on their application so that they can be considered for placements at the most appropriate schools.

f you have a disability, you shouldn’t be dissuaded from applying. If you are invited to attend an interview, and have any special requirements, please let us know beforehand so that we may make reasonable adjustments for you. We want all interview candidates to have an equitable and enjoyable experience, regardless of any disability. All trainees are required to complete a medical check when they receive the offer of a training place. This will identify if there are adjustments required. We encourage all trainees to disclose all relevant information with their placement schools as this will enable them to make suitable provision. Schools have experience of making provisions for their own students and are therefore well placed to offer similar adjustments for trainee teachers. If you receive an offer, but have not yet disclosed a disability or other need, you can disclose at any time.

Contact details

Email
enquiries@suffolkandnorfolkscitt.co.uk
Telephone
01473 265077
Website
http://www.suffolkandnorfolkscitt.co.uk
Address
The SCITT Centre University of Suffolk Ipswich
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP4 1QJ

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