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Burnham Teaching Partnership Primary (38WW)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The University of Reading
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
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
https://www.burnhamgrammar.org.uk/919/train-to-teach
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Contents

Course summary

Our primary schools offer a welcoming, supportive and rewarding place to come and train to become a professional teacher. We offer a comprehensive training package and the opportunity to work in a diverse range of schools. We offer a wealth of experience in training teachers and are committed to providing a tailor made training experience to ensure that you reach your full potential as teacher. Our schools are all in close proximity to one another. There is the opportunity to train to teach Early years, Key stage 1 and 2. We have experienced, enthusiastic and supportive primary practitioners who have a background in teacher training. We work collaboratively with the University of Reading,which has a long and highly successful experience of ITT. The University works closely with it’s Partnership schools, planning and delivering training programmes in collaboration: teaching is practice - as well as research-led. Your training will lead to a recommendation for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) .The PGCE includes 60 credits at Master level, the equivalent of one third of an MA that you can add to subsequently. School experience is integrated into all aspects of the course, and you will work in schools throughout the year. Your work in school takes a variety of forms including observing experienced teachers, team teaching, working with small groups, taking responsibility for the learning of whole classes and getting involved in all aspects of school life. You will be assigned a mentor in your training school who will support you on a daily basis and co-ordinate your school based training. You will also be assigned a tutor from the university who will visit you once every half term. Your tutor will monitor your achievements, evaluate your progress and work with your mentor to ensure that the training programme is appropriate for your own individual needs. You will have a personal tutor at the university who will monitor your well-being and be available for advice and support when necessary. You will be assessed against the eight Teacher’s Standards, based on the evidence of your teaching, your wider contribution to school life and your ability to reflect on and evaluate these experiences. Assessment will be carried out in school and moderated by your University tutor. PGCE students will write three assignments, these assignments will contribute evidence towards your assessments against the Teacher’s Standards. For more information visit our website: [https://www.burnhamgrammar.org.uk/919/train-to-teach]

School placements

During the training year you will have two placements. You will have a main placement school where you will be for the majority of the school year, and in addition there will be a second smaller placement of approximately 6 weeks. Your placement schools are selected through discussion with yourself and the partner schools to ensure that you are placed in the right training environment. These schools will be a short distance from one another as all of our partner schools are within a 25 minute drive of each other. Our primary schools will enable you to teach Early years, KS1 and 2 students. We have a total of 14 partner schools and this includes 9 primary schools.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

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

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

Applicants will need to organise the equivalency tests directly.

Personal qualities

We are looking to recruit candidates who have the potential to become outstanding teachers. Some of the personal qualities we are looking for are: A friendly and approachable nature Good interpersonal skills Organisation and time management skills A passion for your subject to deliver a first class education An ability to communicate with enthusiasm and relate to young people in the classroom A positive outlook and resilient nature A creative and innovative approach An ability to reflect on experiences of working with children and young people in schools or other settings Knowledge of the school curriculum

Other requirements

Enhanced DBS Check Medical Check Right to Work/Study in the UK Photo ID Satisfactory References

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2022 to 2023 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £17,100

Fee for UK and EU students up to £9,250 per year Fee for International Students up to £17,100 per year

Financial support from the training provider

[http://www.reading.ac.uk/education/become-a-teacher/ioe-becoming-a-teacher.aspx]

About the training provider

The Burnham Teaching Partnership is comprised of grammar, secondary and primary schools in the Burnham locality. Burnham Grammar School leads this partnership of schools. Our schools offer a welcoming, supportive and rewarding place to train. We offer a comprehensive training package for our trainees and the opportunity to work in a truly diverse range of schools. We offer a wealth of experience and are committed to providing a tailor made training experience. Our partnership of schools, are all situated within a few miles of each other and provide a diversity of educational experiences. We will provide you with a subject specific mentor, with whom you will have allocated meetings on a weekly basis to discuss your progress. You will also be allocated to a pastoral mentor, with whom you can develop your pastoral care in preparation for your role as a form tutor. In addition to this we have a comprehensive training programme for all of our trainees and NQTs, this consists of a weekly training session presented by a variety of our teaching staff, whereby they deliver specific training in their particular area of expertise. We encourage you to share your individual interests and skills in our comprehensive range of extra-curricular activities and will provide opportunities for you to be involved with educational visits. Burnham Grammar School works collaboratively with it’s university partners to ensure that it’s trainees receive the best of what School-based and University-based training has to offer.
For more information about visit our website https://www.burnhamgrammar.org.uk/919/train-to-teach

Interview process

The interview process will involve a number of activities including a formal interview, a short written activity and working with a small group of children. These activities will enable you to talk about your experiences, show what you know about primary teaching and demonstrate your potential to be an excellent primary teacher. We are not looking for the finished product but for people who are enthusiastic and eager to learn and who have the potential to become outstanding teachers. Tutors from the University of Reading may also be present at the interviews.

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

The Burnham Teaching Partnership and our affiliated universities welcomes all students. We encourage applications from the right candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief or race. https://www.reading.ac.uk/education/equality-diversity-and-inclusion/ioe-edi-support-for-students.aspx

Contact this training provider

Email
pbainbridge@burnhamgrammar.org.uk
Telephone
01628604812
Website
https://www.burnhamgrammar.org.uk/919/train-to-teach
Address
Burnham Grammar School
Hogfair lane
Burnham
Slough
SL17HG

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also 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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