Chorus Education Trust and Sheffield Teaching School Alliance
PGCE with QTS full time with salary
- Accredited body
- Sheffield Hallam University
- Financial support
PGCE with QTS
A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to
teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.
Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.
- Course length
- 1 year
- Date you can apply from
- 8 October 2019
- Date course starts
- September 2020
About the course
The Sheffield Teaching School Alliance (STSA) was founded in 2012 and has at its heart outstanding schools. As one of the first teaching schools, STSA has honed best practice from our partner schools and provides an outstanding programme of teacher development for new teachers. Your journey will be led by outstanding practitioners who teach children every day and by experienced academics who are at the cutting edge of educational research.
Year on year, our trainees achieve the very best and are amongst the highest performing in the city. We are equally proud of our partnership with Sheffield Hallam University who is the only outstanding provider of Primary teacher training in Sheffield. You will have the best start to your teaching career with Sheffield Teaching School Alliance and be one of the high number of trainees to gain employment within the Alliance or in the region.
Our interview process is designed to bring out the best in our future colleagues and allow us to assess your potential to be a great teacher. On the day, we ask you to prepare to teach a small group of children on a topic of your choice, take part in a face to face discussion with our panel and complete some written work. We contact all our successful applicants quickly to make conditional offers. Once you have accepted our offer, we have a full programme of support to guide you towards your first day in school. Come and join a fantastic teaching school with an outstanding track record.
How school placements work
Our School Direct Primary Programme includes placements in two of our partner schools providing experience in contrasting settings, your main placement being approximately 26 weeks over the academic year with a short complementary placement of approximately 8 weeks. Primary training placements will cover KS1 and KS2 (Age range 5 - 11) according to identified needs. Further training will be provided by the schools and the alliance in a variety of educational settings. We have developed a specialised programme of Early Years training which is designed to complement academic input. Our training utilises the expertise and strengths of highly experienced Teachers, Mentors and schools within our partnership.
Please contact the Sheffield Teaching School Alliance for further information about the details of this Salaried programme.
Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.
If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.
A UK honours degree at classification 2:2 or above or a recognised equivalent qualification.
GCSE English, Maths and Science at Grade 4/C or above or equivalent.
If English is not your first language: an IELTS average score of 7.0 with 6.5 in all skills or a TOEFL score of 570 (paper based) or 235 (computer based).
We are looking for applicants who demonstrate the potential to be an outstanding teacher with a passion for your subject and sound subject knowledge and an understanding of educational context in the U.K. We also welcome applications that demonstrate good written English, resilience, enthusiasm, confidence, the ability to be reflective and emotional intelligence. We expect you to be aware of the professionalism required to teach and show your empathy and understanding when considering how a child develops. Your application should also detail how much experience you have gained in an educational setting. We consider each application on its merits.
Successful applicants will demonstrate a sound understanding of teaching and how children learn within a school setting. We encourage all candidates to evidence their understanding by drawing on related examples or experiences, such as time spent in schools or other learning settings. Demonstrating an ability to make links between experience and knowledge, and your proposed career would be desirable. Your application should include details of how much experience you have gained in an educational setting or any school experience you have arranged to undertake in the near future. You will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS and health check.
About the training provider
The Sheffield Teaching School Alliance (STSA) is led by Silverdale secondary school (rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted) and is part of Chorus Education Trust. Our 1-year School Direct courses run from September 2020 and provide Initial Teacher Training.
Places are available in an excellent and varied network of 60+ schools across Sheffield and the Peak District. The schools who are partnered with the Alliance offer high quality training for trainees who wish to train to teach in Primary or Secondary Phases.
As a well established Teaching School, we have a strong track record of supporting our trainees into their first jobs. Every year 80-100% of them find a job within just one month of the course. Find out more on our website
About the accredited body
Sheffield Institute of Education (SIoE) at Sheffield Hallam recently received an 'Outstanding' rating for their primary teacher training. They also received 'Good' grades for their secondary provision.
They pride themselves on the applied nature of student learning and quality of their teaching. The recent Ofsted report praised the quality and level of knowledge of their trainees upon completion of their studies and the high regard they are held in by the university's partners in the region.
Their city centre campus provides a wide range of support services and facilities for students.
Training with disabilities and other needs
As a training provider we will do everything we can to meet your needs. We work in full partnership with Sheffield Hallam University or The University of Sheffield where you are a fully enrolled student with access to all of their facilities. If you have a disability, including long term medical conditions, specific learning difficulties (such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and A(D)HD) and mental health conditions, you can access additional support for your academic studies with the university.
As a student with Sheffield Hallam University you will have access to an on-site assessment Centre, the Sheffield Regional Assessment Centre, where a range of disability specialists can carry out Study Needs Assessments, they also run daily drop in sessions - no appointment needed. Further information can be found here
As a student at The University of Sheffield you will have full access to support if you have a disability or additional needs. Full information is available here
Additionally, we work closely with all our school partners to ensure that your needs are met whilst on placement, offering support and adaptations where necessary.
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