Castlebar School Primary (2QGF)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
St Mary’s University, Twickenham
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
https://eptsa.castlebar.ealing.sch.uk/

Contents

About the course

This programme provides an intense training experience that combines academic rigour with personal and professional learning experiences. The training is designed to meet the needs of each trainee to support and develop the skills, knowledge and attributes needed to start a teaching career.

In preparation for your teaching role, you will be trained across the 5-11 age range, developing knowledge and practice to support your development of:

Critical understanding of educational theory Reflective practice linked to professional standards Practitioner research and a wide range of educational issues to understand the unique characteristics of children and their learning needs Subject-specific knowledge and creative ways to enthuse and educate children

School placements

You will spend 120 days in one of our partner schools which is organised and co-ordinated by Ealing Primary Teaching School Alliance. All schools are located within Ealing. There will be 2 placements in different settings.

You will be supported through this element of the course by our partner schools, mentors and university link tutors.

During your placements, you will be guided from working with small groups of pupils alongside a class teacher towards taking responsibility for whole class teaching.

The enhancement period - a four-week placement of your choice - could be in a range of settings - SEND, secondary or early years setting.

This is a self-assessed placement and is measured against the targets set by you and your Academic Tutor from your first school experience. This is an opportunity to work in schools or educational settings to further enhance your skills in a variety of ways and incorporate one or more of the Standards for Teachers 2012.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

  • UK university degree/recognised equivalent of 2:2 and above (If you have completed your undergraduate degree or secondary schooling internationally, we will require a NARIC equivalence)

  • Five GCSE’s at grade C or 4/above, including English, Mathematics and a Science

If you do not meet the above entry requirements - applicants have the opportunity to sit the St Mary’s University GCSE Equivalency Test, together with named other approved Equivalency Test providers (Details on University Equivalency test website)

TWO of the required GCSEs must be held at point of application.

Personal qualities

We are looking for applicants who are passionate about education, have an excellent academic background, and are committed to working with children and young people to make a difference in their lives.

During the interview and selection process, you will take part in an ONLINE interview and discussion that will allow you to evidence that you have thought carefully about your motives for becoming a teacher and can demonstrate that you have some emerging capability to reflect on what being a teacher means. The interview will be recorded in line with GDPR compliance.

Other requirements

All successful applicants will be subject to:-

Meet the requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach

Satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and any other required clearances

Complete DfE provisional registration requirements

Show that you can communicate effectively in both spoken and written standard English

Demonstrate that you have recent, relevant experience in a KS1 or KS2 setting

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,250.

About the training provider

Castlebar School, previously Ealing Primary Teaching School Alliance is looking to train exceptional graduates to become teachers.
Our Initial Teacher Training programmes are tailored to individual needs and aspirations. Whether you are a recent graduate or are considering a change of career, our programmes will give you the best foundation for a great career in teaching. We offer training routes in mainstream and special school settings. We are seeking applicants who are passionate about education, have an excellent academic background, and are committed to working with children and young people to make a difference in their lives. This school-based teacher training route led by schools in partnership with universities and SCITTs means we can deliver training which blends theoretical study of learning, teaching and child development with practical experience in the classroom. We have an established record of supporting and bringing new talented teachers into the profession. Teachers in our Partner Schools are excellent practitioners, both supportive and eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers. You will benefit from:

  • A dedicated Mentor to support and guide you
  • Ongoing CPD opportunities
  • Caring and supportive staff All Primary and Special Schools who are in partnership with us have extensive experience of training teachers and we fully recognise how much vibrancy, enthusiasm and drive they can offer to a school community. As a result, our trainees are highly employable and we have a high employment rate upon course completion.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Candidates who have disabilities or other needs should contact us before making an application to discuss their needs and the bespoke support that we can provide for them during their initial training year.

Our individual Partner Schools have differing disabled access provisions, so if in doubt please contact us for more information.

Contact this training provider

Email
eptsa@castlebar.ealing.sch.uk
Telephone
020 8998 3135
Website
https://eptsa.castlebar.ealing.sch.uk/
Address
Ealing Primary Teaching School Alliance
C/O Castlebar School, Hathaway Gardens
Ealing
London
W13 0DH

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching 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 speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).

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