The Norwich Teaching School Primary (2KTH)

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
https://www.norwichteachingschool.co.uk/school-direct

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About the course

We offer specialisms in General Primary, Early Years, Special Needs or Key Stage 2. 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.

School placements

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.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

  • 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)
  • 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

  • Clear enhanced DBS check before you start the course. This is paid for by Primary SCITT. There is an expectation you will join the update service for £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 by Primary SCITT, any further investigation required, trainees may be asked to contribute towards costs.
  • Any applicants lived overseas for three months or more in the past five years will need to provide a certificate of good conduct.

Fees and financial support

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

Financial support from the training provider

You may be eligible for a loan while you study. (https://www.gov.uk/teacher-training-funding) Financial support if you’re from outside the UK. (https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/explore-my-options/overseas-graduates)

About the training provider

Norwich Teaching School is a supportive developmental teaching school. Working with schools in the Alliance it provides access to a wide range of CPL and career development opportunities coupled with expert evidence based practice from supportive colleagues. We have a 100% success rate of SCITT pupils passing through our Alliance schools who have all gone onto to retain employment within the wider trust family. We welcome applicants with a range of experiences and are keen to work with you to develop your career in what is, the most rewarding and dynamic profession.

About the accredited body

The Suffolk and Norfolk Primary SCITT programme is a personalised, relational and ethical training provider. Primary SCITT has very high attainment and employment outcomes for trainees. On average 95% of trainees are employed in local schools by the end of their training year.
Trainees are supported by school mentors and SCITT Tutors who have a range of experience in schools as classroom practitioners and often headteachers or members of senior leadership teams, so have a wealth of experience to share with trainees. The Primary SCITT course is a highly personalised course which offers a wide range of opportunities to trainees.

Interview process

The Tuition SCITT team will be co-ordinating the recruitment process with partnership school head teachers. You will lead a 10-minute teaching activity in a partnership school. If this this is successful, you will be invited to attend a task day.

At the task day you will undertake some short written tests to gauge your fundamental English and mathematics skills and some interpersonal tasks. This will be followed by an interview.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We are committed to supporting trainees with disabilities. Please contact us to discuss any access requirements.

Contact this training provider

Email
info@norwichteachingschool.co.uk
Telephone
01603255943
Website
https://www.norwichteachingschool.co.uk/school-direct
Address
Eaton Hall Specialist Academy
Pettus Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR4 7BU

Support and advice

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