Calthorpe Park North East Hants and Surrey Borders Consortium Modern Languages (Spanish) (356K)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The University of Reading
Financial support
Bursaries and student finance are available 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
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.cps.hants.sch.uk

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About the course

Your training will lead to the award of a PGCE by the University of Reading as well as a recommendation for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) by the Department for Education (DfE). The PGCE includes 60 credits at Masters level, the equivalent of one third of an MA that you can add to subsequently.

The course content has been developed in collaboration between the University and partnership schools so that you can explore issues raised in the University through your work with pupils in school. You will have opportunities to consider issues raised in school against a wide range of educational principles to which you will be introduced.

Periods of school experience are integrated into all aspects of the course, and you 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 well supported in school by a range of experienced and well-trained people including a subject and a professional mentor and university-based tutors.

The university-based programme comprises two main aspects: Professional Studies and Subject Studies.

Professional Studies develops insights into general aspects of education essential for entrants to the teaching profession. It gives consideration to whole-school issues, such as behaviour management, special educational needs and educational theories that contextualise the teaching of your subject. It is taught in small, mixed-subject seminar groups.

Subject Studies enables you to study the teaching of your chosen subject. This includes consideration of aspects such as: the nature of the subject in the secondary school; its place in The National Curriculum; what is taught; how it is taught; how it is assessed; providing for young people with different backgrounds and abilities; teaching in accordance with examination specification requirements; and using ICT effectively to facilitate learning.

School placements

This placement is at Cove School. Cove School is a popular 11-16 fully comprehensive local authority school in Hampshire with approximately 1000 students. We pride ourselves on being a happy and friendly establishment with high aspirations for all our students. Our motto is Achieving our personal best and this is at the heart of everything we do: raising standards of student outcomes and developing the teaching and leadership skills of all our dedicated staff. We offer a varied iTeach CPD programme focused on improving classroom practice, a coaching and mentoring triad system that uses IRIS to record lessons and develop deep reflective practice, as well as a team of specialist teachers with have excellent curriculum and assessment knowledge, willing to help and support. At Cove we have strong leadership and good behaviour providing an excellent framework for every child to succeed and new teachers to develop their craft as professional educators.

www.cove.hants.sch.uk

Your second placement is after Christmas for 8 weeks at another school – either a school in our consortium or a school of your choice.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

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

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

Personal qualities

All candidates must show proficiency in fundamental numeracy and literacy skills.

All applicants are expected to have gained some experience in a state secondary school prior to interview.

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

Please note that post BREXIT, EU students will pay the International fee (with the exception of the Republic of Ireland or any other country the UK government may subsequently allow Home fee status).

Students who have previously graduated from an undergraduate course at the University of Reading will be eligible for an alumni discount amounting to £1,500. This discount will also be available to Reading alumnus undertaking a non-salaried School Direct with PGCE course with one of our school partners.

About the training provider

The Calthorpe Park North East Hanst & Surrey Borders consortium is an exciting place to work and learn. We have a long and successful history of training and developing future teachers and are proud to offer a number of training places for 2022/2023.

The consortium comprises eleven very varied schools which present dynamic and exciting training possibilities for those wishing to pursue a career in teaching. We have six secondary schools in the consortium, two with a sixth form. We also have two junior schools, two primary schools and one special needs primary school which provides a unique opportunity for trainees to experience a very different educational setting.

Calthorpe Park School is the lead school in this consortium and our partner schools are;

  • Collingwood College, Camberley
  • Frogmore Community College, Yateley
  • Yateley School, Yateley
  • Cove School, Farnborough
  • Alderwood School, Aldershot
  • All Saints Church of England Junior School, Fleet
  • Potley Hill Primary School, Yateley
  • St. Peter’s Church of England Junior School, Farnborough
  • Henry Tyndale School, Farnborough
  • Dogmersfield Church of England Primary School, Dogmersfield

Calthorpe Park School and partners work collaboratively as part of the University of Reading ITT Partnership to ensure that its trainees receive the best of what School-based and University-based training has to offer. These two aspects of the course are closely integrated and supported by University subject tutors as well by members of staff in school who receive specialist training at the University.

About the accredited body

The University of Reading’s Institute of Education is an established provider of high-quality training and research. They are ranked 10th in the UK for Education (The Guardian University League Table 2022).

Committed to developing caring, reflective, professional teachers, they have well-established partnerships with over 400 schools in Berkshire and the surrounding area.

Ofsted report that the “effective relationships with partner schools support the development of high quality teaching and trainees that are well-prepared to work in the region’s schools.” ITE inspection report, September 2016.

Interview process

If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited for an interview and assessment day at Calthorpe Park School or at one of our consortium partner schools.

If you are successful at interview, a conditional offer of a place will be made. The conditions will include providing proof that you have met the eligibility conditions for Initial Teacher Training, including a criminal record check and an occupational health assessment. Further conditions may be discussed with you at interview.

If you accept the offer of a place, you will be required to attend an Induction and Needs Assessment Afternoon at the University of Reading. This will be an opportunity to meet the University subject tutor, who will help you identify pre-course targets to prepare you for your training. If you are offered a salaried place, you will be asked to attend an induction day at school, on which you will agree an Individual Training Plan and the details of your contract with the school.

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

The University of Reading welcomes all students and has a dedicated Disability Advisory Service which offers advice and guidance to students with any disability, mental health condition, or specific learning difficulty (SpLD).

Contact this training provider

Email
m.beacroft@cps.hants.sch.uk
Telephone
01252 613483
Website
http://www.cps.hants.sch.uk
Address
Hitches Lane
Fleet
Hampshire
GU51 5JA

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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