Field Lane J I & N School
Primary (2CM3)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Kirklees and Calderdale 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
http://fieldlanepri.kgfl.dbprimary.com/kgfl/primary/fieldlanepri

Contents

About the course

You’re in school from the first day of term, seen as a staff member by everyone. You’re in one school four days a week to the end of the school year, spending Spring half term at a contrasting school. One day a week you’ll be at our central venue alongside other trainees, sharing and learning from each other’s experiences. Our model enables you to experience a full year in school and fully appreciate the demands/rewards that brings.

Working alongside your mentor, you’ll identify your ongoing level of knowledge, skills and experience and from that draw up and work continuously on a training plan. This will involve observing experienced teachers and training activities leading to delivering whole class.

Throughout the year you will have one day per week at the central training base in Heckmondwike (or visiting schools or other educational establishments). The programme is extremely diverse from theoretical input to observing Creative Curriculum and other innovative practice in local schools. Our trainees have also benefited from our Mindfulness and Yoga sessions to support their personal well-being.

By the end of the training year you will be fully equipped to deliver lessons in your chosen phase.

Your core training is extremely diverse from theoretical input to observing excellent practice. We support our trainees throughout their training year, enabling them to be fully prepared for teaching during their training and beyond.

In order to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) you have to be judged competent against the Teacher Standards

Assessment is;

  • Half-termly Tutor visit reports
  • 3 termly reports
  • 2nd placement report
  • 3 Reflection Points (training activities which focus on a group of standards feeding into 2 Assignments)

We work hard to create a reduced workload approach to assessment, basing many of our judgements on professional dialogue - not paper trails. Assessment is based upon day-to-day practice and should complement your teaching and reduce the amount of additional work required.

Interview process

Once we receive your application, we’ll acknowledge by email and update UCAS if you are invited to interview. We’ll e-mail or call you with the details.

If you are selected for interview, you will be asked to prepare a task to bring to your interview and should expect to undertake a written task to demonstrate your ability to read effectively and communicate clearly and accurately in Standard English.

You will be expected to answer a range of questions which are designed to explore your personal qualities and meeting the course criteria.

The interview gives you the opportunity to discuss why you want to teach, what you would bring to the profession, and show us your resilience and initiative.

You’ll need to bring to your interview original certificates of all qualifications and proof of identity as part of our Safeguarding processes.

If you are successful, we’ll offer you a place. Ideally within 48 hours. We’ll update UCAS and contact you.

If you accept, we’ll recommended you to a partner school as a prospective trainee. Once confirmed as the host school you should expect to visit; follow its Safeguarding processes, meet the department/class and mentor and maybe a tour of the school.

Before commencing the programme we’ll ask you to sign a contract between you, the host school and us so that everyone agrees to the same supporting principals and requirements of your training year.

We will carry out a criminal background check and other requisite checks.

How school placements work

You will be placed in a school which we feel will fully support you in your age preference.

You are training to teach 5-11 age range but some schools have nurseries which enhances your training opportunities.

You will spend most of the year in one school with a second experience in a contrasting school (usually Christmas to February half term). This enables you to deepen your experience and ensures that you have the opportunity to meet all the Teacher Standards. When in school, you are expected to follow the timings, practices and culture of the school. Having an extended practice in one main school means that you can develop your practice well and show that you have a positive impact on your pupils, in your own classes.

We always try to take into consideration the location of our trainees and their placement schools to assist in their daily commute and try to work around other personal situations.

Fees

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £7,500

The course fees for this year are as follows:

Student type

Fees to pay

UK students £7,500 EU students £7,500

We offer 2 options

£7500 for Qualified Teacher Status alone (QTS)

£9250 for QTS with PGCE. This PGCE element equates to 60 Masters credits which we offer through the University of Huddersfield.

Financial support

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Financial support from the training provider

If required, we will support you through the Student Finance process for fees and maintenance grants, administer SKE funding as well as signpost to other possible funding streams.

Requirements

Qualifications

All qualifications must be gained by the start of the course. We will consider applications from people who are finishing a qualification but any offer would be fully subject to the successful completion of relevant qualifications.

  • GCSE Maths, English and Science at least Grade C/4 or equivalent
  • A UK Bachelors degree or equivalent
  • A NARIC certificate for qualifications gained overseas

Primary applicants will need to evidence their subject knowledge within the national curriculum. Degrees in curriculum subjects are desirable, as are A-levels in order to provide the necessary knowledge and skills for teaching across the Primary Curriculum.

Personal qualities

We look for; Good communication skills Ability to write in Standard English and model accurate and effective spoken language. Commitment to teaching and learning Understanding of children as learners Clear educational philosophy Understanding educational issues Knowledge/understanding of the subject within the curriculum Ability to use ICT, establish effective working relationships and take responsibility for own professional development Understanding the demands of a school-based route into teaching Resilience

A satisfactory standard of written/spoken English

Ability to use ICT, establish effective working relationships and take responsibility for own professional development

Understanding of the demands of this school based route into teaching

Other requirements

Remember, we are looking at your potential to train to teach.

Offers will be subject to an Enhanced DBS which will be organised for you. An overseas check may be required for those who have spent time outside of the UK.You will also be subject to the following checks: health, identity, relevant work qualifications, right to work in the UK, professional registration, references and a Childcare Disqualification and Disqualification by Association Declaration.

Please make sure that you double check your personal statement on your application and that it is grammatically correct.

About the training provider

You will be based in one of the schools within Batley and Birstall area (BBEST) four days a week from the start term in September. The fifth day will be Core Training. This will be based on which school we feel will support you in your age preference.

You are training to teach 5-11 age range but some of the schools in our partnership have nurseries which enhances your training opportunities.

You will spend most of the year in one school with a second experience in a contrasting school (usually Christmas to February half term).

Working alongside your classroom mentor, you will identify your current level of knowledge, skills and experience and from that draw up a training plan. This will involve observing experienced teachers, other teaching experiences and training activities leading to delivering whole lessons.

By the end of the training year you will be fully equipped to deliver lessons in your chosen phase.

In order to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) you have to be judged competent against the Teacher Standards

For Kirklees & Calderdale SCITT this involves:

  • 3 Evidence Bundles (these are training activities which focus on a group of standards)
  • 2 Assignments (these form the concluding part of the Evidence bundle)
  • Tutor visit reports - your Tutor will visit you half-termly
  • 3 Periodic Reports - your school will write a report at the end of each term

About the accredited body

Kirklees and Calderdale SCITT are an established and successful teacher training provider and have been training teachers across West Yorkshire since 2003, rated ‘Good’ in our Ofsted Inspection in 2015.

As a trainee you will benefit from experienced mentors in school, supporting you on a daily basis. This runs alongside highly regarded tutors and core team who ensure your training year is a positive and successful experience in becoming a qualified teacher.

Training with disabilities and other needs

The Kirklees & Calderdale SCITT is committed to Equality and Diversity. All partner organisations and all schools participating in the programme have clearly established policies, processes and systems for monitoring. All trainees will be introduced to their school’s policy through focused training by the host school.

The Kirklees & Calderdale SCITT is committed to the achievement of equal opportunities. This is central to our mission as a provider of school-based teacher training and have a proven track record of supporting trainees with additional needs.

Contact details

Email
office.fieldlane@fieldlaneschool.co.uk
Telephone
01924 326378
Website
http://fieldlanepri.kgfl.dbprimary.com/kgfl/primary/fieldlanepri
Address
Field Lane JI&N School
Albion Street
Batley near Leeds
Kirklees
WF17 5AH

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