Hackney Teaching Schools’ Alliance
English (2HH9)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Cumbria
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.hackneytsa.org.uk/learn

Contents

About the course

Clapton Girls’ Academy is working in partnership with the University of Cumbria to provide Initial Teacher Training through the School Direct programme. The University of Cumbria is one of the largest providers of teacher training in Europe. Clapton Girls’ Academy is the Lead School for the School Direct Unsalaried route.

School Direct is a route into teacher training which allows schools or groups of schools to take a leading role in ITT provision in partnership with an accredited provider. It is underpinned by a belief that schools can improve the system by creating more school-led training that best meets the needs of schools and trainees. School Direct is a programme where schools recruit trainees directly and select them to work within their partnership schools. This new training route allows you to choose the school in which you train, with an expectation (but no absolute guarantee) of employment once you finish.

If you prefer to spend more time training in the classroom, putting theory into practice, and gaining confidence through increased contact with the school environment, then a School Direct programme is for you.

The Hackney Teaching Schools’ Alliance and School Direct are seeking people committed to enhancing the lives and education of the young people of Hackney. Applicants are required to have experience of working in a school setting and will need to demonstrate that they would be able to support Hackney schools in raising standards and fostering children’s well-being.

We are offering a post-graduate qualification through the University of Cumbria. Trainees will achieve their PGCE and 60 Masters’ credits. All trainees will be based in Hackney secondary schools, working alongside a current teacher and supported by qualified mentors and personal tutors. This is for high-quality graduates with a degree level of 2.1 or above, who want to be part of a school team from day one. All applicants must have achieved a standard equivalent to a Grade C in GCSE English Language, Mathematics, and Science, and have a good undergraduate degree.

How school placements work

All trainees will be based in Hackney secondary schools, working alongside a current teacher and supported by qualified mentors and personal tutors.

Fees

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

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.

Requirements

Qualifications

All applicants must have achieved a standard equivalent to a Grade C in GCSE English Language, Mathematics, and Science, and have a good undergraduate degree (2.1 or higher).

Personal qualities

We are seeking people committed to enhancing the lives and education of the young people of Hackney. Applicants are required to have experience of working in a school setting and will need to demonstrate that they would be able to support Hackney schools in raising standards and fostering children’s well-being.

About the training provider

The Hackney Teaching Schools’ Alliance (HTSA) is a long standing, supportive partnership of 14 schools incorporating primary, secondary and specialist provision. The alliance is steered by our executive board, which is comprised of two outstanding National Teaching Schools, Kingsmead Primary School and Clapton Girls’ Academy, and an outstanding National Support School, Stormont House School. Along with our network of partnership schools we work to improve the quality of teaching and leadership in our borough through effective collaboration and personalised support.

About the accredited body

The University of Cumbria is one of the largest providers of teacher training in the UK, and joint first in the UK for students completing their PGCE Secondary programme. In the last 10 years, we have trained over 10,000 new teachers. 9 in 10 of our graduates are in work or further study within 15 months of graduating (HESA Graduates Outcome Survey 2020. Our graduate employment rate is 96% (HESA Graduates Outcome Survey 2020) and our graduates earn more than the average graduate within five years of graduating (LEO Report 2018)

Training with disabilities and other needs

At the HTSA we aim to be as inclusive in our practice as possible, and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Additional support is available as necessary. If you have a special need or disability, we urge you to discuss this with us as early as possible so that we can make any necessary adjustments and provide the support that you need.

Contact details

Email
htsa@clapton.hackney.sch.uk
Telephone
020 8985 6641
Website
https://www.hackneytsa.org.uk/learn
Address
c/o Clapton Girls' Academy
Laura Place
Clapton
London
E5 0RB

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Main Site
Laura Place, Lower Clapton Road, London, E5 0RB
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