East Herts Partnership Physics (2VNL)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Hertfordshire
Financial support
Scholarships or bursaries, as well as 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
https://www.goffs.herts.sch.uk/405/train-to-teach

Contents

About the course

  • Trainees will teach the Science curriculum to ages 11-16
  • KS3 will be across all areas of Science, however at KS4 (and potentially KS5) there may be an option to specialise in Physics
  • Trainees will spend four days in their placement school and one day at the University of Hertfordshire
  • Trainees will be assigned a subject mentor and professional mentor with the school
  • Formal weekly observations will take place by the subject mentor and/or other staff
  • Termly formal assessments will take place, set by the University
  • Trainees will complete a 6 week second placement at a contrasting school

School placements

  • Applicants will need to state a preferred school within the East Herts Partnership and will be interviewed there
  • If successful this will be the school they complete a majority of their training in

Locations

You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Goffs-Churchgate Academy
College Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, EN8 9LY
Yes
Haileybury Turnford
Mill Lane, Cheshunt, Herts, EN8 0JU
Yes
Main Site
Goffs Academy, Goffs Lane, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, EN7 5QW
Yes
Robert Barclay Academy
Cock Lane, Hoddesdon, Herts, EN11 8JY
Yes

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

  • For the School Direct fee paying route it is beneficial to have had experience within a school setting. We are looking for applicants who have a genuine passion for teaching and possess the qualities needed to become a successful teacher.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

About the training provider

Our schools are fantastic places to train, work and learn. They provide a unique school based learning opportunity in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, which is our higher education partner. Our partnership’s vision is simple but powerful; we prepare our teachers and students to be respectful of others, to be confident in all that they do and to achieve their full potential.

Also, all partnership schools endeavour to create an environment in which staff, pupils and trainee teachers alike feel valued and supported. We have all worked with trainee teachers for many years and we fully recognise how much vibrancy, enthusiasm and drive they can offer our respective school communities.

Importantly, the partnership sees its staff as its most valuable resource and its schools have a proven track record in training and professional development. Our teachers are excellent practitioners with exemplary behaviour management skills and are eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers.

Our Partnership Schools: The partnership are all located in East Hertfordshire. Namely, Goffs Academy, Goffs-Churchgate Academy, Haileybury Turnford, Robert Barclay Academy (RBA), Goffs Oak Primary, Burleigh Primary, Hunsdon JMI Primary and St Andrew’s CE Primary.

Where to Find Our Schools: The schools in the partnership are strategically positioned a few miles from Junction 25 of the M25 and are all close to the A1. The nearest mainline railway stations are in Cheshunt and Broxbourne. Goffs Oak Primary is close to Cuffley station.

Interview process

  • 30 minute taught lesson
  • Panel interview
  • Comprehension task

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

Please do not hesitate to contact us at lgd@goffs.herts.sch.uk for further information on how we can support applicants with disabilities and other needs.

Contact this training provider

Email
lgd@goffs.herts.sch.uk
Telephone
01992 424200
Website
https://www.goffs.herts.sch.uk/405/train-to-teach
Address
Goffs Academy
Goffs Lane
Cheshunt
Waltham Cross
EN7 5QW

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training 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 chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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