The Bay Church of England Primary Primary (34Z9)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Chichester
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.

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.bayceschool.org

Contents

About the course

We are delighted to be part of the School Direct Teacher Training Programme and look forward to working with trainees who are enthusiastic about a career within the classroom. We firmly believe that it is an excellent way to learn and qualify to become a teacher. The School Direct Programme is a unique, employment-based route into teacher training, available to high-quality graduates with some experience within a school environment. Every student is allocated a mentor who is a highly-experienced teacher and will offer personalised support throughout the year. Weekly meetings will focus on targets (short and long-term) as well as reviewing your progress. You will attend staff meetings and school training sessions and feel a valued member of the team. As your confidence grows, you will deliver parts of lessons on your own, taking on more responsibility until you are teaching full lessons. You will be assigned a host school for the autumn and summer term and in the spring you will spend a minimum of 6 weeks in another school to gain experience within a different key stage. The training programme will build your confidence and subject knowledge and give you the necessary skills to become an effective classroom practitioner. We are extremely proud that we have a strong track record and 100% of our School Direct trainees have passed this course and subsequently found employment within schools on the island.

School placements

Main placement: This is the school in which the trainee will spend most of their time throughout the year. By remaining with the same class for the majority of the year, trainees develop a secure understanding of pupils’ progress over time, how this is tracked and used to inform future teaching.

Second placement: This usually takes place in the first half of the spring term and gives trainees an opportunity to experience a contrasting setting within a different key stage.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

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

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

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Personal qualities

Our aim is to recruit individuals who can:

  • Be ambitious, showing resilience and perseverance
  • Be inspirational and passionate about children and their learning
  • Demonstrate good subject knowledge, particularly in Maths and English
  • Support the school values, attitudes and ethos of all partner schools
  • Have a real enthusiasm for engaging with young people and form positive relationships
  • Work well under pressure and manage time effectively

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 £9,250

The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:

UK students £9,250 EU students £9,250

Financial support from the training provider

You may be eligible for a loan while you study (https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-my-teacher-training/tuition-fee-and-maintenance-loans)

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK (https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/explore-my-options/overseas-graduates)  

About the training provider

We are delighted to be part of the School Direct Teacher Training Programme and look forward to working with trainees who are enthusiastic about a career within the classroom. We firmly believe that it is an excellent way to learn and qualify to become a teacher. The School Direct Programme is a unique, employment-based route into teacher training, available to high-quality graduates with some experience within a school environment. Every student is allocated a mentor who is a highly-experienced teacher and will offer personalised support throughout the year. Weekly meetings will focus on targets (short and long-term) as well as reviewing your progress. You will attend staff meetings and school training sessions and feel a valued member of the team. As your confidence grows, you will deliver parts of lessons on your own, taking on more responsibility until you are teaching full lessons. You will be assigned a host school for the autumn and summer term and in the spring you will spend a minimum of 6 weeks in another school to gain experience within a different key stage. The training programme will build your confidence and subject knowledge and give you the necessary skills to become an effective classroom practitioner. We are extremely proud that we have a strong track record and 100% of our School Direct trainees have passed this course and subsequently found employment within schools on the island.

Interview process

Your application is important to us and we will carefully consider you for interview. We host our interviews in school involving key staff throughout the process. We particularly look for applicants who show a particular passion and aptitude for teaching bringing relevant additional experience. You will be asked to complete a written task and work with a small group of children for a short while so that you can be observed. We look at how you interact with the pupils and your potential to teach and engage with them. If your interview is successful, you will be invited to an induction day to meet other successful candidates

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

We strongly encourage skilled and talented applicants from a variety of backgrounds, including those with a disability. Placements are carefully chosen to ensure that the specific needs of an individual can be met within the setting and this includes accessibility for trainees with a physical disability. If you have a disability or other need you’d like to discuss before applying to our training programme, please contact us so we can discuss your specific requirements in more detail and answer questions you may have.

Contact this training provider

Email
schooldirect@bayceschool.org
Telephone
01983 403284
Website
http://www.bayceschool.org
Address
The Bay CE School
Winchester Park Road
Sandown
Isle of Wight
PO36 9BA

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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