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) allows you to teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
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.

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

How school placements work

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.

Fees

The course fees for 2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU 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

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

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)  

Requirements

Qualifications

We recommend that applicants gain a small amount of experience within a primary school, in order to gain first-hand experience of a classroom environment and a small insight into the role of a teacher.

• A good honours degree from a UK university or an equivalent qualification • PLUS Grade C and above at GCSE in English Language, Mathematics and Science prior to application.

If you studied outside of the UK, you should contact the National Academic Recognition Centre website (https://www.naric.org.uk/naric) to obtain confirmation that your qualifications are of an equivalent level to the required UK GCSEs and undergraduate degree.

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

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.

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 details

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

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