Ashlawn Teaching School
Design and technology (P403)

PGCE with QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
Birmingham City University
Financial support
Salary
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.ashlawn.org.uk/

Contents

About the course

You will: • have a school-based subject mentor, a professional mentor and a university teaching fellow for support • observe other lessons with colleagues to help formulate your individual style of teaching • be provided with a teaching timetable within ITT requirements • plan and evaluate taught lessons with the support of your mentor • be formally observed and discuss in a follow-up meeting (once per week) • create a portfolio of evidence during the year to evidence you have met the teaching standards for QTS • attend university day once a week and several alliance days across the year • be required to submit assignments, spread across the year, which will be assessed at Masters Level for your PGCE

Interview process

Interviews will be conducted by the Head of Teaching School and a course/subject leader from BCU either at Ashlawn School or in a partner school, depending on where you wish to be hosted for your main placement. You will complete a few written activities (1 hour) then you will participate in a lower school (KS3) lesson in your subject, we will ask you to prepare a 10min starter activity (details given prior to interview), followed by an interview with the Head of Teaching School, BCU course/subject leader (and a senior member of staff from the host school if not Ashlawn).

How school placements work

You will be supported by a subject mentor, professional mentor, the teaching school and a teaching fellow from the university.

Salary

Salaried trainees receive a salary from the school (on the Unqualified Teacher Scale) which is around £16,500. Bursaries, scholarships and financial support from Student Finance England isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.

Financial support

Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.

If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.

Requirements

Qualifications

You should be a graduate, with an honours degree grade 2:2 or above or equivalent qualification. It is preferred your degree is in the subject you wish to train to teach, if not, a strong A level grade B/ level 5 is needed. You require a standard equivalent to a grade C/ level 4 in GCSE English and mathematics. Your qualifications must be completed before the commencement of your training place. Equivalency tests are accepted at the university’s discretion. NARIC equivalency certificates are required for any degree or school qualifications gained outside the United Kingdom.

Personal qualities

We require: *a desire to teach, motivate and enthuse young people *interest in and commitment to the education of children *a flexible approach to learning and teaching *good oral and written communication skills *a readiness to listen and share

  • a love of your subject

Other requirements

Previous experience of working with young people strengthens an application

About the training provider

CORONAVIRUS: These are uncertain times and Coronavirus is having a huge impact on the education system and on teacher training, however, in accordance with DfE guidelines, we are still recruiting and interviewing for school direct teacher training starting in the Autumn 2020.

Ashlawn Teaching School (Innovation Learning and Leadership Alliance) is a partnership of schools in Rugby, Warwickshire, and Leicestershire. Together we seek to provide teacher training opportunities based in local schools with a common core of development opportunities focussed on the wider educational community. We create personalised training programmes with a breadth of experience and outstanding support to develop balanced well-rounded teaching professionals. At the heart of our alliance is the desire to provide learning communities where students can experience outstanding learning. Our School Direct Alliance is led by Ashlawn School, an outstanding bilateral secondary academy, which has an outstanding record of training teachers with experienced mentors across a wide range of secondary subjects.

"Ashlawn Teaching School has been incredibly supportive and fundamental to the successful completion of my teacher training. Without their advice and support at vital times throughout the year, I would have struggled to stay on track and meet targets. I would recommend Ashlawn Teaching School to anyone looking to complete their ITT" - 2018-19 history trainee

About the accredited body

The School of Education and Social Work has a long and established history when it comes to delivering initial teacher training (ITT). Our graduates are very successful in finding employment and many take jobs in the West Midlands. Courses are taught by a range of experienced practitioners, many of whom have been exceptional teachers or have worked as senior managers in education. (https://www.bcu.ac.uk/education-and-social-work/initial-teacher-training/school-direct)

Training with disabilities and other needs

Ashlawn Teaching School team tailor our training process to the specific needs of each trainee and we work closely with our partner schools and universities to ensure this critical training year runs as smoothly as possible for each trainee's individual needs. If you have a disability, including a specific learning difficulty, we strongly recommend you include this in your application form, so we can support you right from the beginning of the process.

Contact details

Email
greenwaya@ashlawn.org.uk
Telephone
01788 573425
Website
http://www.ashlawn.org.uk/
Address
Ashlawn Road
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV22 5ET

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