Trainees are placed in their host school from the start of the year and typically spend six weeks in a second school to ensure a breadth of experience. Complementing the programme of training sessions at Bishop Grosseteste University, we draw on the expertise and strengths of outstanding classroom teachers, mentors and leadership team members from across the alliance to support participants through a tailored training programme. Through our partnership of largely Outstanding and Good schools we offer training places in a wide range of subjects and phases which change annually based on school demand.
This PGCE course prepares you to teach children in the 5 to 11 age range as a general primary teacher. It is a very practical course with around two-thirds of the time spent in schools, mostly working with teachers and pupils, and around one third spent on directed study, with partnership training in the University and school. Find out more on our website
The full-time course is for one year with a minimum of 120 days in school and 60 days training. School placements are carefully structured to ensure gradual development of your confidence as an effective teacher through building up experiences by working with other trainees, link tutors and teachers.
Placements begin in the autumn term. The spring and summer term placements follow with you taking the lead within the classroom across core and foundation subjects. You will also undertake an enrichment placement in key stage three and early years. Whilst on placement you will work closely with your School Based Mentor(SBM). Your SBM will observe your practice throughout the week and will also meet with you weekly to enable you to identify targets to further develop your professional practice. You will also attend one afternoon a week at a local training session where senior staff will work with you and help you develop your classroom practice.
During the spring term you will then specialise in special educational needs. You will work closely with professionals from The Phoenix School to provide learning experience for our young people.
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For all PGCE Primary programmes you will normally need:
GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics and Science at the time of application.
An honours degree at a 2:2 classification or above
Experience – We encourage you to gain some experience in schools as this is a good starting point for you to gain an interview for the Primary PGCE
Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy
Declaration of Health
DBS (formerly the CRB) Enhanced Disclosure
If you are unsure as to the relevance of your degree, please call Admissions(01522 583658) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for someone who has a love of learning and who wishes to ensure that others do too.
Besides academic qualifications we are looking for a confident communicator who has a passion for learning. Someone who is well organised and has the ability and desire to become a team player. Your interpersonal skills are important as is your curriculum knowledge. We want to work with people who want to make a difference to individuals’ lives.
The salary will be based on your experience within the special school sector. You can expect a minimum of unqualified scale one (UQT 1 - £17,208 per annum). Fees for QTS will be met by the school however fees for PGCE will be the trainees responsibility.
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
At Hampton Hargate Primary School we are committed to the academic, personal, social and emotional development for all of our pupils. We promote an engaging environment where successful and inspiring teaching and enthusiastic learning, tolerance and mutual respect towards others is valued above all else.
In pursuit of excellence we will always endeavour to demonstrate best practice, to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical developments of pupils in our school and in society, and prepare pupils in our school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experience of later life.
All pupils will experience a broad and balanced curriculum, which supports, challenges and extends their self-discipline, motivation and self-esteem in order to achieve excellence in learning. In working closely with pupils, parents and the wider community we will encourage the children to develop into confident, successful, responsible, independent beings who have an appropriate sense of Citizenship.
The full-time course is for one year with school experience starting in September of the training year. School placements are carefully structured to ensure gradual development of your confidence as an effective teacher through building up experiences by working with other trainees, link tutors and teachers.
About the accredited body
Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) has been educating students in the historic heart of Lincoln for over 150 years. Our beautiful campus is located just a few minutes’ walk from Lincoln Cathedral, Castle and the old Roman city.
We’re exceptionally proud that over the past 150 years, our commitment to first-class teacher training has remained consistent. Life after BGU is also extremely important to us and we offer many different methods of support for our trainees as they begin their teaching careers.
We will invite you to one of our schools and during the time you are with us you will be asked to complete a number of tasks. You will meet with students and staff to discuss topical issues. The purpose of the day is for us to get to know you and for you to get to know us. Once the interview has taken place the panel will discuss how they can best support you in becoming an outstanding teacher and which one of our schools are best placed to help you achieve.
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Training with disabilities and other needs
We really care about all of our trainees and aim to support them all of the way through their studies, from application to graduation. Here at BGU we recognise that trainees may require additional assistance to engage fully with their studies due to a range of access needs. Student Advice plays a key role in co-ordinating services available to BGU’s disabled and sensory impaired students, and/or with specific learning differences or other access needs before and during their studies. In order to assess the level of support trainees may require, we use the legal definition of disability, which is wide ranging but includes:
Specific learning differences including dyslexia
Physical mobility difficulties
Persons requiring personal care
Autistic Spectrum Disorders including Asperger’s Syndrome
Mental health difficulties
Medical conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes or asthma
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list – trainees may have access needs that are not listed above. If you are unsure whether you have access needs which are covered by disability legislation, please contact Student Advice – we will be happy to offer advice and guidance.
Hampton Hargate Primary School Hargate Way Peterborough Cambridgeshire PE7 8BZ
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