Torfield School Primary (2H3M)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Brighton
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
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.torfield-saxonmount.com

Contents

About the course

For primary applicants, Torfield School and South Downs School provide a supportive, friendly environment.

For secondary applicants, Saxon Mount, the Lindfield and New Horizons provide a supportive, friendly environment.

All schools are busy, vibrant places. We expect candidates to be independent, self-motivated team players. We expect high expectations of pupil progress, whatever their starting points.

All schools can provide specialist support & training in ASD, managing challenging behaviour, experience of multi-agency working & a range of approaches to supporting pupils with learning difficulties & social, emotional & mental health difficulties.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the relevant school early as we anticipate the limited places we are able to offer will be over subscribed.

School placements

For primary applicants, Torfield School and South Downs School provide a supportive, friendly environment.

For secondary applicants, Saxon Mount, the Lindfield and New Horizons provide a supportive, friendly environment.

All schools are busy, vibrant places. We expect candidates to be independent, self-motivated team players. We expect high expectations of pupil progress, whatever their starting points.

Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Main Site
Torfield School, Croft Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3JT
Yes
South Downs Community Special School
Beechy Avenue, Old Town, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 8NU
Yes

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

  • a good honours degree with the potential to become an outstanding teacher
  • at least four weeks’ school experience
  • at least five subjects at GCSE including English Language, Mathematics and Science
  • For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 7.0 in all elements
  • Professional Skills Tests (compulsory)
  • Complete a Maths Equivalency Test

Personal qualities

  • excellent communication and organisational skills
  • commitment to working hard
  • confidence and ability to engage with children
  • commitment to a professional team
  • flexibility; a crucial characteristic that is vital in this active and *constantly changing environment
  • commitment to excellence in education
  • some knowledge of current educational issues. This would provide *evidence that the applicant has seriously considered their application
  • some knowledge of SEN issues would also provide evidence that the applicant has seriously considered their application

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,250.

Financial support from the training provider

Please view the following site for details: (https://www.brighton.ac.uk/courses/study/school-direct-tuition-and-school-direct-salaried.aspx)

About the training provider

If you are applying to become a teacher and you are particularly interested in working with pupils who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), then training with us is an excellent choice. Our School Direct route is delivered in partnership with the University of Brighton, providing high quality experiences.

Torfield and Saxon Mount School, The Lindfield School, New Horizons School and South Downs School offer opportunities to complete PGCEs, preparing candidates to teach in mainstream and SEND settings. Torfield and South Downs offer Primary placements. Saxon Mount offers Secondary English, Secondary Maths and Secondary Biology. New Horizons offers Secondary English and Secondary Maths. The Lindfield offers Secondary Maths and Secondary Biology. The taught elements are delivered by the University of Brighton. Two of the three teaching placements are facilitated in the host school. A third placement occurs in a contrasting (mainstream) school. Torfield is a 4-11 special school in Hastings. Saxon Mount is an 11-16 special school in St Leonards. Torfield was judged ‘Outstanding’ (Ofsted, September 2017) and Saxon Mount was judged ‘Good with Outstanding features’ (November 2017). More information can be found at: www.torfield-saxonmount.com. Lindfield is a 11-16 special school in Eastbourne, judged ‘Outstanding’ at its last inspection. South Downs School is a 4-11 special school in Eastbourne, judged ‘Outstanding’ at it’s last inspection. More information can be found at: www.southdowns-lindfield.com. New Horizons is a 9-16 special school in St Leonards, judged ‘Outstanding’ at its last inspection. More information can be found here: www.sabden.org.uk.

Interview process

The University of Brighton will check all applications to see if the applicants meet the entry criteria. Those shortlisted will be invited to interview at school and university which will involve activities to assess suitability for teaching.

Successful candidates will then receive a formal letter of acceptance.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their referees are aware of their role, as well as making sure they follow the UCAS instructions for providing online references.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Please see the Federation Equalities Statement on our website. www.torfield-saxonmount.com.

Contact this training provider

Email
head@tasmat.org.uk
Telephone
01424 428228
Website
http://www.torfield-saxonmount.com
Address
Croft Road
Hastings
East Sussex
TN34 3JT

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching 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 speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).

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