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Pioneers Partnership SCITT Geography (2MQ7)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Pioneers Partnership SCITT
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
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://rochdalepioneerspartnership.com/

Contents

About the course

The main training placement for this particular post will be at one of a number of schools in the Rochdale and Tameside area. The placement of at least 28 weeks, split into different phases, will begin with observations and very soon, you will be given the increasing responsibility for teaching groups of learners, whilst also gaining understanding of a teachers pastoral responsibility. You will be assessed at key points throughout the year. Your teaching will be observed and you will gather evidence from a range of different sources to show how you are meeting the Teacher Standards. Throughout your training from September to July you will have a personalised programme of support from a Subject Mentor and a Professional Mentor. Their role is to facilitate your development as a teacher and build on your strengths, expertise and subject-knowledge. You will be encouraged to continually reflect upon your practice, identifying your strengths and implementing strategies to improve your practice further. All trainees meet weekly for Professional Development and Pedagogy. These sessions also give trainees the opportunity to share good practice with their peers and to work collaboratively to secure further improvements. In addition, you will meet periodically with your subject tutor and will be enrolled on the MMU PGCE.

  • Subject to change due to COVID 19 adaptations.*

School placements

The main training placement for this particular post will be at one of a number of schools in the Rochdale and Tameside area. The placement of at least 28 weeks, split into different phases, will begin with observations and very soon, you will be given the increasing responsibility for teaching groups of learners, whilst also gaining understanding of a teacher’s pastoral responsibilities. Your second placement of approximately seven weeks, will give you the opportunity to develop your teaching in a contrasting school within the Partnership. Here you will develop the skills from your host placement school and adapt them to the needs of different groups of learners in a different environment. You will then return to your host school where it will enable you to consolidate any of the Teacher Standards which you need to develop further. The final placement will also give you the opportunity to gain experience in a special school, a sixth form college or a Pupil Referral Service School.

  • Subject to change due to COVID 19 adaptations.*

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

We expect all of our applicants to have at least a 3rd class degree or better from a UK Higher Education Institute or equivalent. Some of our partner schools have their own internal entry requirements which may include a higher class of degree.

Potential trainees should have GCSE or equivalent at grades 9 - 4 (c or above) English and Maths and also for Primary 9 - 4 (c or above) in Science. Overseas educated potential trainees should have NARIC approved equivalences.

Personal qualities

We are looking for talented graduates who have the enthusiasm, passion and resilience that being an outstanding teacher requires. Teacher training is a challenging programme and we are looking for the commitment that will ensure that trainees complete the year successfully. Excellent subject knowledge is expected, and the ability to communicate effectively. We understand that some applicants will have less experience but some time in schools, either working or observing would be beneficial. Above all, we are looking for applicants who have a genuine enthusiasm for working with young people, along with the drive to become an outstanding teacher.

Other requirements

All successful applicants will undertake a DBS check and a Health Check which determines ‘fitness to teach.’

Fees and financial support

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

Financial support from the training provider

Bursaries are available for a number of different Secondary Subjects. Student Finance options also available. Further details available on the ‘Get Into Teaching’ website.

About the training provider

The Rochdale Pioneers Partnership (http://rochdalepioneerspartnership.com/) is committed to providing the highest quality of teacher training: ensuring those who begin their careers with us are reflective, inquisitive and confident practitioners. Our vision is underpinned by a strong moral purpose to serve the pupils of our partners schools, by improving the life chances of those children, some of whom come from the most deprived areas of the country. Once having completed your training with us you will also be able to access a programme of Continued Professional Development through the borough’s two teaching schools, who provide support for each step of your career. Our aim is to develop you as a leader. Many of our alumni have positions of responsibility within our partnership schools. We are proud of our very strong employment rates. The majority of our trainees secure employment within our local partnership. The benefits of a school led programme include:

  • You will spend more time based in schools and classrooms than you would on a traditional teacher training course.
  • All training is delivered by current outstanding practitioners from within our partnership and is wholly school-based.
  • Trainees complete the training with many more hours classroom experience than those who have followed a university-led route, leaving them more confident and skilled as they embark on their NQT year.
  • As well as Qualified Teacher Status, trainees will also work towards the internationally recognised PGCE qualification (in association with Manchester Metropolitan University).

Interview process

We are looking for talented graduates who have the enthusiasm, passion and resilience that being an outstanding teacher requires. Teacher training is a challenging programme and we are looking for the commitment that will ensure that trainees complete the year successfully and go on to have outstanding careers. Excellent subject knowledge is expected, along with the ability to communicate this effectively to people of all ages and abilities. We understand that some applicants will have less experience but some time in schools, either working or observing would be beneficial. Above all, we are looking for applicants who have a genuine enthusiasm for working with young people, along with the drive to become an outstanding teacher. All applicants who demonstrate that they meet the eligibility criteria will be considered. The Director of SCITT and Partnership schools will shortlist and will invite successful applicants for interview. The interview will include:

  • Lesson Observation
  • A chance to meet with pupils
  • Literacy task (also numeracy for Primary trainees)
  • Formal interview
  • An opportunity to ask questions about the course

  • Subject to change due to COVID 19 adaptations.*

Training with disabilities and other needs

The training partnership confirms its commitment to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunities for trainees and prospective trainees in all aspects of its teaching and examination; its counselling of trainees; the way it affords access to any of its benefits, facilities and services. The aim of the partnership is to ensure that no trainee or prospective trainee receives less favourable treatment directly or indirectly on grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origins, gender, sexuality, marital or parental status, disability, creed, social or economic class.

Contact this training provider

Email
mtsvrobinson@middtech.com
Telephone
01616435116
Website
http://rochdalepioneerspartnership.com/
Address
Kenyon Lane
Middleton
Manchester
Lancs
M24 2GT

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