Woodrush Training Consortium Drama (35CZ)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The University of Warwick
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 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
August 2022
Website
http://www.woodrushtc.co.uk

Contents

About the course

A Drama teacher should aim to provide pupils an alternative learning experience in the curriculum through drama teaching tools and encourage and foster an appreciation and respect for theatre and its craft. The programme combines the theories of learning and teaching, alongside developing practical insights and skills in the effective teaching and assessment of young students in Drama. The course will help you to develop and refine the skills which you will need to become an effective Drama teacher, to inspire the next generation of students to reach higher levels of attainment.

Drama involves a variety of skills and theories in every lesson. Drama not only inspires students, it allows them to feel comfortable and confident in their surroundings, and thus is a key part of education. It is imperative that all teachers are able to provide a safe and effective learning environment as well as producing innovative and creative ways of teaching Drama.

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School placements

Your placement school will primarily be selected on where there are vacancies for your subject. We aim to place you at a school with the minimal travelling distance. You will have two placements at contrasting schools. For primary you will teach ages 3 to 11 and for secondary ages 11 to 18. Woodrush TC partner with over twenty schools in and across the Midlands and these can all be found at www.woodrushtsa.co.uk.

We have listed the locations that our partner schools will be running placements for the next year. You should indicate your preference of location on your application, this does not guarantee you will be placed at your preferred location. Throughout the year a schools staffing may change and therefore a school not listed may become available in your subject.

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Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Hanley Castle High School
Church End, Hanley Castle, Worcester, WR8 0BL
Yes
Moseley School
Moseley School, Wake Green Road, Moseley, B13 9UU
Yes
Q3 Academy Great Barr
Wilderness Lane, Birmingham, B43 7SD
Yes
The Crestwood School
Bromley Ln, Dudley, DY6 8QG
Yes

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

Personal qualities

Successful School Direct students will be those that have a clear understanding of schools in England and of what good teaching involves

Recognise that the job of the teacher is first and foremost that of teaching and that the understanding of the pedagogy of teaching and learning is fundamentally essential

Have a solid knowledge of their subject(s) and are always committed to further developing this knowledge base

Are committed to the education of all children, whatever their need and background

Are able to reflect on their own experiences and apply learning to future actions

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Other requirements

If you studied outside the UK, you should visit the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether your qualifications are of an equivalent level to UK GCSEs, A levels and an undergraduate degree.

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Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

About the training provider

Woodrush Training Consortium is an excellent place to start your teaching career. We aim to develop outstanding practitioners who are creative, highly effective and exceed the professional standards. Educational theory, innovative research and outstanding pedagogy are the foundations of our highly successful training programme.

Early career teachers regard highly the support that they receive from Woodrush. This was recognised by Ofsted in 2018 who said that early career teachers ‘feel fully supported as they develop their skills in teaching and managing pupils’ behaviour. They value the quality of the training and the way in which leaders encourage them to be reflective practitioners. Through this support, newly qualified teachers are able to speak with passion and knowledge about a range of educational topics. All newly qualified teachers spoken to said that they are proud to work at the school’. ​ Woodrush High School, the lead in our consortium, is an 11-18 school on the border of Birmingham and Worcestershire. We place an emphasis on ensuring all of our students achieve the qualifications, and equally important the life skills, to be successful in the world we live in. We have hardworking and well qualified staff who are dedicated to delivering an ever-changing curriculum in a vibrant and exciting way. The curriculum we offer is broad, balanced and inspires students to learn. Staff at Woodrush work as a close and effective team, sharing good practice and providing support for each other. High quality coaching and mentoring is a strength across our consortium.

Interview process

Application forms are considered by both the university and the individual schools involved with Woodrush Training Consortium. All successful applicants will have an interview and although this normally takes place at Woodrush Training Consortium, due to COVID interviews are being conducted online. The University and Woodrush jointly design and manage the interview process with the school leading the process. Your interview will consist of a written task, a presentation and a formal interview.

Applicants that demonstrate professionalism, commitment, a realistic understanding of the pressures of the course and the profession, an awareness of the school in which they are intending to train, creativity, organisational skills and a clear recognition of the need to synthesise practical and academic learning through refection are most likely to succeed.

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International students

We can sponsor Student visas, but this is not guaranteed.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations in relation to age (as appropriate), disability, race, gender reassignment (maternity and pregnancy), religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Treating people equally does not necessarily involve treating them all the same. Our policies, procedures and activities must not discriminate but must nevertheless take account of differences of life-experience, outlook and background, and in the kinds of barrier and disadvantage which people may face,

Contact this training provider

Email
trainingconsortium@woodrush.org
Telephone
01564823777
Website
http://www.woodrushtc.co.uk
Address
Shawhurst Lane
Wythall
Birmingham
West Midlands
B47 5JW

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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