The course lasts from September- July, the full academic year.
St George’s Academy Partnership is the accredited provider, the course leads to two qualifications.
You will spend 4 days each week in your ‘home’ school, working alongside your mentor, subject specialists and colleagues.
There are six days additional days allocated to subject specialist input with twilight sessions in some subjects also.
After a period of observation and as you feel confident, your teaching will gradually increase each term.
By Term 6 your teaching commitment will match that of an ECT ( Early Career Teacher) so that you are fully prepared for the workload of a qualified teacher.
There are two assessment points during the year for the PGCE element. The QTS element is assessed formatively throughout the year.
You will spend one day each week at The University of Lincoln.
The day is split into two half days.
Researching Education, The Foundations of Education and preparation for the Action Research & PGCE qualification
The classroom based input covers all elements of teaching and learning linked to The Teacher Standards.
You will have full access to all the facilities of The University of Lincoln.
St George’s Academy Partnership consists of seventeen partner schools across Lincolnshire. We have large comprehensive schools in urban settings, schools in rural locations and selective single sex and mixed grammar schools within the partnership.
You choose your ‘home’ school and apply directly to that school on Apply. This gives you the opportunity to select a school which is a ‘good fit’ for you.
You will spend 5 out of 6 terms in your ‘home’ school.
Term 3 Jan-Feb is spent in your 2nd placement school.
We work with you when selecting your second placement school to ensure that you experience a contrasting setting.
We take into account your personal circumstances re: transport, childcare etc when arranging your second placement.
As we are an 11-16 provider, you will be assessed in KS3 and KS4 only.
All of our trainees gain some experience working with KS5 students.
Trainees also spend one week in a primary school in October to ensure that they are familiar with the KS2 curriculum.
You can select one of the following locations when you apply.
List of locations and vacancies
Westgate, Sleaford, NG34 7PS
St George’s Academy, Sleaford
Westgate, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7PP
An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in physical education or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.
We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.
We are looking for applicants who have a passion for their subject and a commitment to improving the lives and outcomes of young people. You will need to demonstrate consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct and be a proactive, resilient and flexible member of a team.
Ideally, we would like you to have some classroom experience so that you know it is the right career for you. We can help you gain experience in any of our partner schools.
You will need to disclose any criminal convictions, cautions or bind-overs and agree to an enhanced criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This is the government scheme that replaces the Criminal Records Bureau. If you would like to discuss your circumstances with us before you apply, we are happy to advise.
Wendy Procter: 01529 301193
Fees and financial support
The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.
Tuition Fees Loans and Maintenance Loans are also available for eligible applicants.
Financial support from the training provider
Subject Enhancement Courses are available in some subjects which attract a bursary payment.
We support trainees with additional courses or associated travel costs eg exam board courses, these are considered on an individual basis at the discretion of the partnership.
The University of Lincoln is able to provide financial support for some students towards transport costs.
About the training provider
St George’s Academy Partnership includes seventeen schools across Lincolnshire, offering school based teacher training for Secondary.
The Partnership is the accrediting provider for this course and provides the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) training. The University of Lincoln provides the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with 60 Master’s Level credits.
You choose which school you would like to train in and apply directly to that school on Apply. Schools within the partnership are listed on Apply and on our website.
You will be a part of a small cohort, enabling us to tailor the programme to meet your personal circumstances such as transport or childcare.
You will be supported in school by mentors, subject specialists, ITT Leads and Programme Leaders.
Your training is delivered by practising teachers who are up to date with curriculum changes and who are fully aware of the challenges and enormous rewards of a career in teaching.
About the accredited body
St George’s Academy is the accredited provider for all of our courses on both routes.
St George’s Academy Partnership has a rigorous selection and recruitment process. If shortlisted, you will be invited to interview.
The interview process involves:
a meeting with the SCITT Team followed by a written task
an informal meeting with a subject specialist
an interview with members of the SCITT Board
During the day you will meet your potential mentor, departmental colleagues and ITT Lead so that you have a clear idea who you will be working with throughout your training year.
You will be contacted later that day to confirm if you have been successful.
If successful, you will also have the opportunity at a later stage to meet with colleagues at the University of Lincoln to discuss the PGCE course and ask any questions you may have about this element.
You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)
Training with disabilities and other needs
If you have a disability or additional needs, it is helpful if you give us details on your application so that we can make any adjustments you may need. The disability access in all of our partner schools is in accordance with legal requirements.Some of our schools are more accessible than others- we can advise you on this matter with a quick phone call to Wendy Procter: 01529 301193.
In previous cohorts we have worked with trainees who have had additional needs or disabilities (such as dyslexia, epilepsy, visual and hearing impairments) to ensure a safe and successful training year.
St George's Academy Partnership Westgate Sleaford Lincolnshire NG34 7PP
Support and advice
You can speak to a teacher training adviser
for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you
get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.
Call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).