Brent Teaching School Alliance Primary (AR22)

QTS full time

Accredited body
Middlesex University
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
QTS

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England and may also allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach in the EU and EEA, though this could change after 2020.

If you’re planning to teach overseas, you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.btsa.london

Contents

About the course

PGCE with QTS - School Direct Tuition Fee route

The School Direct Tuition Fee programme provides the opportunity to gain a postgraduate qualification, which can be used towards a master’s degree in the future. This will enable you to develop your skills for teaching and for understanding the interrelationship between learning and teaching, as you develop in to a critically reflective practitioner.

The programme is designed to include 120 days of school-based training. This will provide you with opportunities to teach across the 5-11 age range. The Brent Teaching School Alliance (BTSA) is a strong partnership of primary and secondary schools working with Middlesex University to provide high quality teacher training amongst our mainly ‘outstanding’ establishments. Our vision is to train and develop the next generation of outstanding teachers. You will be assigned a mentor from the staff of your host school within the alliance. Our mentors are outstanding teachers with a wealth of experience including but not limited to coaching, effective classroom observation and feedback skills.

Middlesex University provides the PGCE central training programme (60 days), which includes lectures, seminars and practical workshops these will be provided in a blended learning environment.

Modules: Learning and Teaching : a broad and balanced curriculum (30 Credits)- Compulsory Primary Professional Development One (School-based) (30 Credits)- Compulsory Across the curriculum, beyond the classroom (30 Credits)- Compulsory Primary Professional Development Two (School-based) (30 Credits)- Compulsory

All University-based modules are assessed by coursework. School-based modules are assessed against the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

You will critically evaluate the effectiveness of a wide range of resources and your own lesson plans. You will analyse research data and critically evaluate how research has contributed to the knowledge and understanding of how to teach effectively.

Completing the course will lead to the award of PGCE with QTS.

https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/primary-education-qts

School placements

Students will join the PGCE programme for training at Middlesex, but the placements will be arranged within the alliance.

Teaching placements with our partnership of schools will enable you to understand, critically evaluate and respond to the needs of children in multicultural, multilingual and multi-faith settings.

The consortium of schools within the BTSA involved in the delivery of Initial Teacher Training has a high level of expertise and strong commitment to delivering high quality training. We have been successfully training teachers for many years.

Within the school setting you will be allocated an experienced mentor to guide you. We try to create an environment in which staff, pupils and trainee teachers’ alike feel valued and supported. Our staff are our most valuable resource and have a proven track record in training and professional development. Our teachers are excellent practitioners with exemplary behaviour management strategies and are eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers.

Initially, you will assist the class teachers before taking responsibility for the classes for a substantial period in the spring and summer terms. Your teaching timetable will reflect your trainee status and will give you plenty of time to shadow and observe, to plan and prepare.

Interview process

You will attend an interview at the BTSA’s lead school; a subsequent interview may take place with the University.

You will be asked to engage in a short activity with a class of children to assess your interaction and communication skills with young people.

At the interview stage, your suitability for teaching will be assessed including your subject knowledge for teaching and competency in the fundamental skills of English and maths. If any shortfall is identified, you may be required to complete some additional work to secure the appropriate level of competency before being accepted on the programme. During the programme, your competency in these areas will be assessed and developed to ensure you reach the required level.

Fees

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

Financial support

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

Applicants are required to have a second-class honours degree 2:2 or above. In addition to GCSEs at grade C or 4, or equivalent in English, mathematics and science.

We accept equivalency tests by Equivalency Testing, A Star Teachers or other appropriately accredited providers approved by the ITT team at Middlesex. We cannot accept functional skills or key skills or IELTS.

At the interview stage, your suitability for teaching will be assessed including your subject knowledge for teaching and competency in the fundamental skills of English and Maths.

Personal qualities

We are looking for ambitious trainee teachers who demonstrate their passion and enthusiasm for teaching and have a desire to share this with young people.

You should be highly motivated, able to adapt and have the resilience to work well under pressure. Ideal candidates will be organised and demonstrate good inter-personal skills.

Trainees should have the ability to reflect critically on their own practice and progress.

Other requirements

All applicants will be expected to have gained some experience in a classroom, ideally prior to interview.

Teacher Training providers have a responsibility to ensure that trainees have the health and physical capacity to teach and will not put children at risk of harm. All applicants will be required to successfully complete Occupational Health and Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure checks.

If you have lived, worked or travelled in another country for three months or longer in the last ten years, you will need to obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct from the relevant country/countries.

Please see; www.mdx.ac.uk

About the training provider

If you want an interesting career where you can really make a difference to the lives of young people, train to be a teacher with the Brent Teaching School Alliance.

The Brent Teaching School Alliance (BTSA) is a strong partnership of primary and secondary schools working with Middlesex University to provide high quality teacher training among our mainly ‘outstanding’ establishments. Our vision is to train and develop the next generation of outstanding teachers.

We have been successful providers of initial teacher training for many years. The consortium of schools involved have a high level of expertise and strong commitment to delivering excellent quality training. We enable our student teachers to realise their full potential. A high percentage of our students gain full employment within their placement school or within the Alliance, once qualified.

You will be trained in a highly supportive and aspirational environment and will develop the rigour, professional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for the delivery of creative, purposeful and challenging teaching and learning. Our teachers are excellent practitioners with exemplary behaviour management strategies and are eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers.

The Brent Teaching School Alliance can provide a broad range of experiences and developmental opportunities within a multi-culturally diverse population, which enriches the experience of teaching within this unique community.

About the accredited body

Middlesex has an extensive history of delivering leading education courses ensures that you will benefit from the guidance of expert tutors.

All School Direct(SD) programmes provide the opportunity to gain a postgraduate qualification, which can be used later towards a Masters award. This will enable you to develop your skills for teaching and for understanding the interrelationship between learning and teaching, as you develop into a critically reflective practitioner.

Training with disabilities and other needs

The BTSA is fully inclusive. Applicants who would benefit from disabled access should let us know on their application form so that they can be considered for placements at the appropriate schools.

Trainees with a disability or other needs will be offered additional support with reasonable adjustments made to accommodate their individual circumstances.

Contact details

Email
tmooteealoo@byroncrt.brent.sch.uk
Telephone
0208 904 2785
Website
http://www.btsa.london
Address
Spencer Road
Wembley
Middlesex
HA0 3SF

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