This course will train you in the 3-7 age range (Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1).
You’ll be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) by Exceed SCITT and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) by a University.
As an Exceed SCITT Teacher you will be part of its vision and values. They are based upon 3 key words;
Inspire . Care . Excel .
-Providing the opportunity to work in the most exciting, innovative and forward thinking schools across West Yorkshire
-Inspirational training for aspirational teachers and a genuine commitment to professional learning and evidence based practice through its Teaching schools
-Putting the pupil at the heart of teacher training and trainees at the core of our care
Our unique programme maximises your time in school and classrooms. Even the PGCE is drawn directly from your work in school and is not a separate taught course. Our programme design is innovative, with 3 clear strands: The National Curriculum, so that you develop strong subject knowledge and teaching strategies to ensure pupil’s make good progress. Professional Practice, such as inclusion and effective behaviours for learning so that you are confident to meet the needs of all children in your class. Your personal well-being is also important to us so the programme includes mindfulness, positive psychology and developing resilience.
Bradford is a diverse city that will provide you with a fantastic wealth of experiences for starting your teaching career. Take a look at our Bradford and Keighley schools on our website:
(https://www.exceedscitt.co.uk) and you can visit us on our twitter page @ExceedSCITT.
If you’re wanting to train to be a teacher and make a difference to children’s life chances, there is no better place to train than in our diverse partnership schools. We can offer you opportunities and experiences that very few providers can. Our partnership of schools is an amazing place to train.
The Exceed partnership consists of schools working together to support each other, including training new teachers to potentially employ in our partner nursery, primary and special schools.
You are in school all the time. In fact, even when you are working on the academic parts of the programme this is supported by a Tutor from the providing University who comes to one of our schools to work with you.
All of our partnership schools are 100% committed to your training, so it really doesn’t make a difference which schools will be your Home school (where you do the majority of your training) or your Host School (where you have an opportunity to broaden you experience). Geographically our schools are located close to each other and our partnership is very diverse, from large to smaller intercity schools, that are culturally and socio economically diverse.
This course enables you to specialize in the 3-7 age range so your training will take place in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 settings. You will be trained in 2 different schools, however, the structure of the programme will enable you to get to know the whole partnership. This is because your training days are delivered by expert tutors who are also senior leaders within their schools and most of the training on Wednesdays and Thursdays takes place in their school. Having an opportunity to see practice and meet children in a wide range of schools helps you to reflect on what is going to have the most impact upon your progress towards QTS and employment.
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.
We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.
Remember that we really try to get to know you as an individual at the interview so that you feel at ease and can evidence the personal qualities that you bring to the programme. It is your personal qualities that will help to make a significant difference to the educational life chances of the pupils in our partnership of schools.
Before starting the programme all applicants must be deemed suitable to train to teach so safeguarding checks will be undertaken. They must also demonstrate they are fit to teach so will need to complete a pre-ITT health questionnaire.
We are also looking for the following qualities in our applicants:
Excellent communication skills and rapport with children
Transferrable skills into teaching
Awareness of teaching and learning
Able to answer questions in depth and can articulate ideas clearly
Demonstrate strong aptitude for teaching
Fees and financial support
The course fees
for 2022 to 2023 are as follows:
Fees to pay
The fees for the full time 1 year programme are £9250. The fees for the part-time route will differ as applicants will be required to pay fees across two years.
Trainees need to consider how they transport themselves from their training school to the training venues across our Bradford and Keighley partnership. Some of our SCITT Trainee Teachers often car share, reducing travel costs. Having said this please remember that our partnership of schools are geographically situated very close to each other. Please visit our website: (https://www.exceedscitt.co.uk)
About the training provider
Thank you for considering Exceed Partnership to train to teach in Bradford and Keighley. We also recruit to our Leeds hub based at Westerton Primary Academy.
We aim to recruit 30 trainees on either a Primary 3-7 or 5-11 programme. We also have places for Salaried School Direct in Bradford and Teaching Apprenticeships which are based in Leeds. We want to know all our trainees as individuals to ensure your training experience is bespoke and meets your needs.
Our programme is innovative and forward thinking, with 3 clear strands: The National Curriculum for strong subject knowledge and teaching strategies to ensure pupil’s make good progress; Professional Practice, such as inclusion and effective behaviours for learning so that you are confident to meet the needs of all children; Your personal well-being including mindfulness, positive psychology and managing workload.
Want to train and make a difference to children’s life chances? There is no better place to train than in our diverse partner schools. We offer experiences that few providers can, such as experiencing schools in challenging socio economic circumstances and achieve outcomes well above national expectations.
Our partnership is an amazing place to train and committed to its vision and values; ‘providing inspirational training for aspirational teachers and a genuine commitment to professional learning and evidence based practice.’ You can see the schools in our partnership here: (https://www.exceedscitt.co.uk)
Make sure that your application is clear and grammatically accurate. We are looking for your potential as a trainee teacher, not for someone who is already an experienced teacher.
In your personal statement you might want to cover the following aspects, which we offer as a guide only.
Your reason for wanting to teach, why primary?
Which phase of learning are you most interested in, e.g. EYFS, KS1 or KS2.
Your vision for education and your commitment to young people in Bradford and Keighley.
What was your ‘wow moment’ when you knew teaching was the career for you?
Any other relevant and transferable skills/experiences that can be related to teaching.
You will be invited to interview at one of our partnership schools where you will be made very welcome. You will be given a tour of the school and an opportunity to talk to some of our NQTs or current SCITT Teachers training with us. This way you really can find out about our programme! You will have an opportunity to lead a short teaching episode based upon a children’s book and a 30 minute individual interview. This way we really get to know you and you get the opportunity to find out how our partnership supports you to be the best teacher that you can be.
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
As a partnership of schools committed to inclusive education and challenging discrimination, we welcome applications from trainees with disabilities.
Exceed SCITT places trainee welfare at the heart of its vision and values.
“Putting the pupil at the heart of teacher training and Exceed Teachers at the core of our care.”
You will have regular progress meetings that include trainee wellbeing and support to ensure you can access all aspects of the training programme. For example, additional time for tasks, contact with expert tutors on the programme who can provide guidance and strategies for any individual needs.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Education is an academic award with 60 Masters Level credits and is awarded by a University. As a student of a University you are able to access the support services offered by the institution.
Exceed SCITT and Teaching Schools Holybrook Training Campus Bradford West Yorkshire BD10 0EF
Support and advice
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