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Debden Park High School Chemistry (33ZF)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
TKAT SCITT
Financial support
Scholarships or bursaries, as well as student finance, are available 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://www.scitt.tkat.org/

Contents

About the course

Our programme prepares our trainees to be excellent teachers to enable them to deliver high quality, purposeful and inclusive learning experiences, inspiring a love of learning and successful outcomes.

This is achieved through:

  • A school-based programme where trainees work alongside expert colleagues four days a week.

  • Trainees develop their knowledge and understanding of teaching through a weekly professional studies day delivered at their regional training centre or through remote learning.

  • All training is underpinned by current high-quality evidence and research.

  • The General Professional Studies programme combines a pedagogical approach to learning with practical strategies for use in the classroom.

  • Trainees will gain experience from practising teachers as well as specialist speakers in behaviour management, special educational needs and health and well-being.

  • A two-week induction programme which provides every trainee with the knowledge and skill-base to prepare them for their placement schools, where they will observe expert colleagues in preparation for teaching.

  • Dedicated mentor support throughout the programme with weekly observations and mentor meetings where targets are set to support a trainee’s development.

  • Specialist subject and curriculum knowledge support with dedicated subject tutors.

  • Experience and understanding of the key stages on either side of the training programme.

  • Course assignments are designed to help trainees demonstrate they have met the curriculum through planning, preparation and assessment of pupils. The programme is assessed through continual course work; there are no final exams.

School placements

Applicants apply for their preferred school (A) placement where they will spend the majority of their training year.

Trainees are required to complete a second (B) placement as part of training.

The second placement (B) will be for six weeks in a contrast setting. This enables us to ensure that we offer trainees a breadth of experience in their training year. Every effort is taken to place trainees in a school geographically convenient for them, without compromising their training needs.

Our programme is full-time (term time only). Trainees spend four days a week in school and one day a week at their regional training hub (Debden Park High School) or via online training sessions.

Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
King Harold Business & Enterprise Academy
King Harold Business & Enterprise Academy, Broomstick Hall Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1LR
No

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

  • A minimum 2:2 degree of a UK higher education institution or equivalent qualification.

  • GCSE grade C / 4 (or standard equivalent) in mathematics and English. (Applicants who do not hold these qualifications will be asked to sit a GCSE equivalency test or asked for other evidence to demonstrate their ability).

If an applicant has overseas qualifications, this will need to be supported with a written National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) statement of comparability (paid for by the applicant).

TKAT SCITT will arrange Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses, where necessary, subject to a conditional offer made.

Personal qualities

We are seeking well-qualified graduates who have a passion for learning and a commitment to helping children be the best that they can be.

Other requirements

  • Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced clearance;
  • Two satisfactory references;
  • Recommended as medically fit to teach.

(TKAT SCITT meet the cost of the Enhanced DBS, however, if an overseas check is necessary, the additional cost will be met by the trainee).

TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students, and expects all staff, trainees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £7,250.

We offer two pathways leading to different qualifications. Fees for each pathway are as follows:-

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) only - £7,250

or

  • QTS with accreditation for Post- Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with 60 Masters Credits - £9,250

Both costs of these pathways are met by the trainee, although they may be eligible for a student loan via the Student Finance England (SFE).

Trainees may be eligible for a government bursary depending on the grade of their degree. Our administration staff will be able to advise.

About the training provider

Debden Park High School is an Outstanding School within The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT). It is the School Direct Lead School for the Essex training hub providing secondary (11-16) and primary (5-11) school-based teacher training.

Our other ITT partner schools in the Essex Training Hub are:

Secondary:

  • Hylands School
  • King Harold Business & Enterprise Academy

Primary:

  • Heybridge Primary School
  • Maldon Primary School
  • Stapleford Abbotts Primary School
  • Willow Brook Primary School & Nursery

Trainees can gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with the option to study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Masters’ credits. Our HEI Provider responsible for the PGCE is Leeds Beckett University.

We offer a bespoke training programme: every training session is delivered by a highly skilled, experienced teacher. Our training is relevant and responsive to current developments in education and provides a hands-­on approach to classroom practice.

Interview process

Candidates take part in a selection and recruitment process designed to assess their suitability to train to teach.

The aim of the interview process is for candidates to demonstrate why they have chosen teaching as a career and allow us to see their potential as a teacher.

The interview will take place online and the administration team will take you through a step-by-step process.

If successful, candidates will be made a conditional offer of a place on the TKAT SCITT programme, subject to all course requirements being met.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Excellent communication with our ITT partner schools enable them to meet the needs of trainees wherever possible. Individual support programmes are established at the start of the training programme to ensure trainees’ needs are met.

Pastoral support of trainees is essential. TKAT SCITT staff are trained in mental health awareness and all trainees receive professional training to have coping strategies for their mental health and well-being throughout the training programme.

Debden Park High School and TKAT SCITT are an equal opportunity employer and as such the partnership promotes, equality and diversity and the elimination of discrimination.

Contact this training provider

Email
scitt@tkat.org
Telephone
020 3740 1808
Website
http://www.scitt.tkat.org/
Address
Debden Park High School
c/o The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT), The Atkins Centre, Kemnal Technology College
Sidcup
Kent
DA14 5AA

Support and advice

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