Debden Park High School Primary (38X4)

PGCE with QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
TKAT SCITT
Financial support
Salary
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
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.scitt.tkat.org/
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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.

Salaried trainees may have responsibility for their own class and may be expected to teach a higher percentage of the teaching timetable compared to an non-salaried trainee.

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 the 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

  • Primary subject and curriculum knowledge support from expert practitioners

  • 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 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 a minimum of four to six weeks in a contrast key stage and 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 the allocated training hub for primary (The Atkins Centre, Sidcup) or via online training sessions.

Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Heybridge Primary School
Heybridge Primary School, , Rowan Drive, Heybridge, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4TU
No

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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.

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.

Salary

Trainees on the salaried route will be paid on an unqualified teachers’ pay scale 1 (minimum) at the discretion of each individual employing school, and as advertised.

The cost of the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) fee is met by the employing school.

The cost of the Post- Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with 60 Masters Credits (optional) is £2,000 and is met by the trainee.

  • Please note that salaried trainees are not eligible for student finance and therefore would need to self-fund their PGCE fee.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

Debden Park High School is the School Direct Lead School for our 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 Distance Learning Postgraduate Certificate in Education (DLPGCE) 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 and enthusiastic practitioner. Our training is relevant and responsive to current developments in education and provides a hands-­on approach to classroom practice. We believe the best teachers are trained by outstanding practitioners.

About the accredited body

TKAT SCITT is an accredited ITT Provider offering secondary (11-16) and primary (5-11) school-based initial teacher training awarding Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with the option to study for a Distance Learning Postgraduate Certificate in Education (DLPGCE) with Masters’ credits. Our HEI Provider responsible for the PGCE is Leeds Beckett University.

TKAT SCITT provides primary and secondary teacher training for over 40 schools in our ITT partnership.

We pride ourselves on the communication and support provided to trainees to enable them to successfully complete their training year.

We also support trainees in finding a suitable Early Career Teacher (ECT) post.

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.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to work in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for salaried courses is the Skilled Worker visa.

To apply for a Skilled Worker visa you need to be sponsored by your employer.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • 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

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

We believe pastoral support of our trainees is essential. 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.

Our Commitment - Equal, Inclusive, Diverse

TKAT is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity by encouraging and welcoming differences, listening to individual experiences, aspirations and accomplishments and learning how to grow better together. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic.

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

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training 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 chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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