Henry Maynard Training E17 Primary (2TTJ)

PGCE with QTS full time

Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

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
3 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022


About the course

This programme leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and the academic award of a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). The programme is currently validated by the University of Brighton.

Trainees on the SCITT programme will be based in one of the schools in the partnership and will attend centre-based training at Henry Maynard Primary School. Initially this will be 2 days per week but as the year progresses it will reduce to one day a week and then less frequently. The remaining days will be spent in school teaching and completing school based tasks.

To apply for the SCITT programme it is desirable that you have some experience working in schools or working with children but this does not need to be paid employment, it can be voluntary experience.

School placements

You will select to train in either 3-7 or 5-11 phase. In the 3-7 phase you will have one placement in EYFS and one in KS1. In the 5-11 phase you will have one placement in KS1 and one in KS2. Henry Maynard Training E17 arranges the placements. Your main placement will be in one of our partner schools and you will complete a second placement of 6 weeks in a contrasting school. We work with a range of primary schools in Waltham Forest, Islington and Hackney.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, 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.

We accept equivalency tests from: Equivalency Testing: www.equivalencytesting.com A Star: www.astarequivalency.co.uk

Personal qualities

  • Recent experience of working with children. This can be paid or voluntary work.
  • The ability to communicate clearly and accurately in Standard English
  • A commitment to teach and a motivation to learn
  • Well developed personal qualities and skills such as self-organisation, resilience and reflectiveness
  • A commitment to equal opportunities
  • An understanding of, and commitment to, the safeguarding of children

Other requirements

It is the duty of all schools to protect vulnerable children and adults. If you are offered a place on the programme, the school will apply for a DBS check for you. The form will contain details of any cautions, convictions, reprimands or any warnings recorded against your name (even where they would generally be considered spent), or will confirm that you have none. It will allow the school to make an assessment of your suitability for access to these vulnerable groups. Please visit: www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,000.

There are no additional costs for the PGCE, this is included in the £9000 course fee.

About the training provider

Henry Maynard Training E17 is an accredited provider of Initial Teacher Training. We are based at Henry Maynard Primary School in Walthamstow and, as a school, we have successfully been involved in leading teacher training for more than 15 years. We provide initial teacher training leading to the awards of QTS and PGCE (validated by University of Brighton). Henry Maynard Training E17 was graded Outstanding by Ofsted in 2018. [https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/41/70359]

We are committed to training outstanding teachers who will serve the diverse community in North and East London. Our aim is to produce high quality teachers who are fully able to inspire, educate and nurture our local children. We have a great track record of producing outstanding teachers, leaders and head teachers of the future. 100% of our trainees in 2020-21 secured a teaching position at the end of the course. The majority of our trainees take up NQT positions in one of our partnership schools.

Interview process

Candidates are short-listed following reference to the person specification and if successful are invited for interview. The interview day can take place at Henry Maynard Primary or in a school within the partnership.

The interview process comprises:

  • an interview with a panel consisting of the Henry Maynard Training E17 Manager and headteachers or representatives from our partner schools
  • a short presentation task
  • maths and writing tests. (The tests are intended to assess your ability to communicate effectively in written English and your competence in a range of mathematical skills. Maths will be at approximately KS3 level and literacy will be an extended writing task.)

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Our buildings are accessible and we follow an equality policy in line with the Equalities Act of 2010. We welcome applications from all candidates meeting entry requirements and we offer appropriate support to applicants with disabilities and other needs. Applicants with additional needs should contact us so we can discuss how best to support them.

Contact this training provider

020 8520 3042
Henry Maynard Primary Sch
Maynard Road
E17 9JE

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching 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 speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (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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