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Haybridge Alliance SCITT Social sciences (X785)

PGCE with QTS part time

Financial support
Student finance 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
14 to 19
Course length
Up to 2 years
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.teachwithhaybridge.co.uk

Contents

About the course

Social Sciences is an exciting and varied subject area that might include teaching a combination of the following: Sociology: Sociology involves the study of society and the influences it has in shaping us as individuals. Psychology: The scientific study of the mind and behaviour.
Health and Social Care: The study of health and well-being that supports students in understanding how physical, intellectual, emotional and social development can influence an individual’s health. Criminology: The study of criminal behaviour on an individual and social level, how it can be managed and potentially prevented. Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PHSE): Focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and attributes to keep children and young people healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work. Applicants will gain experience of teaching throughout the Key Stages and will need to be able to deliver lessons that are relevant and engaging.

Trainees will also benefit from Professional Studies and Subject Pedagogy sessions that are led by a Subject Specialist. It is your responsibility to secure the required fundamental English and Mathematics skills and we will support you in this process to ensure you can demonstrate competence in the required fundamental English and Mathematics to gain QTS.

School placements

You will undertake a placement close to where you live during the Autumn and Summer terms in one of our partner schools.
Your second placement close to where you live will take place in the Spring term and will be in a contrasting school to your first placement. You will gain experience of working with a range of young people with differing backgrounds, abilities and needs. You will have a professional mentor as well as a school mentor in each placement school.

Most subjects involve teaching across the 14-19 age range and trainees will gain experience of teaching across Key Stage 4 and 5. Other experiences include a three-day placement in a primary school and one-day placements in a special school, a school deemed to require improvement and a school that offers alternative provision. Trainees will also gain experience of working with young people for whom English is an additional language.

Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Main Site
Haybridge Alliance SCITT, Brake Lane, Hagley, Worcestershire, DY8 2XS
No
The De Montfort School
Four Pools Road, Evesham, WR11 1DQ
No

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

All applicants are required to hold a UK undergraduate degree or recognised equivalent qualification normally with a degree classification of 2.2 or higher. For secondary applicants this must be in, or closely related to, your proposed teaching subject. We expect to see at least 50% of your first degree relevant to the National Curriculum subject you intend to teach.

GCSE grade C/4 or above in English/Mathematics for secondary applicants. GCSE grade C/4 or above in English/Mathematics/Science for primary applicants

Where required GCSE qualification or NARIC equivalence is not held, candidates must undertake equivalence testing

Personal qualities

The SCITT Training Programme focuses on developing teaching skills. You should have a strong understanding of the subject you wish to teach before you start training and have clear potential to become a teacher. High levels of resilience and self discipline are of paramount importance for successful completion of the programme. If your degree subject does not link closely to your chosen teaching subject, you may be required to undertake a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course before you begin your training year.

Other requirements

International If you studied outside of the UK, you should visit the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether your qualifications are of an equivalent level to UK GCSEs, A levels and an undergraduate degree. You will also need to obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct from the country or countries that they have lived in for the past five years in order to satisfy the DBS checks.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2021 to 2022 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £9,250

£4,625 each year for two years

About the training provider

Haybridge Alliance School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) is based at Haybridge High School and Sixth Form and is recognised as providing exceptional teaching and learning with vast experience in delivering and supporting Initial Teacher training (ITT) courses and placements.

Haybridge High School is a well-regarded 11-18 comprehensive school with a track record for excellence including four consecutive Ofsted ratings of ‘Outstanding’. Our Alliance schools are from a range of phases operating within diverse catchment areas with different challenges. Haybridge Alliance SCITT is the lead provider coordinating the SCITT programme and overall training experience. All secondary and primary schools in the Alliance will provide school-based placements for the training year recruited.

The quality of the programmes together with the support received by our trainees ensures that a high calibre of newly qualified teachers enter the profession.

Throughout the duration of the course a weekly programme of professional studies workshops are delivered by practising teachers from across the schools in the partnership. The focus of the programme is to address the development needs of the next cohort of teachers who will teach in our schools. A programme of subject studies is provided by local Specialist Leaders in Education. These sessions are designed to develop the understanding and delivery of a subject pedagogy, reviewing topics such as lesson planning and assessment. This stimulating programme of professional and subject studies explores the philosophy of education and the pedagogy associated with the teaching of a subject.

Interview process

During the day, we assess different skills via various tasks. Skills assessed through individual tasks:

Time management and organisation Interaction with students Subject Knowledge Resilience and flexibility Articulacy Core Skills

Skills graded 1, 2, 3 or 4 with 1 being the highest. Scores examined as part of the decision process and used to identify areas where candidates offered a place may need additional support.

Formal interview with SCITT Director/Assistant Director To evaluate applicants’ rationale for wanting to become a teacher and suitability to carry out the role. Skills being assessed: resilience/flexibility/articulacy/core skills.

Teaching Activity Applicants to prepare and deliver 30 minute activity on a specific topic with a group of students. This activity will evaluate applicants’ ability to facilitate students’ interaction with them and each other. Skills being assessed: time management/organisation/interaction with students/subject knowledge/resilience/flexibility/articulacy/core skills

Subject knowledge interview Focuses on applicants’ subject knowledge together with ability to engage and inspire. Skills being assessed: subject knowledge/articulacy

Presentation To undertake a ten minute presentation with a member of staff on the subject of “What makes an outstanding Teacher?” Skills being assessed: time management/organisation/articulacy/core skills.

Written Task To assess applicants’ literacy skills and ability to process, synthesise and evaluate information. Skills being assessed: time management/articulacy/core skills.

Mathematics Task To assess applicants’ numeracy skills and ability to process, synthesise and evaluate information. Skills being assessed: time management/organisation/core skills

Training with disabilities and other needs

We strive to promote equal opportunities within Haybridge Alliance SCITT and Haybridge High School and Sixth Form has full access for people with all types of disabilities.

We offer bespoke support to cater for any physical, mental or learning disabilities dependent upon the needs of each trainee.

Accommodation is not available through the Haybridge Alliance SCITT and trainees will be expected to find their own accommodation for the duration of the course.

The Haybridge Alliance SCITT does not have child care facilities.

Contact this training provider

Email
abarker@haybridge.worcs.sch.uk
Telephone
01562 881110
Website
http://www.teachwithhaybridge.co.uk
Address
Haybridge High School & Sixth Form
Brake Lane
Hagley
Worcestershire
DY8 2XS

Support and advice

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