Hillingdon SCITT Physical education (Y351)

QTS full time

Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
QTS

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England and may also 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.

Age range
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
https://hillingdonteachingschoolalliance.org/Welcome-to-Hillingdon-SCITT/

Contents

About the course

During the initial teacher training year Hillingdon SCITT Trainees will not only learn about pedagogy in general but they will also learn about subject specific pedagogy. Hillingdon SCITT Trainees will be trained to teach 2 consecutive Secondary Key Stages (KS3 and KS4) in their chosen subject. Trainees will also experience some KS5. Simultaneously Trainees will also be given the opportunity to improve and expand their subject knowledge. During the training year, Trainees will also have the opportunity to teach a 2nd subject of their choice.

All Trainees will spend 4 days a week in school. This will comprise of teaching, being observed and receiving feedback, observing and learning from experienced colleagues as well as professional development. The 5th day will be a Professional Learning day with Hillingdon SCITT, which will be held at Bishop Ramsey CE School (which is where Hillingdon SCITT is based) and will be delivered by highly experienced and skilled practitioners. As part of their Professional Learning, Trainees will undertake an Enquiry Based Research Project of their choice (which will be the main task for QTS).

Trainees will experience teaching in 2 different Partner Schools. Trainees will also have the opportunity to observe teaching and learning in other educational settings eg. Special Schools, Pupil Referral Unit and Primary Schools. Whilst on placement, the amount of lessons that a School Direct Fee Funded (unsalaried) Trainee will be expected to teach is incremental according to each training phase. A teaching timetable will be created that is bespoke to each Trainee based upon their prior experience and readiness to teach.

Throughout the year, Trainees will have a designated Mentor/Coach supporting them as well as, Phase and Subject Leads from Hillingdon SCITT. In order to achieve QTS, all Trainees at calendared intervals throughout the year will be assessed against their mastery of Hillingdon SCITT’s Professional Learning Curriculum followed by the Teachers’ Standards at the end of the course.

School placements

During the training year Trainees will teach in 2 different Partner Schools. Trainees will be spend the majority of the year in one main placement school (where they were interviewed). The 2nd placement is for the duration of 6 weeks, whereby Trainees will be placed in a contrasting school. The majority of our Partner Schools are located in Hillingdon, with others in neighbouring boroughs.

Our Partner Schools have excellent public transport links including buses and the National Rail network (underground and overground). Full directions to the schools in the Partnership can be found on their websites. Central London is within easy reach.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

The cost of an equivalency test is £65.00

Personal qualities

We are looking for ambitious applicants who are passionate, enthusiastic, committed and have a desire to share that with children and young people of all abilities.

Other requirements

Successful applicants will be subject to:-

Teachers’ and Others Prohibited from the Profession check Section 128 Barring Directions Ehanced Disclosure Barring Service Checks Childcare Disqualification Declaration Check Health Screening Safeguarding References International Checks

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £7,050.

£7,050 is the fee for QTS (accredited by Hillingdon SCITT)

Financial support from the training provider

The following types of funding available for teacher training. The type of funding available will depend upon your circumstances.

  • Tax free Bursary (only available for certain subjects)
  • Tuition Fee Loan
  • Maintenance Grant
  • Additional financial support if you are a parent or have a disability

About the training provider

Hillingdon SCITT, an Ofsted recognised Outstanding ITT Provider, located in North-West London, is looking to train exceptional graduates to become teachers.

We are seeking people who are not only passionate about education, have an excellent academic background, and are committed to working with children and young people to make a difference in their lives.

Trainees who join Hillingdon SCITT will be fully supported and challenged to become reflective, resilient and resourceful practitioners. All Primary and Secondary Schools who are in partnership with Hillingdon SCITT have extensive experience of training teachers and we fully recognise how much vibrancy, enthusiasm and drive they can offer to a school community. We provide a unique opportunity to experience a diverse and contrasting range of teaching and training experiences in at least two schools. Children and young people across the partnership are happy, friendly and well-behaved and are at the heart of everything we do.

The teachers in our Partner Schools are excellent practitioners with exemplary behaviour management skills. They are supportive and eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers.

Hillingdon SCITT has successfully trained 5 cohorts of Primary and Secondary teachers. Upon completion of the course Hillingdon SCITT trainees have been graded as Good or Outstanding towards the Teachers’ Standards. As a result, our trainees a highly employable and we have had 100% employment rate upon course completion.

Interview process

In conjunction with the Lead School, Hillingdon SCITT will co-ordinate the recruitment process.

The recruitment process will involve between half a day and a full day being spent at one of the Partner Schools, which is likely to be your main placement school for the duration of the training year.

The recruitment day will include:-

  • Teaching a lesson or working with a group of students which will be observed by a qualified teacher (you will be told in advance about the content of the lesson and the age group you will be teaching).

  • A short presentation (applicants will be given the information prior to the interview for this).

  • English and Maths tests.

  • An interview (the panel will consist of representatives from Hillingdon SCITT and the Partner School).

  • There may also be the opportunity to talk to staff and pupils and possibly a tour of the school.

It is a rigorous and thorough process, designed to get the best match of applicant to the places available

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

Candidates who have disabilities or other needs should contact Hillingdon SCITT prior to their application to discussion their needs and the bespoke support that we can provide for them during their initial training year.

The individual Partner Schools have differing disabled access provisions, so if in doubt please contact Hillingdon SCITT for more information.

Brunel University (Hillingdon SCITT’s PGCert provider) has full disabled access and is committed to admitting and supporting students with disabilities.

Contact this training provider

Email
hillingdonscitt@bishopramseyschool.org
Telephone
01895671062
Website
https://hillingdonteachingschoolalliance.org/Welcome-to-Hillingdon-SCITT/
Address
c/o Bishop Ramsey CE School
Hume Way
Ruislip
Middlesex
HA4 8EE

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).

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