Bingley Grammar School Direct Physics with Maths (3CMP)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Bradford Birth to 19 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
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.bingleygrammar.org/

Contents

About the course

The course is designed to help you fulfil a wider teaching role (including that of pastoral care) within your chosen educational context. Throughout the course, we place particular emphasis on providing equal opportunities for all students working in a diverse, multi-ethnic society. This course will provide you with a PGCE at Masters level and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Working closely with Bradford specialist staff, both in placement schools, you will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to be a newly qualified teacher. A strength of the course is the way in which theory and practice are related as a result of extensive time spent working with children in at least two placement schools. At least 120 days are school-based with support provided by experienced school mentors. The course builds upon the subject knowledge and independent study skills which, as a graduate, you will have already acquired. Our school-based sessions are also concerned with the professional skills which all teachers need. Course tutors work closely with leaders, mentors and teachers in our school to provide you with advice and support for the progressive development of your teaching expertise.

A large proportion of your teaching and training will be in our school, delivered by both highly experienced, inspiring school teachers and leaders. School based sessions consist of lectures, seminars tutorials, micro-teaching environments and observations of teaching in school. This is very much a practical course, where you learn by doing. Assessment is ongoing and is carried out across both placement schools. At the end of the course, you will ultimately be assessed against the Teacher Standards. Based largely in your home school, you will have one other main assessed school placement. You will also have the opportunity to get experience of a primary, alternative provision or special school. During your school placement you will work alongside experienced teachers and mentors, who will provide advice and support. You will be introduced to your new role in stages, beginning with observation and work with individual pupils, then with small groups, eventually leading to your work with full classes.

School placements

We carefully consider school placements for all of our trainees. We match strengths as well as support needs for students. All trainees will be placed in two contrasting secondary schools, ensuring students experience the cultural diversity the city offers.

Your training week initially involves 4 days a week in school and a day working on teaching pedagogy, helping you learn the skills to make you an effective teacher. During your training year you will visit a vast array of schools from our partnership in both Primary and Secondary sectors. We operate an A B A model for our students, where trainees start in their host school, then complete an 8 week contrasting placement, then return to their host school to complete the training year.

The course builds upon the subject knowledge and independent study skills which, as a graduate, you will have already acquired. Our school based sessions are also concerned with the professional skills which all teachers need. Course tutors work closely with managers, mentors and teachers in our schools and academies to provide you with advice and support for the progressive development of your teaching expertise. A large proportion of your teaching and training will be in our schools and academies, delivered by both highly experienced, inspiring school teachers and leaders. School based sessions consist of lectures, seminars tutorials, micro-teaching environments and observations of teaching in school and, where relevant, workshop or lab work. This is very much a practical course, where you learn by doing.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:1 or above, or equivalent.

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

We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.

Personal qualities

We don’t have a fixed picture of what kind of a person we are looking for. Teaching is a creative, dynamic profession which has space for innovative thinking, for people who can break free from what’s expected. Our school is clear that we want trainees to have a rapport with children, a passion for their subject, and to have the ambition to become excellent teachers. You will have a relentlessly positive outlook, show initiative and be good team player, ready to work hard in a challenging but wonderfully rewarding profession.

Other requirements

If you are successful at interview stage, you will be made an offer of a training place subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

About the training provider

Bingley Grammar School is steeped in history, a large, friendly comprehensive school with students from all backgrounds as a school of first choice. It is one of the lead schools in the Bradford Birth to 19 SCITT, with a proud tradition of educating young people and Teachers of the future. Schools Direct offers a different way of training to become a teacher. Learn by listening to and observing good and outstanding teachers. Training involves practising your teaching skills with groups of students. Supported effectively by a school mentor, you are treated as a member of the school staff, someone the school is often looking to potentially employ. This route ensures you are working in your class from day one of the course. We aim to train the next generation of outstanding teachers. We are committed to providing the highest standard of education for our young people. We are keen to recruit student teachers who share the same commitment. If you share our vision for education, we want to hear from you. We will provide highest quality training, delivered by outstanding practitioners through a bespoke training package, to make the most of your knowledge and skills. After a year’s successful training, you will achieve Qualified Teacher Status. As a School Direct Lead School, we are committed to helping you develop professionally, beyond your training and Early Career Framework programme by means of an extensive programme of Continuing Professional Development opportunities.

About the accredited body

We believe that teachers with disabilities, make an important contribution to schools both in the classroom and in shaping the wider culture and ethos of the schools they work in. We adhere to The Equality Act 2010 and Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001, which require teacher training providers to ensure they are not discriminating against applicants with disabilities or special educational needs (SEN). All our partner Schools value diversity and the unique contribution that all their staff and trainees bring.

Interview process

All our trainees who are shortlisted for interview will be invited into our school. If you are asked for interview, we will provide more details about tasks you will be asked to complete.

All our interviews have the same elements:

  1. A classroom based exercise, where you will be observed interacting with children or young people. (Please note the format of this may change due if covid restrictions remain in place)
  2. Written tasks which are designed to assess your written communication skills; your ability to be numerate; your capacity to access higher level study; and for secondary applicants, subject knowledge.
  3. Face to face interview with a panel of School Leaders. DBS If you are successful at interview stage, you will be made an offer of a training place subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance. For more information, see the guidance on line at; https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

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

We believe that teachers with disabilities, make an important contribution to schools both in the classroom and in shaping the wider culture and ethos of the schools they work in. We adhere to The Equality Act 2010 and Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001, which require teacher training providers to ensure they are not discriminating against applicants with disabilities or special educational needs (SEN). All our partner Schools value diversity and the unique contribution that all their staff and trainees bring.

Contact this training provider

Email
schooldirect@bingleygrammar.org
Telephone
01274807700
Website
http://www.bingleygrammar.org/
Address
Bingley Grammar School
Keighley Road
Bingley
West Yorkshire
BD16 2RS

Support and advice

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