Arden Alliance
Primary (37QT)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The University of Warwick
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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
August 2021
Website
https://sites.google.com/arden.solihull.sch.uk/ardenalliance

Contents

About the course

Primary placements are available in all our Alliance primary schools. To learn more about this each school, we recommend that you view the respective website of the school you wish to teach in. To access this information, you can go through our Alliance website: (https://sites.google.com/arden.solihull.sch.uk/ardenalliance/about/partner-schools)

If you have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch via email on [traintoteach@arden.solihull.sch.uk]

Interview process

You will be asked to attend the school in which you plan to train for interview/assessment. The process takes a couple of hours and includes a 40 minute literacy/numeracy task; 20-25 minute “micro-lesson” and formal interview. The purpose of the micro-lesson is to see how you interact with students. The formal interview will be with a member of the Teaching School team and the Head of Department for the subject you are interested in teaching.
If you are successful, a decision to recommend you for offer will be made within 24 hours and you should expect to hear from The University of Warwick within 1 week of your interview.

How school placements work

Trainees spend 4 days a week in school and 1 day at The University of Warwick.
You will spend 1 week in a primary school setting and a half-term (usually in the Spring Term) in an alternative secondary setting.
We have 6 secondary schools and 4 primary schools within our Alliance and your placement will be in one of our own partner schools. For information regarding our partners, please visit our website: (https://sites.google.com/arden.solihull.sch.uk/ardenalliance/about/partner-schools)

Financial support

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • GCSE Grade A-C Maths, English, Science
  • Degree (minimum classification 2:2)

Personal qualities

  • Dedication
  • Resilience
  • Strong communicator
  • Passion for your subject
  • Ability to inspire confidence
  • Patience
  • Excellent planning

About the training provider

Training To Teach with Arden Teaching School Alliance…

  • Arden TS Alliance is a made up of a group of Primary and Secondary schools predominately based in and around Solihull
  • We work with the University of Warwick, a highly prestigious Russell Group University, who have been graded ‘Outstanding’ in all categories of their teacher training provision

Why Train With Us?

  • You will be trained by outstanding practitioners
  • We provide a highly personalised and targeted approach to draw upon your existing strengths and facilitate a plan to improve areas for development
  • There will be a focus on subject pedagogy which results in high-calibre trainees who are very well prepared to meet the learning needs of their students
  • You will gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), a requirement to teach in the state school system as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT), along with the academic qualification of a PGCE
  • Our Alliance Days are designed to complement the training provided by the University of Warwick and are bespoke to the needs of all trainees year on year What sets the Arden Alliance apart is our commitment to rigorous and supportive training that develops you as an individual to be a well-rounded member of the teaching profession and enhances your future employability. Our delivery of subject specific pedagogy by outstanding teachers in their field is unique and research shows that this is the most effective form of professional development.

About the accredited body

(https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/cte/)

Training with disabilities and other needs

Arden Teaching School Alliance and The University of Warwick welcomes candidates with disabilities and under the Disability Discrimination Act. Those candidates who disclose their disability have the right to have reasonable adjustments made to enable them to train to teach.

Contact details

Email
traintoteach@arden.solihull.sch.uk
Telephone
01564732610
Website
https://sites.google.com/arden.solihull.sch.uk/ardenalliance
Address
Arden Academy
Station Road
Solihull
West Midlands
B93 0PT

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Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Choose a training location - List of locations, vacancies and codes
Location Vacancies Code
Balsall Common Primary School
Balsall Street East, Balsall Common, CV7 7FS
Yes 4
Bentley Heath C of E Primary School
Widney Close, Bentley Heath, Solihull, B93 9AS
Yes 3
Coppice Junior School
Coppice Road, Birmingham, B92 9JY
Yes 6
Smith’s Wood Primary Academy
Burtons Way, Smith’s Wood, Birmingham, West Midlands, B36 0SZ
Yes 5

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