SAND Training & Outreach Primary (T847)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The University of Gloucestershire
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
3 to 7
Course length
10 months (1st September-30th June)
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
https://trainingoutreach.sandmat.uk/

Contents

Course summary

This course is based in the 3-7 age range.

Trainees will have a 10 month placement at one of our partner schools and will benefit from a contrasting experience undertaking a short-term placement at a second Gloucestershire school. Trainees are able to access both Primary Mainstream and SEN placements according to preference.

In addition to classroom practice, Trainees will attend a series of tailored training sessions, in order to develop teaching skills, subject knowledge and good practice. These sessions are facilitated by our expert practitioners, who will support trainees in achieving high quality professional practice. Our training programme is reviewed annually and developed to ensure that Trainees are fully equipped to embark on their future career. Our 2021-22 programme includes the following modules:

  • Speech, Language and Communication Development
  • Early Reading
  • English: Synthetic Phonics
  • English: The Curriculum
  • English: Planning
  • English: Teaching Reading
  • Early Maths
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Art & Design
  • Design & Technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • RE
  • PSHE & RSE
  • Music
  • PE
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Global Learning
  • English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • EHCPs, MyPlan and MyPlan+
  • Supporting Positive Behaviour
  • Introduction to Autism
  • Trauma Informed
  • Restorative Practice
  • Zones of Regulation
  • Schemas

In addition to visiting partner schools and attending programme modules, Trainees will attend sessions run by The University of Gloucestershire. Trainees are assigned a mentor at their placement school and are also supported by the ITT Training Manager throughout the programme.

Assessment is achieved through production of a professional portfolio, which will be used to build evidence of how the standards for the award of qualified teacher status (QTS) are being met. Evidence will include observations of Trainee teaching and written assignments, which should demonstrate a clear understanding of professional practice, phase and subject area. The expectation of time spent leading a class will increase in each successive term of the programme as Trainees develop in their skills and confidence, leading up to 80%.

School placements

Trainees will be offered placements in one of our placement schools as part of their training programme. Recent placement schools are: The Milestone School Bettridge School Coney Hill Community Primary School Abbeymead Primary School Innsworth Junior School Innsworth Infant School Finlay Community School Battledown Centre for Children and Families Parton Manor Junior School Parton Manor Infant School Glebe Infants’ School Picklenash Junior School St Paul’s Church of England Primary School Elmbridge Primary School Cooper’s Edge Primary School Kingsholm Church of England Primary School Clearwater Church of England Primary Academy

Placements schools are reviewed annually, and where possible selected in conjunction with the Trainee. Trainees are expected to spend most of their time in their placement school, with the exception of attending Training Programme days and visits to other schools. During the programme Trainees need to undertake assessed placements in both Reception and KS1 - to ensure a range of experience these placements must take place in different schools.

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.

Personal qualities

You should:

  • have a positive, solutions-based approach
  • demonstrate commitment to your own professional development and to achieving high standards in teaching and learning
  • be committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes for all pupils

SAND Training & Outreach is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all our trainees to share this commitment.

Other requirements

Your application should include examples of experience you have of working with young people – for example as a classroom assistant, youth worker, or as a volunteer in a school. If you have not had previous experience of working with young people, you should be able to demonstrate how skills you have developed in other contexts would transfer to teaching and have a positive impact on pupil outcomes.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.

Please refer to The University of Gloucestershire for fees.

About the training provider

As a former Teaching School Alliance with 6 years of delivery of School Direct ITT Programmes, SAND Training & Outreach is experienced and uniquely placed to offer a wide range of specialist support, advice and courses, with a strong emphasis on all aspects of Primary and Special Educational Needs expertise. We are committed to developing child-centred teachers who create the best possible outcomes for all pupils regardless of ability, need or circumstance. We provide a structured training programme delivered by knowledgeable and experienced tutors. In additional to formal training modules we offer the opportunity to visit a wide variety of mainstream primary and SEN settings to carry out Learning Walks and observations. You will also be able to access both Primary Mainstream and SEN placements. Throughout you will be supported by experienced mentors who will help you develop your professional practice, ensuring that you are fully equipped to embark on your future career.

Interview process

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

As part of this interview you will:

  • deliver a presentation on a topic which you will be notified of and have opportunity to prepare for in advance
  • have a formal interview with a panel of interviewers

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

We consider applications from all candidates who meet the entry criteria, regardless of any disability. Potential candidates are welcome to request our Equal Opportunities Policy.

Contact this training provider

Email
claire.murphy@trainingoutreach.sandmat.uk
Telephone
01452923760
Website
https://trainingoutreach.sandmat.uk/
Address
The Milestone School
Longford Lane
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL2 9EU

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training 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 chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (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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