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Goldington Academy Mathematics (2ZBS)

PGCE with QTS, full time or part time

Accredited body
University of Bedfordshire
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
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
https://www.goldington.beds.sch.uk/about/vacancies

Contents

About the course

This course will provide you with opportunities to teach key stages three and four and includes the experience teaching of GCSE Mathematics.

You will be attached to a tutor group and have the opportunity to develop pastoral skills. You will have the opportunity to participate in the wide extra-curricular life of the school. The school has a varied CPD programme which will be accessible to you. You will have a mentor who you will meet with weekly to aid your development.

Four days will be spent in school, with one day (Friday) spent at the University of Bedfordshire with subject specific tutors.

School placements

You will spend the first and third term at Goldington Academy.

You will have an additional placement during the Spring term, in an alternative school, which will be local to your home (wherever possible)

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

Please see basic details for qualifications required Good degree in relevant subject

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,250.

About the training provider

“Goldington Academy is a very welcoming school where pupils achieve well. Pupils, from the youngest to the eldest, and from varying backgrounds, work together with respect for one another and the staff. Pupils feel a sense of belonging at Goldington Academy, and consequently, they are well placed to learn and achieve.” Ofsted 2015

Goldington Academy is an ambitious and aspirational school where student success is at the heart of all decision making.

The school’s accommodation and facilities are excellent following a recent DfE funded refurbishment. All of our classrooms are equipped with interactive technologies. There are extensive specialist facilities for Art, Computer Science, Design Technology, Drama, Cooking and Nutrition, Music and Science. Sports facilities include a gymnasium, a sports hall and an all-weather mutli-use games.

At key stage 3 all students study English, Maths, Science, Humanties, French, Art, DT, Computing, PE, Drama and Music. Year 9 students also follow a personalised learning programme allowing them to study areas of special interest.

Students start GCSE courses in Year 10 spending 18 periods studying compulsory subjects – English Language and Literature, Maths, History/Geography, Science and PE. Six periods are spent studying optional subjects - Art, Computer Science, Creative I Media, DT, Drama, Hospitality and Catering, French, Music, PE, RS and Spanish and Travel and Tourism.

Goldington Academy have experience of successfully working with trainee teachers. Where positions arise, we have a strong record in regards to the employment of our trainee teachers as members of staff on completion of the course.

Interview process

You will be invited to visit Goldington Academy where you will meet with the ITT coordinator. During this visit you will tour the school and meet with members of your department and your potential mentor. You will observe a variety of lessons and have the opportunity to work with a small group of students.

You will then attend an interview at the University of Bedfordshire where you will participate in group and written tasks, alongside a formal interview.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Goldington Academy is a fully accessible site. There are designated Health and Wellbeing leads for staff.

Contact this training provider

Email
chapmanl@goldington.beds.sch.uk
Telephone
01234261516
Website
https://www.goldington.beds.sch.uk/about/vacancies
Address
Goldington Academy
Haylands Way
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK41 9BX

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