Arbor Academy Trust Primary (2ZNP)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
London District East SCITT
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
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.davieslaneteachingschool.co.uk

Contents

About the course

This course is a Primary course for Key Stage One/ Two (5-11) rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in October 2017.

Our vision is ‘Making a real difference to children’s life chances.’ As a partnership of schools in East London, we work together to recruit and train excellent teachers, who are inspired and equipped to continue to develop their teaching and leadership skills throughout their careers.

School Direct (Unsalaried) PGCE: The QTS part of this route is a school based training model and there will be cross phase Primary placements across our network of schools (see below). You will be trained, mentored and coached by highly experienced classroom practitioners and the course will have a strong focus on pedagogical understanding. . London District East SCITT, will accredit you with your QTS. The PGCE (non QTS) part of this route is a mixture of school based work and taught sessions at the University of East London. This is a postgraduate programme. On successful completion of QTS and the PGCE (non QTS) you will be awarded a PGCE by the University of East London. You will be trained to teach from ages 3-5 or 5-11 with enhanced experienced opportunities in Early Years and Key Stage 3

School placements

As a partnership of schools, we work together to recruit and train excellent teachers, who are inspired and equipped to continue to develop their teaching and leadership skills throughout their careers.We work with outstanding schools to develop a school led programme to meet the requirements of the Teacher’s Standards. These schools are usually within our Partnership and our Alliance.

You will have a main placement school and then in the Spring Term (6 weeks) complete a contrast placement in another school, in a different key stage. You will also get opportunities to experience a specialist provision and a Secondary School to look at how pupils progress from KS2 to KS3.

We will select the schools for you based on your experience, interview and commuting distance. Many of our schools have worked with us previously and we have excellent partnerships with them. You may come with a school that may be interested in recruiting you and this will be asked at interview. The commute is usually between 30 minutes and an hour, sometimes shorter.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

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

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

Personal qualities

We are looking for applicants who have the passion to become a Primary School Teacher. Applicants who are confident, resilient and willing to learn and work hard. We will support you to develop these skills and learn more.

As well as training on the job, you will be expected to write 2 assignments of 5000 words, therefore commitment and time management is key.

Other requirements

We recognise that not all applicants will have worked in schools before, we can support you to gain some experience before you make your big decision. Presently we are unable to do this due to risk assessments. However, we would still encourage you to apply.

Fees and financial support

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

About the training provider

Davies Lane Primary School has successfully trained trainees. Our aim throughout the course is to ensure that your training needs are met to ensure the best standards of teaching and learning are promoted. You will be training with outstanding practitioners in outstanding schools.

Interview process

WE ARE PRESENTLY CARRYING OUT INTERVIEWS VIA ZOOM.

All applicants who submit an application that meets the London District East SCITT, requirements, as set out in the application scrutiny process, will be invited to interview day 1. You will be interviewed by a panel of senior leaders and all details of the interview will be sent to you in advance.

Candidates are encouraged to advise us of any Special Needs prior to the Interview days.

If you are successful at day 1, you will be asked to go to another informal interview at a school that would like support you in your training year. You will have to be successful at both stages in order to get onto the course.

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

Most schools and external HEI providers have disability access and provide support for trainees with disabilities.

Contact this training provider

Email
office@davieslane.arboracademytrust.co.uk
Telephone
02085392466
Website
http://www.davieslaneteachingschool.co.uk
Address
Davies Lane
Leytonstone
London
E11 3DR

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).

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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