Exceed SCITT
Primary (33HW)

PGCE with QTS full time

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
September 2021
Website
http://exceedacademiestrust.co.uk/scitt/

Contents

About the course

You’ll be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) by Exceed SCITT and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) by a University. Applicants should select whether they would like to train at our Leeds Hub (L) or our Bradford Hub (B) when applying through UCAS. As an Exceed SCITT Teacher you will be part of its vision and values. They are based upon 3 key words; Inspire . Care . Excel . -Providing the opportunity to work in the most exciting, innovative and forward thinking schools across West Yorkshire -Inspirational training for aspirational teachers and a genuine commitment to professional learning and evidence based practice through its Teaching schools -Putting the pupil at the heart of teacher training and trainees at the core of our care Our unique programme maximises your time in school and classrooms. Even the PGCE is drawn directly from your work in school and is not a separate taught course. Our programme design is innovative, with 3 clear strands: The National Curriculum, so that you develop strong subject knowledge and teaching strategies to ensure pupil’s make good progress. Professional Practice, such as inclusion and effective behaviours for learning so that you are confident to meet the needs of all children in your class. Your personal well-being is also important to us so the programme includes mindfulness, positive psychology and developing resilience. Take a look at our Bradford and Leeds schools on the Exceed SCITT website: www.teachertrainingbradford.com For more information on our other training providers in Leeds visit: http://www.westerton.leeds.sch.uk/our-school/teacher-training and https://www.pathwayspartnership.co.uk/. Our twitter page is @ExceedSCITT and @WestertonSDITT. If you’re wanting to train to be a teacher to make a difference to children’s life chances, there is no better place to train than in our diverse partner schools. We can offer you opportunities and experiences that very few providers can. Our partnership of schools is an amazing place to train. The Exceed partnership consists of schools working together to support each other, including training new teachers to potentially employ in our partner nursery, primary and special schools.

Interview process

Make sure that your application is clear and grammatically accurate. We are looking for your potential as a trainee teacher, not for someone who is already an experienced teacher. In your personal statement you might want to cover the following aspects, which we offer as a guide only. Your reason for wanting to teach, why primary? Which phase of learning are you most interested in, e.g. EYFS, KS1 or KS2. Your vision for education and your commitment to young people in Bradford and Keighley or Leeds. What was your ‘wow moment’ when you knew teaching was the career for you? Any other relevant and transferable skills/experiences that can be related to teaching. You will be invited to interview at one of our partnership schools where you will be made very welcome. You will be given a tour of the school and an opportunity to talk to some of our NQTs or current SCITT Teachers training with us. This way you really can find out about our programme! You will have an opportunity to lead a short teaching episode based upon a children’s book and a 30 minute individual interview. This way we really get to know you and you get the opportunity to find out how our partnership supports you to be the best teacher that you can be.

How school placements work

You are in school all the time. In fact, even when you are working on the academic parts of the programme this is supported by a Tutor from the providing University who comes to one of our schools to work with you.
All of our partnership schools are 100% committed to your training, so it really doesn’t make a difference which schools will be your Home school (where you do the majority of your training) or your Host School (where you have an opportunity to broaden you experience). Geographically our schools are located close to each other and our partnership is very diverse, from large to smaller intercity schools, that are culturally and socio economically diverse. This course enables you to specialize in the 3-7 age range so your training will take place in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 settings. You will be trained in 2 different schools, however, the structure of the programme will enable you to get to know the whole partnership. This is because your training days are delivered by expert tutors who are also senior leaders within their schools and most of the training on Wednesdays and Thursdays takes place in their school. Having an opportunity to see practice and meet children in a wide range of schools helps you to reflect on what is going to have the most impact upon your progress towards QTS and employment.

Fees

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

Trainees need to consider how they transport themselves from their training school to the training venues across either Bradford/Keighley or Leeds. Some of our SCITT Trainee Teachers often car share, reducing travel costs. Having said this please remember that our partnership of schools are geographically situated close to each other.

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

We are happy to accept applications from candidates yet to complete their studies and will obtain a formal qualification later in the year. Normally you need:

  1. 2:2 degree or above. (NB: A Masters qualification can uplift a 3rd Class Honours degree to a 2:2 to meet our entry requirements)
  2. Level 4/GCSE grade C in English Language, maths and a science
  3. In the case of GCSE-level qualifications, we accept equivalency testing. See: www.equivalencytesting.co.uk
  4. Non UK qualifications, check by NARIC (http://ecctis.co.uk/naric/)

Personal qualities

Remember that we really try to get to know you as an individual at the interview so that you feel at ease and can evidence the personal qualities that you bring to the programme. It is your personal qualities that will help to make a significant difference to the educational life chances of the pupils in our partnership of schools.

Other requirements

Before starting the programme all applicants must be deemed suitable to train to teach so safeguarding checks will be undertaken. They must also demonstrate they are fit to teach so will need to complete a pre-ITT health questionnaire.

About the training provider

Thank you for considering Exceed SCITT to train to teach in Bradford or Leeds. We aim to recruit 30 trainees on either a Primary 3-7 or 5-11 programme to both our Bradford and Leeds provision. We want to know all our trainees as individuals to ensure your training experience is bespoke and meets your needs.
Our programme is innovative and forward thinking, with 3 clear strands: The National Curriculum for strong subject knowledge and teaching strategies to ensure pupil’s make good progress; Professional Practice, such as inclusion and effective behaviours for learning so that you are confident to meet the needs of all children; Your personal well-being including mindfulness, positive psychology and managing workload. Want to train and make a difference to children’s life chances? There is no better place to train than in our diverse partner schools. We offer experiences that few providers can, such as experiencing schools in challenging socio economic circumstances and achieve outcomes well above national expectations. You will undertake a residential visit to Barnard Castle to learn from colleagues working in much smaller school settings. Our partnership is an amazing place to train and committed to its vision and values; ‘providing inspirational training for aspirational teachers and a genuine commitment to professional learning and evidence-based practice.’ For our Bradford partnership of schools please visit: https://exceedacademiestrust.co.uk/scitt/ For our Leeds partnership of schools visit: https://westerton.schooljotter2.com/teacher-training And https://www.pathwayspartnership.co.uk

Training with disabilities and other needs

As a partnership of schools committed to inclusive education and challenging discrimination, we welcome applications from trainees with disabilities. Exceed SCITT places trainee welfare at the heart of its vision and values. “Putting the pupil at the heart of teacher training and Exceed Teachers at the core of our care.” You will have regular progress meetings that include trainee wellbeing and support to ensure you can access all aspects of the training programme. For example, additional time for tasks, contact with expert tutors on the programme who can provide guidance and strategies for any individual needs. The Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Education is an academic award with 60 Masters Level credits and is awarded by a University. As a student of a University you are able to access the support services offered by the institution.

Contact details

Email
exceedscitt@exceedacademiestrust.co.uk
Telephone
01274 611327
Website
http://exceedacademiestrust.co.uk/scitt/
Address
Exceed SCITT
Holybrook Primary School
Rillington Mead
Bradford
BD10 0EF

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Choose a training location - List of locations, vacancies and codes
Location Vacancies Code
Exceed SCITT Bradford Campus
Copthorn Primary School, All Saints Road, Bradford, BD7 3AY
Yes B
Exceed SCITT Leeds Campus
Westerton Primary Academy, Hesketh Lane, Wakefield, WF3 1AR
Yes L
Main Site
All Saints Road, Bradford, BD7 3AY
Yes -

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