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Eastwood Park Academy Trust Art and Design (3722)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Essex Teacher Training
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
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.eastwoodacademy.co.uk/index.php/the-academy/partnerships/initial-teacher-training

Contents

About the course

A one year, full-time, school based route. Trainees will achieve QTS and be enrolled on a Masters Programme with the University of Derby for the award of PGCE. Training is majority school-based with some centre-based training. Training occurs at various locations across Essex so we take into account your home address to try to keep travelling time to a minimum. You will receive training on the general aspects of successful teaching and training around teaching your specific subject in secondary.

In school you will work closely with a subject specific mentor and the ITT co-ordinator, who will meet regularly with you to assist you with your training plan. You will also have an external tutor who works for Essex Teacher Training, who will visit you in school 5 times in the year to check on your progress towards meeting the Teachers’ Standards.

The PGCE is delivered locally in Essex by the University of Derby and comprises 3 assignments, which are spread across the course of the year.

Trainees will have access to an online e-portfolio system and online resources along with face to face training sessions. These along with the excellent support from in-school mentors and tutors from Essex Teacher Training, will mean you will feel fully prepared for working in the classroom. Your teaching load will start small and increase gradually as the year progresses. The rate at which this increases will be decided by you and your tutors and take into account any prior experience.

Assessment is via observations of you teaching, reflective pieces of writing and specific tasks relating to the different Teachers’ Standards.

The Eastwood Academy, the lead school in the EPAT obtained outstanding results in 2018 from both an attainment and progress perspective and the best in the Academy’s history.

2018 headline figures include: 95% 9-4 in Mathematics. 89% 9-4 in English. 88% 9-4 in English and Mathematics. EBacc APS of 4.76. Attainment 8 (A8) of 53.96. Progress 8 (P8) of +0.74.

School placements

Trainees will complete training in two different schools during the course of the year. Typically trainees spend the autumn term in their host school and then go to a second placement school during the first part of the Spring term and then return to their host school for the remainder of the year. Trainees are in school 4 days a week and attend training on the 5th day.

The programme covers the secondary age range 11-16. You will be required to teach at both KS3 and KS4 and will have the opportunity to teach KS5 but it is not a requirement.

Successful applicants will be placed in one of our partner schools.

Secondary: The Eastwood Academy

Locations

You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Southend High School for Girls
Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 4UZ
Yes
The Eastwood Academy
Rayleigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 5UU
Yes

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

A first degree at classification 2:2 or above. A first degree comprises 300 HE credits of which 60 must be at Level 6 of QCF. If your degree is from a non-UK university you will need to approach NARIC to gain an equivalence certificate.

GCSE Qualifications

GCSEs or equivalent at grade 4 in English and maths.

Personal qualities

We are looking for high quality graduates with a passion for learning who are committed to transforming the lives of young people through education.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,150.

About the training provider

Eastwood Park Academy Trust (EPAT)

The Eastwood Academy is an ‘Outstanding’ Secondary School - the Lead School in The Eastwood Park Academy Trust (EPAT). In conjunction with Essex Teacher Training, we provide trainee teacher positions across a local network of schools in the Southend area.

The following schools work within our partnership: The Eastwood Academy - Secondary School Bournemouth Park - Primary School Leigh North Primary - Primary School Kingsdown Primary - Primary School Thorpedene Primary - Primary School

About the accredited body

Essex Teacher Training is a large provider of ITT in the Eastern Region, offering a variety of different routes to QTS. Working with in excess of 80 schools in Essex and neighbouring counties, they provide excellent opportunities in primary, secondary and special schools. With excellent employment rates and over 95% of trainees finishing the programmes, each year, as good or outstanding, headteachers comment that trainees are well prepared for their NQT year.

Interview process

Your interview will be conducted across three phases:

Phase 1 - Interview and presentation Phase 2 - second interview in your potential placement school Phase 3 - lesson observation

Training with disabilities and other needs

The Eastwood Park are a supportive, cohesive partnership that provide bespoke support for candidates with disabilities and other needs.

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Support and advice

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