Chichester High School
Drama (35SM)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
TKAT 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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.scitt.tkat.org

Contents

About the course

Our programme prepares our trainees to be excellent teachers to enable them to deliver high quality, purposeful and inclusive learning experiences, inspiring a love of learning and successful outcomes.

This is achieved through:

  • A school-based programme where trainees work alongside expert colleagues four days a week.

  • Trainees develop their knowledge and understanding of teaching through a weekly professional studies day delivered at their regional training centre or through remote learning.

  • All training is underpinned by current high-quality evidence and research.

  • The General Professional Studies programme combines a pedagogical approach to learning with practical strategies for use in the classroom.

  • Trainees will gain experience from practising teachers as well as specialist speakers in behaviour management, special educational needs and health and well-being.

  • A two-week induction programme which provides every trainee with the knowledge and skill-base to prepare them for their placement schools, where they will observe expert colleagues in preparation for teaching.

  • Dedicated mentor support throughout the programme with weekly observations and mentor meetings where targets are set to support a trainee’s development.

  • Specialist subject and curriculum knowledge support with dedicated subject tutors.

  • Experience and understanding of the key stages on either side of the training programme.

  • Course assignments are designed to help trainees demonstrate they have met the curriculum through planning, preparation and assessment of pupils. The programme is assessed through continual course work; there are no final exams.

Interview process

Candidates take part in a selection and recruitment process designed to assess their suitability to train to teach.

The aim of the interview process is for candidates to demonstrate why they have chosen teaching as a career and allow us to see their potential as a teacher.

The interview will take place online and the administration team will take you through a step-by-step process.

If successful, candidates will be made a conditional offer of a place on the TKAT SCITT programme, subject to all course requirements being met.

How school placements work

Applicants apply for their preferred school (A) placement where they will spend the majority of their training year.

Trainees are required to complete a second (B) placement as part of training.

The second placement (B) will be for six weeks in a contrast setting. This enables us to ensure that we offer trainees a breadth of experience in their training year. Every effort is taken to place trainees in a school geographically convenient for them, without compromising their training needs.

Our programme is full-time (term time only). Trainees spend four days a week in school and one day a week at their regional training hub (Chichester High School) or via online training sessions.

Fees

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £7,250

We offer two pathways leading to different qualifications. Fees for each pathway are as follows:-

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) only - £7,250

or

  • QTS with accreditation for Post- Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with 60 Masters Credits - £9,250

Both costs of these pathways are met by the trainee, although they may be eligible for a student loan via the Student Finance England (SFE).

Drama does not attract a government bursary.

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

  • A minimum 2:2 degree of a UK higher education institution or equivalent qualification.

  • GCSE grade C / 4 (or standard equivalent) in mathematics and English. (Applicants who do not hold these qualifications will be asked to sit a GCSE equivalency test or asked for other evidence to demonstrate their ability).

If an applicant has overseas qualifications, this will need to be supported with a written National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) statement of comparability (paid for by the applicant).

Personal qualities

We are seeking well-qualified graduates who have a passion for learning and a commitment to helping children be the best that they can be.

Other requirements

  • Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced clearance;
  • Two satisfactory references;
  • Recommended as medically fit to teach.

(TKAT SCITT meet the cost of the Enhanced DBS, however, if an overseas check is necessary, the additional cost will be met by the trainee).

TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students, and expects all staff, trainees and volunteers to share this commitment.

About the training provider

Chichester High School is the School Direct Lead School in our Coast training hub. The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) SCITT is the Accredited Training Provider.

We have 8 primary (5-11) and secondary (11-16) schools providing school-based teacher training across the South East region.

Our partner schools under our Coast training hub are:

Secondary:

  • Bridgemary School
  • Havant Academy
  • Miltoncross Academy
  • The Academy Selsey

Primary:

  • Front Lawn Primary Academy
  • Portfield Primary Academy
  • Seal Primary Academy
  • Tangmere Primary Academy

Trainees can gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with the option to study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Masters’ credits. Our HEI Provider responsible for the PGCE is Leeds Beckett University.

We offer a bespoke training programme: every training session is delivered by a highly skilled, experienced teacher. Our training is relevant and responsive to current developments in education and provides a hands-­on approach to classroom practice.

We support trainees in finding a suitable newly qualified teaching (NQT) post.

About the accredited body

TKAT SCITT offers secondary (11-16) and primary (5-11) school-based teacher training to over 40 schools across the South-East of England. We have two other School Direct Lead Schools: Rainham School for Girls (Kent) and Debden Park High School (Essex).

Trainees gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with the option to study for a PGCE with Masters’ credits. Our HEI Provider responsible for the PGCE is Leeds Beckett University.

We pride ourselves on the communication and support given to trainees to enable them to successfully complete their training year.

We also support trainees in finding a suitable newly qualified teaching (NQT) post.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Excellent communication with our ITT partner schools enable them to meet the needs of trainees wherever possible. Individual support programmes are established at the start of the training programme to ensure trainees’ needs are met.

Pastoral support of trainees is essential. TKAT SCITT staff are trained in mental health awareness and all trainees receive professional training to have coping strategies for their mental health and well-being throughout the training programme.

Chichester High School and TKAT SCITT are an equal opportunity employer and as such the partnership promotes, equality and diversity and the elimination of discrimination.

Contact details

Email
scitt@tkat.org
Telephone
02037401808
Website
http://www.scitt.tkat.org
Address
c/o The Kemnal Academies Trust
The Atkins Centre, Kemnal Technology College, Sevenoaks Way
Sidcup
Kent
DA14 5AA

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