Inspiration Teacher Training Physics (38B6)

PGCE with QTS full time

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 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
https://www.inspirationtrust.org/33/teacher-training-with-inspiration

Contents

About the course

This course is for passionate physicists who are keen to empower young people in a society increasingly driven by science. You may have just finished at university, worked to some capacity in schools already, or spent time in industry and want to share your experience.

The ability to think scientifically is necessary for pupils to fluently interpret the world and solve problems. Above all else, physics is a subject of great beauty, of simple patterns that lead to staggering outcomes. With a clear focus on cognitive psychology and knowledge-rich curriculum, you will develop a highly-effective teaching style. We want you centre stage, enthusing about physics, carefully selecting the key knowledge and using a variety of assessment techniques.

We want to help you ensure that pupils not only understand physics but remember it for all time. YOu will learn to lead exciting class practical and demonstrations with precision, and be trained in a purpose-built lab before taking your skills to schools. You will complete the course ready to join the wider teaching and scientific community as an able practitioner, research-led and confident in practical work.

School placements

Trainees will have two placements, each in one of our alliance of primary, secondary, and sixth form schools across East Anglia. We have 13 schools within our Trust and additional partnership schools which we are able to place you in, please see here for a map of where our placement schools are located. We will try to place you in schools that are convenient for you, with priority given to trainees who have families to care for. Where possible, we will do our best to ensure your commute time is no longer than 40 minutes. If you are on a Primary course you will be teaching pupils in the age range of 5-11. If you are on a secondary course you will be teaching pupils in the age range of 11-16 with post 16 enhancement.

Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Cromer Academy
Norwich Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 0EX
Yes
East Point Academy
Kirkley Run, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0UQ
Yes
Great Yarmouth Charter Academy
Salisbury Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4LS
Yes
Hethersett Academy
Queen’s Road, Norwich, NR9 3DB
Yes
Hewett Academy
Cecil Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 2PL
Yes
Jane Austen College
Claxton House, 46 - 48 Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1DD
Yes
The Thetford Academy
Croxton Road, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 1LH
Yes
Wayland Academy
Merton Road , Watton , Norfolk , IP25 6BA
Yes

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

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

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

Other requirements

If you are successful in gaining a place on our course we will need to complete suitability checks related to safeguarding, require confirmation of your health and fitness and will also need to obtain satisfactory references. These checks are initiated by us and form part of our on boarding procedures.

Fees and financial support

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

About the training provider

Inspiration Teacher Training has been born out of the Inspiration Trust, one of the country’s most influential and dynamic academy groups. Formed in 2012, the trust has been at the forefront of radical new approaches to improve education. It has built up an impressive track record in improving existing schools and launching high-quality new provision.

Our Teaching School Hub is in Norwich and our placement schools are in East Anglia. East Anglia is a fantastic place to live and work, with unspoilt countryside, vibrant communities, and easy access to London.

We think that what makes you special is your knowledge of, and passion for, the subject you teach. We want to help you share this knowledge and passion with children. One of the most exciting things about training as a teacher is the need to broaden your knowledge - there is always something more to learn! This is a philosophy that runs to the core of our training programmes.

As a trainee with Inspiration Teacher Training, you will have a unique, tailored, and special journey through your training year. We have recruited a central team of subject specialist leads with exceptional reputations in their fields who will be leading your programme.

We guarantee that your mentor will be a subject specialist who has read the same course materials that you have. You will have allocated time every week with your mentor focused on discussing readings, setting targets, and reviewing your progress.

Interview process

If your application is shortlisted you will be invited to a selection day. The selection day is a half-day and will be based at the Inspiration Teaching School Hub, Norwich. You will complete a number of tasks during the day which will include:

  • A formal interview
  • A presentation task
  • A reading aloud task
  • A written task
  • A numeracy task

The interview panel will usually consist of the phase lead, the course lead and the course manager. We will provide you with guidance on what we are looking for in each task prior to your selection day.

The day will give you an insight into what it will be like to work in one of our schools, along with the opportunity to ask questions and meet members of our teaching team. We aim to provide you with a decision within 3 working days of your selection day and offer feedback on your performance. You will be notified initially through Apply and if you are successful with a follow-up email outlining any conditions that we have set and the next steps.

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

We do not discriminate against trainees on the basis of age; race; sex; disability; sexual orientation; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; religion, faith or belief. (Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics). The principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity also apply to the way in which staff and Governors treat visitors, volunteers, contractors and former staff members.

If you are disabled or become disabled, we encourage you to tell us about your condition so that we can support you as appropriate. Please be aware that such information will be treated confidentially but on the basis of need as some staff will need to know in order for them to provide support. If you experience difficulties during your training, reasonable adjustments can be made to help overcome or minimise the difficulty. We may wish to consult with you and your medical adviser(s) about possible adjustments, Occupational Health will be arranged as appropriate to give advice on reasonable adjustments. We will consider the matter carefully and try to accommodate your needs. If we consider a particular adjustment would not be reasonable we will explain our reasons and try to find an alternative solution where possible.

Contact this training provider

Email
teaching@inspirationtrust.org
Telephone
01603 733446
Website
https://www.inspirationtrust.org/33/teacher-training-with-inspiration
Address
Inspiration Teaching School Hub
256 Hall Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR1 2PW

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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