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Inspiration Teacher Training Religious education (J880)

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.

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
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Contents

Course summary

As a teacher of Religious Education, you will be passionate about developing religiously literate young people; this means enabling them to have intelligent and informed conversations about the changing religious landscape across the globe.

You will learn how to design and deliver a knowledge-rich RE curriculum based on the most up-to-date, evidence-informed practice. You will benefit from working with our groundbreaking curriculum, which embraces a worldviews and multidisciplinary approach. You will learn how to enable students to build a deep understanding of religious and non-religious worldviews using the disciplines of History, Theology, Philosophy and the Social Sciences.

You will build a broad knowledge base that will include Greek and modern philosophy, the Dharmic and Abrahamic traditions and key scholars from the social sciences. In addition, you will learn how to guide your students towards understanding that religion is hugely diverse. Therefore, it is important to both teach classical ideas and challenge those ideas from a diverse range of voices. Those diverse voices include Black and Womanist Theologies and Ambedkar’s Buddhist Dalit movement. Finally, you will guide your students to a growing realisation that religious worldviews often do not fit the boxes created by European scholars in the 19th century.

School placements

Trainees will have two placements, each in one of our alliance of primary, secondary, and sixth form schools across Norfolk. We have 13 schools within our Trust and additional partnership schools which we are able to place you in, please see here for details 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.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

Your degree subject should be in Religious education or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

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

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

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 candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

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 teacher training 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 chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

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