Red Kite Primary School Direct (Leeds)
Primary (7-11) (3D2C)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Red Kite 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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
https://redkiteteachertraining.co.uk/

Contents

About the course

The Primary 7-11 course specialises in teaching Key Stage 2, developing children’s social skills and academic knowledge to a high level in Year 6. In these year groups creativity is at the heart of our teaching, both in the core subjects of English, Maths and Science, and across the full breadth of National Curriculum Primary subjects.

You’ll enjoy working with many inspirational teachers from across the partnership, showing you how they continuously strive to improve practice in the classroom, and enable progression across the full range of Primary year groups. You’ll also develop inspirational and innovative techniques to enthuse and engage young people.

Throughout the course, you’ll be developing all the skills you need to teach children in any Primary year group, giving you the flexibility to teach younger year groups once you’re qualified.

Interview process

For the foreseeable future, interviews will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams. Interviews are conducted by representatives from Red Kite Teacher Training and partnership schools.

Preparation for the interview will include to plan for a pupil activity.

You will be given the opportunity to meet current trainees and course leaders.

When it is possible to access schools freely, we shall ask that you conduct a pupil activity and complete a written English test.

How school placements work

We have a large partnership of schools, meaning our trainees have flexibility when it comes to placements. Our trainees can also benefit from the placements our partners can offer, which can vary from rural settings to the buzz of the city.

When allocating main placements, we consider trainee preferences, transport and location. Our dedicated team work hard to organise placements early, giving you as much time as possible to make arrangements.

All trainees undertake two main placements. The first placement runs from the first day of the Autumn Term until December. The second placement, in a contrasting school environment, runs from January until late June.

Trainees will also take part in mini placements across the year, which give trainees a unique opportunity to broaden their experience in a range of schools and contexts.

Fees

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

We are unable to sponsor Tier 2 visas.

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.

Financial support from the training provider

Many Trainees apply for student finance in order to pay their fees with a Tuition Fee Loan and have access to Maintenance Loan. Additional financial support may be available if you’re a parent or have a disability.

Red Kite offers a monthly payment schedule for those planning to self-finance.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • Applicants should be qualified to degree level, a 2:2 or above (or in their final year of University with a 2:2 or above as a predicted grade).

  • All degree disciplines will be considered for Primary applications.

  • All applicants are required to have a GCSE/O’level/iGCSE* at grade C/4 or above in Maths and English.

  • Primary applicants also need a GCSE/O’level/iGCSE* at grade C/4 or above in Science.

  • or international equivalent

Personal qualities

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Are passionate about making a difference to the lives and development of young people
  • Are independent, resilient and adaptable
  • Are friendly and approachable, with the ability to engage young people
  • Are enthusiastic about their subject(s) and are continuing to develop their subject knowledge
  • Are creative and imaginative
  • Have good organisational skills and excellent time management skills
  • Are reflective and strive to improve their own practice
  • Have high standards of spoken and written English
  • Have made a considered and informed decision to train to teach

Other requirements

Experience of being in a school and/or working with young people is not essential, however, it will be beneficial during the application process. You can contact us to arrange experience within a school.

Admission is dependent upon satisfactory medical examination conducted by Red Kite’s preferred supplier.

Candidates who are offered a place on the course are required to complete a declaration regarding any criminal convictions.

Candidates are required to obtain clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) regarding their suitability for work involving children. Successful candidates will have these checks conducted at the expense of Red Kite.

About the training provider

One inspiring, bespoke teacher training course. One unique PGCE, delivered by the University of Leeds. Training to teach doesn’t have to be complicated, and training with Red Kite is designed to be simple.

Whether you apply for school-centred training (SCITT) or School Direct with Red Kite or one of our partners, you’ll follow the same high-quality Red Kite Teacher Training Course. With placements across Leeds and Yorkshire, we have the right school for you. Urban, rural, inner city and special schools – we’ve got them all. You can even choose the venue

Red Kite Teacher Training is a partnership of Primary, Secondary and Special schools based in Leeds, Harrogate, Skipton, and the surrounding areas.

Our full-time courses lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) recommended by Red Kite and a PGCE (worth 60 masters credits) awarded by the University of Leeds. We are the only provider partnered with the University of Leeds, and all our Trainees have access to their student facilities and support, including sports facilities, accommodation services, learning resources and student support services.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Red Kite Teacher Training is committed to equal opportunities for staff, trainees and prospective Trainees in its admissions, in all aspects of teaching and assessment and in its provision of trainee services.

If you have a disability or special need please contact us at your earliest opportunity so we can discuss your requirements and ensure we allocate appropriate placement schools or make arrangements where necessary.

Every year we train a number of Trainees with special needs such as dyslexia and we have strategies in place to support these Trainees alongside a SEND and Wellness Lead who will offer additional support when required.

Contact details

Email
teachertraining@redkitealliance.co.uk
Telephone
01423535646
Website
https://redkiteteachertraining.co.uk/
Address
Red Kite School Direct
Meadowfield Primary, Halton Moor Avenue
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS9 0JY

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