Consortium Multi Academy Trust
PGCE with QTS full time with salary
- Accredited body
- Suffolk and Norfolk Primary SCITT
- Financial support
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
- 9 months
- Date you can apply from
- 13 October 2020
- Date course starts
- September 2021
About the course
We offer specialisms in General Primary, General Primary with Mathematics, Early Years, Special Needs or Key Stage 2. We provide a unique opportunity across Norfolk and Suffolk for trainees to immerse themselves in a diverse range of teaching and training experiences which by the final term are highly personalised.
The training comprises of 3 placements in 2 contrasting schools over the course of the year combined with 31 days in centre training.
The centre based training is provided by expert trainers, many of whom are still serving teachers. It covers all National Curriculum subjects and key aspects of primary education such as behaviour management, SEND and assessment. Trainees also have sessions focused on the two assignments and one presentation which contribute to their PGCE qualification (including 60 credits at M Level).
All trainees have a tutor who is committed to supporting each trainee over their training year. This includes visits to observe teaching and end of term progress interviews.
The Primary Salaried SCITT team will be co-ordinating the recruitment process with their partnership school head teachers. You will lead a 30-minute teaching activity and be interviewed in a partnership school. If this is successful, you will be invited to attend a task day.
At the task day you will undertake some short written tests and some interpersonal tasks.
How school placements work
Our partnership of over 150 schools is well-established and we have clear and strong working relationships with a range of primary schools across Suffolk and Norfolk and into Cambridgeshire.
We go to great lengths through quality assurance and our local knowledge to ensure that all placements are of a high standard. Trainees are supported by school mentors who are enthusiastic, committed and well-trained individuals.
Trainees spend approximately 26 weeks on school placement. Most of this is in the main placement school, with half a term in the spring term in a contrasting school.
The distance to school placements will vary. These take into account the trainee’s home address, whether they have their own transport and the placement that the school is able to offer. Our policy is to endeavour to keep journey times to school to a maximum of 50 minutes each way.”
0.4 contract on Instructor pay scale Point 1 (in the region of £5000)
Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.
If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.
GCSE English, Mathematic and Science Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)
Level 2 Adult Numeracy and Literacy are not accepted as equivalents.
A UK first degree (or equivalent). Honours Degree, normally 2.2 or better (or equiv. 360 CAT points)
If your qualifications were not gained in the UK, you can visit the National Academic Register Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether your qualifications are equivalent to UK GCSEs and degrees. Please note that the responsibility is on you to prove that your qualifications are equivalent and you must include a NARIC statement with your application verifying this.
We are looking for committed, resilient individuals who are ready to undertake an exciting but rigorous training year. We are interested in people who are passionate and enthusiastic about children’s learning and have a desire to promote the best outcomes for children of all abilities. You need to be open to constructive feedback and see it as a tool to help you to achieve your potential by the end of the year. You must be organised and self-motivated as although there is lots of support, you also need to be focused on the commitment involved within this training year.
A satisfactory enhanced DBS check before commencing training. Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT will arrange this.
If an applicant has lived overseas for more than six months in the past five years in line with safer recruitment practice they will be required to provide a certificate of good conduct from that country.
Applicants must pass the professional skills tests for literacy and numeracy before the start of the course.
About the training provider
The Consortium MAT fundamental aim is to enhance the position of rural community primary schools in the heart of our communities. We recognised that for our small schools to remain vibrant and viable – closer integration and collaborative working is necessary to ensure that our curriculum is exciting, provision is full and the outcomes for pupils are exceptional.
We exist to support our schools, communities and children not as a business but as a mutual co-operative of professionals. Where our schools share financial, physical and intellectual resources, pooling them at the appropriate level with the primary aim to secure better outcomes for our pupils.
We do not think in straight lines, we have broken free of the local authority concept of school provision; we are risk takers while always remembering that every action that we take is for the sole purpose to adding value to the core offer to our pupils and ensuring that they receive the exceptional education that they deserve.
Consortium offers collaboration, not prescription. We offer choice, not decisions made for you. Consortium was founded on the principle of delegated responsibility.
Every school is an exceptional school, every school receives effective support, every school is in an effective partnership.
At Consortium, we demand the best opportunities for our children and the broadest possible curriculum for them to gain experiences, skills and attitudes that will support their future developments.
About the accredited body
Do you want to get into schools early and start to practice teaching as soon as possible?
Do you want to be part of a very supportive cohort of trainees who receive personal support from committed, experienced and enthusiastic tutors?
Suffolk and Norfolk Primary SCITT Salaried has an excellent reputation for providing high quality training and support for all trainees. In 2018, 72% of trainees graduated with a grade of ‘outstanding’. The course offers a PGCE with 60 Masters Level credits as well as QTS.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT supports all trainees based on their individual needs. Recently this has included those with dyslexia, physical, hearing and visual impairments and mental health conditions. Plans are developed with trainees to ensure that they can fully access in centre training, operate effectively on school placement and complete written assignments.
Suffolk & Norfolk Primary SCITT has full disabled access as do all the schools in the partnership. However, applicants who would benefit from disabled access should let us know on their application so that they can be considered for placements at the most appropriate schools.
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