All Saints RC School Art and design (D046)

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
http://www.allsaints.york.sch.uk/

Contents

About the course

Teaching Art is much more than putting pencil (or paintbrush) to paper. During your course, you’ll learn to engage students with a range of materials and techniques to develop their art, craft and design skills, using digital and traditional media.

You’ll also learn to show students that inspiration for Art can come from multiple sources, whether that’s a school trip, a favourite band, nature or even an emotion.

The creative process is as important as the final outcome. During school placements, specialist Art teachers will give you the skills you need to help students explore and develop their ideas, giving them the confidence to express themselves.

You’ll learn how to teach balance, emphasis, proportion and rhythm – both in students’ own artwork and recognising it in other, acclaimed artists. Leadership and behaviour management skills are essential for engaging a whole class. You’ll learn how to set a great climate for learning and put our tried and tested behaviour strategies into practice each day that you’re in the classroom. You’ll also learn how to monitor progress to ensure all students reach their full potential.

School placements

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 city settings.

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.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

Applicants should have a degree relevant to Art and Design.

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

  • or international equivalent

Personal qualities

  • Passionate about making a difference to the lives and development of young people
  • Independent, resilient and adaptable
  • Friendly and approachable, with the ability to engage young people
  • Enthusiastic about their subject and are continuing to develop their subject knowledge
  • Creative and imaginative
  • Good organisational skills and excellent time management skills
  • Reflective and strive to improve their own practice
  • High standards of spoken and written English
  • Demonstrate a professional attitude
  • 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 the Accrediting Body’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 the Accrediting Body.

Fees and financial support

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

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.

About the training provider

All Saints is a successful, popular, high achieving and happy school located in the heart of the historic City of York, our split site school offers excellence in education. Steeped in history, we are immensely proud that our school is unique in its learning environment, its people and its ethos.

All Saints is recognised by Ofsted as “Outstanding” status. We are a designated Teaching School and National Support School. Our GCSE results are in the top 25% of UK schools and our thriving Sixth Form’s results are in the top 10%. We are proud to be Lead School in our Teaching School Alliance, working in partnership with partner schools and the University of York.

We offer high-quality Initial Teacher Training (ITT) to graduates and career changers joining the teaching profession. As a trainee teacher with us, you will have access to specialist training and the school and classroom experience to equip you with the knowledge, skills and expertise needed to become an excellent teacher.

If you would like further information and support, including arranging a School Experience Visit please contact one of our team who will be pleased to help you.

About the accredited body

All Saints is working in partnership with Red Kite Teacher Training. We’re passionate about making a difference to the lives and development of young people. We’ll help you to become an exceptional teacher and specialist within your chosen subject.

Interview process

For the foreseeable future, interviews will be held virtually via Google. Interviews are conducted by representatives from All Saints and partnership schools.

Preparation for the interview will include:

  • Workload prioritisation activity.

  • 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.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Our partners actively promote inclusivity and have a dedicated team who can advise and support students with a disability or long-term health condition. If you disclose any individual requirements, they will do their utmost to ensure that all reasonable adjustments are made so you can feel supported and able to fully engage with your PGCE course.

Examples of how they can offer support include:

  • working with you to find suitable school placements.
  • ensuring that you have a ‘Student Support Plan’ in place, if necessary, which will include any assessment requirements you may have (e.g. extra time in examinations).
  • providing learning materials and resources in accessible formats.
  • signposting to specialist colleagues who can advise about funding support for students with a disability.

Contact this training provider

Email
tsa@allsaints.york.sch.uk
Telephone
(01904) 545258
Website
http://www.allsaints.york.sch.uk/
Address
All Saints RC School
Mill Mount Lane
York
North Yorkshire
YO24 1BJ

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).

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