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All Saints RC School Computing (V552)

QTS part time

Accredited body
Red Kite Teacher Training
Financial support
Scholarships or bursaries, as well as student finance, are available if you’re eligible
Qualification
QTS

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England and may also allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach in the EU and EEA, though this could change after 2020.

If you’re planning to teach overseas, you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Age range
11 to 16
Course length
Up to 2 years
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.allsaints.york.sch.uk/

Contents

About the course

This is an innovative, flexible, two-year part-time training programme aimed at those with family commitments and IT professionals who are ambitious to train in the classroom but need the flexibility to remain in work.

There are two options for study:

1: Train two days per week each year and then complete a full-time teaching practice of 8 weeks at the end of year two in term 5 and 6 (finishing in June).

2: Train two days per week throughout year one then 3 days per week in year two (finishing in June).

Both options cost £5,500 each year.

Over two years, trainees will have more than 120 days in school. Professional learning days are included in the training days, although there may be an occasional day when Trainees are required to attend an event such as an Employment conference. Subject knowledge days will be delivered in twilight sessions.

Our hybrid approach to learning combines traditional classroom experiences and digital course delivery, all taught by practising teachers.

The course covers curriculum design, development of teaching materials, planning classroom activities and classroom management. Trainees will work with tutors and fellow trainees to develop innovative and exciting ways of delivering your knowledge of computing in the 11-16 context with post-16 enhancements.

At KS3 the computing programme of study is divided into information technology, digital literacy and computer science. We will investigate each strand, emphasising the computational thinking skills that are common to all three.

Most schools in England deliver computer science at GCSE. We will build on your subject knowledge, giving you the confidence to teach and possibly to lead in this fast-growing subject.

There is a national shortage of teachers who can deliver post-16 computer science qualifications. One of the aims of this course is to introduce the programming paradigms required at A-level, in particular in the delivery of the NEA programming project.

As a computing trainee you will have additional training from the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE), whose Computer Science GCSE Accelerator programme is integrated into the course. As well as receiving your QTS, you will obtain a professionally recognised training certificate, awarded by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. The part-time computing course is QTS-only as this programme has extra subject knowledge input and more focus on practical teaching application.

School placements

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.

You’ll be expected to get involved in wider school life by, for example, working as a form tutor, taking part in meetings, contributing to extracurricular activities and communicating with parents and carers.

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 Computing.

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 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.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £11,000.

We are unable to sponsor Tier 2 visas.

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.

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.

Interview process

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

You will be given the opportunity to meet 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
ITT@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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