Morris Teaching School Alliance
Modern Languages (French and German) (H972)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The Cambridge Teaching Schools Network SCITT
Financial support
Bursaries and student finance are available 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.morristsa.org.uk

Contents

About the course

As a school based provider of initial teacher training, CTSN SCITT is very much grounded in the life of its local schools. All the tutors on the course are expert, practising teachers, able to guide trainees into a thorough understanding of all aspects of the primary curriculum and appropriate pedagogy, informed by both research and the tutors’ own practice.

During the course, trainees will spend one day (usually Thursdays) in Core Training, and the remaining 4 days a week in school. Whilst in school, trainees carry out specific teaching tasks, which will increase throughout the year, but also have plenty of time to get involved in other training activities: observing experienced teachers; working with children in smaller groups; one-to-one tutoring; time for assessment and planning; reading, writing and research into effective learning and teaching.

Every trainee has a mentor (usually the class teacher) with whom teaching and other tasks are planned and evaluated at weekly mentor meetings; these meetings are the hub of the school based training. In addition, each trainee is assigned to one of the senior tutor team and each trainee also has a personal tutor. This provides a strong support network for the trainee throughout the course.

Trainees will have a choice of attending core training in either Cambridge or Bury St Edmunds.

The course will lead to the award of both QTS and PGCE (Anglia Ruskin University).

For further details please follow the link to CTSNSCITT.

Interview process

At interview you will usually be asked to teach a small group of students, most probably in Key Stage 3.

In addition there will be a short written task and an interview with a SCITT Senior Tutor, together with a senior teacher from one of our partnership schools.

How school placements work

We have excellent relationships with a wide range of good and outstanding schools, across the Eastern region, which gives us considerable flexibility in placing trainees in local schools, within reach from the their home.

You will spend the first term in one school and then, after Christmas, you would move to a different school for the rest of the course. This will allow you to build significant relationships in this extended placement.

Fees

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

£9,250 often covered with a student loan.

For many subjects generous training bursaries are also available.

For further information please follow the link to the Department for Education - Get into Teaching Website

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £10,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility and how you’ll be paid.

You may 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

For many subjects generous training bursaries are also available.

For further information please follow the link to the Department for Education - Get into Teaching Website

Requirements

Qualifications

You would need a minimum of 2.2 Honours Degree (or overseas equivalent confirmed by NARIC UK).

Usually, at least 50% of your degree should be directly relevant to the subject you wish to teach. However, applicants who have a relevant degree in a non-related subject but have significant work experience relevant to the subject they wish to teach may also be considered.

Also you will need to have a GCSE Mathematics and English (Grade C/4 or above) or equivalent .

Personal qualities

As a school based ITT provider, CTSN SCITT works very closely with its partnership schools, and the vast majority of our trainees get jobs working in these local schools.

We are looking for creative, proactive, positive applicants who share our commitment that students in our local schools should have the best possible teachers, and a desire and determination to make this commitment a reality.

About the training provider

The Morris TSA is a growing and successful alliance of primary and secondary schools across South and East Cambridgeshire and into Fenland. It’s lead and founding school is Impington Village College (IVC), part of the Morris Education Trust. It was originally founded in the late 1930s as part of the ‘village college’ movement and we remain true to this vision of community education and learning. In recent years IVC has consistently achieved outstanding outcomes for its students and GCSE results place it in the top 5% of non-selective schools nationally. All children are valued as equally and IVC has pioneered work with inclusion and SEND.

Alongside IVC are our partners who represent a cross-section of like-minded yet diverse schools who are all deeply connected with the communities they serve. Personal, social and cultural development matters as much as academic achievement for us.

As a trainee, you would be placed in welcoming and caring schools and mentored in your development by a team of staff with a wealth of experience. A large number of our placement schools are in North Cambridge, East Cambridgeshire and Fenland.

Many of the teachers who now work in our schools also trained in them - a testament not only to the ethos, values and experience enjoyed here but also the attractiveness of living within the area.

About the accredited body

CTSN SCITT offers school-centred teacher training across the Eastern Region:

  • All applicants are able to choose whether they attend the Core Training in Cambridge or Bury St Edmunds.
  • There is a wide range of placement schools.
  • Most trainees get jobs working in local schools.
  • Course tutors are expert teachers, meaning that our training is not only evidence-based, but also informed by current practice.
  • Non salaried (tuition fee) routes lead to QTS plus PGCE (University of Greenwich or Anglian Ruskin University).
  • Salaried routes are also available, leading to QTS.

Please see ctsn.scitt.info for more information.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Training with disabilities and other needs. Teachers with disabilities make an important contribution to schools both in the classroom and in shaping the wider culture and ethos of the schools they work in. Schools value diversity and the unique contribution that all their staff and trainees bring. If you have a disability, you shouldn’t be dissuaded from applying. If you are invited to attend an interview, and have any special requirements, please let us know beforehand so that we may make reasonable adjustments for you. We want all interview candidates to have an equitable and enjoyable experience, regardless of any disability. Full details are on the Department for Education website. All trainees are required to complete a medical check when they receive the offer of a training place. This will identify if there are adjustments required. As a training provider, CTSN will make such adjustments in our training. We encourage all trainees to disclose all relevant information with their placement schools as this will enable them to make suitable provision. Schools have experience of making provisions for their own students and are therefore well placed to offer similar adjustments for trainee teachers. If you receive an offer, but have not yet disclosed a disability or other need, you can disclose at any time.

Contact details

Email
smcgill@tmet.org.uk
Telephone
01223200400
Website
http://www.morristsa.org.uk
Address
New Road
Impington
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB24 9LX

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Choose a training location - List of locations, vacancies and codes
Location Vacancies Code
Bottisham Village College
Lode Road, Cambridge, CB25 9DL
Yes M
King Edward VI School
Grove Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3BH
Yes K

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