Saltaire Primary School Direct Primary (H027)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Bradford Birth to 19 SCITT
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.

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.saltaireprimaryschool.co.uk

Contents

About the course

The course is designed to help you fulfil a wider teaching role (including that of pastoral care) within your chosen educational context. Throughout the course, we place particular emphasis on providing equal opportunities for all students working in a diverse, multi-ethnic society. This course will provide you with a PGCE at Masters level and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Working closely with Bradford specialist staff, both in placement schools, you will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to be a newly qualified teacher. A strength of the course is the way in which theory and practice are related as a result of extensive time spent working with children in at least two placement schools. At least 120 days are school-based with support provided by experienced school mentors. The course builds upon the subject knowledge and independent study skills which, as a graduate, you will have already acquired. Our school based sessions are also concerned with the professional skills which all teachers need. Course tutors work closely with managers, mentors and teachers in our school to provide you with advice and support for the progressive development of your teaching expertise. A large proportion of your teaching and training will be in our school, delivered by both highly experienced, inspiring school teachers and leaders. School based sessions consist of lectures, seminars tutorials, micro-teaching environments and observations of teaching in school. This is very much a practical course, where you learn by doing. Assessment is ongoing and is carried out across both placement schools. At the end of the course, you will ultimately be assessed against the Teacher Standards. Based largely in your home school, you will have one other main assessed school placement. You will also have the opportunity to get experience of a secondary school, alternative provision or special school. You will work alongside experienced teachers and mentors, who will provide advice and support. You will be introduced to your new role in stages, beginning with observation and work with individual pupils, then with small groups, eventually leading to your work with full classes. During your school Placement you will work alongside experienced teachers and mentors, who will provide advice and support. You will be introduced to your new role in stages, beginning with observation and work with individual pupils, then with small groups, eventually leading to your work with full classes.

School placements

We carefully consider school placements for all of our trainees. We match strengths as well as support needs for students. All trainees will be placed in two contrasting primary schools, ensuring students experience the cultural diversity the city offers.

83% of our 2020/2021 primary trainees placements, located in our partnership schools, are within 6 miles of the school they applied to. The average commute, the distance between the placement school and the school they applied to for a primary trainee is under 4 miles.

Your training week initially involves some days a week in school and some days working on teaching pedagogy, helping you learn the skills to make you an effective teacher. During your training year you will visit a vast array of schools from our partnership in both Nursery, Primary and Secondary sectors. We operate an A B A model for our students, where trainees start in their host school in either Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 or the Foundation Stage, then complete an 6 week contrasting placement in the opposite Key Stage or phase, returning to their host school to complete the training year.

The course builds upon the subject knowledge and independent study skills which, as a graduate, you will have already acquired. Our school based sessions are also concerned with the professional skills all teachers need. Course tutors work closely with managers, mentors and teachers in our schools and academies to provide you with advice and support for the progressive development of your teaching expertise.

A large proportion of your teaching and training will be in our schools and academies, delivered by both highly experienced, inspiring school teachers and leaders. School based sessions consist of lectures, seminars tutorials, micro-teaching environments and observations of teaching in school. This is very much a practical course, where you learn by doing.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent. This should be an honours degree (Third or above), or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.

If you are offered a place on our course, we will arrange any required tests on your behalf with our preferred provider. The equivalency test includes a support package to help prepare for passing the final assessment. There is a fee of approximately £150 per equivalency.

Personal qualities

We don’t have a fixed picture of what kind of a person we are looking for. Teaching is a creative, dynamic profession which has space for innovative thinking, for people who can break free from what’s expected. Our school is clear that we want trainees to have a rapport with children, a passion for their subject, and to have the ambition to become excellent teachers. You will have a relentlessly positive outlook, show initiative and be good team player, ready to work hard in a challenging but wonderfully rewarding profession.

Other requirements

If you are successful at interview stage, you will be made an offer of a training place subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

About the training provider

Saltaire Primary School is proud to be a diverse and inclusive community school, committed to ensuring every child receives the best possible education. At Saltaire Primary School, every child’s learning journey is rooted in exciting contexts and enriched by first hand experiences, ensuring that our children develop mastery and depth of understanding through a fun and interesting school curriculum. Our ethos ensures that we develop independent and resilient learners, curious about the world around them and confident to make informed decisions. Our teaching staff are the essential ingredients in our success as a vibrant and purposeful learning environment; we have a long history of supporting teachers, at every stage of their careers, to develop their expertise as teachers and leaders. This includes those who are new to teaching and we actively encourage trainees to engage with the wealth of learning opportunities provided. We are keen to recruit trainee teachers who share our passion for working with children and the provision of high-quality learning experiences. In return, our school can provide trainees with a bespoke package of continuing professional development and expert support. Do you have the energy and enthusiasm to join our learning journey? If so, we’d be interested to receive your application.

About the accredited body

Bradford Birth to 19 School Centered Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) offers a different way of training to become a teacher. Learn by listening to and observing good and outstanding teachers. Training involves practicing your teaching skills with groups of students. Supported effectively by a school mentor, you are treated as a member of the school staff, someone the school is often looking to potentially employ. This route ensures you are working in your class from day one of the course. We aim to train the next generation of outstanding teachers.

Interview process

All our trainees who are shortlisted for interview will be invited into our school or one of our partner schools. If you are asked for interview, we will provide more details about tasks you will be asked to complete.

All our interviews have the same elements:

A classroom based exercise, where you will be observed interacting with children or young people. (Please note if current restrictions continue this activity will be adapted) Written tasks which are designed to assess your written communication skills; your capacity to access higher level study; and for secondary applicants, subject knowledge. Face to face interview with a panel of School Leaders.

DBS If you are successful at interview stage, you will be made an offer of a training place subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance. For more information, see the guidance on line at;

https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We believe that 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, indeed we have 100% pass rate for trainees who have declared a disability. We adhere to The Equality Act 2010 and Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001, which require teacher training providers to ensure they are not discriminating against applicants with disabilities or special educational needs (SEN). All our partner Schools value diversity and the unique contribution that all their staff and trainees bring.

Contact this training provider

Email
chrisevans@saltaire.bradford.sch.uk
Telephone
01274584093
Website
http://www.saltaireprimaryschool.co.uk
Address
Albert Rd
Saltaire, Shipley
West Yorkshire
BD18 4NR

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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