Somerset SCITT - Oak Partnership Primary (R230)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Somerset SCITT Consortium
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
https://www.sciltraining.co.uk/scitt/

Contents

About the course

Our schools direct route offers school experience from day 1. Gain an in-depth understanding of how young children aged 5–11 think, develop and learn. We offer two contrasting placement schools during the programme where you will combine practical, real-world learning with the study of children’s communication, thinking and relationships. Supported by our inspirational staff, you will satisfy the standards for qualified teacher status and start your journey to becoming an outstanding primary school teacher.

The placements in school are enriched with specific face to face training days at Somerset SCITT

Your curriculum is based on our INSPIRE principles:

  • Inclusivity

  • Nurturing Behaviour

  • Support and progress of pupils though assessment

  • Promoting high expectations

  • Instilling confidence

  • Response to and critically engage with research and national developments

  • Enhance School direct trainee’s subject and pedagogical knowledge

You will be encouraged to reflect upon your own practice and to critically engage with current research, policy and pedagogy, leading to a PGCE award with 60 Master’s Level credits and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

This makes our course a blend of focused ‘in school experience’ and time away from the classroom to complete specific study areas; thus giving students time and space to reflect, share and learn form each others experiences in a variety of school settings.

School placements

The programme will allow you to spend time in two main placements both different in their context.

The two placements will be focused on different Key Stage experiences and will be in different schools in the partnership

Primary trainees have specialist input from our EYS to KS2 colleagues.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, 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.

Personal qualities

We are looking for students with the potential to become excellent teachers through drive, passion and the ability to be critically reflective.

Students who are excited and motivated by primary age children and have a clear interest in primary education is a must!

Other requirements

Other requirements Additional mandatory requirements are:

  • DBS Check
  • Health check
  • Proof of Identification

Fees and financial support

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

About the training provider

The Oak Partnership Multi Academy Trust was formed in 2019. Its founder member schools are three primary schools (Blackbrook Community Primary School, Ruishton CofE Primary School and West Monkton CofE Primary School) and one all-through Special School (Selworthy Special School). All four schools were inspected by Ofsted in 2018 and rated ‘Good’.

A commitment to development attracts the best staff to work at The Oak Partnership. Our vision is to nurture and develop resilient and passionate individuals who are skilled in critical thinking. We believe this will create effective teachers who are ready to continue their pursuit of excellence. All trainees on the Oak Partnership School Direct and SCITT Programmes have the opportunity to work towards a PGCE, in partnership with Somerset SCITT, judged Outstanding by OFSTED in 2017, and accredited by the University of Worcester.

Trainees will learn on the job in a supportive environment with a mentor throughout their placements. Experience in school progresses from observing and working alongside the class-teacher, to taking full responsibility, initially for individuals and groups, and later, for a whole class. Throughout this experience, trainees will acquire the skills, knowledge and understanding of the range of elements which make an outstanding teacher, as specified in the Teachers’ Standards; from developing good relationships with children that promote learning, with other colleagues to working within a framework and national/school policies to deliver the Curriculum.

If you are interested in becoming part our thriving and successful teaching community, we offer places in conjunction with Somerset SCITT.

Interview process

If an applicant is successfully shortlisted they will be invited to attend a virtual interview which comprises of 3 components:

  • Presentation

  • Formal Interview with members of the ITT team

  • Book Activity - pre set task

We work hard to make sure our interview process is accessible to all potential students.

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 comply with the DDE requirements.

Contact this training provider

Email
SCIL@somerset.gov.uk
Telephone
03001231967
Website
https://www.sciltraining.co.uk/scitt/
Address
C/O West Monkton CE Primary School
Bridgwater Road, Bathpool
Taunton
Somerset
TA2 7QP

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).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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