Tudor Grange Initial Teacher Training Mathematics (GX11)

Postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS)

Accredited body
Teach First
Financial support
Scholarships or bursaries, as well as 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.

Age range
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
https://teachingschool.tgacademy.org.uk/

Contents

Course summary

Tudor Grange is a provider with a long-established track record committed to training values-driven, child-centred, knowledgeable, creative, reflective and adaptive professionals from diverse backgrounds to support the long-term needs of the education sector. The content and structure of the course has been established to meet this core purpose.

At the start of the programme in September, you will have two weeks of intensive training which will focus on the core areas of teaching such as behaviour management and lesson planning. You will have a further two weeks of intensive training later in the year.

When you are in your school placement, you will spend your time with other expert teachers, observing their lessons and learning how to teach and plan lessons and throughout the year practise your own teaching. You will work closely with a highly skilled and knowledgeable mentor, alongside other colleagues, who will also receive support and training from Tudor Grange ITT.

Your weekly training day is designed in collaboration with Teach First’s expert curriculum designers and sequenced to make sure you are focused on the areas of teaching that are most relevant to that point in the year. The training will include a mixture of online and face-to-face elements and will ensure that you develop the knowledge and skills you need to become a great teacher, gain your Qualified Teacher Status and your PGCE.

The programme also includes a six-week placement in another school starting in January. You will also spend time working with children of a different age, this may mean spending time in a nursery, a primary school, a secondary school or in post-16, depending on your specialism. You may also have an opportunity to experience short placements in Additional Resource Provision (ARP) during this six-week period. These experiences will ensure you have a broad experience of teaching in different schools and further prepare you for your future career as a teacher.

At the end of the programme, you will have the foundational knowledge and skills to become an effective Early Career Teacher alongside achieving a PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status.

School placements

We strongly believe that the best place for a trainee teacher is in schools, developing a teacher skill set through a cycle of observation, reflection, practise and feedback. Trainees are placed in at least two schools, which are carefully selected in order to provide a range of different experiences, giving you the best chances of developing your practice. For example, you might be placed in a rural school for one of your placements and an urban school for another. This increases your chances of employment and ensures you are a well-rounded practitioner.

Whilst on placement, you will be in the role of a teacher, and will therefore be able to take opportunities to learn about how the school day works –you should plan to work full school days, including attending meetings before and after school, as well as preparing for parents’ evenings and after school activities, like awards ceremonies. We are also passionate about protecting our teachers and ensuring work/life balance is achieved; although your timetable will increase so that by the end of the year your teaching commitment is similar to that of an Early Career Teacher, we gradually build this up at a rate that is right for you. It is our deep belief that mastering the craft of teaching is more important than arbitrarily increasing the number of lessons that you plan and teach.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in mathematics or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

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

We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

We accept most equivalency test providers. You will need to have passed your GCSE equivalency test before applying to our programme; we will not be able to process your application until you have passed. Overseas qualifications will be reviewed by ENIC to ensure they meet programme requirements,

Personal qualities

The Tudor Learning Habits:

  • Positive self-regulation
  • Process not product
  • Open to failure and feedback
  • Courageous and gritty

The Tudor Character Habits:

  • Honesty and truthfulness
  • Kindness and empathy
  • Responsibility and integrity
  • Generosity and gratitude

The Teach First Personal Qualities:

  • Humility, respect and empathy
  • Interaction
  • Understanding and motivation
  • Leadership
  • Planning and organising
  • Problem solving
  • Resilience
  • Self-evaluation

Other requirements

All offers are subject to satisfactory results from necessary pre-employment checks. Please contact us at teachingschool@tgacademy.org.uk for more information.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2023 to 2024 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £9,250

About the training provider

Tudor Grange is a provider with a long-established track record committed to training values-driven, child-centred, knowledgeable, creative, reflective and adaptive professionals from diverse backgrounds to support the long-term needs of the education sector. We have strong relationships with our partner schools across Solihull, Warwickshire, Birmingham, Coventry, and Worcestershire. We are proud to be working in partnership with Teach First to provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) where you will gain Qualified Teacher Status and a PGCE. Our research-led course will give you plenty of hands-on experience. Our curriculum focuses on supporting you to put learning into practice to have an impact on pupils during a four day a week core school placement from mid-September to July. You will have one day a week to engage in training and development to support your teaching practice, as well as a six-week placement in a different school. The programme balances developing your subject knowledge and expertise alongside giving you a deep understanding of effective teaching methods and techniques to manage your workload and wellbeing.

About the accredited body

Teach First is a charity that develops teachers and school leaders and supports schools facing the toughest challenges. They have been training teachers for 20 years and are the largest Initial Teacher Training provider in the country.

Teach First are committed to driving change in the system by helping all teachers to reach their potential. Teach First have shared expertise from their Ofsted-rated Outstanding Training Programme to develop our high-quality school-centred teacher training programme.

Interview process

The initial stage of selection is reviewing your application. We ensure your qualifications meet our entry requirements and your personal statement indicates you have a passion for education and your specialised subject. If you are successful, you will be invited to interview at one of our school centres at the earliest available opportunity.

The interview process will include the following:

  • an opportunity to ask questions/obtain further information
  • a panel interview
  • a subject-specific taught lesson
  • subject knowledge assessment

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

Tudor Grange is committed to promoting equal opportunities in recruitment to the program. All candidates will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

If you require any arrangements to be made in terms of the recruitment process please get in contact.

All trainees have access to our Trust ‘Employee Assist’ partner, who can provide a range of confidential support. If you would like to discuss ways in which we may be able to support you personally, please feel free to contact us to make a telephone or personal appointment. Please be reassured we will treat such information with respect and discretion.

Please refer to our Tudor Grange Academies Trust Equal Opportunities Policy for further information;

[https://www.tgacademy.org.uk/files/mdocs/equalopportunitiespolicy.pdf]

Teach First’s vision is to build a fair education for all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our programmes and partnerships. You will have access to our partner university’s support services and we will take a tailored approach to all reasonable adjustments trainees may need. You will be able to apply to Student Finance for additional support dependent on eligibility, for example Disabled Students’ Allowance.

Contact this training provider

Email
teachingschool@solihull.tgacademy.org.uk
Telephone
01217038250
Website
https://teachingschool.tgacademy.org.uk/
Address
Tudor Grange Academy Solihull
Dingle Lane
Solihull
West Midlands
B91 3PD

Support and advice

You can speak to a teacher training adviser for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.

Call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

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