Primary with Windmill Primary School Accredited provider: Leeds Trinity University

Course offered
PGCE with QTS full time
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.musicfederation.co.uk

About the course

The Windmill Cluster offers high quality PGCE training through School Direct (unsalaried) across the 5-11 age range, with experienced and dedicated School Mentors and tutors ready to guide and support you through your training.Trainees are fully supported by a group of experienced tutors during both their University and school based training. During the University based training all National Curriculum subjects are covered and trainees receive at least 3 hours a week of English, Maths and Science teaching. The focus of University teaching is on both subject knowledge and pedagogy. A key part of the University based training is the Educational Professional Studies module which is linked to school based tasks.

In addition to University based training, trainees will also access Cluster based training where more practical aspects of professional development are delivered by highly trained cluster staff that are doing the job every day.

All our cluster schools have their own areas of specialism and expertise and cluster based training is tailored towards this, ensuring trainees get the best possible training opportunity in a practical setting with real children!

Trainees will have three placements in two schools within the Windmill cluster; in October, December and March. As our Cluster is very diverse in terms of geographical location within the city of Leeds, percentage of children with SEN and with English as an Additional language for example, we aim to provide trainees with two contrasting placements to give a wide experience.

Every school has a Lead Mentor who is there to support and guide you through your placement and your day to day training will be supported by a School Mentor who is trained in mentoring, classroom observation and feedback skills.

Interview process

The Windmill Cluster will jointly co-ordinate the recruitment process with the Leeds Trinity University. Recruitment will consist of an interview and task involving children at one of our cluster schools.

How school placements work

The Windmill Cluster is a group of six schools, which includes five Primary schools and a Junior School, all located within the city of Leeds.

The lead school is Windmill Primary which operates as part of Low Road and Windmill Music Federation. The other schools in the cluster are:

Low Road Primary School

Blenheim Primary School

Hunslet St Marys Church of England Primary School

Rawdon Littlemoor Primary School

Yeadon Westfield Junior School

Our Cluster covers a wide geographical area throughout Leeds which enables us to offer trainees diverse placements and school experiences

Trainees will have three placements in two schools within the Windmill Cluster; in October, December and March. As our Cluster is very diverse in terms of geographical location within the city of Leeds, percentage of children with SEN and with English as an Additional Language for example, we aim to provide trainees with two contrasting placements to give a wide experience.

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,000
EU students £9,000

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

You should be a graduate with a classification of 2:2 or above. You will need a grade C or above in GCSE (or equivalent) English, Maths and Science and should also have significant experience in a state sector Primary School

Personal qualities

The Windmill Cluster is looking for dynamic and motivated trainees with a passion for working with children, who aim to deliver excellence in teaching and learning. The PGCE course is very demanding so we are looking for people who are not afraid of hard work and can give 100%!!

About the training provider

The Windmill Cluster offers two Primary PGCE training courses: 3 to 7 years and 5 to 11 years, working in partnership with Leeds Trinity University. Trainees spend the majority of the course in school.

The lead school is Windmill Primary which operates as part of Low Road and Windmill Music Federation. Windmill is a large two form entry primary in Belle Isle in the South of Leeds with a large Children's Centre and a partnership with Broomfield South SILC for children with autism on site. The school has a high percentage of children with special educational needs and the school has a warm, welcoming and inclusive ethos. Windmill operates as part of the Low Road and Windmill Music Federation and works in conjunction with Opera North. All children from year 1 play a stringed instrument and access 4 hours of music tuition a week.

The other schools in the cluster are:

Blenheim Primary School:

A multi-cultural community school in the heart of the city centre.

Hunslet St Marys Church of England Primary School:

A church Aided primary school situated in the south of Leeds.

Rawdon Littlemoor Primary School:

A two form entry primary school situated on the outskirts of Leeds with a hearing impairment specialism

Yeadon Westfield Junior School:

A two form entry Junior school situated on the outskirts of Leeds

The Windmill Cluster is a popular, successful cluster. In 2017-18 all of our trainees were awarded their PGCE with a grade of 'Good' or better.

About the accredited provider

The Windmill PGCE Cluster works in close partnership with Leeds Trinity University. Trainees are fully supported by a group of experienced tutors during both their University and school based training.

Leeds Trinity University is situated in Horsforth, North Leeds approximately 6 miles from Leeds city centre and is accessible from Leeds bus and train stations

Training with disabilities and other needs

The Windmill PGCE cluster aims to be fully inclusive. All six cluster schools have disabled access and we are committed to recruiting trainees from a wide and diverse background.

Contact details

Email
rebecca.amos@musicfederation.co.uk
Telephone
01132712115
Website
http://www.musicfederation.co.uk
Address
Windmill Primary School
Windmill Road
Belle Isle
Leeds

Apply

Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

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When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: 15Y
  • Training programme code: 25PN

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Code Name Address
T Leeds Trinity University Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds Ls18 5HD

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