Primary with MAITT (Merseyside Alliance Initial Teacher Training) Accredited provider: Liverpool John Moores University

Course offered
PGCE with QTS full time with salary
Financial support
Salary
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
August 2019
Website
http://www.maitt.org.uk

About the course

The Salaried course at MAITT is offered in collaboration with LJMU and is aimed at applicants with prior experience. This normally involves previous employment in a school-setting but other career changes are welcome to apply. Applicants for this employment-based route must apply with the support of a school who is willing to employ them as an unqualified teacher for the duration of the programme.

The Salaried programme includes a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCE), alongside Qualified Teacher Status. The PGCE is assessed through 2 Modules. The Award of QTS is integral to one of these academic Modules. You will also complete a two part essay which asks you to reflect on your practice. The PGCE will be taught by experienced and friendly staff from LJMU and you will join a community of students at IMMarsh campus for University – based sessions, which begin with a Summer School during the last week of August 2019. You will also receive additional subject knowledge through training at MAITT.

As a Salaried School Direct trainee you may be expected to teach up to 90% of a teacher timetable and be responsible for the planning, teaching and assessment of your class(es) from early on in the year. Trainees on the salaried programme are selected, recruited and employed directly by schools, and often continue teaching in their school following training.

In order to achieve Qualified Teacher Status, you will demonstrate that you are able to meet all the requirements of the Teachers’ Standards. This aspect of assessment is largely undertaken by our school-based mentors. LJMU staff are in regular contact with all trainees on placement, undertake co-observations of their teaching and Quality Assure the school-based training.

Interview process

All applicants who meet the entry requirements will be invited for an individual interview. Interviews will be held, and will involve staff from, either your supporting school or MAITT.

Details to support preparation for the event are sent to successful applicants along with an invitation to attend. Our selection and interview procedure will also give applicants further information about our programmes and provide an opportunity to meet our friendly staff team. An applicant's performance at interview is assessed and a final decision is made. Applicants are normally informed of decisions within 24 hours.

Applicants will be assessed for their:

• Relevant subject knowledge for primary teaching and their interest in and enthusiasm for teaching the 5-11 age range

• Ability to successfully engage learners and to make learning exciting and meaningful to learners in a range of contexts

• Commitment to supporting learners, including in areas of challenging social context

• Enthusiasm, energy and resilience and ability to work with others in teams

How school placements work

Your school-based experience takes place largely in your employing school, supported by well- trained mentors. A member of LJMU staff is attached to each school and is responsible for visiting regularly in order to support trainees and their mentors. Relationships are very close and constructive.

All trainees are entitled to weekly review and feedback meetings with their mentors and to tutorials with LJMU staff. This “wraparound” care ensures that you are consistently supported from start to finish, both personally and professionally.

In addition to the time spent in a Home School you will also undertake an alternative placement of a minimum of 2 weeks in a contrasting school.

Your final assessment for QTS is conducted at the end of the year.

Salary

You will be paid as an unqualified teacher by your employing school for the duration of your training. This will be calculated using the unqualified teachers’ pay scales. Your employing school will pay the costs of your PGCE training and assessment, however in some instances a contribution towards the PGCE fee is requested from trainees by the employing school. The PGCE is awarded by Liverpool John Moores University, who will also recommend you for Qualified Teacher Status.

Financial support

Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.

If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.

Requirements

Qualifications

You should have or be expected to achieve an Undergraduate Honours degree (or recognised equivalent) .The degree classification should be at 2:2 or above.

• GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent qualification)

• Please note: original evidence of GCSE passes (or equivalent) and your degree (if you have already graduated) will be requested at interview. Level 2 numeracy and literacy qualifications are not considered as equivalent . If you have non-standard qualifications please check their suitability with ecl-recruit@ljmu.ac.uk

Personal qualities

We are looking for applicants who have a passion for teaching and wish to share this with learners. You should have a genuine belief that education transforms life chances and want to make a positive difference to children and to their communities. At interview we hope to see your enthusiasm along with evidence of some experiences which have informed your decision to become a general primary teacher. A minimum of 5 days’ work experience in a UK primary school is helpful prior to commencing the programme. We can help to arrange this for successful applicants.

Other requirements

You are required by the DfE to undertake Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy prior to entry to this programme.

You will also be required to meet the Department for Education’s standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and clearance to work with children. Further information, including a Declaration of Health questionnaire and details of how to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.

Your offer is conditional on completing ALL conditions of entry. These will be made available on UCAS.

About the training provider

Established in 2012, MAITT has a 6 year proven track record of working in partnership with LJMU to develop outstanding newly qualified teachers (NQT). We offer both a tuition (PGDE) and a salaried route (PGCE) into general primary teaching.

Trainees who complete the tuition route gain a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) with QTS. This route includes 120 credits towards a Masters qualification.

In 2018, 82% of our tuition trainees (PGDE) were graded outstanding and 18% were good. Our salaried route offers a PGCE with QTS. In 2018 all our trainees were at least good, with 67% being graded outstanding.

We have strongly established partnerships with schools across Liverpool, Wirral and Sefton, which offer a diverse range of settings. Our experienced mentors are committed to developing highly skilled professionals.

MAITT is committed to high quality teacher training. Our training programme is enhanced by the use of experienced and outstanding current practitioners to deliver subject knowledge and professional study sessions in our bespoke, modern training centre. Trainees are well supported through our programme, including preparation for securing an NQT position.

At MAITT we are committed to ensuring both our children and trainees have a fantastic school experience. We hold an annual matching day for our tuition trainees to match them with a placement school which will allow them to thrive and develop their ability to be an outstanding and reflective practitioner.

MAITT

About the accredited provider

MAITT have worked in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) for 6 years. LJMU has a long established reputation for providing high quality teacher training. LJMU are responsible for the PGDE/PGCE Academic Award and your recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status. Trainees attend LJMU for aspects of their programme, which has been designed in collaboration with MAITT.

Training with disabilities and other needs

LJMU is committed to Equality of Opportunity and proud of the help we offer. The Disability Advice Team will help you access the support you need. The best time to contact the Disability Advice Team is before you start your course. By contacting the team before you begin and disclosing your disability, you'll be able to receive support from when you arrive. Email: disability@ljmu.ac.uk Tel: 0151 231 3164/3165.

If you need an Individual Student Learning Plan (ISLP) which sets out the type of support you may need and who is responsible for ensuring your support is in place, this will be put in place by an LJMU Disability Adviser once you have met to discuss your needs. Once finalised, your plan will be sent to you via email. As soon as you have agreed the ISLP it will be sent to your Disability Coordinator and then, with your agreement, passed on to the relevant academic and support staff.

All trainees are encouraged to disclose any specific learning need that they experience, in order to make any adjustments, both at LJMU and within our Partner Schools. As part of the enrolment process to Teacher Training Programmes all students are required to complete a Health Questionnaire and some may be asked to attend a screening appointment with our Occupational Health Unit. This is designed to ensure that arrangements are in place, from the outset, to support any students who may need additional support or reasonable adjustments to be made.

Contact details

Email
l.bauress@matthewarnold.co.uk
Telephone
0151 539 0300
Website
http://www.maitt.org.uk
Address
Merseyside Alliance ITT
Dingle Lane
Liverpool
Merseyside
L8 9UB

Apply

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

Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.

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

  • Training provider code: 168
  • Training programme code: 33MS

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location and give the relevant training location code.

Code Name Address
- Main Site Dingle Lane, Liverpool L8 9UB

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