About the course
One Year, part-time accelerated (0.8), school based route
Trainees will achieve QTS and have the option to buy-in to a Masters Programme with the University of Derby for the award of PGCE. The cost of this is £1950 and payable in 3 instalments. Training is majority school-based with some centre-based training. Training occurs at various locations across Essex so we take into account your home address to try to keep travelling time to a minimum. You will receive training on the general aspects of successful teaching and training around teaching your specific subject in secondary or phase within primary.
In school you will work closely with a phase specific mentor and the ITT co-ordinator, who will meet regularly with you to assist you with your training plan. You will also have an external tutor who works for Essex Teacher Training, who will visit you in school 5 times in the year to check on your progress towards meeting the Teachers' Standards.
The PGCE is delivered locally in Essex by the University of Derby and comprises 3 assignments, which are spread across the course of the year.
Trainees will have access to an online e-portfolio system and online resources along with face to face training sessions. These along with the excellent support from in-school mentors and tutors from Essex Teacher Training, will mean you will feel fully prepared for working in the classroom. Your teaching load will start small and increase gradually as the year progresses. The rate at which this increases will be decided by you and your tutors and take into account any prior experience.
Assessment is via observations of you teaching, reflective pieces of writing and specific tasks relating to the different Teachers' Standards.
You will be invited to an interview in the lead school or one of our partner schools. This interview could include: an activity with pupils eg teaching part of a lesson, or taking a group activity; a pupil panel interview; a written task and a formal interview with a small panel of representatives from the school and wider School Direct partnership. If successful, you will be given a conditional offer of a place to train.
How school placements work
Trainees will complete training in two different schools during the course of the year. Typically trainees spend the autumn term in their host school and then go to a second placement school during the first part of the Spring term and then return to their host school for the remainder of the year. Trainees are in school 3 days a week and attend training 1 day a week . You may wish to volunteer in the school on the fifth day but this is not a requirement.
We endeavour to keep travelling time to school to a minimum so we will take into account your home address when allocating a school.
The programme covers the primary age ranges 3-7 or 5-11 and you will be teaching within one of these age ranges.
Trainees will be paid a salary at point one of the unqualified teachers' pay scale, as set by the Academy Trust.
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.
A first degree at classification 2:2 or above. A first degree comprises 300 HE credits of which 60 must be at Level 6 of QCF. If your degree is from a non-UK university you will need to approach NARIC to gain an equivalence certificate.
GCSEs or equivalent at grade 4 in English, maths and science
We are looking for high quality graduates with a passion for learning who are committed to transforming the lives of young people through education.
About the training provider
Lee Chapel’s Core Values
- Developing outstanding future teachers for the Basildon area.
- Develop and identify potential school leaders to shape the future of children in Basildon.
Why train with the Lee Chapel Teaching School Alliance?
‘As a trainee teacher at Lee Chapel I received outstanding support and encouragement from a hard-working team of teachers. Training within an ‘Outstanding’ school meant that I was able to immerse myself in the day-to-day running of a busy classroom and see for myself what the job really entails. I was able to secure a job in my main placement school, which means that I have firm relationships with my colleagues and felt immediately settled when it came to starting my NQT year. The transition was seamless. I know that I am able to call on the people around me and can ask for advice whenever needed. Without doubt, teacher training has been the most rewarding year of my life and has set me up for a long and successful career.’
We only offer salaried positions.
Trainees will be employed by the Lee Chapel Academy. The amount from September 2019 was £9500 for 10 months from 1st September 2019 until 30th June 2019 (Salary for 2020-2021 to be confirmed)
The cost of training will be covered by Lee Chapel, this in addition to the £9500 salary in which the trainee teacher is paid monthly
About the accredited body
Essex Teacher Training is a large provider of ITT in the Eastern Region, offering a variety of different routes to QTS. Working with in excess of 80 schools in Essex and neighbouring counties, they provide excellent opportunities in primary, secondary and special schools. With excellent employment rates and over 95% of trainees finishing the programmes, each year, as good or outstanding, headteachers comment that trainees are well prepared for their NQT year.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Here at Essex Teacher Training we are committed to offering all prospective trainees the opportunity to gain QTS. If you have a specific need, we can discuss this with you at interview and agree a suitable level of support.
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Lee Chapel Primary, The Knares, Basildon, Essex SS16 5RU
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