Ignite Teaching School
English (2Q3P)

PGCE with QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
Suffolk and Norfolk Secondary SCITT
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 for Full Time / Up to 2 Years
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
Website
http://www.ormistonventureacademy.co.uk

About the course

As a Secondary SCITT Salaried trainee you will become part of a team of experienced professionals in a school from the start of the academic year and will, therefore, benefit from opportunities to work and learn alongside experienced teachers. Former trainees identify this as a particular strength, ‘On the job training is the best way to find out what works in practice’

Development of a trainee’s subject knowledge is a key feature of our trainingprogramme and we create many opportunities for trainees to develop their subject knowledge, not only first hand from your school based mentors but also from our subject knowledge trainers who are all practising teachers and share their extensive knowledge and expertise about how to teach their subject to secondary school students.

Secondary SCITT Salaried trainees receive core and subject knowledge training on one day per week (a Thursday) throughout the training period from September to June. The venues for this can be split across Suffolk and Norfolk but you will receive details of venues and dates at induction at the end of August.

On this course you will achieve a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with 60 Masters’ credits and Qualified Teacher Status. In order to achieve Qualified Teacher Status,you will be assessed against all parts of the Teachers’ Standards as you accumulate the evidence across the ten month training programme. Additionally, to gain your PGCE there are three Masters' level assignments to write during your training and they help to link theory to the practice of what you are teaching in the classroom.

Suffolk & Norfolk SCITT are a ‘personalised, relational, ethical’ ITT provider offer the Secondary Salaried PGCE programme. All trainees on this course will obtain the following qualification, QTS, PGCE with 60 Masters’ credits on successful completion of the course.

Interview process

After your application is shortlisted by the SCITT and Lead School team, you will be invited to a formal interview by SCITT. This interview may take place at a Lead School or it may take place at one of the SCITT venues in Norwich or Ipswich. The interview will consist of questions by an interview panel; a student panel and a subject knowledge task. If successful at the SCITT interview, you will be invited to the final part of the process known as Task Day which will be held in Norwich or Ipswich. You will complete group activities with other trainees, deliver a very short presentation and complete a couple of written tasks and you will be observed by senior members of the SCITT Team.

Although there is now no requirement by the government for candidates to pass tests in literacy and numeracy before commencing your training, as an ITT provider, we must still assess your competency in these areas. Your invitation to a Task day will inform you of the arrangements we have made to assess the level of literacy and numeracy skills and if needed, we will also provide guidance about how they can be improved.

If you are successful after Task Day and have attended an interview at a school, then you will be made an offer which is agreed by the Lead School and Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT as the training provider.

How school placements work

On the salaried programme you must have the support of a school who can offer you a placement in a subject we offer and meet the contributions to your salary at the time of application. In partnership with Secondary SCITT we will ensure you have a high-quality school placement arranged. Most trainees train in subjects within the 11-16 age range but there is also the opportunity to train in the 14-19 age phase in specific subjects.

Salary

The salary will be calculated based on a pro rata amount of point 1 of the unqualified teachers' pay scale.

No other fees or costs are payable.

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

A UK first degree (or equivalent). Normally 2.2 or better (or equiv. 360 CAT points).

GCSE English Language Grade 4/C or above (or equivalent)

GCSE Mathematics Grade 4/C or above (or equivalent)

Personal qualities

We find that successful trainees have a passion for their subject which they wish to pass onto secondary school students. Trainees should be motivated, well-organised and demonstrate resilience. Trainees should understand the importance of developing strong learning relationships with teenagers and can demonstrate that they view teaching as a valuable career. Additionally trainees should be reflective, able to take respond positively to feedback about their progress during their training year and also value being part of a team.

Other requirements

Passes in the professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy before starting the course. Confirmation of clear DBS check before you start the course. Meet the 'Fit to Teach' criteria.

About the training provider

Ignite Teaching School Alliance has an excellent local reputation for supporting teacher training of the highest quality. All of our trainees are recruited by us on behalf of the providers we work with, Ignite then offer an additional layer of support to trainees that is relevant to the context most of our partner schools work in. Many of our trainees are employed in these local partner schools once they have completed their training year. Our aim is to ensure that trainees come into the profession with a high level of readiness to change lives in our local schools and act as part of the solution to the challenging recruitment picture in the area.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We are committed to supporting all trainees with disabilities. Please contact us to discuss any access requirements.

Training with disabilities at UEA.

UEA operates an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from people with disabilities.

All PGCE trainee teachers must meet the Secretary of State's requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach. All candidates offered a place are required to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire. If this reveals any additional needs, UEA will consider reasonable adjustments at the University and in school placements

Find out more about the information and advice available through UEA's Wellbeing Servicehttps://portal.uea.ac.uk/student-support-service/wellbeing

Contact details

Email
jgilbertbarnham@ormistonventureacademy.co.uk
Telephone
07825 181341
Website
http://www.ormistonventureacademy.co.uk
Address
Ormiston Venture Academy
Gorleston
Norfolk
NR31 7JJ

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: 18Z
  • Training programme code: 2Q3P

Choose a training location

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Location Vacancies Code
Ignite Teaching School
Ormiston Venture Academy, Gorleston, Norfolk NR31 7JJ
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