About the course
Our School Direct PGCE Primary courses lead to QTS. Delivered in conjunction with Leeds Trinity University and the Yorkshire Special Education Partnership, these professionally-oriented programmes will enable you to engage with a wide range of educational issues. Our School Direct Primary PGCE is designed to develop teaching and learning through a comprehensive professional development programme, subject knowledge enhancement, and a university-led professional studies course.
Chellow Heights is the Lead school, working in partnership with Delius, High Park, Beckfoot Phoenix, Southfield, Beechcliffe and Hazelbeck. We are also working with an increasing numbers of mainstream schools.
The Leeds Trinity PGCE Primary (Early Years 3-7) QTS course is a professionally-oriented programme that enables you to engage with a wide range of educational issues. It is designed to develop the teaching and learning role through reflective practice.
The course leads to a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE with QTS, Level 6) and provides the option to achieve Masters Credits and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE with QTS, Level 7). At the end of the programme there is a further opportunity to gain additional Masters credits as part of continued professional development.
The course is organised into three stages which will gradually take you from the beginnings of planning and teaching to being a competent and confident, professional, reflective practitioner.
Stage 1: Planning, teaching and assessment in a mainstream Key stage 1 and EYFS school setting from September to January.
Stage 2: Individual learning needs and broadening teaching strategies in a special school setting from January to June.
Stage 3: Professionalism and Induction continued in the same special school setting.
Prospective students will be interview by the Lead Mentor and a mentor from one of the partnership special schools.
If you are invited to interview you will be asked to attend interview and present a lesson to the panel and answer some questions connected to this.
How school placements work
The programme covers EYFS primary working with children 3-7 years. Students will have two placements during the year beginning from week 1 of the programme. one in a mainstream primary school and the second in a primary special school.
We are currently working with 5 mainstream schools across Bradford and Calderdale and all the primary special schools in Bradford.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Successful applicants will need to hold at least a second class honours degree and have GCSE C grade equivalent in English and Mathematics.
If you studied outside of the UK, you should visit the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether your qualifications are of an equivalent level to UK GCSEs, A levels and an undergraduate degree.
The School Direct training programme focuses on developing teaching skills. We recommend you have a good understanding of SEND before you start training on this route into teaching.
All successful candidates are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
About the training provider
We offer a unique programme which is school-centred. During the last academic year 100% of our students secured a teaching post within a special school.
Training will allow you to develop a strong specialism in SEND.
You will be based in school for the full academic year with placements in two different settings. The first placement will be in a mainstream school in the Bradford area. The second placement will be in one of our primary special schools within Bradford. This provides greater experience and teaching practice, builds confidence and classroom excellence and will equip you well for the reality of your NQT year.
The Yorkshire Special Education Partnership will provide a supportive and caring environment in which to train. All the partner schools involved in this programme have a strong inclusive ethos that cascades through all they do.
About the accredited body
Leeds Trinity is a well-established and widely-respected institution with an excellent reputation for teacher education. Leeds Trinity staff are expert practitioners with recent experience teaching in secondary or further education. Employment rates for graduates of Leeds Trinity PGCE programmes are consistently above the national average with ex-students filling teaching posts in every corner of the UK.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We’re committed to ensuring that every student with potential, regardless of their background or circumstances, has the opportunity to benefit from higher education. If you have a disability or additional needs, Leeds Trinity University will endeavour to put in place reasonable adjustments to accommodate any additional requirements throughout your teacher training year.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
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You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Chellow Heights Special School
Netherlands Ave, Low Moor, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD6 1EA
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