Primary with St Edmund's Nursery School & Children's Centre Accredited provider: Bradford Birth to 19 SCITT

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
September 2019
Website
http://www.bradfordbirthto19.co.uk

About the course

The course is designed to help you fulfil a wider teaching role (including that of pastoral care) within your chosen educational context. Throughout the course, we place particular emphasis on providing equal opportunities for all students working in a diverse, multi-ethnic society.

This course will provide you with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and the option to study for a PGCE. Working closely with Bradford specialist staff, both in placement schools, you will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to be a newly qualified teacher.

Structure

A strength of the course is the way in which theory and practice are related as a result of extensive time spent working with children in at least two placement schools.

At least 120 days are school-based with support provided by experienced school mentors.

Learning methods

The course builds upon the subject knowledge and independent study skills which, as a graduate, you will have already acquired. Our school based sessions are also concerned with the professional skills which all teachers need. Course tutors work closely with managers, mentors and teachers in our school to provide you with advice and support for the progressive development of your teaching expertise.

Teaching methods

A large proportion of your teaching and training will be in our school, delivered by both highly experienced, inspiring school teachers and leaders. School based sessions consist of lectures, seminars, tutorials, micro-teaching environments and observations of teaching in school. This is very much a practical course, where you learn by doing.

Assessment

Assessment is carried out across both placements against the Teaching Standards. Based largely in your home school, you will have one other main assessed school placement. You will also have the opportunity to get experience of a secondary school, alternative provision or special school.

You will work alongside experienced teachers and mentors, who will provide advice and support. You will be introduced to your new role in stages, beginning with observation and work with individual pupils, then with small groups, eventually leading to your work with full classes.

School Placement

You will work alongside experienced teachers and mentors, who will provide advice and support. You will be introduced to your new role in stages, beginning with observation and work with individual pupils, then with small groups, eventually leading to your work with full classes.

Interview process

All our trainees who are shortlisted for interview will be invited into our school or one of our partner schools. If you are asked for interview, we will provide more details about tasks you will be asked to complete.

All our interviews have the same elements:

A classroom based exercise, where you will be observed interacting with children or young people.

Written tasks which are designed to assess your written communication skills; your capacity to access higher level study; and for secondary applicants, subject knowledge.

Face to face interview with a panel of School Leaders.

DBS

If you are successful at interview stage, you will be made an offer of a training place subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance. For more information, see the guidance on line at;

https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

How school placements work

We carefully consider school placements for all of our trainees. We match strengths as well as support needs for students. All trainees will be placed in two contrasting primary schools, ensuring students experience the cultural diversity the city offers.

Your training week initially involves some days a week in school and some days working on teaching pedagogy, helping you learn the skills to make you an effective teacher. During your training year you will visit a vast array of schools from our partnership in both Nursery, Primary and Secondary sectors. We operate an A B A model for our students, where trainees start in their host school in either Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 or the Foundation Stage, then complete an 6 week contrasting placement in the opposite Key Stage or phase, returning to their host school to complete the training year.

The course builds upon the subject knowledge and independent study skills which, as a graduate, you will have already acquired. Our school based sessions are also concerned with the professional skills all teachers need. Course tutors work closely with managers, mentors and teachers in our schools and academies to provide you with advice and support for the progressive development of your teaching expertise.

A large proportion of your teaching and training will be in our schools and academies, delivered by both highly experienced, inspiring school teachers and leaders. School based sessions consist of lectures, seminars tutorials, micro-teaching environments and observations of teaching in school. This is very much a practical course, where you learn by doing.

Salary

You will be paid as an unqualified teacher directly by your school using the pay scale for unqualified teachers.

It is optional to study for a PGCE with Sheffield Hallam University, if you will decide if you would like to study for a PGCE, there will be fees of £1600 which are payable by the trainee.

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 will need to have at least a GCSE Grade C/4 in maths, science and English or equivalent.

Degree

You will need to have at least a 2:2 Honours degree.

We require candidates to have passed their skills tests before starting on the programme.

Personal qualities

We don't have a fixed picture of what kind of a person we are looking for. Teaching is a creative, dynamic profession which has space for innovative thinking, for people who can break free from what's expected. Our school is clear that we want trainees to have a rapport with children, a passion for their subject, and to have the ambition to become excellent teachers. You will have a relentlessly positive outlook, show initiative and be good team player, ready to work hard in a challenging but wonderfully rewarding profession.

Other requirements

We want to make sure that you have made the right choice in training to be a teacher. You will, by the time of interview, have had at least ten days paid or voluntary work experience. Your experience doesn't necessarily need to be in a single block of time or to be with the age phase you want to train in.

If you are successful at interview stage, you will be made an offer of a training place subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance.

About the training provider

At St Edmund’s Nursery School we work in partnership with families to provide the best possible start for all our children. We are a safe, happy and creative school where excellent early education and care are our highest priorities. We are proud to be a school but feel we are a school with a difference. We are inclusive in all that we do and place upmost importance on listening to and respecting one another. We strive to make a real difference to the children and families of Bradford and aim to enable and support you and your child to achieve all that you can. We are keen to recruit student teachers who share the same commitment. If you share our vision for education, we want to hear from you. We will provide highest quality training, delivered by outstanding practitioners through a bespoke training package, to make the most of your knowledge and skills. After a year's successful training, you will achieve Qualified Teacher Status. As School Direct partner working with our SCITT provider, we are committed to helping you develop professionally, beyond your training and Newly Qualified Teacher year by means of an extensive programme of Continuing Professional Development opportunities.

About the accredited provider

Bradford Birth to 19 School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) offers a different way of training to become a teacher. Learn by listening to and observing good and outstanding teachers. Training involves practising your teaching skills with groups of students. Supported effectively by a school mentor, you are treated as a member of the school staff, someone the school is often looking to potentially employ. This route ensures you are working in your class from day one of the course.

We aim to train the next generation of outstanding teachers.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We believe that teachers with disabilities make an important contribution to schools both in the classroom and in shaping the wider culture and ethos of the schools they work in, indeed we have 100% pass rate for trainees who have declared a disability.

We adhere to The Equality Act 2010 and Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001, which require teacher training providers to ensure they are not discriminating against applicants with disabilities or special educational needs (SEN).

All our partner Schools value diversity and the unique contribution that all their staff and trainees bring.

Contact details

Email
scitt@bradfordbirthto19.org
Telephone
01274 484989
Website
http://www.bradfordbirthto19.co.uk
Address
St. Edmund's Nursery School & CC
Washington Street
Girlington
Bradford
BD8 9QW

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: 1EN
  • Training programme code: 2MHM

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 Washington Street, Girlington, Bradford BD8 9QW

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