Mathematics with Lawrence Sheriff School Accredited provider: The Cambridge Partnership

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.lawrencesheriffschool.net/national-teaching-school/school-direct

About the course

An intensive programme of initial teacher education which aims to develop your competence and confidence in the teaching of your chosen subject and in the general professional role of the teacher.

The intention is to provide you with a set of insights, perspectives and information upon which you can build as your career develops and to present a stimulating, challenging and enjoyable course.

On this course you will develop the following:

• a broad range of practical teaching skills

• appropriate personal qualities and professional attitudes

• an informed understanding of curriculum and teaching methodology

• the capacity to reflect critically on professional practice

• a cogent personal philosophy of education

In school you will have the support of a trained mentor, with whom you meet every week and who oversees and guides your professional development. You are also allocated a Programme Manager and a Subject Tutor and receive at least six supportive visits during the year. In addition, supporting material is provided on the VLE.

You are assessed on your teaching in the classroom, written assignments and presentations completed during the year. You must also complete an extensive electronic professional portfolio demonstrating your achievement in relation to the Teachers' Standards for QTS and satisfy the Partnership that you have attended all parts of the course diligently throughout the year.

You will be employed and paid a salary by Avon Valley School and will work alongside outstanding practitioners.

You will spend Monday to Thursday in school and attend central training on a Friday. This includes Professional Days with the whole cohort together, which explore generic issues such as behaviour for learning and special educational needs, and Subject Days in smaller groups, which focus on subject-specific or phase specific pedagogy.

These days are held in a number of different venues (often in Peterborough) which can be quite a distance from Rugby.

In the second half of the year you will attend your placement school on a Friday.

During the summer term and before the start of the course, you will need to arrange and carry out a two-day Primary school visit and a one-day visit to a Special School. This is to see how the practice in these schools compares with that in a mainstream secondary school.

The course will start in late August with two or three induction days (often in Peterborough).

Interview process

Interviews are held at Avon Valley School.

The selection process lasts approximately half a day, during which you will attend an interview, conduct a short teaching task (usually about 20-30 minutes) and meet members of the department or school team you will be working with. There may also be a tour of the school and for Secondary applicants a discussion relating to your chosen subject.

How school placements work

To gain additional experience you will attend a contrasting school for your placement. This will be on a Friday from mid-January until approximately the end of May.

You are expected to organise your own placement, but help can be provided if needed.

Salary

Your salary will be £17,208.

If you wish to complete a PGCE in addition to QTS, then the fee for this will be £3,000.

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 degree classified as being a second class lower division (2.2) or above.

The Partnership welcomes applications from good quality candidates who have a third class or pass degree, please contact The Cambridge Partnership for more information before making an application.

• GCSEs or equivalent qualifications in English and Mathematics at grade C / Level 4 or above.

The Partnership is able to offer an equivalency exam in certain circumstances and for an additional fee.

• A minimum of five days recent and relevant school experience.

• Successful completion of Literacy and Numeracy Skills Tests.

About the training provider

Lawrence Sheriff School is a National Teaching School and a lead school for School Direct. We work in partnership with a range of schools in the Warwickshire and Coventry area, as well as several higher education teacher training providers.

This is the fifth year that we have been involved with the School Direct training programme and we have successfully placed trainees throughout the area, with many former trainees in full-time employment within the partnership.

About the accredited provider

The Cambridge Partnership works to provide inspirational teachers and future school leaders for a significant area of the East of England. Centred in Cambridgeshire, we have developed strong partnerships with schools across the region including Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Essex, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Hertfordshire.

We work to ensure that the teachers of tomorrow have the best possible chance of developing the transferable skills necessary for the wide variety of school contexts in the East of England and beyond.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We have trained professional mentors available to discuss and where possible meet the specific needs of trainees and we can offer support across our range of schools.

Lawrence Sheriff School is an inclusive community which welcomes students, staff and visitors with disabilities.

Partner school accessibility arrangements can be found on their school websites.

Please contact us if you have any specific queries.

Contact details

Email
school.direct@lawrencesheriffschool.com
Telephone
01788 542074
Website
http://www.lawrencesheriffschool.net/national-teaching-school/school-direct
Address
Lawrence Sheriff School
Clifton Road
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV21 3AG

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: 1GH
  • Training programme code: 23HB

Choose a training location

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

Code Name Address
C Avon Valley School Newbold Road, Rugby, Warwickshire CV211EH

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