Loreto School Direct Alliance
English (28VC)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The University of Manchester
Financial support
Bursary or student finance if you’re eligible
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
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
Website
https://www.loretogrammar.co.uk/

About the course

Our School Direct course consists of a variety of learning experiences, focused on practical training in teaching and learning related skills. This practical training is underpinned by the development of participant’s knowledge and understanding of education theories, ideas and concepts and by enhancing their awareness of current educational issues and developments.

This course will be delivered in partnership with The University of Manchester, who will award both Qualified Teacher Status and 60 Masters level credits as a PGCE on successful completion.

Interview process

All programmes include a panel interview during which we will assess your skills, knowledge, experience and passion.

The interview process takes place at our lead School Loreto Grammar School.

  • a personal interview designed to identify your suitability and commitment to teaching
  • you will teach a short lesson to a small group of pupils
  • a subject knowledge assessment
  • identity and qualification checks (please provide photographic ID, proof of address and copies of your academic qualifications)

All offers we make after interview will be conditional on satisfactory medical clearance; clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service; validation of any declared qualification and the acquisition of any pending qualifications. Individual offers may have additional recommendations and you are advised to carefully read these.

How school placements work

You will become part of your main placement school team from September. This is earlier than University led programmes. You will receive intensive support from our experienced team of teachers and mentors from the beginning of your placement. You will build your skills through observation, reflection, and attendance at both alliance training sessions and university led sessions. This will support you in building your skill set towards teaching whole class lessons, and then onto a significant timetable by the end of the year.

Fees

The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250
International students £19,000

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £12,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility and how you’ll be paid.

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • A second or first class honours degree in English Literature, English Language, Linguistics or a joint honours degree with at least 50% of these subjects. Applicants with degrees in other English-related subjects may also be considered in some circumstances.
  • A-level (or equivalent)
  • Minimum grade C or 4 at GCSE (or equivalent) in English language and mathematics.

Personal qualities

Our strongest applicants have undertaken some observation in a school and reflected on their experiences and the role of the teacher.

Other requirements

We recommend you check the Department of Education website at (www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching) for the latest updates.

A Disclosure and Barring Service Check and satisfactory DfE Fitness to Teach health form are required.

About the training provider

Loreto Grammar is an all-girls, high-achieving Catholic grammar school with academy status in Altrincham, in the borough of Trafford. Pupils are from the top 50% of the ability range in and beyond Trafford.

The school serves pupils from the dioceses of Shrewsbury and Salford from a wide range of social backgrounds. It is an outstanding Catholic school whose values are rooted in those of its founder, Mary Ward. Her words 'Women in time to come will do much' provide the motto of the school. The most recent Ofsted judged our school as 'outstandingly effective' and noted its 'excellent atmosphere in which girls are challenged to think and learn'. The Loreto education nurtures the whole person, recognised in Ofsted's comment that 'the students' enjoyment is palpable'.

The Professional Mentor has many years' experience in leading the School Direct programme. The Subject Mentors work as a team, resulting in an excellent, well-organised and supportive programme, as is evidenced in previous trainees' evaluations.

About the accredited body

The University of Manchester is part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, with outstanding facilities and the widest range of courses. It is highly respected across the globe as a centre of teaching excellence and innovative research.

Ofsted grading - Outstanding (November 2018)

Training with disabilities and other needs

At Loreto Grammar School, we take pride in the inclusive and supportive nature of our learning environment: there are no barriers to learning; each student is challenged and supported to achieve her personal best; different gifts are recognised and diversity is celebrated.

Loreto Grammar School aims to provide an inclusive learning environment. We currently support girls with:

• Cognition and learning needs, such as dyslexia;

• Communication and interaction needs, such as Autistic Spectrum Condition;

• Sensory needs, such as hearing or sight impairments;

• Physical disabilities;

• Social, emotional and mental health needs, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and anxiety;

• Medical needs which may be considered SEND due to their impact on learning and provision, such as Type 1 Diabetes.

Contact details

Email
mfleming@loretogrammar.co.uk
Telephone
01619283703
Website
https://www.loretogrammar.co.uk/
Address
Dunham Road
Altrincham
Cheshire
WA14 4AH

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: 1H2
  • Training programme code: 28VC

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Location Vacancies Code
Main Site
Dunham Road, Altrincham WA14 4AH
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Support and advice

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