Mathematics with Loreto School Direct Alliance Accredited provider: The University of Manchester

Course offered
PGCE with QTS full time
Financial support
Scholarship, 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
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
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 where we are looking to find our more about 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; successful completion of the professional skills tests, 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 conditions 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 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250
International students £16,500

Financial support

You could be eligible for either:

  • a scholarship of £22,000
  • a bursary of £20,000

With a scholarship or bursary, you’ll also get early career payments of £5,000 each in your third and fifth year of teaching (£7,500 in some areas of England).

To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in maths or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.

You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.

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

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2:2 honours degree in mathematics or some other subjects with a 50% mathematics component (such as some engineering or physics)
  • Applicant who do not have a substantial amount (50% minimum) of mathematics in their degree may be eligible for a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course provided they have either an A level in mathematics at grade B or above.
  • 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

All School Direct PGCE applicants will need to pass pre-entry Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy.

We also 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.

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: 28VD

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 Dunham Road, Altrincham WA14 4AH

Advice and support

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