About the course
The Pan Enfield Alliance has a history of training Chemistry colleagues very successfully - with all trainees having found employment immediately after training. Previous trainees have commented on the extent of support they received as well as the practical and pedagogical skills they learnt during their time with us.
You will be interviewed by a panel - including the Head of Department or Faculty and a member of the Senior Leadership Team. There will also be a test of literacy and a short lesson observation to see how you relate to young people.
How school placements work
Students apply to the Pan Enfield Alliance and the school of their choice for the main placement. Most of our previous trainees have lived locally, but due to our reputation, we have trained colleagues from across London. You will be teaching 11-18 year olds and will be within an Alliance of over a dozen schools, in 2 placements and with the opportunity to spend some time in additional schools. Your placements run for the whole training year, with 1 day per week at university.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
You could be eligible for either:
- a scholarship of £28,000
- a bursary of £26,000
With a scholarship or bursary, you'll also get early career payments of £2,000 each in your second, third and fourth years of teaching (£3,000 in some areas of England).
To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Chemistry 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 about eligibility for bursaries 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.
Lower second degree or equivalent in the subject (or closely related) you wish to teach.
Level 3 (A Level or equivalent) in the subject you wish to teach).
Level 2 (GCSE or equivalent) “good” pass in Maths, English and Science (A*-C/9-4).
Significant classroom experience is a must. We are looking for confident, knowledgeable and enthusiastic people who will be classroom practitioners currently or in the near future. Preferably, you will currently hold a role within a school which requires you to work directly with children.
We prefer candidates who can show evidence of their working with children and who possess the personal attributes which suggest real potential in the classroom: independence, flexibility and charisma.
The Department for Education requires the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau) to vet the background of persons working in their schools. Candidates offered a place on a PGCE course will be asked to complete an enhanced check with the DBS to ensure they do not have a criminal background which might prevent them from working as a teacher. This must be completed before you register on the programme.
About the training provider
The Pan Enfield Alliance is a very well-regarded and respected collaboration of schools, with a genuine and long-standing commitment to training the next generation of teachers. We have a strong track record of training School Direct colleagues in a diverse range of settings - with secondary schools, primaries, a special school and a tuition centre all contributing to teacher training. We frequently collaborate and share best practice and with over 90% of our trainees finding employment in a school of their choice, we are confident that we produce high quality teachers who are attractive to a range of prestigious employers. Equally, we are proud of our teacher retention rates as many of our trainees choose to remain with us to further their career within the Pan Enfield Alliance.
About the accredited body
Located in the heart of London, PGCE courses at King's are rated Outstanding by Ofsted with excellent tutors on hand to support you through your training. In the last research assessment exercise, the department was rated second in the UK (REF. 2014). You will have the opportunity to work with experienced tutors who are actively engages in research in their subject and in pedagogy more widely. 94% of 2018 graduates who sought teaching posts were employed within 6 months of qualifying. In our 2019 student survey, 92% of trainees rated the quality of their training as very good or good.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We welcome and are committed to complying with our duties under the Equality Act 2010 and any subsequent legislation.
Under the Equality Act 2010, there are certain ‘protected characteristics’ that qualify for protection against discrimination. These are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Highlands was built in 2000 and as such all facilities are accessible to staff with additional need. Interventions include lifts, wide corridors, coloured edges to steps, tactile edges on fire exits. Lifts have tactile buttons. Students who use wheelchairs can move freely around the school.
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.
148 Worlds End Lane, Enfield N21 1QQ
Laburnum Grove, Winchmore Hill, London N21 3HS
Support and advice
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