About the course
This is a full time course, starting in September and finishing in July. You will be placed in a School for children with Special Educational Needs for the first term, the second term is in a Mainstream primary School and the third term back in the Special School.
There are five weeks at the University of Chichester, (three weeks in the first term and two weeks in the second term). In addition there is alliance training which is usually one day a week.
Teaching load builds up over the course and in the final half term the work load is similar to a Newly Qualified Teacher.
Assessment is on-going throughout the year. In addition there are three essays to complete, one in each term
The interview will consist of a short activity in a class of mixed ability primary children. Followed by a written task. Finally there will be an interview. On the panel there is likely to be the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and a representative from the University of Chichester.
How school placements work
School placements are organised by the Teaching School, we try to place students as close to their home location as possible.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
If applicable, finance may be organised through the Student Loans Company.
All applicants must hold an honours degree (usually 2:2 or above) or equivalent qualification and GCSE or equivalent passes in English, Maths and Science.
Experience of working with children is an advantage.
Flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm for the profession
Enhanced DBS checks will be undertaken.
About the training provider
The School Direct Programme means applicants are based in school for their training year. We find appropriate placements for you. The first and third term are in a Special School, the second term is in a mainstream primary school. Trainees have a mentor in both placements.
There are 5 weeks at the University of Chichester (3 weeks in the Autumn term and 2 weeks in the Spring term) for Professional studies. Trainees are required to complete three essays throughout the year. There is additional training 1 day a week for the first two and a half terms.
On successful completion of the course trainees are awarded a PGCE with QTS that enables them to teach in a Mainstream Primary School or a Special School.
To date, all trainees who have completed our training have jobs for their NQT year by Easter.
About the accredited body
Our awarding body for the PGCE is the University of Chichester.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We are an inclusive provider and will be guided by you as to how we can support specific needs.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
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14 Frensham Road, Farnham GU9 8HB
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