English with Plume Community Teaching Partnership Accredited provider: Tes Institute

Course offered
PGCE with QTS full time
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
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.plume.essex.sch.uk/itt.html

About the course

Candidates will be trained in schools which have finely developed systems in place to nurture development of the whole teacher and equip that trainee teacher with the skills required to meet the professional standards.

Each successful candidate is placed in a school for the majority of the placement and the training will be provided by expert practitioners. A dedicated Professional Studies programme takes place each week in the placement school. In the spring term, there is a six-week second placement in a contrasting school setting usually one of the partnership schools.

Interview process

The Interview process will involve an observation of the candidate teaching a class for 30 minutes with advance notice of the topic, year group and ability of the children that they will be teaching. There will be a written exercise, and a panel interview lasting 30 minutes.

How school placements work

Trainees spend the majority of their year in a single school, but also complete a six-week placement in a contrasting school in January and February. All schools that form part of the Plume Community Teaching Partnership are judged at least as ‘Good’ and are within a twenty minute drive of the Lead School, Plume Academy.

The Partnership offers ample opportunity for trainees to gain experience of 11-16 and 11-18 teaching.

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,000
EU students £9,000

£8500 QTS

£9000 QTS + PGCE

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £15,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - 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

Candidates should be a graduate, preferably with a 1st or 2:1 degree, although we are willing to consider applicants with a 2:2 who can demonstrate a real aptitude for teaching.

TES Institute can offer Subject Knowledge Enhancement in shortage subjects which can be acquired before taking up a trainee post, if offered. This would be a pre-requisite, for example, for someone who wished to train as a Maths teacher but had an accountancy degree.

All candidates must have passed English and Maths at GCSE at Grade C or above (or equivalent).

Personal qualities

We are looking for innovative trainee teachers with a passion for working with children and a passion for their subject who will create in our pupils an appetite for learning, regardless of their ability. This will usually be demonstrated by previous work experience in schools but might also encompass other settings where working with children from 11-18 has been a consistent aspect of the potential trainee's life.

About the training provider

The Plume Community Teaching Partnership consists of a consortium of schools in South Essex, all within a twenty minute drive of the Lead School, Plume Academy in Maldon.

Working together, we are committed to providing excellent teacher training, developing outstanding teacher practice and supporting aspirant future leaders. Candidates must have a desire to work with young people, a passion for their subject and a commitment to raising pupil achievement.

As part of our successful ITT programme, candidates will receive excellent training from experienced staff working in association with TES Institute.

The unique blended learning programme combines school based training and online learning materials facilitated by a network of experienced subject specialists. The training experience is also further enhanced through the organization of a number of visits to other educational establishments, such as special schools, primary schools and schools in an urban environment.

We celebrate the quality of teaching and learning which takes place across the partnership. This provides excellent role models from within the teaching staff and opportunities to observe outstanding teaching. The pupils in these schools are a credit to each individual school and enjoy good relationships with their teachers to create a positive environment for learning. Each school aspires to engender an 'appetite for learning' within its pupil community, both in the classroom and within the range of extra-curricular activities it provides.

About the accredited provider

The partnership provides a tailored school based training experience with TES Institute. The TES Institute has a reputation for innovative on-line learning materials, especially in shortage subjects. It is also renowned for the quality of its Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses.

Each school provides a fully trained Mentor for each trainee, supported by a Pathway Tutor from TES Institute who visits each half-term to monitor progress and to Quality Assure the programme. Successful candidates can choose to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or a PGCE.

Training with disabilities and other needs

TES Institute and Plume Community Teaching Partnership are committed to promoting access for people with disabilities and additional needs. We support and enable students with physical disabilities, sensory impairments, specific learning difficulties, special psychological needs and medical conditions that can have an impact on day-to-day activities, to participate in TES Institute programmes, as far as is reasonably practicable and within any constraints laid down by relevant professional bodies.

TES Institute will:

• Encourage applications from people with disabilities

• Seek to provide information in suitable formats

• Assess applicants who disclose disabilities or specific needs solely on the basis of their academic potential and suitability to train to teach

• Invite applicants with a disability or specific need to contact TES Institute to discuss how their requirements can be accommodated

• Provide additional support or resources at application to enable the applicant to complete the application process including attending interview where applicable

• Offer additional provision to ensure no disadvantage compared with other applicants

• Work towards the earliest possible assessment of needs and offer of reasonable accommodations where required

• Make reasonable accommodations in assessment where applicable and without impacting the learning outcomes to be assessed

• Provide educational support services as appropriate for eligible students

• Take steps to encourage students with progressive conditions, or who become disabled during their programme of study, to continue their studies

• Promote an inclusive environment and attitude at TES Institute and endeavour to provide appropriate training to staff where required

Contact details

Email
EmailTeachertraining@plume.essex.sch.uk
Telephone
01621 854681
Website
http://www.plume.essex.sch.uk/itt.html
Address
Plume School
Fambridge Road
Maldon
Essex
CM9 6AB

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: 1XB
  • Training programme code: 2F6L

Choose a training location

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

Code Name Address
P Plume Community Teaching Partnership Plume School - Lead School, Fambridge Road, Maldon, Essex CM9 6AB

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