History with Hatton Teaching School Alliance Accredited provider: University of Leicester

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.hattonschool.org.uk

About the course

History student teachers within the History, Geography, RE and Social Sciences subject specialisms are taught as a PGCE Humanities group. You will have specialist inputs on your chosen subject and also gain experience of issues in planning and teaching cross-curricular work within the Humanities. Your two school placements are in your specialist subjects.

We are committed to History being taught as a lively, thought provoking subject.

PGCE Secondary History aims to:

•Model good practice for your work with pupils, with an emphasis on active, student-centred learning;

•Help you develop varied, imaginative strategies for use in the classroom

demonstrate how artefacts, original documents and photographs, drama, role play and re-enactment, oral and local history and fieldwork can be used to enhance pupils’ learning;

•Develop your capacity to reflect on the nature of the key concepts of History in order to be able to teach them well;

•Provide you with opportunities to develop collaboratively with other History specialist trainees

•Develop your understanding of your professional role as one which contributes within a department and whole school communities.

The course for History will help you to understand various frameworks for teaching the subject. Alongside regulatory frameworks and curriculum requirements the course helps you to understand the relationship of the school subject to Schools and Society, school history’s clear links with History as an Academic Discipline and to wider issues such as Historical Identity and communities.

Continuous assessment is used throughout the course and there are no examinations

Applications are welcome from students with good/very good qualifications in their History qualifications at GCSE and AS/A level (or equivalent) and at honours degree level. Those students with joint or combined honours degrees in which History is a major subject are also welcome to apply.

Students with degrees in a range of academic backgrounds including Classical Studies, Law, International Relations and Government and Politics may also be considered, although post-graduate study in History would be desirable in these circumstances.

In all cases applicants are required to have an A level History qualification and should be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in and enthusiasm for History at interview.

Interview process

If invited for interview, you will meet members of the course team who will give an overview of the course and answer any questions you may have.

You will participate in a group task with candidates from a range of subjects and give a brief presentation as part of a small group.

Subject tutors will introduce a written subject task that you will complete during the day and you will have an individual interview with a subject tutor. The interview is not a daunting process but rather a discussion about your suitability and preparation for going into teaching. During the interview, you will explore any additional preparation needed to help put you in the best possible position to engage successfully with the course from the start.

How school placements work

You will undertake two secondary teaching placements in our Partnership Schools. We try to place students in contrasting schools to ensure you have a rich and varied experience in your initial training year and that you have the opportunity to teach across the 11-18 age range.

The placements are referred to as 'Phase A' and 'Phase B' placements.

Phase A.

In planning your placements, your subject tutor will try to balance the distance you are asked to travel with your individual needs and our knowledge of our wide range of school partners.

After induction you will spend 8 weeks in your Phase A placement school. You will build on existing experience and develop new skills with support from the school's Coordinator for Initial Teacher Education and a subject mentor who will oversee your professional development during the placement and liaise closely with your university tutor who will also support you. During this placement you will be expected to fulfil a 50% timetable.

Phase B

During your second placement you will spend about 14 weeks in a different school, also supported by a mentor, ITE Coordinator and university tutor. During this placement you will be expected to fulfil a 66% timetable.

All students will also undertake a week in a primary school following their Phase A placement to support their understanding of the broader context of education and to support writing of one of the PGCE assignments.

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

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 - 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

• 2:1 degree for English, Geography, History or Social Science

• 2:2 degree for Mathematics, MFL, Sciences or RE

(We may, under exceptional circumstances, accept a Third if there are

other very strong recommending features in your application.)

• GCSE Grade 4 (old grade C) or above in English Language and Maths (equivalency test available if needed)

• A-levels (or equivalent) in relevant subjects

• Although not essential, it is useful to have recent experience working with children and/or observing teaching in a school setting.

• A pass in the Professional Skills Tests in literacy and numeracy

Personal qualities

You should be able to demonstrate genuine interest and enthusiasm for History at interview.

Applicants without History as a major subject are expected to undertake essential background reading before the course starts.

We expect all prospective students to have spent some days observing, possibly assisting, learners and teachers in History/Humanities classrooms to familiarise themselves with current developments.

The PGCE is a challenging course, and we are looking for applicants with a wide range of skills, knowledge, experiences and an aptitude for teaching. These skills include the ability to form relationships, good communication, commitment to learning and teaching and reflective qualities.

Other requirements

Admission to the course is subject to a satisfactory medical report. The University will provide more information about this should you be offered a place.

All offers are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure. We will provide instructions regarding the DBS application process once you have accepted an offer of a place on the course.

About the training provider

The Hatton Teaching School Alliance is founded on the principle of collaboration and an absolute belief that by working together we can improve life chances for all students in all of our schools.

Our School Direct training course is ideal for trainees who are looking for hands-on in-school training, learning from teachers who deliver lessons every day. You will be allocated a school-based mentor and will also have a school-based professional tutor, who puts together a comprehensive in-school training programme.

We have consistently high employment rates, with many of our trainees going on to be employed within the Alliance. The combination of the school based mentoring programme and the University taught modules gives you a competitive advantage when applying for your first teaching position.

You will feel part of the school community from the start of your training to the end. We ensure you are supported to get Qualified Teacher Status giving you the best possible start to your teaching career. In addition to QTS you will also graduate with a PGCE which includes at least 60 credits towards a Masters degree.

We believe that we offer high quality training, giving sustained attention to developing the confidence of trainees to become reflective classroom practitioners who are confident subject specialists and all-round professionals. Constant monitoring, training and collaborative work between our partners and the Hatton Teaching School Alliance ensures close co-operation, and an excellent academic and professional partnership, which gives our School Direct student teachers varied but consistently rewarding experiences.

Training with disabilities and other needs

The Hatton Teaching School Alliance provides a personalised approach to all our trainee teachers, working in partnership with the higher education institutes, specialist teams and with the trainee to ensure that the course is fully accessible to all potential trainees. We do this by individualising a support plan which is regularly reviewed and evaluated to account for the evolving nature of a trainee's journey. For example, a previous trainee with dyslexia was successfully supported through their course and by being provided with specialist software, 1:1 discussions with specialist teams to build self-esteem and to achieve their full potential. Access for all is an integral characteristic of the HTSA as we believe we thrive on diversity.

Contact details

Email
hewesa@hattonacademy.org.uk
Telephone
01933 226077
Website
http://www.hattonschool.org.uk
Address
Sir Christopher Hatton Academy
The Pyghtle
Wellingborough
Northamptonshire

Apply

Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

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When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: 1Y7
  • Training programme code: 2H22

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Code Name Address
- Main Site The Pyghtle, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN8 4RP

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