Hatton Teaching School Alliance
Computing (35C3)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Northampton Teacher Training Partnership
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
http://www.hattonschool.org.uk

About the course

On the NTTP Computing course students will train towards a professional teaching qualification, achieving Qualified Teacher Status. The course requires a study of academic literature and completion of professional assignments, alongside two school based placements. The course is designed to show that trainee teachers demonstrate that they have met the standards for QTS.

When you study Computing on the NTTP programme you receive a practice-led, hands-on experience. Trainees are supported by a Subject Based Tutor within the school, the professional Tutor of the school, the Lead Subject Mentor and the Programme Facilitators and Administration team from the SCITT. Subject Studies and General Professional Study sessions enhance your knowledge of teaching and learning and help to develop your pedagogy. Continual self-reflection allows trainees to assess their strengths and development potential, which promotes progression and confidence.

You will spend the majority of your course in the classroom; working with dedicated professionals and fantastic students. This is the best place to learn the art of teaching and to track the development of your teaching practice. The programme is designed to suit you, with your strengths nurtured and your areas for development targeted, improved upon and monitored.

During your placements you will teach pupils in the 11 to 16 age range, however, in many of our partnership schools there will be the opportunity to experience post 16 education too. You will also experience PSHE and Citizenship delivery when acting as a form tutor.

Subject studies are delivered as twilight sessions and take place in the first half of the year so that you have the tools to success in your school placements. They are designed to illustrate ways to help you apply your knowledge and understanding in designing and teaching lessons. Sessions are delivered by your Lead Subject Mentor and other experienced teachers from within the partnership. Sessions are held across a selection of our schools.

During the selection process you will complete and subject knowledge audit. You will review this with your LSM throughout the course. Subject Study sessions will help you meet these targets but will also be responsible for identifying and filling any gaps in your subject knowledge.

Interview process

The format for the interview with NTTP will be with a Programme Facilitator, a representative of HSTA and the Lead Subject Mentor for Computing. The interview process entails:

• Presentation on “Why I want to become a teacher”

• Presenting a ‘Starter’ activity of your choice

• Formal interview and safeguarding questions

Your interviewers will be looking for you to demonstrate a number of qualities. You should therefore try to tailor your answers and contributions to reflect these qualities. They are:

o A commitment to and understanding of secondary education and the role of the teacher

o Good personal, intellectual and communications skills

o A positive attitude towards children and working with children

o An enthusiasm for and understanding of your subject and teaching in general

How school placements work

To qualify for QTS, you must spend at least 120 days in schools. We feel this is the most important part of your training. We exceed this minimum requirement with two placements totally 28 weeks. One placement will be with HTSA the other within one of our partnership schools. During placements your progress will be tracked against the Teachers’ Standards for the award of QTS.

You will train with pupils in the 11 to 16 age range, however, in many of our partnership schools there will be the opportunity to experience post 16 education.

Fees

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

You could be eligible for either:

• a scholarship of £28,000

• a bursary of £26,000

To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Computing 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.

Financial support

You could be eligible for either:

  • a scholarship of £28,000
  • a bursary of £26,000

To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Computing 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

You must have an Honours Degree at class 1 or 2, relevant to the subject you wish to train for and preferably a minimum of 50% of your degree being in that subject. Your A-Level grades will also be taken into consideration.

It is preferable to have had some experience of working with secondary aged young people

If you hold a non UK degree and/or other qualifications, you should check its validation with NARIC (www.naric.co.uk) who will inform you of its UK equivalence.

Personal qualities

Outstanding teachers come in all types of personalities, but one thing that is essential is that you need to have a genuine passion for spending time with children or young people. For secondary, you need to have an excellent command of your chosen subject area. Experience of working with children would be recommended but is not essential.

Other requirements

To start working in any education establishment it is required that you hold an enhanced DBS check.

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
NN8 4RP

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: 35C3

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

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

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