Mathematics with Torfield School Accredited provider: University of Brighton

Course offered
PGCE with QTS full time
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.torfield-saxonmount.com

About the course

For primary applicants, Torfield School and South Downs School provide a supportive, friendly environment.

For secondary applicants, Saxon Mount, the Lindfield and New Horizons provide a supportive, friendly environment.

All schools are busy, vibrant places. We expect candidates to be independent, self-motivated team players. We expect high expectations of pupil progress, whatever their starting points.

All schools can provide specialist support & training in ASD, managing challenging behaviour, experience of multi-agency working & a range of approaches to supporting pupils with learning difficulties & social, emotional & mental health difficulties.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the relevant school early as we anticipate the limited places we are able to offer will be over subscribed.

Interview process

The University of Brighton will check all applications to see if the applicants meet the entry criteria. Those shortlisted will be invited to interview at school and university which will involve activities to assess suitability for teaching.

Successful candidates will then receive a formal letter of acceptance.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their referees are aware of their role, as well as making sure they follow the UCAS instructions for providing online references.

How school placements work

For primary applicants, Torfield School and South Downs School provide a supportive, friendly environment.

For secondary applicants, Saxon Mount, the Lindfield and New Horizons provide a supportive, friendly environment.

All schools are busy, vibrant places. We expect candidates to be independent, self-motivated team players. We expect high expectations of pupil progress, whatever their starting points.

Fees

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

Please view the following site for details: (https://www.brighton.ac.uk/courses/study/school-direct-tuition-and-school-direct-salaried.aspx)

Financial support

You could be eligible for either:

  • a scholarship of £22,000
  • a bursary of £20,000

With a scholarship or bursary, you’ll also get early career payments of £5,000 each in your third and fifth year of teaching (£7,500 in some areas of England).

To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in maths 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 from the training provider

Please view the following site for details: (https://www.brighton.ac.uk/courses/study/school-direct-tuition-and-school-direct-salaried.aspx)

Requirements

Qualifications

*a good honours degree with the potential to become an outstanding teacher

*at least four weeks' school experience

*at least five subjects at GCSE including English Language, Mathematics and Science

*For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 7.0 in all elements

*Professional Skills Tests (compulsory)

Personal qualities

*excellent communication and organisational skills

*commitment to working hard

*confidence and ability to engage with children

*commitment to a professional team

*flexibility; a crucial characteristic that is vital in this active and *constantly changing environment

*commitment to excellence in education

*some knowledge of current educational issues. This would provide *evidence that the applicant has seriously considered their application

*some knowledge of SEN issues would also provide evidence that the applicant has seriously considered their application

About the training provider

If you are applying to become a teacher and you have a particular interest in working with pupils who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), training with us can be an excellent choice. Our School Direct route means we work in partnership with the University of Brighton, providing high quality experiences.

Torfield School and Saxon Mount School in partnership with The Lindfield School, New Horizons School and The South Downs School offer opportunities to complete PGCEs, preparing candidates for teaching within mainstream and SEND settings. Torfield and the South Downs offer Primary placements. Saxon Mount offers Secondary English, Secondary Maths and Secondary Biology. New Horizons offers Secondary English and Secondary Maths. In addition to this, The Lindfield offers Secondary Maths and Secondary Biology. All courses are PGCE. Torfield is a 4-11 special school in Hastings. Saxon Mount is an 11-16 special school in St Leonards. Both schools are successful: Torfield was judged 'Outstanding' (Ofsted, September 2017) and Saxon Mount was judged ‘Good with Outstanding features’ (November 2017). More detailed information can be found at: www.torfield-saxonmount.com. The Lindfield is a successful 11-16 special school in Eastbourne, judged 'Outstanding' at its most recent inspection. The South School is a successful 4-11 special school in Eastbourne, judged 'Outstanding' in its two previous inspections. More information can be found at: www.southdowns-lindfield.com. New Horizons is a successful 9-16 special school in St Leonards, judged 'Outstanding' at its most recent inspection and is part of the Sabden MAT. More information can be found here: www.sabden.org.uk.

About the accredited provider

Our School Direct programme is delivered in partnership with the University of Brighton. You will be mentored by the university’s successful teaching team with an outstanding national reputation and comprehensive research profile that informs course content.

The University of Brighton is judged to be Outstanding by Ofsted for its primary and secondary Initial Teacher Training provision.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Please see the Federation Equalities Statement on our website. www.torfield-saxonmount.com.

Contact details

Email
head@tasmat.org.uk
Telephone
01424 428228
Website
http://www.torfield-saxonmount.com
Address
Croft Road
Hastings
East Sussex
TN34 3JT

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: 1YE
  • Training programme code: 2M34

Choose a training location

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

Code Name Address
3 The Lindfield School Lindfield Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN22 0BQ
2 Saxon Mount School Edinburgh Road, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex TN38 8HH
5 New Horizons School Beauchamp Road, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex TN38 9JU

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