Primary with Prince Bishops Teaching School Alliance - Benedict Biscop C of E Academy Accredited provider: Durham SCITT

Course offered
PGCE with QTS full time
Financial support
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
https://www.pbtsa.co.uk/what-we-do/train-to-teach/

About the course

During your trainee year you will be allocated a mentor within school who will oversee and monitor your development, supporting you with planning, preparation and effective classroom strategies. You will be fully immersed into the life of the school, taking part in whole school events and encouraged to set up and lead your own extra curricula clubs and opportunities.

Throughout your training year you will take part in school based sessions and workshops with fellow trainees to embed the key pedagogical strategies that underpin the work of successful teachers. Your subject mentor will support you with bespoke feedback and guidance that will help you to reflect on what you have learned and develop further your understanding of effective classroom practice. You will also be assigned a professional tutor within Durham SCITT who will quality assure the programme on offer and act as a further source of professional advice.

The course is full time and runs from September until the end of June. The majority of that time will be spent in schools and classrooms, putting theory into practice through engaging with pupils and staff.

During the first few weeks of the course, you will spend a substantial amount of time at professional study sessions based at the SCITT HUB in Sunderland at Benedict Biscop Church of England Academy. You will participate in an induction programme that will ensure you understand the key systems and processes and help you to feel confident and well equipped to teach. This space is also used to deliver professional study session throughout the year, as well as a private study area for trainees to access themselves when needed. Each school within our partnership also has study facilities which trainees can use within their own setting.

*Cleadon Church of England Academy – South Tyneside

*Fulwell Infant School Academy – Sunderland

*Hart Primary School – Hartlepool

*St John’s Church of England Aided Primary School – Durham

*Richard Avenue Primary School – Sunderland

*St Oswald’s Church of England Primary School – South Tyneside

*St Paul’s Church of England Primary School – Sunderland

*St Peter’s Elwick Church of England Primary School – Hartlepool

Our SCITT Hub at Benedict Biscop Church of England Academy Sunderland, is strategically positioned one mile from the A19 ( A690 junction) and seven miles from the A1 motorway ( junction 62).

Interview process

Upon success application process, your interview task will consist of a mixture of hands on tasks and a formal interview.

How school placements work

You will be allocated a home school placement based in either KS1 or KS2. You will be treated as a member of staff from the first day, joining in with the routines.

At least one of your placements will provide you with experience of the Early Years Foundation Stage. This will enhance and deepen understanding of how children learn. Our partnership of schools are all highly successful in their own right with excellent track records in developing teachers from training to headship.

*Cleadon Church of England Academy – South Tyneside

*Fulwell Infant School Academy – Sunderland

*Hart Primary School – Hartlepool

*St John’s Church of England Aided Primary School – Durham

*Richard Avenue Primary School – Sunderland

*St Oswald’s Church of England Primary School – South Tyneside

*St Paul’s Church of England Primary School – Sunderland

*St Peter’s Elwick Church of England Primary School – Hartlepool

Fees

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

The fees for our school direct programme are £9,000, however there are a range of subject specific bursaries and funding, which may be available to help cover training fees and living costs

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

Minimum of a grade C GCSE in maths and English, or equivalent

A relevant degree with a 2:2 or above, however If you have a 2:2, and want to become a teacher, we are happy to accept an application if you have:

*a GCSE grade B or above in English language (please get in touch if you have a grade C).

  • a GCSE grade C or above in maths and science.

*two A Levels at grade C or above.

Other requirements

References will be required in all cases, together with a well-written personal statement which explains why you want to be a teacher and what you could bring to the profession.

Before you start any School Direct Training course with us you need to pass your Professional Skills Tests, These tests help ensure, regardless of the specialism, tomorrow‛s teachers have the core literacy and numeracy skills required. The tests are free.

We encourage applicants to apply to our school volunteering programme, this offers potential applicants the chance to enhance their application together with the experience and knowledge required for attending interviews.

About the training provider

Benedict Biscop Church of England Academy in Sunderland is an Outstanding Primary School and is the lead primary school in the Prince Bishops Teaching School Alliance.

We provide a unique school based learning opportunity in partnership with Durham SCITT (School Centre Initial Teacher Training), graded Outstanding by Ofsted in 2014.

Benedict Biscop Church of England Academy and its partner schools work closely with Durham SCITT to provide outstanding support for teachers at the start of their careers. with extensive experience in providing exceptional training and development opportunities for trainees.

Prince Bishops Teaching School Alliance, designated in 2014. It is a unique partnership between secondary and primary schools, working with young people aged 3-19 years.

This unique cross-phase teaching school of which there are, at present seven strategic partners consisting of an already well- established partnership and existing collaboration.

We also actively encourage applicants to apply to our unique school volunteering programme, this offers potential applicants the chance to enhance their UCAS application together with the experience and knowledge required for attending teacher training interviews.

Together with our partner schools we are growing our teacher training programme within primary schools across the North East of England.

In 2019, trainees will be placed in a cluster of eight primary schools, all rated good or outstanding. This schools all share the same vision, excellence in education and life experiences. We provide the highest standards of education and care and encourage our young people to have high aspirations and be confident global citizens.

About the accredited provider

Durham SCITT is an OFSTED Outstanding ITT Provider. They have grown and developed new partnerships, embracing the challenge of training teachers for the 21st century. High quality trainees, impressive employment rates and effective partnerships with schools.

(http://www.durhamscitt.co.uk/)

PBTSA / Durham SCITT trainees receive high quality GPS sessions and Subject Specialist training. This ensures they are fully prepared and supported as they train in their ‘home’ schools.

SCITT has been training teachers in the northeast since 2005.

All Durham SCITT trainees have access to their purpose built learning centre in Newton Aycliffe

Training with disabilities and other needs

Prince Bishops Teaching School Alliance have an inclusive approach to all trainee teachers and their learning needs, offering additional support throughout the year, should it be required.

Contact details

Email
teachertraining@benedictbiscopacademy.co.uk
Telephone
0191 594 7033
Website
https://www.pbtsa.co.uk/what-we-do/train-to-teach/
Address
Benedict Biscop C of E Academy
Marcross Drive
Moorside
Sunderland

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: 1YQ
  • Training programme code: 2GR8

Choose a training location

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

Code Name Address
- Main Site Marcross Drive, Moorside, Sunderland SR3 2RE

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