Chemistry with Pioneers Partnership SCITT

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://rochdalepioneerspartnership.com/

About the course

The main training placement for this particular post will be at one of a number of schools in the Rochdale and Tameside area.

The placement of at least 28 weeks, split into different phases, will begin with observations and very soon, you will be given the increasing responsibility for teaching groups of learners, whilst also gaining understanding of a teachers pastoral responsibility.

You will be assessed 6 times throughout the year, all the assessments are of you in the classroom. Your teaching will be observed and you will gather evidence from a range of different sources to show how you are meeting the Teachers standards.

Throughout the whole of your training from September to July you will have a personalised programme of support from a Subject Mentor and a Professional Mentor who will facilitate your development as a teacher and who can build on your strengths, expertise and subject-knowledge from your degree and from your prior career experience. You will be encouraged to continually reflect upon your practice, identifying your strengths and implementing strategies to improve your practice further.

All trainees meet weekly for an afternoon of Professional Development and Pedagogy. These sessions also give trainees the opportunity to share good practice with their peers and to work collaboratively to secure further improvements.

The PGCE is delivered in partnership with Leeds Beckett University, through a “distance learning” format. You will be assigned you own tutor and throughout the course you will be required to develop your understanding of pedagogy through the completion of three modules, each worth 20 credits.

The three modules will focus on developing your personal practice, teacher enquiry and subject competence, all of which will be externally assessed.

Interview process

We are looking for talented graduates who have the enthusiasm, passion and resilience that being an outstanding teacher requires. Teacher training is a challenging programme and we are looking for the commitment that will ensure that trainees complete the year successfully and go on to have outstanding careers.

Excellent subject knowledge is expected, along with the ability to communicate this effectively to people of all ages and abilities. We understand that some applicants will have less experience but some time in schools, either working or observing would be beneficial.

Above all, we are looking for applicants who have a genuine enthusiasm for working with young people, along with the drive to become an outstanding teacher.

All applicants who demonstrate that they meet the eligibility criteria will be considered.

The Director of SCITT and Partnership schools will shortlist and will invite successful applicants for interview. The interview will include an observed teaching episode amongst other tasks to determine suitability for the post.

How school placements work

The main training placement for this particular post will be at one of a number of schools in the Rochdale and Tameside area.

The placement of at least 28 weeks, split into different phases, will begin with observations and very soon, you will be given the increasing responsibility for teaching groups of learners, whilst also gaining understanding of a teachers pastoral responsibility.

Your second placement of approximately seven weeks, will give you the opportunity to develop your teaching in a contrasting school within the Partnership. Here you will develop the skills from your host placement school and adapt them to the needs of different groups of learners in a different environment.

You will then return to your host school where it will enable you to consolidate any of the Teachers' Standards which you need to develop further. The final placement will also give you the opportunity to gain experience in a special school, a sixth form college or a Pupil Referral Service School.

Fees

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

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 Chemistry 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

Bursaries are available for a number of different Secondary Subjects.

Requirements

Qualifications

Third class degree

We expect all of our applicants to have at least a 3rd class degree or better from a UK Higher Education Institute or equivalent. Some of our partner schools have their own internal entry requirements which may include a higher class of degree.

Potential trainees should have GCSE or equivalent at grades 9 - 4 English and Maths and for Primary 9 - 4 in Science. Overseas educated potential trainees should have NARIC approved equivalences.

Applicants must pass the professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy by a date specified at interview.

Personal qualities

We are looking for talented graduates who have the enthusiasm, passion and resilience that being an outstanding teacher requires. Teacher training is a challenging programme and we are looking for the commitment that will ensure that trainees complete the year successfully.

Excellent subject knowledge is expected, and the ability to communicate effectively.

We understand that some applicants will have less experience but some time in schools, either working or observing would be beneficial.

Above all, we are looking for applicants who have a genuine enthusiasm for working with young people, along with the drive to become an outstanding teacher.

Other requirements

All successful applicants will undertake a DBS check.

About the training provider

The Rochdale Pioneers Partnership (http://rochdalepioneerspartnership.com/) is committed to providing the highest quality of teacher training: ensuring those who begin their careers with us are reflective, inquisitive and confident practitioners. Our vision is underpinned by a strong moral purpose to serve the pupils of our partners schools, by improving the life chances of those children, some of whom come from the most deprived areas of the country. Once having completed your training with us you will also be able to access a programme of Continued Professional Development through the borough's two teaching schools, who provide support for each step of your career. Our aim is to develop you as a Leader and many of our alumni have positions of responsibility within our schools. We are proud of our 100% employment rates with all of our trainees securing employment in their first teaching post.

The benefits of a school led programme include you will spend more time based in schools and classrooms than you would on a traditional PGCE course.

All training is delivered by current outstanding practitioners from within our Alliance and is wholly school-based.

Trainees complete the training with many more hours classroom experience than those who have followed a university-led route, leaving them more confident and skilled as they embark on their NQT year.

As well as Qualified Teacher Status, trainees will also work towards a PGCE in association with Leeds Beckett University further enhancing the choices available to you throughout your career.

About the accredited provider

For over a decade the Pioneers Partnership has grown a wealth of experience in training secondary teachers in a number of subject areas and in more recent years has successfully expanded the provision to include primary. The partnership is unique, our partners schools, including a special school, a sixth form college, a Pupil Referral Unit and six primary schools have expertise in a wide range of areas which mean we can truly offer a breadth of experience to trainees that's is simply not available through other providers.

Training with disabilities and other needs

The training partnership confirms its commitment to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunities for trainees and prospective trainees in all aspects of its teaching and examination; its counselling of trainees; the way it affords access to any of its benefits, facilities and services. The aim of the partnership is to ensure that no trainee or prospective trainee receives less favourable treatment directly or indirectly on grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origins, gender, sexuality, marital or parental status, disability, creed, social or economic class.

All our GAET equality documents can be found on the MTS website

Contact details

Email
mtsACrompton@middtech.com
Telephone
01616435116
Website
http://rochdalepioneerspartnership.com/
Address
Kenyon Lane
Middleton
Manchester
Lancs
M24 2GT

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: 1Z8
  • Training programme code: 2MQD

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 Kenyon Lane, Middleton, Manchester M24 2GT
Y Copley Academy Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge SK15 3RR

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