Primary with Anton Junior School Accredited provider: Anton Andover Alliance

Course offered
PGCE with QTS full time with salary
Financial support
Salary
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.teachaaa.co.uk

About the course

At the Anton Andover Alliance we passionately believe that every child deserves a great education and the chance to fulfil their potential.

Great teaching is integral to this success so we pride ourselves on the fact that our courses are delivered by current outstanding teachers and leaders. Irrelevant of your experience within a primary setting, we believe that anyone who has the passion and enthusiasm to support pupil progress has the potential to be a primary school teacher.

We have been delivering teacher training throughout Hampshire for the past 10 years and this will be our third year as a SCITT. Our employment rates are consistently above national average and our trainees results are excellent.

We also know how difficult it can be to navigate your way through your early career as a teacher so we have keen focus on trainee wellbeing to ensure that everyone on the course feels confident to achieve their potential as a teacher.

If you are passionate about making a difference to children's lives and fulfilling their potential, then please don't hesitate to get in touch via:

j.coleman@anton-jun.hants.sch.uk

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you luck as you take your first steps towards a unique and rewarding career.

Interview process

UCAS application forms are carefully screened to select applicants for interview. We will consider how much recent experience applicants have had in primary schools, academic qualifications including predictions, personal qualities and suitability for teaching, additional interests and experiences. Selected applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

We strongly believe that you will perform at your best when you feel as calm and relaxed as possible. With that in mind, if you were selected for interview we would send out detailed information informing you of the interview process. This has been summarised below:

At interview, you will be asked to share a book with a small group of children and carry out an activity. This is no longer than 15 minutes and gives us an opportunity to see you engage with primary students. Alongside your book session, you will also take part in a formal 30 minute interview with a small panel of SCITT senior leaders and alliance headteachers. We also ask you to put together an informal 5 minute presentation on an educational topic of your choice.

How school placements work

Our Primary School Direct Programme is delivered over the course of an academic year and on completion of your training you will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and an optional PGCE from the University of Winchester.

On the School Direct Programme you will train across at least two school phases in at least two different schools. In a typical week you will spend four days in your 'home' school learning from outstanding and supportive teachers and leaders. Once a week you will attend a centre based learning day delivered by specialists from our Teaching School Alliance. These training days cover a wide range of specific subject areas of study that will enable you to develop into a competent and confident Primary School Teacher by the end of the course.

We are very aware of the sacrifices a lot of our trainees make in order to train to become a teacher. With this in mind, we ensure all our placements are convenient and within reasonable distance for your home. You will undertake two placements. One will be at your 'home school' and this will be for the majority of the year. Alongside your home school, you will carry out a 6 week placement in an alternative key phase and different school. Again, this is considered at length by the SCITT senior leadership team to ensure that trainees are placed in an appropriate setting for them.

You will be supported along the way by a number of different colleagues and will be assigned a course leader, school based mentor and a SCITT mentor.

Salary

Salary will be based on unqualified teachers pay scale and will be arranged via the employing school, within the alliance.

Financial support

Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.

If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • You will need a degree - we do not stipulate that it needs to be a certain grade.
  • You will at least a grade 4 (at least C grade) in Maths, English and Science GCSE's. Please get in touch if you do not have any of these as we can arrange for you to sit an equivalency exam through us.
  • You will also need to pass your national skills tests in numeracy and literacy

Personal qualities

Here at the Anton Andover Alliance, we are always looking for passionate, enthusiastic and resilient trainees who want to make a difference to children's lives. We believe every child has the right to a good education and it's these principles that drive us to deliver a programme we can be proud of. We seek to support trainees who share this same drive and ambition, to make a difference in our alliance schools.

About the training provider

At the Anton Andover Alliance we passionately believe that every child deserves a great education and the chance to fulfil their potential. Trainees who are with the alliance will be based in school from Monday - Thursday each week and will have specialised training every Friday. Training sessions are led by specialists in the subject area and by current practitioners who know how best to teach in the current curriculum.

Great teaching is integral to this success so we pride ourselves on the fact that our courses are delivered by current outstanding teachers and leaders. Irrelevant of your experience within a primary setting, we believe that anyone who has the passion and enthusiasm to support pupil progress has the potential to be a primary school teacher.

We have been delivering teacher training throughout Hampshire for the past 10 years and this will be our third year as a SCITT. Our employment rates are consistently above national average and over 60% of our trainees secure jobs in Alliance schools.

We also know how difficult it can be to navigate your way through your early career as a teacher so we have keen focus on trainee well-being to ensure that everyone on the course feels confident to achieve their potential as a teacher.

If you are passionate about making a difference to children's lives and fulfilling their potential, then please don't hesitate to get in touch via:

(www.teachaaa.co.uk)

scittadmin@anton-jun.hants.sch.uk

About the accredited provider

  • Over 10 years experience delivering teacher training across Hampshire and Wiltshire
  • Consistently above average national employment rates
  • A focus on trainee well-being with weekly drop in sessions and support from Andover Mind
  • Weekly training sessions at various alliance schools, experiencing different contexts
  • All training sessions delivered by current classroom practitioners

Training with disabilities and other needs

The Anton Andover Alliance is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all candidates. We strongly believe that candidates with any form of disability or any other need should be given the support they need to perform at their best. Please visit the Equal Opportunities section of our website for further information: (http://www.teachaaa.co.uk/equal-opportunities/)

Contact details

Email
j.coleman@anton-jun.hants.sch.uk
Telephone
01264352845
Website
http://www.teachaaa.co.uk
Address
Barlows Lane
Andover
Hampshire
SP10 2HA

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: 21S
  • Training programme code: 2GX9

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 Barlows Lane, Andover, Hampshire SP10 2HA

Advice and support

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