Primary with St Paul's Caritas Christi Accredited provider: Newman University

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
http://www.stpaulgl.bham.sch.uk

About the course

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St Paul’s Caritas Christi Alliance Cluster

Welcome to the St Paul’s Caritas Christi Alliance Cluster and Newman University School Direct PGCE Programme. You will achieve Qualified Teacher Status and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, including Master's level credits from Newman University, an outstanding Higher Education provider. The PGCE is internationally recognised, and portable. By training with us, you will work with experienced, expert professionals from our cluster of school providers.

The programme will prepare you fully for the practical demands of teaching, learning from experienced outstanding teachers and immediately put your new skills into practice.

Training sessions are held at Newman University on a calendared programme on ten Fridays throughout the Autumn and Spring terms.

Modules Module Descriptions

PGP701 Contemporary, Creative and Innovative Practice in the Core Curriculum (Level 7 – Primary Masters)

PGP702 Processes, application and influence of assessment practices on teaching and learning (Level 7 – Primary Masters)

PG723P Processes, application and influence of assessment practices on teaching and learning (Level 7 – EYFS Masters)

PXP601 Professional Development: Building on Strengths

PXP602 Professional Development: Developing Skills in an Alternative setting

PXP603 Professional Development: Final Professional Development and Experience

The staff will enable you to develop your practice over the course of the year in the following phases of your Learning Journey:

• Exploring Core Practice

• Establishing Core Practice

• Demonstrating Core Practice

• Developing Stronger Practice

• Demonstrating and Evidencing Wider Practice

Feedback on Assignments: The University tutors provide written formal feedback which will identify the strengths of the academic piece and also provide trainees with actions for future work.

Key aims:

• Build your confidence and gain practical teaching experience in contrasting schools.

• Learn about the latest curriculum developments, issues and innovations.

• Deepen your understanding of teaching, and learn about the opportunities for continued professional development and the relationship between educators and society.

Interview process

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What are we looking for from our trainees?

• Your enthusiasm for education.

• It is important to explain why you want to teach.

• What can you offer and why you will make a good teacher.

• How you know that teaching is right for you.

• What experience you have had in schools that has confirmed this.

• Convey your communication skills.

The team at St Paul’s Caritas Christi will be co-ordinating the recruitment process. The interview usually takes up to half a day, including an introduction from the Headteacher, a tour of the school and a range of activities. The interview will take place at a number of schools, depending on available spaces. Full details of the interview process, including any written tests, venues and times will be sent to applicants at least a week in advance of the interview date. Applicants will know, prior to interview, which school(s) they are being interviewed for.

The interview will normally include a short teaching activity, usually between 20 – 30 minutes, delivered to a small group of pupils. Applicants will always be informed about the topic for the teaching activity and the age group/ability of the students.

There are a set number of places available for each programme, so we recommend that you apply as early as possible to give yourself the best chance of obtaining a place. We will close courses once we have filled all of the available places.

How school placements work

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If you accept an offer with St Paul’s Caritas Christi you will be based in your placement school for the whole year, except for a 6 week placement in a complementary school during the Spring Term. As a committed group of professionals, we invest in our School Direct trainees, and see the School Direct year as the start of your successful career with us. NQTs in our schools benefit from our high quality, year-long NQT Induction Programme. You will be assigned mentors from the staff in your school. Our mentors are outstanding teachers who are required to undertake a rigorous training programme to develop their mentoring skills. This includes coaching, effective classroom observation and feedback skills.

From the beginning you will be treated as a full member of staff and will attend staff meetings and INSET opportunities, including full staff development days. You will be in school from the beginning of the school year so you will feel part of the team from day one.

You will be trained in a highly supportive and aspirational environment that will enable you to develop the professional knowledge, necessary skills and expertise for the delivery of creative, purposeful and challenging teaching and learning.

The school-based training will be delivered by our teachers who have a wide range of experience and expertise within the partnership schools. This will be enhanced by regular attendance at university. All schools have comprehensive intakes and you will gain valuable experience of working with young people of all abilities. You can express a preference for a placement at a specific school in the partnership but we cannot promise to meet your request.

Fees

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

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

What qualifications do I need?

At least a grade C in GCSE English, Mathematics and Science (or equivalent).

A university first degree, usually classification 2:2 or above (or equivalent). Equivalent overseas qualifications, as confirmed by the National Recognition Centre (NARIC)

All candidates offered a place must complete the professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy before they start the course.

Personal qualities

What are we looking for from our trainees?

• Your enthusiasm for education.

• It is important to explain why you want to teach.

• What can you offer and why you will make a good teacher.

• How you know that teaching is right for you.

• What experience you have had in schools that has confirmed this.

• Convey your communication skills.

About the training provider

St Paul’s School for Girls is an outstanding Catholic Secondary school which works in collaboration with a number of Catholic primary and secondary schools, forming the Caritas Christi group, having been involved in School Direct for 5 years. We have combined our experience in order to develop the role of schools who have extensive experience in school based initial teacher training. We have a cross-phase alliance of 13 schools, both secondary and primary located across the inner city region of Birmingham. The Caritas Christi group of schools have formalised a Catholic based regional network of schools, using their collective experiences to provide extensive support to staff and trainees.

Our close partnership of inner-city schools, Universities and other organisations is important to us because our schools are addressing similar needs and challenges: for example, very high levels of EAL, SEND, poverty and low baseline achievement in diverse communities which need our support. We are dedicated to reducing inequalities and giving children every opportunity to succeed at school and beyond. We are all committed to the best possible achievement for our children and staff and we set expectations high so that community aspirations can be raised. St Paul’s Caritas Christi works in partnership with the University of Birmingham, Newman University and the University of Warwick (Ofsted Outstanding for Initial Teacher Education) for all of our secondary subjects and the primary (general) programme, providing high quality courses and support for trainees.

About the accredited provider

Newman University is one of the leading teacher training providers in the UK, with an established reputation for producing high-quality teachers, who understand the needs of the children they teach, and develop creative and effective practice. Newman has an excellent record for the quality of its courses and has one of the best graduate employment rates. As a student-centred University, Newman's challenging yet supportive learning environment enables students to engage with theories and concepts, discuss ideas with tutors and become independent learners and creative thinkers able to make a difference in the world.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Members of the ITT Support Team are highly experienced professional mentors from our schools. A member of this team will make visits to your school during the year. You will also have regular visits from your assigned university tutor.

As a committed group of professionals, we invest in our School Direct trainees, and see the School Direct year as the start of your successful career with us. NQTs in our schools benefit from our high quality, year-long NQT Induction Programme.

All trainees with receive tailored support to help with any specific needs and our friendly and welcoming staff will enable a smooth transition to the role of class teacher. Recent trainees have received support for medical needs throughout their training.

Contact details

Email
matterbury@stpaulgl.bham.sch.uk
Telephone
1214540895
Website
http://www.stpaulgl.bham.sch.uk
Address
Vernon Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham
West Midlands
B16 9SL

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: 242
  • Training programme code: 36MJ

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 Vernon Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 9SL

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