Primary with St George's Academy Accredited provider: St. George's Academy Partnership

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.teacher-training.org

About the course

The course lasts from September- July, the full academic year.

St George's Academy Partnership is the accredited provider, the course leads to two qualifications.

For QTS:

• You will spend 4 days each week in your 'home' school, working alongside your mentor and colleagues.

• There are six specialism days held at partner schools

• After a period of observation and as you feel confident, your teaching will gradually increase each term.

• By Term 6 your teaching commitment will match that of an NQT so that you are fully prepared for the workload of a qualified teacher.

• There are two assessment points during the year for the PGCE element and three assessment points for the QTS element.

For PGCE:

• You will spend one day each week at The University of Lincoln.

The day is split into two half days.

• Researching Education, The Foundations of Education and preparation for the Action Research & PGCE qualification

• The classroom based input covers all elements of teaching and learning linked to The Teacher Standards.

You will have access to all the facilities of The University of Lincoln.

Interview process

St George's Academy Partnership has a rigorous selection and recruitment process. If shortlisted, you will be invited to interview.

The interview process involves:

• a tour of the school followed by a short reflective task

• a presentation to a small group of students (eg reading a story)

• an interview with members of the SCITT board

During the day you will meet your potential mentor, colleagues and ITT Lead so that you have a clear idea who you will be working with throughout your training year.

You will be contacted later that day to confirm if you have been successful.

If successful, you will also have the opportunity at a later stage to meet with colleagues at the University of Lincoln to discuss the PGCE course and ask any questions you may have about this element.

You will also need to sit the Professional Skills Tests in Maths and English.

How school placements work

St George's Academy Partnership has twenty-nine partner schools across Lincolnshire. We have large primary schools in urban settings and smaller schools in rural locations within the partnership.

• You choose your 'home' school and apply directly to that school on UCAS. This gives you the opportunity to select a school which is a 'good fit' for you.

• You will spend 4 out of 6 terms in your 'home' school.

• Nov-Feb is spent in your 2nd placement school.

• We work with you when selecting your second placement school to ensure that you experience a contrast of setting, age phase etc.

• We take into account your personal circumstances re: transport, childcare etc when arranging your second placement.

Fees

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

Tuition Fees Loans and Maintenance Loans are also available for eligible applicants.

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Financial support from the training provider

• We support trainees with additional courses or associated travel costs eg exam board courses, these are considered on an individual basis at the discretion of the partnership.

Requirements

Qualifications

You will need to meet the following academic requirements:

• A first degree with honours. Ideally we are looking for 2.2 equivalent or above. We do not rule out lower class degrees.

• You need a grade C(4) or above in English, Mathematics and Science.

If you have studied outside of the UK, check the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) website to see if your qualifications are of an equivalent level to UK GCSEs, A-Levels and undergraduate degrees.

• You will need to pass the Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy.

Personal qualities

We are looking for applicants who have a passion for teaching and a commitment to improving the lives and outcomes of young people. You will need to demonstrate consistently high personal and professional standards and be a motivated,flexible and resilient team member.

Ideally, we would like you to have some classroom experience so that you know it is the right career for you. We can help you gain experience in any of our partner schools.

Other requirements

You will need to disclose any criminal convictions, cautions or bind-overs and agree to an enhanced criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This is the government scheme that replaces the Criminal Records Bureau. If you would like to discuss your circumstances with us before you apply, we are happy to advise.

Wendy Procter: 01529 301193

About the training provider

St George’s Academy Partnership includes twenty-nine schools across Lincolnshire, offering school based teacher training for Primary and Secondary.

The Partnership is the accrediting provider for this course and provides the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) training and the University of Lincoln provides the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with 60 Master’s Level credits.

• You choose which school you would like to train in and apply directly to that school on UCAS.Schools within the partnership are listed on UCAS.

• You will be a part of a small cohort, enabling us to tailor the programme to meet your personal circumstances such as transport or childcare.

• You will be supported in school by mentors, subject specialists, ITT leads and Programme Leaders.

• Your training is delivered by practising teachers who are up to date with curriculum changes and who are fully aware of the challenges and enormous rewards of a career in teaching.

About the accredited provider

St George's Academy is the accredited provider for all of our courses on both routes.

Training with disabilities and other needs

If you have a disability or additional needs, it is helpful if you give us details on your application so that we can make any adjustments you may need. The disability access in all of our partner schools is in accordance with legal requirements.Some of our schools are more accessible than others- we can advise you on this matter with a quick phone call to Wendy Procter: 01529 301193.

In previous cohorts we have worked with trainees who have had disabilities such as dyslexia, epilepsy, visual and hearing impairments to ensure a safe and successful training year.

Contact details

Email
wendy.procter@teacher-training.org
Telephone
01529302487
Website
http://www.teacher-training.org
Address
St George's Academy Partnership
Westgate
Sleaford
Lincolnshire
NG34 7PP

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: 24D
  • Training programme code: 2W8T

Choose a training location

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

Code Name Address
8 Ropsley C of E Primary School School Lane, Ropsley, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG33 4BT
F Walkeringham Primary School Millbaulk Road, Walkeringham, Doncaster DN104LL
E Claypole Church of England Primary School School Lane, Newark NG235BQ
M St Peter's Primary School Mill Road, Gringley on the Hill DN104QT
D Binbrook Church of England Primary School Orford Road, Market Rasen LN86DU
7 Normanby-by-Spital Primary School Main Street, Normanby-by-Spital, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire LN8 2HE
W Winthorpe Primary School Thoroughfare Lane, Winthorpe, Newark NG242NN
2 Gainsborough Nursery School North Marsh Road, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire DN21 2RR
1 Wyndham Park Nursery School Hill Avenue, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 9BB
3 Kingsdown Nursery School Kingsdown Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN6 0FB
4 St Giles Nursery School Addison Drive, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN2 4LQ
5 Belton Lane Community Primary School Green Lane, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 9PP
6 The Lancaster School 82 Jasmin Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN6 0QQ
I Isaac Newton Primary School Dysart Road, Grantham NG317DG
N Theddlethorpe Academy Primary School Mill Road, Mablethorpe LN121PB
V Reynolds Academy Machray Place, Cleethorpes DN357LJ
P Pilgrim Academy Allerton Drive, Immingham DN402HP

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