Red Kite Teacher Training
History (2VXZ)

PGCE with QTS full time

Financial support
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
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
Website
https://redkiteteachertraining.co.uk/

About the course

The History course aims to empower Trainees with the skills that they will need to become effective teachers of history in the secondary classroom. The course is school based from the very beginning of the autumn term and so our Trainees get to work with a range of outstanding history teachers across the partnership. Regular hub sessions focus on general teaching theory and skills whilst the subject days focus specifically on three areas.

The first is the development of history subject knowledge with the most common topics taught across the partnership being regularly referenced. Due to the wide range of differing topics that History Departments can offer, Trainees individually identify areas which they will have to deliver on placement where their knowledge is less secure and work to improve that knowledge, showcasing their work on the subject days.

The second focus is on general teaching pedagogy and how this can be utilised specifically in a history classroom and so allows the Trainees to see how what they have learnt in hub sessions, for example literacy, numeracy and differentiation, applies on a practical level to the subject of history. Within this the course also looks at progression from KS2 to KS3 in history, the structure and requirements of GCSE and the teaching of A level.

The final focus is on the teaching of history skills and key concepts within the classroom which looks both at the theory behind them and how they can be practically delivered though hands on activities. Trainees will explore chronology, the use of primary sources, historical interpretation, change and continuity, cause and consequence and historical significance.

Interview process

Our interviews are held in Red Kite partnership schools. The interviews are conducted by representatives from Red Kite Teacher Training and the partnership school.

The interview will consist of the following:

  • Activity with pupils
  • Formal interview
  • Written English test – piece of writing to assess written fluency and spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • Workload prioritisation activity
  • Opportunity to meet current trainees
  • Opportunity to meet course leaders and ask questions about the training

You will only be asked to attend one selection day and candidates are informed of the outcome within 48 hours.

How school placements work

When allocating main placements, we consider trainee preferences, transport and location.

Our school placements take place in 15 schools across Leeds, Harrogate and Skipton.

All trainees undertake two main placements. The first placement runs from the first day of the Autumn Term until December. The second placement, in a contrasting school environment, runs from January until late June.

Trainees will also take a selection of mini placements, which give trainees a unique opportunity to broaden their experience in a range of schools and contexts.

Fees

The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

We are unable to sponsor Tier 2 visas.

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £9,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility and how you’ll be paid.

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Financial support from the training provider

A bursary of £9,000 is available for trainee History teachers with a 1st, 2:1, 2:2, Master’s or PhD.

Many Trainees apply for student finance in order to pay their fees with a Tuition Fee Loan and have access to Maintenance Loan. Additional financial support if you’re a parent or have a disability.

Red Kite offers a monthly payment schedule for those planning to self-finance or for those paying their fees with a bursary.

Requirements

Qualifications

Applicants should be qualified to degree level, 2:2 or above (or in their final year of University with a predicated 2:2 or above).

Applicants should have a degree relevant to History.

All applicants are required to have a GCSE/O'level/iGCSE* at grade C/4 or above in Maths and English.

*or international equivalent

Personal qualities

  • Passionate about making a difference to the lives and development of young people
  • Independent, resilient and adaptable
  • Friendly and approachable, with the ability to engage young people
  • Enthusiastic about their subject and are continuing to develop their subject knowledge
  • Creative and imaginative
  • Good organisational skills and excellent time management skills
  • Reflective and strive to improve their own practice
  • High standards of spoken and written English
  • Demonstrate a professional attitude
  • Have made a considered and informed decision to train to teach

Other requirements

Experience of being in a school and/or working with young people is not essential, however, it will be beneficial during the application process. You can contact us to arrange school experience.

Admission is dependent upon satisfactory medical examination conducted by Red Kite's preferred supplier.

Candidates who are offered a place on the course are required to complete a declaration regarding any criminal convictions.

Candidates are required to obtain clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) regarding their suitability for work involving children. Successful candidates will have these checks conducted at the expense of Red Kite.

About the training provider

Red Kite Teacher Training is a partnership of around 60 Primary, Secondary and Special schools based in and around Leeds, Harrogate and Skipton.

We tailor our School Centred Initial Teacher Training courses to individual needs so even though our Trainees are in the classroom from day one, they will only be teaching when they and their progress leader feel you are ready to do so. This approach gives our Trainees the best possible start to their teaching career. By being part of your placement school from day one they will be viewed as a colleague rather than a student during their placements.

Our courses lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) recommended by Red Kite and a PGCE (worth 60 masters credits) awarded by the University of Leeds. All our Trainees have access to student facilities and support at the University of Leeds, including sports facilities, accommodation services, learning resources and student support services.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Red Kite Teacher Training is committed to equal opportunities for staff, trainees and prospective Trainees in its admissions, in all aspects of teaching and assessment and in its provision of trainee services.

If you have a disability or special need please contact us at your earliest opportunity so we can discuss your requirements and ensure we allocate appropriate placement schools or make arrangements where necessary.

Every year we train a number of Trainees with special needs such as dyslexia and we have strategies in place to support these Trainees alongside a SEND and Wellness Lead who will offer additional support when required.

Contact details

Email
TeacherTraining@redkitealliance.co.uk
Telephone
01423 535646
Website
https://redkiteteachertraining.co.uk/
Address
Harrogate Grammar School
Arthurs Avenue
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG2 0DZ

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: 2B9
  • Training programme code: 2VXZ

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Location Vacancies Code
Benton Park
Harrogate Road, Leeds LS19 6LX
Yes 7
Brigshaw High School
Brigshaw Lane, Castleford WF10 2HR
Yes K
Crawshaw Academy
Robin Lane, Pudsey, Leeds LS28 9HU
Yes L
Ilkley Grammar School
Cowpasture Road, Ilkley LS29 8TR
Yes Z
Lawnswood School
Ring Road, Leeds LS16 5AG
Yes 2
Main Site
Harrogate Grammar School, Arthurs Avenue, Harrogate HG2 0DZ
Yes -
Prince Henry’s Grammar School
Farnley Lane, Otley LS21 2BB
Yes J
Pudsey Grangefield School
Mount Pleasant Road, Pudsey, Leeds LS28 7ND
Yes N
Ralph Thoresby School
Holtdale Approach, Leeds LS16 7RX
Yes C
Roundhay School
Roundhay School, Old Park Rd, Leeds LS8 1ND
Yes R
Royds School
Pennington Lane, Oulton, Leeds LS26 8EX
Yes U
South Craven School
Holme Lane, Cross Hills, Keighley BD20 7RL
Yes D
Spen Valley High School
Roberttown Lane, Liversedge WF15 7LX
Yes 3
Temple Moor High School
Field End Grove, Selby Road, Leeds LS15 0PT
Yes Q

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