Primary with William Shrewsbury Primary Partnership Accredited provider: The John Taylor SCITT

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

About the course

Our programme is intensive, stimulating, thought provoking and challenging. It is based on the premise that all teachers should aspire to outstanding practice.

There are 6 distinct components to our training programme and each is explicitly linked, assuring that there is a coherence between the elements:

  • Induction
  • Classroom Practice
  • Professional Studies Training Modules (Professional Studies, Barriers to Learning)
  • Subject Knowledge Development Modules (English, Maths and Wider Curriculum)
  • School Based Tasks
  • Masters Level study

Professional Studies Programme

The Training Centre at John Taylor High School will be the main venue for much of the Professional Studies training, although we deliver some of the programme here at William Shrewsbury as well as local primary schools to enable you to develop theory alongside practice. We have worked collaboratively to design and deliver truly outstanding and exciting school based training programmes. During these sessions trainees come together to develop their curriculum and subject knowledge for teaching, look at professional issues relevant to all teachers such as inclusion, safeguarding, behaviour management and pastoral care as well as pedagogical themes including assessment for learning and differentiation. Professional Studies training generally takes place on a Friday and will provide an opportunity for you to mix with trainees from our programmes.

Primary Subject Knowledge Programme

Alongside pedagogical themes a significant proportion of your training will involve the development of your curriculum and your subject knowledge for teaching. There will be an appropriate focus on the core subjects of English and Maths, but we feel that it is equally important to develop your confidence in terms of delivery of the wider curriculum.

Masters in Teaching and Learning

Alongside your QTS you will be accredited with a PGCE with 60 Masters Level credits. The academic side of the programme will be accredited by the University of Derby. The credits are fully portable and can be used on other Master's level programmes, subject to the agreement of the receiving university. There will be three assignments over the year, which will be closely linked with the QTS training programme and are designed to support you in becoming effective classroom practitioners. You will have full access to the University of Derby Library and VLE to support you, all university input will take place in the Training Centre at John Taylor High School.

Interview process

Interviews will be held at William Shrewsbury and there will be several parts to it which are designed to assess:

Literacy and numeracy skills

Interactions with children

Awareness of qualities required needed to be a good teacher

Awareness of what constitutes high quality teaching and learning in Primary Schools

Interpersonal and communication skills

Awareness of educational issues

Rationale for wanting to become teacher

Suitability for the profession

Resilience

How school placements work

You will be based at William Shrewsbury Primary Partnership as your home school placement where you will begin and end your training. Following a period of induction in the SCITT you will spend the majority of your time in the classroom developing effective classroom pedagogy. Through a structured programme of observation, joint planning and joint delivery of lessons you will gradually build up to whole class teaching. You will work alongside outstanding practitioners and will be supported by highly trained mentors, all of whom are committed to ensuring the very best experience and outcomes for their trainees.

After Christmas you will undertake a shorter second placement in another school. This is an opportunity to learn within a different school context and through exposure to a new range of teaching and learning strategies develop your practice further. We think that it is important also that you develop a broad understanding of education in different contexts extending beyond your subject and so before you return to your home school to complete your training year, we offer enhanced placement opportunities in a special school.

Allocation to the second placement will include a contrasting key stage so that all stages of the Primary curriculum are covered throughout the training year. It is important that trainees have experience of 2 contrasting school contexts and experiences a school presenting a degree of challenge.

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

Degree

All applicants are required to hold a good UK undergraduate degree or a recognised equivalent qualification with a degree classification of 2.2 or higher, however a 3rd class degree may be considered for applicants with significant and successful school experience.

GCSEs

Applicants must have achieved a grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths and Science

Personal qualities

We are looking for highly motivated trainees with a real passion and commitment to ensuring the very best outcomes for every child, regardless of their starting points. Enthusiasm and a desire to inspire and motivate young people are essential qualities in all applicants. Successful trainees will be expected to reflect on and evaluate their progress and practice in the classroom, identifying ways to improve and always willing to take advantage of professional development opportunities. We require our trainees to be good team players, who listen as well as contribute and who have an appreciation of the strength of collaboration.

Other requirements

  • Literacy and Numeracy Tests:

Applicants should have passed, or have plans in place to pass, the National College for Teaching and Leadership's Skills Tests in literacy and numeracy.

  • DBS

Applicants must have successfully gained a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which is required at the point of accepting a place.

  • Fitness to Teach

Meeting the Secretary of State's requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach.

Contact details

Email
headteacher@williamshrewsbury.staffs.sch.uk
Telephone
01283247490
Address
William Shrewsbury Primary P/Ship
Church Road, Stretton
Burton-on-Trent
Staffordshire

Apply

Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

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When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: 2FM
  • Training programme code: 367M

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 Church Road, Stretton, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire DE13 0HE

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