Biology with Chichester High School Accredited provider: TKAT SCITT

Course offered
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
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.scitt.tkat.org

About the course

Our programme prepares trainees to be outstanding teachers through a high-quality teaching and learning experience. The programme supports trainees to meet the government expectations outlined in the 2012 Teachers' Standards. Impact on pupil progress is at the heart of our programme.

Trainees will work in school alongside good and outstanding teachers four days a week and attend a professional studies day one day a week at our Coast Training hub (Chichester High School).

The course begins with a two-week induction programme. This provides every trainee with the knowledge and skill-base to prepare them for their placement schools, where they will observe good and outstanding practice in preparation for teaching.

Our General Professional Studies programme combines a pedagogical approach to learning with practical strategies for use in the classroom. Trainees will gain experience from practising teachers as well as specialist speakers in behaviour management, special educational needs and health and well-being.

Trainees receive one-to-one mentor support throughout their training year. Mentors carry out weekly observations and set targets to enable trainees to develop their teaching. This is documented through a weekly journal to reflect on all aspects of the programme. Trainees receive dedicated subject and curriculum support by a lead subject specialist.

Trainees are asked to submit an evidence bundle to demonstrate their progress against the Teachers' Standards. The overall quality of trainees' teaching will be judged by the impact they have had on pupil progress and learning over time.

Trainees experience a short placement of the key stages either side of their training programme and in a specialist teaching provision.

Interview process

Candidates take part in a selection and recruitment process designed to assess their suitability to train to teach.

The aim of the interview process is for candidates to demonstrate why they have chosen teaching as a career and allow us to see their potential in the classroom setting.

If successful, candidates will be made a conditional offer of a place on our programme, subject to all course requirements being met.

How school placements work

Our ITT Provider arrange suitable school placements for the trainees. This enables us to ensure that we offer trainees a contrasting placement and a breadth of experience in their training year. Every effort is taken to place trainees in a school geographically convenient for them, without compromising their training needs.

Trainees will complete two placements. Their main placement (A) will be where they spend the majority of their training year. The second placement (B) will be for six weeks in a contrast setting.

Our programme is full-time (term time only). Trainees spend four days a week in school and one day a week at our Coast Training Hub (Chichester High School). Please note that trainees will be required to attend approximately four joint professional studies days throughout the training year held at our central training centre in Sidcup, Kent.

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £6,995
EU students £6,995

There are two pathways leading to different qualifications. Fees for each pathway are as follows:-

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) only - £6,995: or
  • QTS with accreditation for Post- Graduate Certificate in Education

(PGCE) with 60 Masters Credits - £8,995

Both costs of these pathways are met by the trainee, although they may be eligible for a government bursary depending on the grade of their degree.

Trainees can apply for a student loan via the Student Finance England (SFE).

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £26,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out how you’ll be paid.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

Applicants will need to demonstrate GCSE grade C / 4 (or standard equivalent) in mathematics and English.

Applicants who do not hold these qualifications will be asked to sit a GCSE equivalency test or asked for other evidence to demonstrate their ability.

Applicants must hold a degree of a UK higher education institution or equivalent qualification. TKAT SCITT will arrange Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses, where necessary, subject to a conditional offer made.

Personal qualities

We are seeking well-qualified graduates who have a passion for learning and a commitment to helping children be the best that they can be.

Other requirements

  • British residency/EU status;
  • Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) enhanced clearance;
  • Two satisfactory references;
  • Recommended as medically fit to teach
  • Successful completion of the professional skills tests

About the training provider

Chichester High School is an Outstanding School within The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT). It holds Teaching School status and is a School Direct Lead school providing secondary (11-16) and primary (5-11) school-based initial teacher training. Applicants can gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with the option to study for a PGCE with Masters' credits. Our HEI Provider responsible for the PGCE is Leeds Beckett University.

Our ITT partner schools are:

Chichester High School

Bridgemary School

Havant Academy

Miltoncross Academy

The Academy Selsey

Front Lawn Primary Academy

Portfield Primary Academy

Seal Primary Academy

Tangmere Primary Academy

We offer a bespoke training programme: every training session is delivered by a highly skilled, experienced and enthusiastic teacher. Our training is relevant and responsive to current developments in education and provides a hands­-on approach to classroom practice. We believe the best teachers are trained by outstanding practitioners.

We support trainees in finding a suitable newly qualified teaching (NQT) post. All previous trainees have gained employment.

About the accredited provider

TKAT SCITT is the accredited ITT Provider offering an innovative school-based initial teacher training programme in a range of schools across the South East of England.

In 2014, Ofsted judged the TKAT SCITT to be 'Good' in all categories and said "A very coherent training programme which ensures that trainees carry through the lessons learned from central training and assignment work into their teaching".

Please visit our website for a full list of our ITT partner schools (www.scitt.tkat.org).

Training with disabilities and other needs

As part of TKAT, Chichester High School is an equal opportunity employer and as such we share the belief that no-one should receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, gender, disability, sexuality, age, income, religion, colour, marital status or ethnic or national origin. All applications are treated on merit.

Our excellent communication with our ITT Provider and ITT partner schools enable us to meet the needs of our trainees wherever possible, in successfully completing their teacher training programme.

Contact details

Email
scitt@tkat.org
Telephone
020 3740 1808
Website
http://www.scitt.tkat.org
Address
Kingsham Road
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 8EB

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: 2GC
  • Training programme code: 35SB

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 Kingsham Road, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 8EB

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