Burnt Mill Academy
History (35ZF)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of East London
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
http://www.bmat-trust.org/

About the course

Schools Direct courses are school based ITT routes.

Unsalaried trainees get inducted into their 'home' schools in July and August and begin lectures at UEL in September.

The training calendar generally consists of 3 weeks at UEL in September before placements start in the 'home' schools. ITTs spend 1 day a week at UEL (education and subject based lectures, teaching and tutorials) and 4 days a week in schools 'on the job' training.

Reading / study weeks are built into the calendar during half terms to accommodate trainees working towards the PGCE option. UEL days are typically front loaded in Term 1 to ensure trainees are up to date early in their training.

Second placement opportunities are calendared in Term 2 in blocks to ensure trainees are immersed into school life in their contrasting school placement - they do not attend UEL during this time.

Term 2 ends with a week at UEL - for tutorial opportunities with a focus on PGCE assignments and evidence gathering linked to the Teacher Standards.

In Term 3 trainee timetables increase in their 'home' school so UEL days are again reduced. Alternative education placement visits are organised by the Teaching School to ensure trainees have been exposed to a variety of educational settings including visits to Special Schools/ Units, Alternative Provisions and Independent Schools.

Alongside the training at UEL, the BMAT ITT programme runs regularly to ensure trainees are up to date with everyday pedagogy, MAT policies and procedures and subject networks. There is a layered system of support from the classroom to MAT level which ensures our trainees are supported and developed every step of the way.

Interview process

We encourage prospective candidates to come meet us and tour our schools during the application process.

Please keep up to date about our Teacher Training Open Events on our website bmat-trust.org and on Twitter @BMATTeach

You will be formally invited to interview directly by the Teaching School Team at least 1 week in advance.

The interview process consists of three parts (approximately 1.5hour duration):

  • Basic Skills Assessment - a short test (20 minutes) to assess Literacy and Numeracy levels
  • Teaching a Lesson - you will be asked to plan and deliver a 30 minute lesson to a class of learners. You will be guided on the topic, content and class details in advance of the lesson. The lesson will be observed by two members of the Teaching School Team / Senior Leadership.
  • Formal interview - the interview will be conducted by two members of the Teaching School Team / Senior Leadership Team

You will receive Interview feedback within 2 working days and if successful your recommendation to teacher training will be passed to the University to assess your subject knowledge before starting the enrolment process.

How school placements work

A successful applicant will train in any of BMAT's partnership schools, depending on the schools' recruitment priority. Allocation of places will reflect proximity, preference and a balance of places across the partner schools. BMAT schools are geographically based from London Stansted Airport to London City Airport - travel distance between each school is no more than 30 miles, the majority of schools are within easy reach of the lead school Burnt Mill Academy.

Al trainees are based in a 'home' school and will go on a 2nd placement to an alternative / contrasting school placement for 4-6 weeks during the training programme.

Our BMAT partner schools provide 5 different placement opportunities at EYFS and Key Stage 1/2, 6 opportunities to train in Key Stage 3/4 and 3 school placement options at Key Stage 5.

Primary trainees will teach across Key Stage 1 and 2 (age 5-11) but will also gain experience in EYFS and Key Stage 3.

Secondary trainees will teach across Key Stage 3 and 4 (age 11-16) but will also gain experience in Key Stages 2 and 5.

A full list of our schools can be seen here bmat-trust.org

We also work outside of our Academy Trust network, reaching into schools in West Essex, East London and Hertfordshire for placement opportunities

Fees

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

The tuition fees for 2019-20 UK/EU students are typically:

Full-time: £9,250 per year

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

DfE bursaries of up to £12,000 are available for eligible candidates

Requirements

Qualifications

  • GCSE Grade C or above (Grade 4) in English and Maths
  • Honours Degree
  • A Level Grade in History and/or Degree module in History

Personal qualities

We are looking for candidates who will commit to our vision and values.

BMAT is committed to the following:

  • ‘No limits’ attitude towards children

We believe that no child should be limited by where they’ve come from; that every child within the BMAT family deserves the chance to move on from where they are now to somewhere better.

  • Letting our teachers truly teach

We believe in letting our teachers do what they’re best at – teach.

  • Local schools with local personalities

We are not in the business of making every school in BMAT look like each other.

Other requirements

All offers are subject to satisfactory results from necessary pre-employment checks

Please contact us directly

bmat-trust.org

About the training provider

With Burnt Mill Academy graded as Outstanding by Ofsted, BMAT is a designated teaching school. The Teaching School works with the West Essex Teaching School Alliance

The school has three elements it works on – Initial Teacher Training, Continued Professional Leadership and Development and School to School support – as required by the Department for Education.

Donna Walsh, Director of BMAT Teaching School, says: “Teaching school status gives Outstanding schools a leading role in the training and professional development of teachers, support staff and headteachers, as well as contributing to the raising of standards through school to school support”. “Of the 800 teaching schools in the UK, the BMAT Teaching School is the only one in Harlow.” We are excited about the future of teacher training at BMAT!

A successful applicant would train in any of our partnership schools dependent on the school’s recruitment priority. Allocation of places will reflect proximity, preference and a balance of places across the partner schools. Our schools are located in Essex (Harlow, Epping and Stansted Mountfitchet) and in London (Custom House, Newham)

Our Multi Academy Trust includes 5 Primary and 6 Secondary Schools - including a STEM Academy and 2 Sixth Form provisions providing wide opportunities for trainees to experience educations from EYFS to A Level.

About the accredited body

UEL is one London’s leading centres for teacher training, offering highly successful courses for the primary, secondary and further education and training sectors. Capitalising on our east London location, we’ve earned an excellent reputation for working in partnership with schools to prepare teachers to work in multi-ethnic and multilingual urban schools.

The Cass School of Education and Communities trains approximately 600 teachers every year. You will be joining a large department with a long and impressive track record and benefit from subject specific coaching and mentoring from experienced and expert practitioners.

Training with disabilities and other needs

The Disability and Dyslexia Service at UEL provides support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs), including dyslexia.

If you have a disability, long-term medical condition or a specific learning difficulty, we can help to identify and address any barriers to your education so that you can access your course and reach your potential.

Appointments can be made via the student Hub at both the Docklands and Stratford Campuses in person, on the phone (020 8223 4444) or by email (thehub@uel.ac.uk).

Contact details

Email
teachingschool@bmatrust.org.uk
Telephone
01279307244
Website
http://www.bmat-trust.org/
Address
First Avenue
Harlow
Essex
CM20 2NR

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: 2GY
  • Training programme code: 35ZF

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
Main Site
First Avenue, Harlow CM20 2NR
Yes -

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