Primary (3-7) with St John's CofE Primary School BD4 6JF Accredited provider: Bradford Birth to 19 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
Website
http://bradfordbirthto19.co.uk/index.php/home/initial-teacher-training-scitt

About the course

The course is designed to help you fulfil a wider teaching role (including that of pastoral care) within your chosen educational context. Throughout the course, we place particular emphasis on providing equal opportunities for all students working in a diverse, multi-ethnic society.

This course will provide you with a PGCE at Masters level and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Working closely with Bradford specialist staff, both in placement schools, you will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to be a newly qualified teacher.

Structure

A strength of the course is the way in which theory and practice are related as a result of extensive time spent working with children in at least two placement schools.

At least 120 days are school-based with support provided by experienced school mentors.

Learning methods

The course builds upon the subject knowledge and independent study skills which, as a graduate, you will have already acquired. Our school based sessions are also concerned with the professional skills which all teachers need. Course tutors work closely with managers, mentors and teachers in our school to provide you with advice and support for the progressive development of your teaching expertise.

Teaching methods

A large proportion of your teaching and training will be in our school, delivered by both highly experienced, inspiring school teachers and leaders. School based sessions consist of lectures, seminars, tutorials, micro-teaching environments and observations of teaching in school. This is very much a practical course, where you learn by doing.

Assessment

Assessment is carried out across both placements against the Teaching Standards. Based largely in your home school, you will have one other main assessed school placement. You will also have the opportunity to get experience of a secondary school, alternative provision or special school.

You will work alongside experienced teachers and mentors, who will provide advice and support. You will be introduced to your new role in stages, beginning with observation and work with individual pupils, then with small groups, eventually leading to your work with full classes.

School Placement

You will work alongside experienced teachers and mentors, who will provide advice and support. You will be introduced to your new role in stages, beginning with observation and work with individual pupils, then with small groups, eventually leading to your work with full classes.

Interview process

All our trainees who are shortlisted for interview will be invited into our school or one of our partner schools. If you are asked for interview, we will provide more details about tasks you will be asked to complete.

All our interviews have the same elements:

A classroom based exercise, where you will be observed interacting with children or young people.

Written tasks which are designed to assess your written communication skills; your capacity to access higher level study; and for secondary applicants, subject knowledge.

Face to face interview with a panel of School Leaders.

DBS

If you are successful at interview stage, you will be made an offer of a training place subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance. For more information, see the guidance on line at;

https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

How school placements work

We carefully consider school placements for all of our trainees. We match strengths as well as support needs for students. All trainees will be placed in two contrasting primary schools, ensuring students experience the cultural diversity the city offers.

Your training week initially involves some days a week in school and some days working on teaching pedagogy, helping you learn the skills to make you an effective teacher. During your training year you will visit a vast array of schools from our partnership in both Nursery, Primary and Secondary sectors. We operate an A B A model for our students, where trainees start in their host school in either Key Stage 1 or the Foundation Stage, then complete an 6 week contrasting placement in the opposite phase, returning to their host school to complete the training year.

The course builds upon the subject knowledge and independent study skills which, as a graduate, you will have already acquired. Our school based sessions are also concerned with the professional skills all teachers need. Course tutors work closely with managers, mentors and teachers in our schools and academies to provide you with advice and support for the progressive development of your teaching expertise.

A large proportion of your teaching and training will be in our schools and academies, delivered by both highly experienced, inspiring school teachers and leaders. School based sessions consist of lectures, seminars tutorials, micro-teaching environments and observations of teaching in school. This is very much a practical course, where you learn by doing.

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

You will need to have at least a GCSE Grade C/4 in maths, science and English or equivalent.

Degree

You will need to have at least a 2:2 Honours degree.

We require candidates to have passed their skills tests before starting on the programme.

Personal qualities

We don't have a fixed picture of what kind of a person we are looking for. Teaching is a creative, dynamic profession which has space for innovative thinking, for people who can break free from what's expected. Our school is clear that we want trainees to have a rapport with children, a passion for their subject, and to have the ambition to become excellent teachers. You will have a relentlessly positive outlook, show initiative and be good team player, ready to work hard in a challenging but wonderfully rewarding profession.

Other requirements

We want to make sure that you have made the right choice in training to be a teacher. You will, by the time of interview, have had at least ten days paid or voluntary work experience. Your experience doesn't necessarily need to be in a single block of time or to be with the age phase you want to train in.

If you are successful at interview stage, you will be made an offer of a training place subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance.

About the training provider

St John's C of E Primary School serves its community by providing an education of the highest quality. At St John’s we pride ourselves on our knowledge of our children: the children come first in all that we do. We work hard to know every child, to know their strengths and interests, so that their learning is always challenging and interesting. We work closely with families to ensure that our families are empowered to support their children within and beyond school. The team at St John’s work hard to ensure our curriculum is inspiring for our children, responding to their needs both academically and personally, building individual, independent children as they leave our school.

We are keen to recruit student teachers who share the same commitment. If you share our vision for education, we want to hear from you. We will provide highest quality training, delivered by outstanding practitioners through a bespoke training package, to make the most of your knowledge and skills. After a year's successful training, you will achieve Qualified Teacher Status. As School Direct partner working with our SCITT provider, we are committed to helping you develop professionally, beyond your training and Newly Qualified Teacher year by means of an extensive programme of Continuing Professional Development opportunities.

About the accredited provider

Bradford Birth to 19 School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) offers a different way of training to become a teacher. Learn by listening to and observing good and outstanding teachers. Training involves practising your teaching skills with groups of students. Supported effectively by a school mentor, you are treated as a member of the school staff, someone the school is often looking to potentially employ. This route ensures you are working in your class from day one of the course.

We aim to train the next generation of outstanding teachers.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We believe that teachers with disabilities make an important contribution to schools both in the classroom and in shaping the wider culture and ethos of the schools they work in, indeed we have 100% pass rate for trainees who have declared a disability.

We adhere to The Equality Act 2010 and Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001, which require teacher training providers to ensure they are not discriminating against applicants with disabilities or special educational needs (SEN).

All our partner Schools value diversity and the unique contribution that all their staff and trainees bring.

Contact details

Email
scitt@bradfordbirthto19.org
Telephone
01274 494898
Website
http://bradfordbirthto19.co.uk/index.php/home/initial-teacher-training-scitt
Address
St John's C of E Primary School - School Direct
Dawson Lane,
Bierley
Bradford
BD4 6JF

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: 2HY
  • Training programme code: 3BFB

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 Dawson Lane, Bierley, Bradford BD4 6JF

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