English with Shotton Hall 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.shottonhallscitt.co.uk

About the course

The first three weeks of the course is spent completing intensive training to build a foundation for your teaching career at The Academy at Shotton Hall and other North East Learning Trust schools. This involves: lesson observations, workshops and planning.

After the initial training, trainees will then complete a five week teaching placement (before Christmas) then a twelve week teaching placement (after Christmas) in two different schools within our teaching school alliance.(Our schools are spread out from Teesdale to Northumberland and we will always consider your location when choosing your placement school.)

At each school, you will get time to get to know the school and department before diving in and teaching your first lesson.

You will also spend various days at The Academy at Shotton Hall engaged in additional training which includes:

• Working within departments for literacy and numeracy intervention work

• Masters level training - held at Durham University

• Interview and application guidance

Throughout your teaching placements you will also take part in mini placements at different schools and educational settings. Some of these are compulsory and will give you the opportunity to explore particular areas of interest including:

• Primary

• Faith

• Special needs

• Enquiry based learning (EBL)

• Sixth form

• Behaviour management

• English as an additional language (EAL)

• Working with looked after children

• Early years and foundation stage (EYFS)

• Independent schools

• Local heritage centres

• Working as part of a pastoral team

• Literacy and numeracy support

Assessment happens throughout the ITT year, however it culminates with the QTS interview which takes place at the end of the year when trainees present evidence against the Teachers’ Standards that they have collated over the course of the year.

Interview process

This will involve a full day spent at The Academy at Shotton Hall in Peterlee for secondary applicants, or for primary places then interviews will be held at a primary school within the alliance. The day will consist of:

• A short written task

• A subject knowledge audit

• A 15 minute observed lesson (you will be informed in advance of the age group and topic of the lesson)

• A discussion with the student council

If you are successful at this stage, you will then be invited for a formal panel interview which will be held on the same day. You will also be given the chance to speak with staff, students and current trainees.

How school placements work

After the initial training, trainees will then complete a five week teaching placement (before Christmas) then a twelve week teaching placement (after Christmas) in two different schools within our teaching school alliance.(Our schools are spread out from Teesdale to Northumberland and we will always consider your location when choosing your placement school.) We work with over 80 schools across our teaching alliance.

At each school, you will get time to get to know the school and department before diving in and teaching your first lesson.

For primary trainees, you will get the experience to teach across two different age phases ranging from 4 to 7 years old and 8 to 11 years old. For secondary trainees, you will teach a range of age groups varying from 11 to 16 year olds and with some 16 to 18 enhancement.

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’ll get a bursary of £15,000 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

GCSE's in maths and English at grade C or above, including Science at grade C or above for primary teaching.

Degree relevant to the subject you wish to teach.

About the training provider

If you're thinking about training to be a primary or secondary school teacher in north east England, Ofsted rated 'outstanding' Shotton Hall SCITT - part of The Academy at Shotton Hall in Peterlee - is one of the most well respected and successful school-centered teacher training providers in the region. Whether you're a new graduate, about to graduate or you are considering a change of career, our high-quality school-based initial teacher training courses, alongside a PGCE from Durham University, will give you the foundation you need for a great career in teaching.

At Shotton Hall SCITT, you will be at the heart of school life, learning from outstanding practitioners. You will practise in a broad range of schools within the Shotton Hall Teaching School Alliance, spanning across north east England, gaining experience and expertise in different areas including SEN, behaviour management and phonics, and maths mastery (for primary only). You will be allocated a subject mentor from a team of specialists with vast experience. They will introduce you to school life and help you to learn how to teach your subject as you work your way through the Teacher Standards with lesson planning, weekly meetings and assessments within your school. Your training will lead to qualified teacher status (QTS) and masters level accreditation, equivalent to a postgraduate certificate of education (PGCE), from Durham University.

Training with disabilities and other needs

At Shotton Hall SCITT we strive to offer all inclusive, personalised and highly supportive training for all trainees. We are experienced in supporting trainees with a variety of needs to ensure that training is accessible for all. Training sessions are carefully planned so as to support any trainees with dyslexia, physical, hearing and visual impairments, as well as offering one-to-one support for those who wish to access that.

In addition, we have a wide and comprehensive mental health and wellbeing programme that has grown from strength to strength over the past 5 years. We offer whole cohort and individual support training and guidance on managing work load and work life balance, as well as providing intensive support where needed to ensure that all trainees feel fully supported. Alongside our support sits support from Durham University, who we gain our PGCE accreditation from. The University provides access for our trainees to utilise their Student Welfare and Support Service; this includes counselling and support for trainees with disabilities.

Contact details

Email
leanne.storr@shottonhallacademy.co.uk
Telephone
01915180222
Website
http://www.shottonhallscitt.co.uk
Address
The Academy at Shotton Hall
Passfield Way
Peterlee
County Durham

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: L06
  • Training programme code: QXXX

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 The Academy at Shotton Hall, Passfield Way, Peterlee, County Durham SR8 1AU

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