School Direct Initial Teacher Training (Primary)

 

CHM is delighted to offer two different routes to achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) within our School Direct Initial Teacher Training Programme – PGCE with QTS (unsalaried), and QTS only (salaried as an Unqualified Teacher).

 

Programme Overview

 

Trainees on both routes will have a 10 month placement at one of our partner schools and will benefit from a contrasting experience undertaking a short-term placement at a second Gloucestershire school. Trainees are able to access both Primary Mainstream and SEN placements according to preference.

In addition to classroom practice, Trainees will attend a series of tailored training sessions, in order to develop teaching skills, subject knowledge and good practice. These sessions are facilitated by our expert practitioners, who will support Trainees in achieving high quality professional practice. Our training programme is reviewed annually and developed to ensure that Trainees are fully equipped to embark on their future career. Our 2019-20 programme includes the following modules:

  • Resilience, Wellbeing and Mental Health for Staff
  • Child Welfare, Children’s Mental Health
  • Supporting Positive Behaviour
  • Schemas
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Using a Theme Base Approach
  • Speech, Language and Communication Development
  • Behaviour for Learning and Learning Styles
  • Writing, Reading and Children’s Literature
  • PiNK Curriculum and Facts 4 Life
  • Dealing with Difficult Conversations
  • Discovering the Senses
  • Introduction to Autism
  • Designer Genes: Down Syndrome, DiGeorge Syndrome and Fragile X Syndrome
  • Attachment Theory
  • Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Pathalogical Demand Avoidance
  • Child Development and Neuroscience
  • Physical Disabilities
  • CVs, Job Applications and Interviews
  • PE
  • Computing
  • English as an Additional Language
  • Religious Education
  • Phonics
  • EHCPs, MyPlan and MyPlan+
  • Outdoor Learning

In addition to visiting partner schools and attending programme modules, Trainees will attend sessions run by The University of Gloucestershire.

Trainees are assigned a mentor at their placement school and are also supported by the ITT training manager throughout the programme.

Assessment is achieved through production of a professional portfolio, which will be used to build evidence of how the standards for the award of qualified teacher status (QTS) are being met. Evidence will include observations of Trainee teaching and written assignments, which should demonstrate a clear understanding of professional practice, phase and subject area. The expectation of time spent leading a class will increase in each successive term of the programme as Trainees develop in their skills and confidence, leading up to 80%.

 

Placements

 

Trainees will be offered placements in one of our placement schools as part of their training programme. Recent placement schools are:

  • The Milestone School
  • Bettridge School
  • Coney Hill Community Primary School
  • Abbeymead Primary School
  • Hill View Primary School
  • Gotherington Primary School
  • Innsworth Juniors School
  • Finlay Community School
  • Alderman Knight
  • The Shrubberies
  • Battledown
  • Parton Manor Junior School
  • Parton Manor Infant School
  • Glebe Infants’ School
  • Picklenash Junior School
  • Placements schools are reviewed annually, and where possible selected in conjunction with the Trainee. Trainees are expected to spend most of their time in their placement school, with the exception of attending Training Programme days and visits to other schools. During the programme Trainees need to undertake assessed placements in both KS1 and KS2 – to ensure a range of experience these placements must take place in different schools.

     

    Requirements

     

    You must:

    • hold a minimum of 5 GCSEs at level C or above including English, Maths and Science
    • have a Degree at 2:2 or above
    • have passed your English and Maths Profession Skills tests.

    Please note: If you don’t have GCSE English Language, Mathematics or Science, you must obtain GCSEs (or nationally recognised equivalent qualification) in these subjects and need to show on your application that you will obtain these qualifications before the course begins in September.

    You should:

    • have a positive, solutions-based approach
    • demonstrate commitment to your own professional development and to achieving high standards in teaching and learning
    • be committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes for all pupils

    Your application should include examples of experience you have of working with young people – for example as a classroom assistant, youth worker, or as a volunteer in a school. If you have not had previous experience of working with young people, you should be able to demonstrate how skills you have developed in other contexts would transfer to teaching and have a positive impact on pupil outcomes.

    Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview which takes place over a day. During this day you will:

    • spend time in a class
    • deliver a presentation on a topic which you will be notified of and have opportunity to prepare for in advance
    • have a formal interview with a panel of interviewers

     

    QTS (Salaried)

    Course offered

    Primary with CHM Teaching School Alliance Accredited provider: The University of Gloucestershire

    Financial support

    Salary

    Qualification

    QTS

    Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England.

    If you want to teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, consider a course that gives you the qualification ‘postgraduate certificate in education with qualified teacher status’ instead.

    Course length

    10 months (1st September-30th June)

    Date you can apply from

    November 2019

    Date course starts

    September 2020

    Salary

    Current trainees (2019-2020) are paid Unqualified Teacher Scale 1.

    Financial support

    Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.

    Apply

    To apply please visit the DfE website.

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

    • Training provider code: 2CP
    • Training programme code: 2YZ2

    PGCE with QTS (Unsalaried)

    Course offered

    Primary with CHM Teaching School Alliance Accredited provider: The University of Gloucestershire

    Financial support

    Student finance if you’re eligible

    Qualification

    PGCE with QTS

    Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England.

    If you want to teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, this course gives you the qualification ‘postgraduate certificate in education with qualified teacher status’ which you require.

    Course length

    10 months (1st September-30th June)

    Date you can apply

    from 8 October 2019

    Date course starts

    September 2020

    Fees

    Please refer to The University of Gloucestershire for fees.

    Financial support

    You may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.

    Financial support if you’re from outside of the UK.

    Apply

    Apply on the DfE website.

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

    • Training provider code: 2CP
    • Training programme code: 2Y22

     

    About the training provider

     

    The Gloucestershire-based Coney Hill Milestone (CHM) Teaching School Alliance was designated in February 2015, with Coney Hill Primary School and The Milestone Community Special School as lead schools. CHM is uniquely placed to offer a wide range of specialist support, advice and courses, with a strong emphasis on all aspects of Primary and Special Educational Needs expertise.

    We are committed to developing child-centred teachers who create the best possible outcomes for all pupils regardless of ability, need or circumstance.

     

    About the accredited provider

     

    Our teacher training programme is carried out in partnership with The University of Gloucestershire.

    http://www.glos.ac.uk

     

    Training with disabilities and other needs

     

    We consider applications from all candidates who meet the entry criteria, regardless of any disability. Potential candidates are welcome to request our Equal Opportunities Policy.

     

    Contact details

     

    Email

    claire.murphy@milestone.sandmat.uk

    Telephone

    01452874000

    Website

    http://www.chmteachingschool.org

    Address

    The Milestone School Longford Lane Gloucester Gloucestershire GL2 9EU

     

    For advice about teaching

     

    For advice about teaching or teacher training you can call Get into Teaching on Freephone 0800 389 2500 or chat to an adviser using their online chat service between 8am and 8pm, Monday to Friday.