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Harrison Primary School


Closing date: 30/08/2019 at 17:00

Job Start Date: 02/09/2019

Contract/Hours: Other, Full-time

Key Stage: KS1/KS2

Salary Type: Other

Salary Details: Some salaried places available along with nonsalaried places

Hours of Work: Full Time

Location of Role: Fareham & Gosport Primary SCITT

Contact e-mail address: farehamandgosportprimaryscitt@harrison.hants.sch.uk

Job/Person Summary

By choosing Fareham and Gosport Primary SCITT’s PGCE programme for your teacher training year, you will be carrying out your course with an ‘Outstanding’ provider (Ofsted 2017). Ofsted report that “The Partnership is fully committed to and passionate about ‘growing their own teachers’, recruiting and training high-calibre trainees who aspire to become excellent primary school teachers.”

You will be immersed in school life from day one on our programme. You will gain valuable experience of creating an effective learning environment for pupils to support good progress in their learning, as well as building strong relationships with pupils and colleagues. You will spend the majority of your time in school but will also benefit from SCITT based training days and input sessions from the University of Winchester for the PGCE assignment writing elements of the programme.

You will receive personal, professional and academic support throughout our programme to support the successful completion of your teacher training. As a trainee teacher with us you will receive high quality training and mentoring which will enable you to develop highly effective teaching skills and to develop into confident, reflective practitioners.

Our highly effective collaboration with over forty partner schools, the local authority, and the University of Winchester ensures high-quality support for trainees as they enter the teaching profession. We work closely with schools and the local authority to make sure you are well supported throughout the NQT year as well as your teacher training year.

The Fareham and Gosport Primary SCITT and Partner schools have extensive experience of involvement in and leading initial teacher training. Our training package is tailor made to meet the learning needs of trainee teachers working in Fareham and Gosport and beyond.

We offer a one year programme designed to enable trainee teachers to meet the Teachers’ Standards in addition to the academic award, PGCE. The training programme combines school experience with Professional Studies and Subject Knowledge development. We believe this blended approach of school based learning and academic study gives trainee teachers the ‘best of both worlds’; the opportunity to link theory and practice, thus developing reflective practitioners.

From the first day trainee teachers will be in the classroom, part of an established teaching team in a school. The training programme will provide experience of teaching in key stages one and two and enrichment activities in both the secondary and Early Years phases. Expert class teacher mentors and professional mentors (often senior leaders/Head teachers) will support trainee teachers to develop and refine their teaching skills.

Trainee teachers will spend the majority of the year in one of the best schools in the Fareham and Gosport area, working within key stage one and key stage two. All trainee teachers will also undertake a second school placement, typically a half term, which will give them the opportunity to extend their practice in a different setting, age range and context.

We work closely with the University of Winchester who will provide expertise and support for the academic assignments, (at Masters level) woven into the training programme. Trainee Teachers will have access to the study facilities, including the library, at the University.

Every week the group comes together at Harrison Primary School, or one of the Partner schools, for the taught elements of the comprehensive training programme which is facilitated by SCITT Lead Facilitators and expert school practitioners.

The training programme is designed to support trainee teachers to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). On successful completion of the programme trainee teachers will be recommended for QTS by Fareham and Gosport Primary SCITT and awarded PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education) by the University of Winchester.

Application Procedure

All applications to our programme are made through UCAS Teacher Training. Apply 1 will open on Tuesday 16th October 2018. For those wishing to make an applications, our course programme code is 2X7P and our provider code is 25M.

All applicants must hold:

- a standard equivalent to a grade C in the GCSE examinations in English (English Language), mathematics and science
- a first degree with honours of a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification
- NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom) ‘Statement of Comparability’ if qualifications are not from a British awarding body.

Once applications are received, they are screened and successful applicants are invited to attend an interview and interaction day.

A summary of our interview process

Stage 1:
- a five minute presentation to be delivered to the interview panel and other applicants (on a topic of the applicant’s choice related to education). This will then be followed by opportunities for applicants and interviewers to question each other and participate in a discussion
- a pre-planned teaching activity focused on developing a love of reading with a small group of pupils
- a hand-written subject knowledge assessment in written English (to assess applicant’s written communication skills – standard conventions for spelling, punctuation, grammar and syntax)

Following stage 1:

selection of applicants who have shown sufficient potential to continue through to Stage 2.

Stage 2:
- a teaching panel interview with a range of questions to identify applicants suitability and potential to train to teach.

Stage 3:
- The interview panel will meet to discuss and confirm decisions about applicants’ suitability for the programme at the end of each cohort of interviews. The Chair of interview procedures will quality-assure the processes and decision-making.

Stage 4:
- Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their interview within seven days via the UCAS system.
- We also offer feedback to candidates regardless of the outcomes of their interview
- Successful candidates will also be telephoned and sent an offer in writing and by email

Potential applicants to our programme should demonstrate some or all of the following:

- a genuine passion for teaching
- an understanding of the role of a primary school teacher

The ability or willing to be:
- reflective
- committed
- articulate and clear in their delivery
- organised
- creative
- resourceful
- respectful
- knowledgeable
- decisive
- collaborative

All applicants are required to show evidence to show that the Professional Skills tests have been booked (all applicants to initial teacher training must pass both the literacy and numeracy skills tests before starting the programme) and provide two academic professional references (as per UCAS)

Safer Recruitment

Successful applicants to the SCITT will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. All Trainee Teachers must also complete the Health and Physical Capacity to Teach documentation, (Hampshire Education Authority checks), before being offered a place on the programme.

About us

Address: Harrison Road, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7EQ

Telephone: 01329 234016

Website: www.harrisonprimaryschool.co.uk/

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