Andrea Parfett  a.parfett@dptsa.org.uk
Dilkes Academy 01708 852128

There are two types of training routes available:

The School Direct Training Programmes enables applicants to train directly with our partners schools where they will be fully supported and nurtured. 

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The School Direct Non-Salaried (PGCE) Training Programme, which is open to all graduates and funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee, who may receive a bursary from the Teaching Agency. There are two programmes:

  • PGCE General Primary – UCAS Course Code  279V
  • Early Years Fs/KS1 - UCAS Course Code 2GSV

You will be trained in a highly supportive and inspirational environment and will develop the rigour, professional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for the delivery of creative, purposeful and challenging teaching and learning.  Many of the schools in our partnership have highly developed and outstanding Early Years practice and so your training will be well supported by outstanding practitioners.

You will have full access to the University of Education, a dynamic facilitator of both innovative and traditional approaches to teacher training. You will carry out blocks of training at the Institute throughout the year which will total 14 weeks spread out over the year.  The Institute of Education, UCL has been providing first-class teacher training, in partnership with schools and colleges for over 100 years. Founded in 1902, as a teacher training college in London, the IOE is now a world-class research and teaching institution.  IOE graduates are highly sought after in schools and colleges throughout London and the UK.  It was awarded an outstanding by OFSTED in November 2013.

As a member of the IOE, you will join the highly regarded primary PGCE programme and have full access to the University's facilities.   The primary PGCE is a highly popular course that develops effective, confident teachers whose classroom practice is informed by an advanced knowledge of educational theory, and who will continue to learn and reflect throughout their careers.  As part of the programme you will be assigned a university tutor who will support your development as a teacher through tutorials, visits to school and guidance with assignments.  Every trainee chooses a subject specialisms including modern foreign language and will carry out a research project in your chosen specialism.

Our programme provides well established in-school training which is well supported by the schools in our partnership. In your home school you will be assigned a mentor.  From the beginning you will be treated like a member of staff and will attend staff meetings and development days. You will be in school from the first day of the school year so you will feel part of the team. Our mentors are outstanding teachers but they are required to undertake a rigorous training programme to develop their mentoring skills. This includes coaching, effective classroom observation and feedback skills.

In terms One and Two you will train in your home school progressing from observation to small group teaching.  Whole class teaching will take place in Term 2 where you will also continue with your research project.  To broaden your experience you will carry out a teaching experience in an “alternative establishment” such as a nursery, secondary school or school for children with special educational needs.  In the final term of the year, trainees will carry out their final experience at another school in the partnership.  By the end of the programme trainees will have teaching experience of two keystages. 

The Teach Thurrock Primary Partnership offers an enhanced Professional Studies programme with trainees from all our schools coming together each week to study through a research based curriculum. With the unique guidance of the Dilkes Primary Teaching School Alliance trainees will use action based research to develop into outstanding teachers of the future. In turn, you will be part of a wider support network where you will have opportunities to share ideas and strategies with fellow trainees. 

Successfully completing all aspects of the course will gain you the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) which also carries 60 M level credits that may be used towards a subsequent masters degree.

The School Direct Salaried Route

The School Direct Training Programme—Salaried which is an employment based route into teaching for high quality graduates with three or more years’ career experience.  The trainee is employed as an unqualified teacher by a school.

Our Salaried programmes are:

  • Salaried Primary - UCAS Course Code: 272V

The Salaried course involves attending a programme of lectures and workshop at Institute for 15 days spread over the year. These sessions will engage with generic and subject specific areas and will encourage you to become a reflective teacher.  You will also be assigned a university tutor who will help to create your bespoke training programme as well as support your development as a teacher through tutorials, visits to school and guidance with assignments.

The Teach Thurrock Primary Partnership offers an enhanced Professional Studies programme with trainees from all our schools coming together each week to study through a research based curriculum. With the unique guidance of the Dilkes Primary Teaching School Alliance trainees will use action based research to develop into outstanding teachers of the future. In turn, you will be part of a wider support network where you will have opportunities to share ideas and strategies with fellow trainees.

You will be assigned a mentor from the staff of your assigned school. Our mentors are outstanding teachers but they are required to undertake a rigorous training programme to develop their mentoring skills. This includes coaching, effective classroom observation and feedback skills.

Trainees will be expected to teach 40% of the time in their first term and carry out a wide range of personalised training; observation, team teaching and personal studies for the rest of their timetable.

In second term their teaching will increase to 60% and in Spring 2 they will carry out a Second School Experience in another school in the partnership.  This experience will be in the opposite keystage to the one they have been teaching in their home school.

In the final term of the year, trainees are back in their home school and their teaching requirement is up to 80%.  They will be gathering evidence and preparing for the final assessment towards their QTS.

On successful completion of the programme, the Teach Thurrock Primary Partnership will support the trainees in gaining a job in either a partnership schools or a school in Thurrock.

 

We will be updating how many places we are offering in October 2017.