Working towards the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with an integrated PGCE qualification, you will unlock an engaging and diverse experience alongside the knowledge that you’re making a difference to the futures of the children in your care.
at a Glance
As a team, we have extensive experience of designing and developing training and are constantly monitoring, refining and developing our programmes to maximise opportunities for success.
We’ve designed a ‘spiral curriculum’ which means that we will revisit key content throughout the year to ensure your knowledge and confidence progresses.
Designed and developed by our team of primary and early years specialists, you can be confident that your learning is in safe hands.
Our programme is designed around your well-being. We have built-in well-being days in your training schedule and academic workload is planned with well-being in mind.
We focus on the core fundamentals of primary teaching - Behaviour, Reading and Phonics, Maths and SEND.
Become part of the school community from Day One, building relationships with colleagues.
Well-being, workload and Support are woven through our whole programme.
Deliberate Practice is at the heart of developing great teachers, we will help you practice in a low-stakes environment before going into the classroom.
We have partnered with Bath Spa University for their Initial Teacher Training PGCE. Rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, Bath Spa provides structured opportunities to explore what research says about the classroom, school settings and the educational system as a whole
The PGCE is made up of 60 Level 7 Masters credit, it is designed in partnership with Reach Teach to complement training.
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GCSE passes or equivalent* at Grade C/4 or above/in English, maths and science
Applicants must have an Undergraduate Honours degree or equivalent, with a minimum classification of 2:2. Where an applicant has gained a degree overseas, applicants are responsible for providing the UK ENIC evidence that the degree award is comparable to a UK undergraduate degree. This evidence will be checked against the original certificates.
In exceptional cases, we will consider applications from candidates who received a third-class (honours) degree due to extenuating circumstances. This will be subject to agreement by a panel convened to assess each application on a case-by-case basis.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required as part of pre-enrolment. Any endorsements on DBS (previous criminal convictions) will be subject to risk assessment and approval by a panel convened to assess each application on a case-by-case basis.
Right to Work
All applicants must have the right to work in the UK to be eligible for training with REAch Teach.
Fundamental Skills in English and Maths
Trainees completing an Initial Teacher Training Programme must demonstrate the required competencies in the Fundamentals of English and Maths outlined by the Department for Education before Qualified Teacher Status is awarded.
Through the year, this will be determined through a combination of skills audits, tests, on-placement assessment and any other means determined necessary.
You will be based at one school for the majority of your training but will also have the opportunity to attend in-person training sessions at our partnership schools. There will be 10 in-person standalone training days through the year in a hub school local to you, and 4 blocks of 3 days for Intensive Training & Practice weeks where travel to one of our excellent regional host schools (London, Birmingham, Ipswich) will be required.
You will also travel to another school for your second placement. The rest of the REAch Teach training will be online, and all of the university programme is also delivered online.
Many of our trainees go on to teach in their employing school, or another school in the local partnership once they are suitably qualified and have successfully passed the course, however this cannot be guaranteed. We offer employability support throughout your training year, including supporting local networking and training on school recruitment processes,
It is really important that you are passionate about a career in teaching and excited about the prospect of becoming a teacher! We are looking for candidates who show potential: this means you need to demonstrate an eagerness to learn, a reflective attitude, attention to detail, and an ability to adapt and thrive under pressure.
All candidates must hold a UK Honours degree (or equivalent). If you are currently studying towards an undergraduate degree, you must have completed the course prior to commencing the training programme (by usually August 31st prior to commencing).
Our website contains all of the funding and entry requirements for this year’s programme and can be accessed by clicking here. The programme outline and requirements can also be found on the DFE Find & Apply portal.
All applicants must have the right to work and study in the UK to be eligible for training with REAch Teach. Unsalaried programmes are not able to sponsor visas.
We are proud of our partnership with a range of schools outside the REAch2 trust, all united by a passion for initial teacher training and to provide a great training environment for our teachers of the future to develop their skills.
If you’re interested in having a conversation about partnership with REAchTeach, please get in touch via our Contact page and we will be really happy to talk you through our programme and learn more about your school context.