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Dear Theo - QTS without PGCE?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Muttley_in_the_Midlands, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Muttley_in_the_Midlands

    Muttley_in_the_Midlands New commenter

    I am being encouraged to apply for a GTP in a low performing school (came out of special measures last year, small 6th Form, one third SEN). The university backing the GTP does not award a PGCE for this programme, it just leads to QTS.
    Alternatively I could apply for a SCITT course which gives me a PGCE at the end as well as QTS.
    I am a mature student with 20 years of work behind me and my subject is Business Education.
    How important is it to have a PGCE? Will it lead to my CV being ignored in the future? Ideally I would like a position in a boarding school in the future, which are almost all independent. I have an excellent CV, including an MSc in my subject, but will the lack of PGCE hinder me when seeking a job in a top performing school?
    Thanks
     
  2. Muttley_in_the_Midlands

    Muttley_in_the_Midlands New commenter

    I am being encouraged to apply for a GTP in a low performing school (came out of special measures last year, small 6th Form, one third SEN). The university backing the GTP does not award a PGCE for this programme, it just leads to QTS.
    Alternatively I could apply for a SCITT course which gives me a PGCE at the end as well as QTS.
    I am a mature student with 20 years of work behind me and my subject is Business Education.
    How important is it to have a PGCE? Will it lead to my CV being ignored in the future? Ideally I would like a position in a boarding school in the future, which are almost all independent. I have an excellent CV, including an MSc in my subject, but will the lack of PGCE hinder me when seeking a job in a top performing school?
    Thanks
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    The important thing is to have a degree and have QTS.
    So I don't think that you need worry. After all - all those people who have spent 3 whole years training to get a BEd have not got a PGCE!
    Best wishes
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  4. Muttley_in_the_Midlands

    Muttley_in_the_Midlands New commenter

    Thankyou for your reply. Any advice on training in what is obviously not an Outstanding school?
     

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