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St Marks’s teaching School Partnership Primary (38H5)

QTS full time

Accredited body
Sussex Teacher Training Partnership
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England and may also allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach in the EU and EEA, though this could change after 2020.

If you’re planning to teach overseas, you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Age range
7 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

St Marks teaching school works in partnership with East Sussex Training Partnership This is a School-led Initial Teacher Training committed to providing the highest quality training. Training is school-based in schools in the Wealden area of East Sussex. All trainees train for Qualified Teacher Status, which is required for all teaching positions. The trainee will have a class and school based tutor and be based in one year group in their base school. A link tutor will support the assessment of the trainee. The trainee will work in school 4 days a week and attend training for 1 day a week. The assessment will include tasks alongside termly observations of teaching.
The trainee will meet weekly with their school based tutor to discuss their practice and enable them to reflect on their progress. The class tutor will support the trainee to plan and prepare teaching for learning in their class. The trainee will have two placements; a base school and year group followed by a placement in Term 3 in another Key Stage in another school.
Trainee teachers need breadth and variety of experience in schools to enable them to meet all the standards for QTS. They need to teach children and young people from different backgrounds, and in their chosen age ranges, as well as gaining experience of different approaches to teaching and to school organisation and management. Key facts about the training

  • School-Centred Initial Teacher Training
  • Over 15 years’ experience as an accredited schoolbased Initial Teacher Training provider
  • One year programme commencing in September
  • Training covers the whole primary age range
  • You can train at any suitable placement school or academy across East Sussex. There are also a limited number of places available for school placements in the surrounding areas. Lead partnership training schools (school placements can be at any suitable school):
  • Iford and Kingston Church of England Primary School
  • Manor Primary School
  • Newick Teaching School
  • Robsack Wood Primary Academy Teaching School
  • St Mark’s Teaching School
  • The Haven Voluntary Aided C E Methodist Primary School

School placements

The candidate will have two placements.

The placement schools are selected to match with the candidates interests and locality. The second placement will offer a contrasting placement e.g. urban vs rural.
The placement will be selected to be as near to the candidates home as possible.

Candidates will teach 4 -11 year olds

We are partnered with 5 schools.


You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Bonners Church of England Primary School
High Street, Maresfield, Uckfield, TN22 2EG
Buxted Primary School
Hurstwood Road, Buxted, Uckfield, TN22 4BB
High Hurstwood Chruch of England Primay School
Chillies Lane, High Hurstwood, Uckfield, TN224AD
Main Site
School Lane, Hadlow Down, Uckfield, TN22 4HY
Manor Primary School
Downsview Crescent, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN21 0LT

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

Entry requirements

  • GCSE minimum grade C in English, maths and science or equivalent
  • 2:2 or above bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Personal qualities

As the Sussex Schools partnership we are looking for people with;

  • A passion for working with young children

  • A strong knowledge and understanding of Primary education, and a sound awareness of current issues in English Primary schools

  • Effective communication skills and good organisational ability

  • Experience with young people and commitment to developing individuals

  • Enthusiasm, energy and creativity

  • The ability to evaluate practice and to address your weaknesses

  • Initiative, flexibility and responsiveness to change

  • A sense of responsibility

  • The ability to work in a team

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £7,750.

Primary School Direct Tuition Fee funded training places are available. This provides a strong focus on practical,classroom-based experience. For School Direct Tuition Fee places, the course fee is £7750. You can apply for a student loan or self-fund.

Fees are paid directly to the training provider.

There are no other costs

Financial support from the training provider


About the training provider

St Mark’s teaching school partnership is an exciting place to work and learn. It provides a unique school based learning opportunity in partnership with the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex. This is an innovative partnership of six schools led by the outstanding St Marks Church of England Primary. The vision for our partnership is “To open a door to teaching and learning that will inspire the teachers of the future to be able to work collaboratively and creatively, and to have a passion to enable the pupils in their care to develop holistically to their full potential.” We recognise how much enthusiasm and energy trainees bring to our schools. They give us an opportunity to share good practice and to learn with them. Our staff are trained in, and enjoy, coaching and developing, the next generation of teachers so that they can inspire our children.
Our partnership of schools is led by St Marks Teaching School and comprises of four village primaries and a large urban primary with an ASD facility. The children across our schools are at the heart of everything we do. They are happy, well- motivated and they love learning. Both staff and children believe everyone matters, everyone helps to enable everyone to succeed.
Our staff are our most valuable resource, and have a proven track record in training and professional development. Our teachers are excellent practitioners who are eager to share their knowledge and skills and work alongside the next generation of teachers

About the accredited body

Key facts about the training

  • School-Centred Initial Teacher Training
  • Over 15 years’ experience as an accredited schoolbased Initial Teacher Training provider
  • One year programme commencing in September
  • Training covers the whole primary age range
  • You can train at any suitable placement school or academy across East Sussex. Lead partnership training schooll
  • St Mark’s Teaching School with their partnership schools -Manor Primary School -High Hurstwood Church of England Primary School -Buxted Church of England Primary School -Bonners Church of England Primary School

Interview process

A panel of Headteachers and East Sussex Partnership board will interview candidates .

There will be one interview.

No additional tests will be part of the recruitment process.

Training with disabilities and other needs

The programme welcomes applications from all sections of the community and recognises and values the diversity of trainees recruited. We oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We want to ensure that everyone has equal access to opportunities and that all the attributes, talents and skills available throughout the community are recognised.

Contact this training provider

School Lane
Hadlow Down
TN22 4HY

Support and advice

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Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You'll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year from 9am on 5 October 2021
  • submit your application from 9am on 12 October 2021