Bridging the Tamar Learning Alliance Primary (2RWM)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
Plymouth Marjon University
Financial support

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


About the course

This course is run from Sir Robert Geffery’s School in Landrake (which is close to the Tamar Bridge and Plymouth) where the salaried teacher will be employed. Sir Robert Geffery’s is an outstanding school that has had a high level of success in teacher training. Bridging the Tamar SLEs provide additional training throughout the year.

Students will have the opportunity to also develop subject specialisms in the primary curriculum by working alongside our specialist delivery team.

As Bridging the Tamar is a small Teaching School, we pride ourselves in the ability to bespoke the training to meet the needs of our successful candidates.

School placements

During the training, students work across the whole primary age range. Two practices will take place at Sir Robert Geffery’s and one other at a contrasting school. This is to improve the employability of students leaving the course. Depending upon where students live, the placements are allocated.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

A second class honours degree or above Skills tests GCSE English, Maths and Science

Personal qualities

We welcome applications from people with experience of working with children and the English National Curriculum.

Enthusiastic learners who thrive in a busy and exciting environment.

Other requirements

Please state all qualifications on application form.

A successful candidate will need an enhanced dbs check.


The salary offered is 0.8 of the unqualified teachers pay because of the number of training days provided during the year. The QTS tuition fees are also paid by the School.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

Sir Robert Geffery’s School and Ermington School work together to provide high quality learning for their students. We suggest you look at both schools’ websites and we are happy to talk to you at any stage during the application process. Working together, we can support placements in Devon or Cornwall.

As a small provider we can bespoke the training to meet the needs of individual students.

Students work along outstanding practitioners at Ofsted rated outstanding schools where a broad balanced curriculum is maintained. Contrasting placements are available, so that you can complete your training with a CV that will help successful job applications. with experience to make your training successful. As well as training provided by Marjons we use our own Specialist Leaders in Education to run additional curriculum courses and we support the teaching application process.

Both Ermington and Sir Robert Geffery’s have been recognised in numerous ways over many years, holding Artsmark awards, Eco School awards, International Schools awards, Basic Skills Quality Mark and Sports awards. The extra curricular experiences offered enhance the creative curriculum delivered in both schools.

Ring to visit we would love to consider you for our course.

Interview process

Interviews are arranged throughout the year when we invite candidates to spend a day at the school meeting the staff and pupils. During the day a lesson will be taught and a presentation made to the School Council. Representatives from the Governing Body and Marjons usually attend the formal interview process.

Training with disabilities and other needs

The schools will work in partnership with students to meet their individual needs as required.

Contact this training provider

School Road
PL12 5EA

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).

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