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Bridging the Tamar Learning Alliance Primary (Physical Education) (2RWS)

QTS full time

Accredited body
Plymouth Marjon University
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
QTS

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 overseas, though 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
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.sir-robert-gefferys.cornwall.sch.uk
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Contents

Course summary

This course is run from Sir Robert Geffery’s School in Landrake (which is close to the Tamar Bridge and Plymouth). 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.

The students will work alongside PE Specialist teachers in the afternoons as well as learning to deliver Maths and English in the morning sessions. Students will have the opportunity to also develop other 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 the lead school and one other at a contrasting school. This is to improve the employability of students leaving the course.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.

Personal qualities

We look for enthusiastic learners who thrive in a busy and exciting environment. Potential to become an inspirational practitioner who can motivate others. Passion for PE and talent in sports

Other requirements

Please record all qualifications on application.

Successful candidates will need to have an enhanced dbs check

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

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.

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About the accredited body

Plymouth Marjon University is celebrating 180 years of teacher training. The school led programmes are designed to train trainee teachers to become highly reflective teachers. The Guardian ranks them 6th best university in the UK for education courses, out of 80 universities, and 1st in Devon and Cornwall. At Plymouth Marjon learning and teaching is underpinned by research, policy and practice.

Complete University guide 2019 stated ‘Plymouth Marjon University has long-established expertise in teacher training reflected in the numbers of postgraduate students choosing to study at the university.’

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.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

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

Email
head@sir-robert-gefferys.cornwall.sch.uk
Telephone
01752851362
Website
http://www.sir-robert-gefferys.cornwall.sch.uk
Address
School Road
Landrake
Saltash
Cornwall
PL12 5EA

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training 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 chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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