Inspire and Bosco Sussex
Primary with Mathematics (3BPN)

PGCE with QTS, full time or part time

Accredited body
University of Sussex
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may 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.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.inspiretsa.co.uk/

Contents

About the course

This is a school- based route but delivered and quality assured in partnership with the University of Sussex. Schools in our alliance are committed to supporting the needs of trainees by treating them as members of staff. Schools will want to foster relationships with potential applicants via email and school visits.

Our School Direct includes a full PGCE with 60 Master’s credits from the university. This is an important feature of our offer to applicants as we, as an alliance, are committed to research and evidence based teaching approaches.

During the course you will learn to:

  • Express the values, virtues and expectations of successful professionals, challenging learners to fulfil their potential and enjoy learning

  • Secure a strong subject knowledge and critical appreciation of the curriculum and pedagogy in subject specialisms

  • Plan, teach and reflect upon successful teaching and learning strategies, and their impact on pupil progress

  • Anticipate and respond to the different learning, motivation and personal abilities and needs of individuals, groups and classes

  • Develop effective classroom management techniques which promote good behaviour

  • Assess the progress pupils make, and the ways in which this can be enriched

  • Establish an understanding of a range of whole-school issues, the values and assumptions that underpin them, and their application to school and classroom practice

  • Meet the professional requirements for conduct and practice as set out in the Teacher Standards

How school placements work

You will have a ‘home’ and ‘away’ school placements over the course of the year. You will usually start in your home school in September at the beginning of term and then go on two weeks induction at the university. After this you will be on first placement at your home school. Your average week will be 4 days at school and 1 day (a Friday) at the university. This first placement phase lasts until Easter. After Easter, you will go to your ‘away’ school. This will offer some kind of contrast to your first placement school to support your meeting the Teacher Standards. This short placement will come to at the end of May. We feel this sense of a home school supports developed professional relationships with colleagues and students anchoring your practice and development as a teacher.

Fees

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,250

Financial support

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • UK university Undergraduate degree or recognised equivalent

  • Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language, Mathematics or equivalent and Science

  • Grade A or B at A-Level Maths or a degree with a Maths element

  • You will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service clearance application form to verify your suitability to work with young people

  • Health Check – fitness to teach

About the training provider

Inspire and Bosco have strong links to a range of different schools in the Sussex region. We are committed to providing an environment for teachers to thrive whether they are at the start of their training year or whether they aspire to be headteachers.

Our partnership of schools is not geographically rooted in one area of Sussex. The lead school for Inspire is St Paul’s Catholic College in Burgess Hill and the lead school for Bosco is St Philip Howard Catholic School in Barnham but our partnership is made up of faith schools, state comprehensives, primary and secondary schools, a special school and also independent schools. We are geographically spread from Brighton to Chichester and Crawley to Worthing. We believe we have a responsibility to make teaching an enriching, fulfilling and manageable career.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We aim to support all prospective teachers to ensure that our teaching workforce reflects the communities we serve.

Contact details

Email
info@inspiretsa.co.uk
Telephone
01444873905
Website
http://www.inspiretsa.co.uk/
Address
Inspire and Bosco Sussex
C/O St Paul's Catholic College
Jane Murray Way
Burgess Hill
RH15 8GA

Apply

Apply for this course

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Choose a training location - List of locations, vacancies and codes
Location Vacancies Code
Aldingbourne Primary School
Westergate Street, Westergate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 3QR
Yes G
Annecy Catholic Primary School
Sutton Avenue, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 4LF
Yes 5
Hurstpierpoint College
Chalker’s Lane, Hurstpierpoint, WEST SUSSEX, BN6 9JS
Yes 4
Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Primary School
Hare Lane, Langley Green, Crawley, WEST SUSSEX, RH11 7PZ
Yes Q
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
Hazelgrove Rd, Haywards Heath, WEST SUSSEX, RH16 3PQ
Yes J
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
Glamis Street, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 1DJ
Yes M
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Worthing
Cobden Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 4BD
Yes K
St Richard’s Catholic Primary School, Chichester
Cawley Road, Chichester, West Sussx, PO19 1XB
Yes L
St Robert Southwell Catholic Primary School
Lambs Farm Rd,, Horsham, WEST SUSSEX, RH12 4LP
Yes R
St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School
School Close, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9RJ
Yes B

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