Catholic Teaching Schools Alliance Primary with mathematics (X838)

QTS full time

Accredited body
Primary Catholic Partnership SCITT
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 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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
24 March 2021
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
https://www.thectsa.org/

Contents

About the course

Primary Qualified Teacher Status

UCAS Provider number : 1N4 The CTSA

UCAS Course Code: 2BFJ

Course Content You will follow a school based course that leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), working with experienced teachers guided by a mentor throughout.

The course content is individually tailored to ensure the whole Primary subject spectrum is covered. You will initially carry out lesson observations and participate in team teaching sessions leading to opportunities for independent teaching.

Support on a 1-1 basis will be provided through an in school mentor who you will work with daily as well as in house training sessions delivered by experienced school staff.

There is an added focus on delivering primary maths in this course with additional specialised maths training, shadowing maths SLEs, 2 weeks additional placement in yr 7 Maths class and being teamed up with a Maths coordinator as your mentor

Your study is supported by visits from your PCP tutor to your placement school. You will also receive training, through training events nearest to your host school run by both the CTSA in Aldershot and the PCP in Southampton.

We have an online portal that it’s packed full of information and resources that you can access anytime. This means that you can fulfill your personal development needs within your own time, and have access to teaching tools whenever you need them.

Your experience will be complimented by two placement blocks in different schools within the alliance, one Key stage 1 and the other in Key stage 2 as well as other tailored and structured visits.

We treat all of our students as individuals and can tailor your training to meet your requirements. We always aim to place you in schools that will meet your personal and professional needs. Being a small organisation means we see you as individuals and aim to support you throughout your year.

You do not need to be Catholic to train with us. We welcome everyone.

Course Entry requirements

You must have achieved a standard equivalent grade C in the GCSE examinations in English, Mathematics and a Science subject. If you do not meet the GCSE requirement, you can do an equivalence test.

You need at least a grade B in A level maths to do this course

We recognise the tests offered by Equivalence Testing. Details can be found on their website at Equivalency Testing

School placements

We work with over 30 schools, both Catholic and non Catholic throughout Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and Dorset.

We have Hub schools based in Aldershot, Basingstoke, Bournemouth, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Reading and Southampton

We always aim to place a student in a school that will meet their personal and professional needs. With so many schools available covering such a vast geographic area we invariably achieve this.

We have in the past been approached by potential students who already have a working relationship with a particular school and we have liaised with that school to ensure their placement is at that school.

As this is a Primary course you will be teaching children from 4-11. You will experience teaching both Key stage 1 children who are aged 4-7 and Key Stage 2 children who are aged 7-11.

You will undertake 6 week placement at an alternative school to give you a view of how other schools run. We will support you and arrange that placement for you and ensure that you don’t have too far to travel.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An Honours degree

At least a B in A Level in Maths

You must have achieved a standard equivalent grade C in the GCSE examinations in English, Mathematics and a Science subject.

If you do not meet the GCSE requirement, you can do an equivalence test. We recognise the tests offered by Equivalence Testing

Personal qualities

Your personal qualities should include:

  • A high level of personal motivation to want to become an outstanding teachers;
  • Willingness to learn from experience and to receive and act on feedback
  • An analytical mind to better understand and overcome challenges;
  • A creative and imaginative outlook to apply different ways of teaching ;
  • Good organisational skills; and
  • A good understanding an liking of young people

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2021 to 2022 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,000
International students £9,000

Applications for support in the form of tuition fee loans and maintenance grants/loans should be submitted to the student loans company.

About the training provider

At the Catholic Teaching Schools Alliance we believe the best way to train to be a teacher is in the classroom supported, by a team of experts, trainers and mentors who will support you throughout your day to day experience.

We work with several Catholic and Non Catholic partner schools across the south east, in which students are able to train. Each area is supported by a main training hub as well as the overall support from the main teaching school (St Joseph’s Catholic Primary), to ensure students have access to a wealth of experience and tutelage from all over the south east of England.

Our hubs are based in Aldershot, Basingstoke,Bournemouth, Reading, Wokingham, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton

The CTSA has a number of training programs available for potential teachers at both Primary and Secondary levels suitable for both Catholic and non-Catholic applicants. Students will be based in one of the Alliance schools most conveniently placed. Our Alliance schools can be found throughout Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and Dorset.

We offer the following courses:

  • School Direct Primary Tuition Fee
  • School Direct Primary Salaried
  • School Direct Primary Tuition Fee with Maths
  • Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship Primary
  • School Direct Secondary Maths Tuition Fee
  • School Direct Secondary Physics Tuition Fee
  • School Direct Secondary RE Tuition Fee

www.thectsa.org

About the accredited body

The Primary Catholic Partnership has been a highly successful initial teacher training provider for twenty years offering programmes in the forms of PGCE, School Direct and Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships.

The PCP is rated “Outstanding” by OFSTED, having been so since 2005 and more recently 2019. OfSTED has commended the partnership for ‘the excellent quality of both the central and school-based training which provides an exceptionally effective balance of academic and practical experiences.’

The PCP has a strong local reputation. Our trainees are in demand and have an impressive record of securing teaching posts.

Interview process

You will need to attend one interview with our course coordinator.

This will be held at a hub school close to where you are based. These hubs are in Aldershot, Basingstoke, Reading, Portsmouth, Southampton, Bournemouth and Isle of Wight.

After the interview you will be expected to take three tests on

  • Maths
  • English
  • Spelling

What are we looking for? We are looking for applicants who have the potential to become outstanding teachers, who are able to think and work independently on their studies who would enjoy and benefit from training in a school. Your personal qualities should include:

  • A high level of personal motivation to want to become an outstanding teachers;
  • Willingness to learn from experience and to receive and act on feedback
  • An analytical mind to better understand and overcome challenges;
  • A creative and imaginative outlook to apply different ways of teaching ;
  • Good organisational skills; and
  • A good understanding an liking of young people

Training with disabilities and other needs

We welcome all candidates who wish to train to with us and as a Catholic organisation we believe in providing a safe and nurturing environment for all our students.

We operate in several locations throughout the south east and will endeavor to meet your needs when placing you in schools to train, as well as accommodating your professional goals.

You will be placed with a trained mentor who will work with and support you on a daily basis. As a small teaching school we can tailor your training experience to meet your specific personal needs, and we believe in treating each of our students as individuals.

We are committed to supporting our students and helping them to be successful in their chosen career.

Contact this training provider

Email
ctsa@st-josephs.hants.sch.uk
Telephone
01252 350583
Website
https://www.thectsa.org/
Address
Bridge Road
Aldershot
Hampshire
GU11 3DD

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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