The Trinity Partnership Mathematics (F764)

QTS full time

Accredited body
The University of Reading
Financial support
Scholarships or bursaries, as well as student finance, are available 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
11 to 18
Course length
10 months
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.trinitynewbury.org/

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About the course

Develop your teaching skills, and qualify as a secondary mathematics teacher, with our highly regarded PGCE Secondary mathematics course at the University of Reading and Trinity School.

This Postgraduate Certificate Education (PGCE) Secondary mathematics course is consistently graded as good in Ofsted inspections, and will lead to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), qualifying you to teach the 11-18 age group in secondary schools in England and Wales.

The course is a 10 month, full time course, consisting of time at University and in two different school placements.

Those taking the PGCE will spend more time in the University than those taking the QTS-only course. The PGCE will involve writing assignments that are designed to help trainees to plan their teaching effectively and imaginatively, and to evaluate their developing knowledge and skills, particularly in terms of the quality of learning achieved by pupils. Successful completion will result in 60 master’s-level credits.

School placements

On a Secondary PGCE course through the University of Reading you are required to carry out two placements - ensuring you receive a broad range of experiences.

Trinity is the main school placement for all of our courses and a second placement of 6 weeks after Christmas will take place in a school in West Berkshire or the surrounding area.

Most second school placements will be found locally and the placements are found with the individual needs of the trainee in mind.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

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

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £7,710.

If a trainee decides to take the PGCE, the fees for the year are £9250.

About the training provider

The Trinity Partnership is a teacher training provider in West Berkshire. We offer primary and secondary School Direct places for unsalaried trainees. Our teacher training courses are organised in partnership with the University of Reading.

Trinity is the lead school in the partnership. We work with other schools, including our trust schools Fir Tree School and Speenhamland School. We also have training links with other schools in the area to provide flexibility for second placement opportunities and particular subject specialisms.

Training at the Trinity Partnership offers the chance to work in a growing trust, where students are treated as individuals. Staff in the Trinity Partnership are dedicated and ambitious, they have high expectations of the students in their care and the schools all boast excellent facilities. Staff work closely with the School Direct trainees to ensure that all make the progress they need in their training year. The Trinity school ethos of ‘Personal Excellence and Collective Responsibility’ resonates for staff, trainees and students alike.

About the accredited body

The University of Reading’s Institute of Education is an established provider of high-quality training and research. It is ranked 10th in the UK for Education (The Guardian University League Table 2022).

Committed to developing caring, reflective, professional teachers, it has well-established partnerships with over 400 schools in Berkshire and the surrounding area.

Ofsted report that the “effective relationships with partner schools support the development of high quality teaching and trainees that are well-prepared to work in the region’s schools.” (ITE inspection report, September 2016).

Interview process

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a face to face interview, with one of our main partnership schools, usually within two to three weeks of application.

The interview process will include a tour of the school, a written task, a pupil panel and an interview with a senior member of staff and the ITTCo.

If successful, you will be contacted by the University of Reading, who will invite you to an initial needs meeting and a formal offer will then be made through UCAS from the University.

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

In accordance with the 2010 Equality Act, the Trust recognises the rights of the individual and will not accept discrimination against staff, parents, students/pupils, contractors and visitors, be it on any basis, whether direct or indirect discrimination, harassment or victimisation. It is the Trust’s desire to:  ensure that all those within its schools are committed to the principles of equality as outlined in the Equality Act 2010;  promote equality of opportunity between disabled persons and other persons;  ensure that everyone who belongs to, or comes into contact with, our Trust’s community is valued and respected;  eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment or victimisation;  promote equality of opportunity;  promote positive attitudes towards disabled persons;  encourage participation by disabled persons in all aspects of school life;  take steps to take account of disabled persons’ disabilities, even where that involves treating disabled persons more favourably than other persons.  show due compliance with statutory duties.

Contact this training provider

Email
traintoteach@trinity.newburyacademytrust.org
Telephone
01635 510500
Website
http://www.trinitynewbury.org/
Address
Trinity School
Love Lane
Newbury
West Berkshire
RG14 2DU

Support and advice

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