The school element of the course is based at Cardinal Wiseman in Coventry under the leadership of the Geography department and the Senior Leadership. There will be a number of direct training days at Newman University (approximately 20-25) which is planned and co-ordinated to fully prepare you for the year and for a career in teaching.
You will have a school-based tutor to support you and the MAC course director is also available to support and assist in any way needed.
The majority of your time will be spent at Cardinal Wiseman with a placement in an alternative setting arranged. The length of this placement will be dependent on your experience and need. As part of MAC with seven other schools it is likely this will be based at one of these. All of these schools are located in Coventry.
An undergraduate degree at class 2:1 or above, or equivalent.
Degree must be in a Geography based field.
Your degree subject should be in Geography or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.
We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.
This will be confirmed at interview.
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
Blue Sky is based in the centre of Coventry with links to primary and secondary schools in Coventry and the surrounding areas.
We are part of the Romero Academy made up of seven primary schools and one secondary school. Our lead school, Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Coventry, is judged by OFSTED as Outstanding. Our other schools are all judged by OFSTED as at least GOOD, with three of the schools- including our secondary School Cardinal Wiseman- receiving their judgements this academic year.
With our strategic and professional partners, we are committed to offering high standards of training for the teachers of the future.
Our accrediting provider is Newman University, Birmingham. Our previous trainees have been extremely happy with Blue Sky as their provider, saying:
‘Training with Blue Sky is highly tailored to your needs as a new teacher, adapted as the school year advances and your developmental needs arise.’
‘It was a fantastic experience training with Blue Sky. There were many opportunities to observe excellent practitioners.’
‘Completing my teacher training with Blue Sky not only set me up for my NQT year but my whole teaching career.’
‘The support and advice given by Blue Sky was irreplaceable so I’m glad I choose to start my career with them.’
‘Blue Sky really ensured my development from a trainee into a Newly Qualified Teacher. The support received was outstanding from the outset and there was always someone to speak to with concerns or worries.’
You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
Sacred Heart Primary School Brays Lane Coventry CV2 4DW
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