Cotswold Edge Teaching Alliance Primary (2PK2)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Bath Spa University
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.

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.ceta.school

Contents

About the course

You will be trained in a highly supportive and aspirational environment and will develop the rigour, professional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for the delivery of creative, purposeful and challenging teaching and learning.

Much of the training will be delivered by expert teachers in the partnership schools. This will be enhanced by attendance at Bath Spa University. You will be assigned to one of the schools in the partnership in which you will do a teaching placement in the autumn and summer terms. Part of your spring term will be a teaching placement in a contrasting school.

You will have full access to Bath Spa University’s dynamic facilitators of both innovative and traditional approaches to teacher training.

You will be assigned a mentor from the staff of your placement school. From the beginning you will be treated like a member of staff and will attend staff meetings and development days. You will be in school from the first day of the school year so you will feel part of the team from day one.

Our mentors are outstanding teachers but they are required to undertake a rigorous training programme to develop their mentoring skills. This includes coaching, effective classroom observation and feedback skills. Therefore, although teacher training is demanding, you are assured of a high level of personal and professional support in a programme which is well managed at all levels.

Formal assessment for the School Direct programme takes place throughout the year. There is no final written examination.

Assessment takes the form of assessed practical teaching against the Teachers’ Standards and course work assignments set by your HEI link partner (PGCE)

Successful completion of the programme requires passes in practical teaching and in all assignments; the marking criteria for both scales are against a comprehensive range of criteria explicitly linked to the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

School placements

We are a partnership of 12 primary schools in the Stroud area, with one being in Cheltenham and one in Cirencester. Please specify your preferred placement school when you apply, although we cannot guarantee this choice.

Locations

You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Amberley Parochial School
Amberley, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 5JG
Yes
Avening Primary School
High Street, Avening, Near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8NF
Yes
Berkeley Primary School
Marybrook Street, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9AZ
Yes
Brimscombe C of E Primary School
Brimscombe Hill, Brimscombe, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2QR
Yes
Bussage Primary School
The Ridgeway, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 8FW
Yes
Main Site
Cainscross Road, GL5 4HE
Yes
Minchinhampton Primary Academy
School Road, Minchinhampton, Stroud, GL6 9BP
Yes
Powell’s C of E Primary School
Gloucester Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2DJ
Yes
Prestbury St Mary’s CofE Junior School
Bouncers Lane, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL52 5JB
Yes
Randwick Primary School
The Lane, Randwick, Stroud, GL6 6HL
Yes
Rodborough Primary School
Rodborough Hill, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3RT
Yes
St Josephs Catholic Primary School
Front Street, Nympsfield, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3TY
Yes
The Catholic School of St Gregory the Great
St James Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3QG
Yes
Uplands Community Primary School
Thompson Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1TE
Yes

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

Minimum degree required: Lower Second Degree

Prior to admission to the programme, all applicants are required by the NCTL to have: – normally a degree (with a 2:2 or above) or an equivalent qualification in a subject relevant to the proposed main teaching subject.

Candidates should ensure that they clearly indicate their achieved or predicted degree grade and, if graduated within the past 5 years, at least one academic reference should be supplied.

GCSE Mathematics, English and Science at Grade C or above

Fees and financial support

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

Please note the fees above are for the PGCE in 2018/19. The 2019/20 fees are subject to review by government.

For 2019/20 fee information please visit the student finance pages on the Bath Spa University website.

About the training provider

CETA is an inspirational place to work and learn. It provides a high quality school based learning opportunity for trainee teachers in partnership with the Gloucestershire Initial Teacher Education Partnership (GITEP) University of Bristol and Bath Spa University. We have a strong track record of working with trainee teachers for many years and fully embrace the energy, enthusiasm and drive they offer to a school community. Within our alliance there are four secondary schools, with Marling School being the lead school, working collaboratively to provide support, challenge and a diverse and exciting experience for our trainees.

Students across the partnership are well-motivated and are at the heart of everything we do. In CETA we believe that our staff are the most valuable resource and therefore they have access to on-going training and professional development. Our teachers are excellent practitioners and they are eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers.

About the accredited body

The quality regulator, Ofsted, awarded the Bath Spa Institute for Education the highest possible grade - ‘Outstanding’ - across all routes, for the overall effectiveness of their primary and secondary teacher education provision.

The partnership is committed to the successful learning and progress of all children and young people. As a trainee within their Teacher Education partnership, you’ll undergo rigorous training that ensures children progress, and paves the way to your future success as a teacher.

Interview process

You will have one interview to take place at one of our partner primary schools.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Marling School is committed to Equality and Diversity. All schools that we place trainees in have clearly established policies, processes and systems for monitoring that ensure trainees of all abilities are suitably catered for and supported. Where trainees have had specific needs in the past, we have taken a bespoke approach to ensure there are no barriers to learning experienced.

Contact this training provider

Email
info@ceta.school
Telephone
01453 762251
Website
http://www.ceta.school
Address
Marling School
Cainscross Road
Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL5 4HE

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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