The PGCE prepares you to teach across the 11–19 age range, helping you develop the professional skills and attitudes to teach in schools and colleges, as part of both A Level and GCSE courses. You would attend a range of lectures and workshops over one academic year with other secondary teacher trainees, including those relating to teaching and assessing, classroom management, child protection.
At school, through an initial programme of observations, you will become familiar with the workings of the school and department (student groups, pastoral systems, staffing, curriculum, resources, facilities, methods of teaching, lesson planning, and assessment).
You will be treated like a member of staff and with your school mentors, you will feel supported as you become ready to teach. Our mentors are excellent, experienced teachers who undertake rigorous training to develop their mentoring skills.
We are a partnership of 4 secondary schools; Marling School, Stroud, Stroud High School, Stroud, Cheltenham Bournside School and Severn Vale School, Quedgeley. The training year involves two school placements and one day a week training with Gitep in Cheltenham.
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
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’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 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.
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 three secondary schools, with Marling School being the lead school, and thirteen primary schools 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.
You will attend one interview at Marling School with the Subject Lead and a representative from Gitep.
You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)
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.
Marling School Cainscross Road Stroud Gloucestershire GL5 4HE
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