Kirkby Primary Partnership Primary (X765)

QTS full time

Accredited body
Nottingham Trent University
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 overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Age range
3 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
https://www.ntu.ac.uk/study-and-courses

Contents

About the course

Candidates will spend 4 days per week in their placement school and 1 day per week at NTU. Candidates will have an experienced professional mentor (usually their class teacher) to guide their school-based training. There will be weekly school-based observations and meetings to develop their professional skills. We work in partnership with Nottingham Trent University (NTU) to train outstanding teachers who make a significant difference to their pupils, their schools and their profession. NTU is an established and successful provider of initial teacher-training and education-related courses. Staff at our school work with the experienced researchers and practitioners at the University to design and deliver our courses which can be tailored to meet your individual needs. These courses carefully blend significant hands-on teaching experience in our schools with the critical thinking and theoretical underpinning that is so important for the teaching profession. The University offers a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, which can be obtained alongside the recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status. National surveys show that NTU’s trainee teachers highly recommend their course, and over 9 out of 10 are employed in a teaching role in the year following graduation – well above the national average. Many go on to progress successfully into leadership roles. This yaer our course is offering Primary training for 3 - 11 years. We are specifically looking to train at least 2 students in an early years setting at one or more of our partner schools. Candidates wishing to specialise will still gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and QTS.

School placements

Kirkby Primary Partnership includes a total of 6 primary schools. The partnership usually trains up to 6 students per year. The schools working with students each year differs, depending on the requirements of each particular school that year. Each student will have a main placement school, where they will spend the majority of their practice. In this school they will be assigned a specific year group in either; EYFS, KS1 or KS2 and they will remain in that Key Stage throughout. Each student will also have a 2nd placement school within the partnership. This 2nd placement will take place after Christmas, whereupon the student will work in the opposite Key Stage to the one in their main school. The candidate usually spends 4 days per week in school and 1 day at NTU. The days at university decrease as the placement enters its final term.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

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

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.

Personal qualities

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate that they have a genuine passion for teaching, a talent for inspiring children and resilience for the rigours of the profession.

Other requirements

If your application is successful, prior to starting teacher training although not necessary prior to interview.

  • You will need to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly known as a Criminal Records Bureau or CRB check) and provide information relating to Childcare Disqualification regs.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

Financial support from the training provider

This is open to all graduates (including those who expect to complete their degree prior to the September start date). You will pay tuition fees and may be eligible for student loans, and a bursary or scholarship.

About the training provider

Kirkby Primary Partnership schools are based in the Kirkby-in-Ashfield area of Nottinghamshire. They are a close knit family of schools who have, in their most recent Ofsted inspections, been graded as Good or Outstanding schools. Children at our schools are enthusiastic learners, who thrive on the stimulation of a creative and exciting curriculum. Students who train with us will be given the opportunity to facilitate this curriculum by working with experienced professionals in each school. You will be given the opportunity to develop your teaching skills through; observing excellent practitioners, working with experienced teachers and practicing your own teaching skills in a supportive environment. The aim of the partnership schools is to develop the potential of students to meet the Teacher’s Standards at the highest level, classroom observations and weekly target setting and progress meetings. Kirkby Primary Partnership looks forward to receiving your applications.

About the accredited body

NTU is an established and successful provider of initial teacher-training and education-related courses. Staff at our school work with the experienced researchers and practitioners at the University to design and deliver our courses which can be tailored to meet your individual needs. These courses carefully blend significant hands-on teaching experience in our schools with the critical thinking and theoretical underpinning that is so important for the teaching profession. National surveys show that NTU’s trainee teachers highly recommend their course, and over 9 out of 10 are employed in a teaching role in the year following graduation, above the national average.

Interview process

The aim of the NTU Assessment Centre is to identify your aptitude and potential to meet the Teacher’s Standards at the highest level, and to meet the demands of the course. Our aim at the University’s Assessment Centre is to identify your aptitude and potential to meet the Teachers’ Standards at the highest level and the demands of the course. If invited for interview, you will be asked to evidence two things: 1: You will be asked to evidence your subject knowledge. We will explore the level of that subject knowledge in relation to your potential to teach the full breadth of the curriculum and the subject specific examination specifications. 2: You will be asked to evidence your research into the teaching profession. We will explore the practical steps that you have taken to research thoroughly the requirements of professional training for entry into the teaching profession. At this time you may also evidence any experience of observation in primary schools. School interviews will take place in the lead school by a selection of Head Teachers from the partnership. It will be a single interview where candidates will be required to make a short presentation about why they want to be a primary school teacher, a 30 minute session with a group of children and a short formal interview.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • 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

Schools in the partnership have not yet benefited from training a student with a disability. It’s a personal choice if you want to inform us and/or NTU of your disability. However, the advantage of disclosure is that it enables support to be put in place and applications to be made for any extra funding available or for specialist equipment.

Contact this training provider

Email
kwhitehouse@morvenpark.notts.sch.uk
Telephone
01623 459395
Website
https://www.ntu.ac.uk/study-and-courses
Address
School Street
Kirkby in Ashfield
Nottinghamshire
NG17 7BT

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training 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 chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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