The Moorland School Partnership (MSP) provides a unique opportunity to learn from a wide range of schools with excellent practice and expertise.
What we can offer you
Outstanding training for trainee teachers in a range of contexts.
Shared exceptional practice and specific expertise across the schools.
Outstanding teachers as experienced trained mentors with rigorous training.
Contrasting settings to ensure breadth of experience for trainees.
A wealth of experience in coaching and deep mentoring available within the partnership.
Working in partnership with University of St. Mark and St. John to support trainee teachers for excellence.
Ensuring that trainees reach their full potential in aspiring to become outstanding teachers.
Moorland School Partnership is committed to innovative, systematic collaboration where best practice can be shared and benefit all.
Plymouth Marjon University is celebrating 180 years of teacher training and is still dedicated to preparing the next generation of teachers for the best profession in the world.
Our University led and school led programmes are designed to train trainee teachers to become highly reflective teachers. The Guardian ranks us 6th best university in the UK for education courses, out of 80 universities, and 1st in Devon and Cornwall. At Plymouth Marjon learning and teaching is underpinned by research, policy and practice. The Complete University Guide 2021 No. 1 in England for student satisfaction. and the National student survey 2021 ranks us as number 1 in England for Learning Community
Vision of Excellence: We will build on a unique and long standing heritage through the development of a values-based collaborative partnership that ensures excellent outcomes for pupils, trainees and teachers.
Plymouth Marjon is a small university with a green and spacious campus, and world-class facilities in a spectacular part of the world. With strong support and an ambitious community, its students achieve more than they ever thought possible.
Complete University guide 2019 stated ‘Plymouth Marjon University has long-established expertise in teacher training reflected in the numbers of postgraduate students choosing to study at the university.’
The University’s aim is to support you during your NQT period and beyond. Leo Data 2018 shows Marjon teachers are 6th highest earners in England and Wales 5 years after qualifying, showing they are not just job ready but also promotion ready.
Our training programme is supported in schools by experienced and expert staff, who are also outstanding practitioners.
Aims of the course: To provide outstanding training for a Post Graduation Certificate of Education with Qualified Teacher Status. To prepare teachers of tomorrow with the skills and knowledge needed to provide challenging and engaging learners.
Each School Direct trainee will undertake two placements, a longer placement starting in their ‘home school’ and a second shorter placement usually taking place in one of our other partner schools.
St. Andrew’s C.E. (Aided) Primary School (Lead School)
Gulworthy Primary School
Mary Tavy and Brentor Primary School
Milton Abbot Primary School Lamerton Primary School
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’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.
Enthusiastic, independent, resilient and motivated graduates who will:
Have a demonstrable rapport with children and an enthusiasm to make a difference in the lives of our children.
Fully endorse the ethos and values of the partnership and individual schools in developing the ‘whole child’.
Be committed to becoming an outstanding teacher by responding to the opportunities available.
Be responsible for your own learning and deepening of knowledge to develop understanding of how children learn, from national and international research.
Fully embrace professional standards, including becoming a key member of our team to embrace the wider life of the school.
All applicants will be subject to suitability checks. This includes a full enhanced disclosure and barring check for child and adult workforce, as well as clearance by your HEI Link Occupational Health department.
Fees and financial support
The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.
Your tuition fees are paid to our link HEI. The current tuition fees for this programme are £9,250, however funding and bursaries may be available.
About the training provider
Our Moorland School Partnership (MSP) are recruiting students to train in our many schools. We are also part of a wider network of schools across Devon, Plymouth and Europe as part of Erasmus+.
St Andrew’s C.E. (Aided) Primary School is situated in the centre of the picturesque village of Buckland Monachorum, on the edge of Dartmoor National Park.
Our aim is to provide a living, Christian school environment, where the full potential of each child is realised through personal, social, academic and spiritual development. ‘Learning together what is good and right.’
Job 34: 4
We are a Church of England School that is required to be distinctly Christian and inclusive. This means that we welcome those who have a Christian faith, those who have no faith and those of other faiths.
Our core Christian values are embedded at the heart of the school and this has a positive effect on children’s behaviour and attitudes to learning and the relationships of pupils and adults in the school.
At St Andrew’s we believe that character education is about devel-oping people who can flourish in all areas of their lives and for this reason our values are taught with a coherent and rigorous sense of purpose based on a firm Christian foundation.
If you are invited for interview you will receive full details of what will be expected of you in a letter of invitation. We work closely with our HEI link partner in the selection process. You will be expected to be familiar with key issues and developments in primary schools - especially those in your subject area. It will help you to read the educational press and to talk to teachers and those currently undertaking teacher training. Our interview procedure is a rigorous and thorough process, designed to get the best match of applicant to the School Direct places available.
You will have the opportunity to spend time in one of our schools during the interview day to get a flavour of our partnership and the ethos of the school
You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
You can speak to a teacher training adviser
for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you
get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.
Call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or
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