Peter Pan Training Partnership Primary (365Q)

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

Accredited body
Two Mile Ash ITT Partnership
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
5 to 11
Course length
1 year - full time
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
http://www.peterpantrainingpartnership.co.uk

Contents

Course summary

THIS IS OUR PRIMARY (5-11) QTS ONLY PROGRAMME

FOR OUE EARLY YEARS (3-7) QTS ONLY PROGRAMME, SEE GJ22

You will spend time in school every week, which allows application of theoretical learning to your classroom practice. Training is front-loaded to the Autumn term, which means more time in school during the Summer term, to prepare you for being a fully-fledged NQT. Whilst in school, you will observe successful teachers; teach children in small groups up to whole classes; plan and deliver learning to children (with coaching and mentoring from your expert School Based Trainer) and join in with school-led training opportunities.

We assess your skills as teachers by judging your impact on the outcomes for the children you are teaching. You will present information for assessment in written formats, portfolios, presentations and tutorial discussions. All assessments are continuous throughout the year through individual tasks and group projects.

Core Training takes place through our accredited provider, Two Mile Ash ITT at their dedicated training centre and provides inspirational, hands-on training from safeguarding to subject knowledge; behaviour management to building resilience; time management to stress management, and much more.  Training days provide an opportunity for the cohort to share experiences, while learning from our expert trainers. These sessions provide you with ‘headspace’ and an opportunity to reflect on teaching as well as learning new skills and pedagogies to take back to school.

School placements

All our Partnership schools are selected on the basis of their effectiveness and expertise. The Partnership thrives because of the active role that schools take in the design and delivery of the programme and because of their commitment to training teachers in their schools.

You will be immersed in the school from the outset, meaning that you ‘live and breathe’ real-life teaching and become a valued member of the school team. You will spend most of the year in your ‘home school’, with a 6 week placement in an alternative school and alternative key stage, as well as a short time in a special school and/or a nursery school. Your School-Based Trainer will mentor you during the year, which means your programme is bespoke to you, resulting in you being the best teacher you can be!

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, 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.

We do not offer equivalency tests ourselves, but do accept from a number of providers, please check with us

Personal qualities

Two Mile Ash ITT as the accredited provider, and its partners are looking for ambitious trainee teachers who are passionate and enthusiastic about working with students. The programme is challenging, and so we are looking for candidates with a wide range of skills, knowledge, experiences and an aptitude for teaching

Candidates should be aware of contemporary issues in education.

Other requirements

  • Declaration of any convictions declared on your UCAS application
  • An Enhanced DBS Disclosure will be required follow an offer of a place
  • A satisfactory health questionnaire will be required follow an offer of a place
  • Satisfactory clearance for registration

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2023 to 2024 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £8,400
International students £8,400

About the training provider

Peter Pan Nursery School is the Lead School for the Peter Pan Training Partnership. The partnership is built upon strong early years principles. We currently offer Early Years and Primary courses on tuition fee routes. The alliance consists of 11 partnership schools providing education for children from the ages of 2 - 11 years. Our partnership schools where your teaching experience takes place are based in and around Bedford, Cambridgeshire and Milton Keynes.

The schools within our partnership are:-

Cotton End Forest School Shortstown Primary School Edith Cavell Primary School Crosshall Infant Academy Peter Pan Nursery School
Cherry Trees Nursery School Goldington Green Academy St James’ CE VA Primary School Springfield School

Our Partnership of schools is committed to high quality teacher training . Following successful completion of the course you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status. The alliance promotes further professional development and bespoke training enabling for experienced teachers, middle and senior leaders to develop.

If you are considering early years or primary teacher training (predominantly ages 3 - 11) on a one year course leading to QTS with a PGCE The Peter Pan Training Partnership and TMAITT Partnership may be the provider for you. We want to train the most ambitious trainees who will embrace every opportunity we offer and so begin their pathway to becoming outstanding teachers. We have a track record of training and supporting trainees into their first job and beyond.

Interview process

We enjoy interviewing prospective teachers and discovering with applicants whether they are suited to teacher training and how our particular school-based pathway would work for them and their learning styles. The interviews are usually conducted by a member of the Initial Teacher Training team and a Head Teacher/Deputy Headteacher from one of our Partnership schools.

The interview activities are deisgned to evidence how applicants engage and interact with children and this gives us an idea of an applicant’s potential to train - applicants at this stage are not expected to be able to teach the ‘perfect’ lesson!

Remember, learning to teach is a journey and trainees can be really successful from whatever starting point they have, whether they are a Teaching Assistant who has been in school for many years or someone with very little classroom experience. Our interview process is designed to explore that with applicants.

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

Two Mile Ash ITT Partnership is committed to the employment and career development of disabled people.

What do we mean by disability? The Disability Discrimination Act, 1995 defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and adverse long-term effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

We have been successful in working with trainees who have either a physical or mental impairment to become effective classroom practitioners.

Contact this training provider

Email
pptp@bedfordnurseryschools.com
Telephone
01234 350864
Website
http://www.peterpantrainingpartnership.co.uk
Address
Peter Pan Training Partnership
Edward Road
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 9DR

Support and advice

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 chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

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