St. Mary’s Learning Alliance Primary (2XTN)

QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Brighton
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
4 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
https://stmarysprimary.org/

Contents

About the course

The course is for people who want to train to become teachers, spending the majority of their training time in school alongside qualified teachers. The majority of your time on this course is spent in school. It is a requirement of all QTS courses that you get at least 60 days (or equivalent) training through the year. You will get at least 15 days taught sessions from the University and a course of professional development provided by the school. Your development in school will be supported by a mentor who will help you in your progress towards meeting the standards for QTS. You will be required to undertake a period of placement in a second school that provides a contrast to your base school. The majority of the learning on this course happens in schools. Student teachers will learn in a variety of ways in school, including from experienced mentors, through observing others and through experience. There are 15 days taught in university at the Brighton Campus. The teaching on these days will be a mixture of lecture and seminar and workshop activity. There is a high level of individual support for learning offered in this course through the mentors in school and the university tutors.

School placements

SCHOOL DIRECT TEACHING SCHOOL ALLIANCE PARTNERS

All applications for School Direct are made through the Department of Education. Places are not listed under University of Brighton but under the lead schools who have these places. The TTA (Tandridge Teaching Alliance) offer Primary placements teaching age ranges 4-11. Mentors are available in all our Partner Schools. We partner with 8 schools at present. Each candidate will have two placements within the year.

Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Bletchingley Village Primary School
Coneybury, Bletchingley, Surrey, RH1 4PP
Yes
Downs Way School
Downs Way, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0NZ
Yes
Godstone Village School
Ivy Mill Lane, Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8NH
Yes
Holland Junior School
Holland Road, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 9BQ
Yes
Limpsfield Church of England Infant School
Limpsfield Common, Westerham Road, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0EA
Yes
Main Site
Silkham Road, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0NP
Yes
St Mary’s Church of England Junior School
Silkham Road, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0NP
Yes
St Stephens Church of England Primary School
Hunters Chase, South Godstone, Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8HR
Yes
Tatsfield Primary School
Church Lane, Tatsfield, Westerham, Kent, TN16 2JX
Yes

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

Personal qualities

  • A passion for teaching and learning
  • A natural ability/affinity with children
  • Understanding of the role of a school in a child’s life
  • A strong work ethic
  • Good organisation
  • Understanding that being a great teacher means continuously striving to evolve and improve

Other requirements

Applicants are encouraged to spend time working in schools before applying but this is not a requirement. This enables them to get a valuable insight into the role of a class teacher and to use this experience to support their application. We are happy to arrange work experience at any of our alliance schools for students who are interested, please contact us.

An enhanced DBS disclosure and any other required clearances and complete DfE provisional registration requirements. GOV.UK

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2022 to 2023 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £14,748

Please note: UK and EU Students PGCE plus QTS: £9,250 QTS only route: £7,710 Students may self-fund their course or a sponsor may fund or part-fund.

Fore more information around fees, please email the finance departments at the partner University. For specific fee queries, please email fees@brighton.ac.uk

Students may self-fund their course or a sponsor may fund or part-fund.

Additional course costs - Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students are expected to meet.

Costs applicable to all students: Text books Travel to other sites where applicable Library Fees and Fines
Printing & Photocopying

About the training provider

The St Marys Learning Alliance is a Primary Learning Alliance based in Tandridge, Surrey In order to work effectively as a Teaching School, we work with a partnership of local schools in order to ensure that our Teaching School offer is broad, that it draws upon the expertise from a range of schools and school leaders and that it supports the system-led model of school improvement. These partners are essential for the range, depth and quality of our work and offer. Although a small Alliance you will see the breadth of our offer which clearly demonstrates our commitment to the professional development of all who work within schools, and our desire to ensure every child receives high quality teaching and learning. All our partner schools work together, ensuring that we provide training, support and learning in our locality. All our schools are vibrant and inclusive offering the very best education and support for their local communities. We have been successfully offering ITT courses for the past five years linking with both the University of Brighton and Canterbury Christ Church University. We also link with the Surrey South Farnham SCITT Partnership for Teacher Training - https://www.south-farnham.surrey.sch.uk

For more information please look at our website (www.stmarysprimary.org) or through our main site https://stmarysprimary.org/

About the accredited body

Become a teacher and inspire the next generation – there’s no better place to train than the University of Brighton.

We’re ranked in the top 20 for education courses in England, Complete University Guide 2022, and in the top 15 in the UK, The Times League Tables 2021. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate routes into teaching primary, secondary and further education

We were rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in our most recent inspection for early years, primary and secondary initial teacher training and ‘good’ for further education

Our graduates consistently enjoy above sector average rates of employment

Interview process

Please contact directly by email for the most up to date information - info@ttatraining.co.uk

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Choosing to undertake a postgraduate qualification is an important decision– whether you are currently in full-time or part-time study, pursuing your chosen career and aiming to boost your potential, considering a career in academia or simply want to immerse yourself in a subject, you are passionate about. We welcome all applicants. We will support all applicants fully as a Learning Alliance linking with the training University as appropriate.

Contact this training provider

Email
s.davison@stmarysprimary.org
Telephone
01883 712817
Website
https://stmarysprimary.org/
Address
St. Marys CoE Primary School
Silkham Road
Oxted
Surrey
RH80NP

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).

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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