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St Peter’s Teaching School Primary (2ZP4)

QTS full time

Accredited body
University of the West of England, Bristol
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
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
https://www.st-peters.n-somerset.sch.uk/

Contents

Course summary

Thank you for considering beginning your teaching career with St Peter’s Teaching School. Where to study for this qualification is an important decision and we hope to provide you with the information to make an informed choice that will give you the best possible start to this wonderful career.

St Peter’s Teaching School is a teaching school within the Lighthouse School Partnership. It is an associated of 18 primary, infant and junior schools working with the University of the West of England in order to provide the best quality postgraduate teacher training.

Our first cohort of 6 students started training with us in September 2015. Since then, we have supported many students at the start of their teaching career and this year, we currently have another 7 trainees working with us. They are all enjoying outstanding support from our schools with additional training opportunities delivered by leaders within our alliance. All of our trainees have entered employment at the end of the course, many within our schools. We are working closely with UWE but feel that our students are gaining extra opportunities to become essential members of the school staff by taking the School Direct route with us.

School placements

You will be trained in a highly supportive and aspirational environment and will develop the rigour, professional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for the delivery of creative, purposeful and challenging teaching and learning. 
Much of the training will be delivered by expert teachers in the partnership schools. This will be enhanced by attendance at UWE for the full PGCE academic programme.

You will be assigned to one of the schools in the partnership in which you will do a teaching placement in the autumn term and summer term. You will be asked to express preferences for which school you would like to be based in.

You will have a mentor from the staff of your placement school and one from UWE. From the beginning you will be treated like a member of staff and will attend staff meetings and development days. Our mentors are outstanding teachers who are are experienced in supporting the professional development of new and experienced teachers. They have a range of skills including coaching, effective classroom observation and feedback skills. Therefore, although teacher training is demanding, you are assured of a high level of personal and professional support in a programme which is well managed at all levels.

Part of your spring term will be a teaching placement in a contrasting school.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:1 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 ambitious trainees who are passionate and enthusiastic about teaching with the desire to become outstanding and inspirational teachers. You are looking to enter a demanding career and you will need to be resilient.

Applicants will come from a wide range of backgrounds. This is a strength of the programme as it allows us to u learn from one another. Some trainee teachers will be coming straight from a first degree, some will be making a fairly early career change, some will be returning to study or be changing career later in life.

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 £9,250

About the training provider

Thank you for considering beginning your teaching career with St Peter’s Teaching School. Where to study for this qualification is an important decision and we hope to provide you with the information to make an informed choice that will give you the best possible start to this wonderful career.

St Peter’s Teaching School is a teaching school within the Lighthouse School Partnership working with the University of the West of England in order to provide the best quality postgraduate teacher training. We are currently growing rapidly as a partnership.

Our first cohort of 6 students started training with us in 2015 and our provision has grown with most of our trainees gaining their first teaching posts within our partnership of schools. All trainees receive outstanding support from our schools with additional training opportunities delivered by leaders within our alliance. We work closely with UWE but feel that our students are gaining extra opportunities to become essential members of the school staff by taking the School Direct route with us.

Interview process

What we are looking for?

We are looking for ambitious trainee teachers who are passionate and enthusiastic about teaching in a primary setting with the desire to become outstanding and inspirational teachers. You are looking to enter an exciting and demanding career and you will need to be resilient.

We expect applicants to come from a wide range of backgrounds and, therefore, with a wide range of skills. This is a strength of the programme as it allows us to use your differences so that you can learn from one another. Some trainee teachers will be coming straight from a first degree, some will be making a fairly early career change, some will be returning to study or be changing career later in life. All are very welcome and we believe our School Direct Programme is enriched by this variety.

How we select trainees.

The Interview Cluster schools will be hosting interviews on behalf of the alliance, with UWE playing an important role in the process. If you are invited for interview, you will receive full details of what will be expected of you in a letter of invitation and a decision will be made within 40 days of applications being submitted. The interview process will include an opportunity to work with children along with a more formal interview.

Our interview procedure is a rigorous and thorough process, designed to get the best match.

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

We support candidates with disabilities and other needs in order to ensure they can successfully complete their training. We will work with them to develop necessary support.

Contact this training provider

Email
janineashman@sppschool.uk
Telephone
01275843142
Website
https://www.st-peters.n-somerset.sch.uk/
Address
St Peter's Church of England Primary School
Halletts Way
Portishead
North Somerset
BS206BT

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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