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Morris Teaching School Alliance Primary (D099)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The Cambridge Partnership
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may 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.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
August 2021
Website
http://www.morristsa.org.uk

Contents

About the course

The course is an intensive programme of initial teacher education which aims to develop trainees’ competence and confidence in the teaching of their chosen subject(s) and in the general professional role of the teacher.

The intention is to provide trainees with a set of insights, perspectives and information upon which they can build as their career develops and to present a stimulating, challenging and enjoyable course.

Throughout the year there is a focus upon subject knowledge and the context of education. The trainees maintain an extensive professional portfolio showing achievement in relation to the Teachers’ Standards for QTS.

On this course trainees will develop the following:

a broad range of practical teaching skills appropriate personal qualities and professional attitudes an informed understanding of curriculum and teaching methodology the capacity to reflect critically on professional practice a cogent personal philosophy of education We also off a PGCE programme, which is university validated for the award of a postgraduate teaching qualification together with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You may be required to attend some lectures at one of our partner universities as part of your school-based course.

The Cambridge Partnership PGCE programme takes one academic year to complete.

School placements

The Cambridge Partnership Programme includes both centralised and school-based training in at least two of our partnership schools. You will spend a minimum of 120 days training in schools.

You will undertake teaching placements in schools within the consortium. Teachers in the schools act as mentors to organise and monitor your training. You will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of school activities, such as parents’ evenings, sports days, plays and concerts.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

Minimum entry requirements:

GCSE English level 4/grade C or above; or equivalent; GCSE maths level 4/grade C or above; or equivalent; GCSE science level4/grade C or above; or equivalent; Bachelors Degree.

N.B. Qualifications in key and functional skills at level 2 are not equivalent to GCSEs in terms of content. TCP look for additional evidence of breadth of knowledge and understanding in applicants who have key and functional skills certificates but don’t have GCSEs at grade 4 or above in English and mathematics, by using a provider approved Equivalency Test.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,250.

Financial support from the training provider

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

About the training provider

The Morris TSA is a growing and successful alliance of primary and secondary schools across South and East Cambridgeshire and into Fenland. It’s lead and founding school is Impington Village College (IVC), part of the Morris Education Trust. It was originally founded in the late 1930s as part of the ‘village college’ movement and we remain true to this vision of community education and learning. In recent years IVC has consistently achieved outstanding outcomes for its students and GCSE results place it in the top 5% of non-selective schools nationally. All children are valued as equally and IVC has pioneered work with inclusion and SEND.

Alongside IVC are our partners who represent a cross-section of like-minded yet diverse schools who are all deeply connected with the communities they serve. Personal, social and cultural development matters as much as academic achievement for us.

As a trainee, you would be placed in welcoming and caring schools and mentored in your development by a team of staff with a wealth of experience. A large number of our placement schools are in North Cambridge, East Cambridgeshire and Fenland.

Many of the teachers who now work in our schools also trained in them - a testament not only to the ethos, values and experience enjoyed here but also the attractiveness of living within the area.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Training with disabilities and other needs. Teachers with disabilities make an important contribution to schools both in the classroom and in shaping the wider culture and ethos of the schools they work in. Schools value diversity and the unique contribution that all their staff and trainees bring. If you have a disability, you shouldn’t be dissuaded from applying. If you are invited to attend an interview, and have any special requirements, please let us know beforehand so that we may make reasonable adjustments for you. We want all interview candidates to have an equitable and enjoyable experience, regardless of any disability. Full details are on the Department for Education website. All trainees are required to complete a medical check when they receive the offer of a training place. This will identify if there are adjustments required. As a training provider, CTSN will make such adjustments in our training. We encourage all trainees to disclose all relevant information with their placement schools as this will enable them to make suitable provision. Schools have experience of making provisions for their own students and are therefore well placed to offer similar adjustments for trainee teachers. If you receive an offer, but have not yet disclosed a disability or other need, you can disclose at any time.

Contact this training provider

Email
smcgill@tmet.org.uk
Telephone
01223200400
Website
http://www.morristsa.org.uk
Address
New Road
Impington
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB24 9LX

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