St. Mary’s University has been graded by Ofsted to be “Outstanding” for Primary and Secondary Initial Teacher Education programmes. Our PGCE Primary programme with PE Specialism offers excellent academic and pastoral care for trainees which is reflected in high programme completion rates and levels of students’ achievement. An excellent and successful partnership has been established between the St. Mary’s University Institute of Education and a range of partner schools to provide initial teacher education, leading to Qualified Teacher status (QTS) in the primary phase. The enthusiasm, expertise and professionalism of all staff in support of these outcomes, including the development of students’ capacity to reflect on and analyse their own practice, is widely recognised.
Our course tutors are all skilful, qualified teachers themselves, with many years of successful teaching experience in the state sector and higher education.
Successful completion of the Primary PGCE with PE Specialism programme will result in the award of a Post Graduate Certificate of Education with 60 Masters Credits and Qualified Teacher Status.
The Primary PGCE with PE Specialism programme aims to extend students’ subject knowledge, skills and understanding, to enable them to develop as skilled and confident teachers of physical education in primary schools. The course demands engagement, commitment, participation and self-motivated study.
You will develop discrete subject knowledge, understanding and skills across the full range of core subjects, PE, RE and computing. Professional Studies underpin the pedagogy and practice of being a teacher, including themes of managing behaviour for learning, SEND and lesson planning for progression.
Modules for Masters support your development across all areas.
The course runs over three school terms from the start of September to the end of June, with University based sessions five days a week and 120 days school -centred learning in partnership placements. The typical day at University starts at 9am and finishes at 4pm or 6pm.
The opportunity to study for the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) is also available.
We have a very successful Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) employment record after the course - many trainees gaining their first job and beginning their teaching career in one of the two partner schools in which they trained.
An optional additional 30 Masters credits can be undertaken through our summer school prior to starting your NQT year.
Over 97% of Primary PGCE with PE Specialism trainees had secured employment for September 2017!
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