About the course
We run our course in partnership with Cornwall SCITT. You can access information about the course structure from their website.
Our trainees follow the same course structure as they do. It gives an overview of the training year, how trainees are assessed, the PGCE expectations and much more. The course base is in Heartlands, Pool and non-school based days are held there.
We have an interview process which we agree with our ITT Provider. We always have a formal interview with a Panel. We try where possible to include a short teaching episode in one of our partner schools for Primary candidates. We include a tour at this time so you can see how school life is in practice. We hold interviews in a local partner school.
How school placements work
The website link for scitt also details the placement info.
There are very good transport links to and from the town and many people also car-share. Trainees quite often rent rooms or airbnb during the placements. We are 11-16.
Primary - we work with local schools to provide placements and also Cornwall SCITT so that you are in a school which ties in with your placement preferences e.g. you may want to focus on EYFS or KS2. Generally placements cover at least 2 Key Stages. You have 3 placements in 2 schools, perhaps 3. You will likely experience a small school with mixed year groups and also larger schools to give you a good spread of experiences.
We work with Cornwall SCITT to choose a suitable placement schools.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
UK Honours Degree 2.2 or above or approved other degree (e.g. overseas).
Maths and English C or above
All qualifications required are detailed on the Scitt website.
About the training provider
We believe in investing in the growth of teachers, unlocking potential and encouraging both critical thinking and engaged, dynamic learning. We believe that teacher learning is an ongoing process, beginning with this initial training phase and continuing throughout your professional life.
We are a group of schools with like-minded educational philosophies. We work together to promote leading teaching methods and cutting-edge learning services. For Secondary our main placement school is Mounts Bay Academy, an Outstanding school in Penzance. We use other good and outstanding schools for the second placement. We use a selection of good and outstanding Primary schools in and around this area to give a positive and varied experience. All our schools used experienced teachers to support their trainees and a comprehensive CPD programme of training and support. There are many wider opportunities during the training programme and we encourage people to apply who are motivated, creative, patient, confident and engaging as your enthusiasm for teaching will empower the futures of others.
About the accredited body
We have worked with Cornwall SCITT for many years and have built up a positive and trusting relationship over this time. We work very well together and receive consistently excellent feedback from all our trainees. We hold attend regular meetings with them and support the development of the course through this to provide the best programme for training teaching. They are an Outstanding provider.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We support all candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria to participate fully in the training. Each school used for placements will have their own accessibility differences and they will work with any candidates to accommodate their needs.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
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When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:
Training provider code:
Training programme code:
Choose a training location
You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Boscathnoe Lane, Heamoor, Penzance TR18 3JT
Support and advice
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