About the course
You will attend training at Leeds Trinity as well as receiving on the job training from teachers and leaders in each placement school. This training will stand you in good stead to be the teacher you've always wanted to be.
Assessment is based on written assignments and teaching performance.
Following qualification, you will most likely be offered an opportunity to teach in one of your placement schools and so begin the career of a lifetime!
You will be interviewed by a senior leader within one of our primary schools. The interview will be in 2 parts - a short teaching session with a group of children and a formal interview.
In addition, all candidates applying for initial teacher training (ITT) courses are required to have passed the literacy and numeracy professional skills tests before starting teacher training.
How school placements work
You will have 2 placements, 1 in a primary school and 1 in an alternative primary school. There are 18 primary schools that offer placements. Your schools will be chosen based on where you live and the characteristics of the schools - we aim to give you as broad an experience as possible.
Stage 1 begins in September and finishes in November. Stage 2 begins in December and runs through to May, incorporating Stage 3.
Full support will be given to you at each placement by an in-school mentor and a Lead Mentor who works across all schools.
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
You will not have to pay these fees upfront. Eligible UK and EU students can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees from the government.
English GCSE 'C' or above,
Maths GCSE 'C' or above,
Science GCSE 'C' or above,
3rd Class Degree or higher.
Training with the CSPTSA requires you to be:
- A people person
If your degree does not relate to the subject you have chosen, you will be required to take a SKE (Subject Knowledge Enhancement) course.
Whilst not a requirement, we look for our applicants to have shown commitment to teaching by having experience of working with children in a range of contexts.
About the training provider
We are The Catholic Schools Partnership of Bradford & Keighley, a Teaching School Alliance since 2014 – a passionate partnership of 20 Catholic schools committed to sharing talent, faith, experience, leadership and excellent teaching to improve achievement in schools across Bradford, Keighley and beyond.
We have a hugely successful Schools Direct Programme, working closely with Leeds Trinity University to provide high quality, authentic and bespoke training alongside teaching experience in a diverse range of Catholic schools across Bradford and Keighley.
We grow our own teachers to make a difference to the lives of children in our care.
"Training with the CSPTSA has allowed me to experience teaching in amazing schools containing brilliant children. The support I received was outstanding and continuous. Working in a Catholic School provides an extremely supportive network within a family. The support continues from the CSPTSA as an NQT through into an RQT development programme. The CSPTSA give me support and allow me to ask for training in areas I feel I require to improve my career." Julie McGovern - School Direct Trainee 2017
About the accredited provider
We're proud to offer a personalised and inclusive university experience that gives every student the support to realise their potential. That's why our students are highly satisfied (according to the National Student Survey). Our students say it, our alumni say it, and our staff say it - you really are a name, not a number, at Leeds Trinity University.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We are an inclusive partnership and welcome children and staff with a range of disabilities. If you would like to discuss your needs, please contact us directly.
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