St Marks's teaching School Partnership
Primary (38H5)

QTS full time

Accredited body
East Sussex Teacher Training Partnership
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
QTS

QTS (qualified teacher status) allows you to teach in state schools in England.

It may also allow you to teach in the EU, the EEA and Switzerland. You should check with the institution you’d like to teach in for confirmation. The status of QTS in these countries may change after the UK leaves the EU. Please check GOV.UK for updates.

To teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, you may wish to consider a ‘PGCE (or PGDE) with QTS’ qualification instead.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
Website
http://www.st-marks.e-sussex.sch.uk

About the course

St Marks teaching school works in partnership with East Sussex Training Partnership

This is a School-led Initial Teacher Training committed to providing the highest quality training. Training is school-based in schools in the Wealden area of East Sussex.

All trainees train for Qualified Teacher Status, which is required for all teaching positions.

The trainee will have a class and school based tutor and be based in one year group in their base school. A link tutor will support the assessment of the trainee. The trainee will work in school 4 days a week and attend training for 1 day a week.

The assessment will include tasks alongside termly observations of teaching.

The trainee will meet weekly with their school based tutor to discuss their practice and enable them to reflect on their progress. The class tutor will support the trainee to plan and prepare teaching for learning in their class.

The trainee will have two placements; a base school and year group followed by a placement in Term 3 in another Key Stage in another school.

Trainee teachers need breadth and variety of experience in schools to enable them to meet all the standards for QTS. They need to teach children and young people from different backgrounds, and in their chosen age ranges, as well as gaining experience of different approaches to teaching and to school organisation and management.

Key facts about the training

• School-Centred Initial Teacher Training

• Over 15 years’ experience as an accredited schoolbased Initial Teacher Training provider

• One year programme commencing in September

• Training covers the whole primary age range

• You can train at any suitable placement school or

academy across East Sussex.

There are also a limited number of places available

for school placements in the surrounding areas.

Lead partnership training schools (school placements can

be at any suitable school):

• Iford and Kingston Church of

England Primary School

• Manor Primary School

• Newick Teaching School

• Robsack Wood Primary

Academy Teaching School

• St Mark’s Teaching School

• The Haven Voluntary Aided C

E Methodist Primary School

Interview process

A panel of Headteachers and East Sussex Partnership board will interview candidates .

There will be one interview.

No additional tests will be part of the recruitment process.

How school placements work

The candidate will have two placements.

The placement schools are selected to match with the candidates interests and locality. The second placement will offer a contrasting placement e.g.

urban vs rural.

The placement will be selected to be as near to the candidates home as possible.

Candidates will teach 4 -11 year olds

We are partnered with 5 schools.

Fees

The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £7,750
EU students £7,750

Primary School Direct Tuition Fee funded training places are available. This provides a strong focus on practical,classroom-based experience.

For School Direct Tuition Fee places, the course

fee is £7750. You can apply for a student loan or self-fund.

Fees are paid directly to the training provider.

There are no other costs

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

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

Financial support from the training provider

N/A

Requirements

Qualifications

Entry requirements

• GCSE minimum grade C in English, maths

and science or equivalent

• 2:2 or above bachelor’s degree or

equivalent

Personal qualities

As the Sussex Schools partnership we are looking for people with;

  • A passion for working with young children
  • A strong knowledge and understanding of Primary education, and a sound awareness of current issues in English Primary schools
  • Effective communication skills and good organisational ability
  • Experience with young people and commitment to developing individuals
  • Enthusiasm, energy and creativity
  • The ability to evaluate practice and to address your weaknesses
  • Initiative, flexibility and responsiveness to change
  • A sense of responsibility
  • The ability to work in a team

About the training provider

St Mark’s teaching school partnership is an exciting place to work and learn. It provides a unique school based learning opportunity in partnership with the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex. This is an innovative partnership of six schools led by the outstanding St Marks Church of England Primary. The vision for our partnership is “To open a door to teaching and learning that will inspire the teachers of the future to be able to work collaboratively and creatively, and to have a passion to enable the pupils in their care to develop holistically to their full potential.”

We recognise how much enthusiasm and energy trainees bring to our schools. They give us an opportunity to share good practice and to learn with them. Our staff are trained in, and enjoy, coaching and developing, the next generation of teachers so that they can inspire our children.

Our partnership of schools is led by St Marks Teaching School and comprises of four village primaries and a large urban primary with an ASD facility.

The children across our schools are at the heart of everything we do. They are happy, well- motivated and they love learning. Both staff and children believe everyone matters, everyone helps to enable everyone to succeed.

Our staff are our most valuable resource, and have a proven track record in training and professional development. Our teachers are excellent practitioners who are eager to share their knowledge and skills and work alongside the next generation of teachers

About the accredited body

Key facts about

the training

• School-Centred Initial Teacher Training

• Over 15 years’ experience as an accredited schoolbased Initial Teacher Training provider

• One year programme commencing in September

• Training covers the whole primary age range

• You can train at any suitable placement school or academy across East Sussex.

Lead partnership training schooll

• St Mark’s Teaching School with their partnership schools

-Manor Primary School

-High Hurstwood Church of England Primary School

-Buxted Church of England Primary School

-Bonners Church of England Primary School

Training with disabilities and other needs

The SCITT programme welcomes applications from all sections of

the community and recognises and values the diversity of trainees

recruited.

We oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age,

disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership,

pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual

orientation.

We want to ensure that everyone has equal access to

opportunities and that all the attributes, talents and skills

available throughout the community are recognised.

Contact details

Email
head@st-marks.e-sussex.sch.uk
Telephone
01825830375
Website
http://www.st-marks.e-sussex.sch.uk
Address
School Lane
Hadlow Down
Uckfield
TN22 4HY

Apply

Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.

When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: 13T
  • Training programme code: 38H5

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Location Vacancies Code
Manor Primary School
Downsview Crescent, Uckfield, East Sussex TN21 0LT
Yes M

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