About the course
What is the course?
A PGCE course which focuses on teaching skills and subject knowledge working with Newman University College. there will be up to 31 weeks spent in two schools. The second placement will be 5 to 6 weeks. There is also the opportunity to complete 2 masters elements worth a total of 60 credits (180 is needed for the full masters).
What qualifications do I need?
A UK bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification, a standard equivalent to a grade C in English and Maths GCSE and for primary you will additionally need a standard equivalent to a C GCSE Science. Please see http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/teacher-training/entry-requirements
How can I find out more?
If you have specific questions you can call Mary Simmons at Lightwoods Primary School on 0121 429 2542 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How long does it take?
The PGCE will start in September and be completed at the end of July.
If you have specific questions regarding the interview process you can call Mary Simmons at Lightwoods Primary School on 0121 429 2542 or email email@example.com
Applications are through UCAS.
All applications will be considered by Newman and the Lead School. Suitable applicants will be invited for interview.
How school placements work
Placement schools are chosen with candidate's in mind and the distance trainees have to travel from home to school is always considered.
The School Direct route ensures that trainees are in their host schools for a long as possible during the year . There is some time spent in Newman academic studies which runs alongside .
There will be up to 31 weeks spent in two schools. The second placement will be 5 to 6 weeks. School Experience 3 will be approx 6 to 8 weeks.
You could be teaching ages 6 to 11 years only depending on preference.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
A UK bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification, a standard equivalent to a grade C in English and Maths GCSE and for primary you will additionally need a standard equivalent to a C GCSE Science.
About the training provider
Welcome to the Lightwoods Teaching School Alliance and Newman University School Direct PGCE Programme.
Lightwoods Teaching School Alliance
"Working in partnership to develop expertise and raise standards."
Lightwoods Teaching School Alliance (TSA) is a strategic partnership including primary schools and secondary schools and a University. It is an excellent place to train to teach for reasons including:
• A decade of successful training with Newman University on undergraduate, postgraduate and GTP routes.
• Lightwoods TSA has a range of expertise in teacher development having successfully delivered support to other schools across the West Midlands.
• The Senior Leadership Team have worked and supported in other schools.
• Lightwoods TSA have hosted a range of training and CPD opportunities including observation of teaching, support for planning and moderation.
We have developed a close knit partnership which has a strong foundation based on a depth of experience within a family community; overall this allows us to create an excellent, personalised experience with outstanding support. We tailor and customise each individual’s training programme to develop them into balanced well rounded professionals. At the heart of our alliance is the need to provide outstanding teaching and a positive learning experience for all pupils.
We have an excellent record of employment at the end of School Direct training within our partner schools and beyond.
About the accredited body
With a strong community cluster of schools we can offer training tailored to the individual’s needs which are superbly supported by the longstanding expertise from Newman University.
What can I expect at Newman University?
• Academic and Professional Tutor - There will be a named tutor to support your academic and professional development through tutorial and email support
• Partnership Tutor- A tutor from Newman will oversee and moderate the assessment of your school-based training
• High quality taught sessions delivered by expert tutors
• A virtual learning environment
• Access to the Newman University library
Training with disabilities and other needs
Lightwoods Teaching School Alliance 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 as our training programme caters for individual needs.
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:
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.
Burnt Tree Primary School
Hill Road, Oldbury B69 2LN
Christ Church CofE Primary School
Church Road, Coseley, Bilston WV14 8YB
Crocketts Community Primary School
Coopers Lane, Smethwick, West Midlands B67 7DW
Eaton Valley Primary School
Dagger Lane, West Bromwich B71 4BU
Lightwoods Primary School
Castle Road East, Oldbury, Warley, West Midlands B68 9BG
Support and advice
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