Physical Education with The Royal Borough Teaching School Alliance Accredited provider: St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course offered
QTS full time
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
QTS

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

If you want to teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, consider a course that gives you the qualification ‘postgraduate certificate in education with qualified teacher status’ instead.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.cvms.co.uk

About the course

If you are looking for a teacher training course in which you spend most of your time in-school while you study, this course may be for you.

You work with experienced teachers, first of all observing and team teaching, then teaching independently. This is complemented by a placement of about 6 weeks' teaching in another school plus various other visits.

Your course will be based at St Mary's University and your Lead School.

Interview process

Candidates will normally be interviewed by St Mary's University and the Lead School. Interviews are structured into two parts - the first part of the interview will discuss with candidates their motivation for entry into the teaching profession. While the second half of the interview looks at the candidates understanding of the education system in England. As part of the interview candidates may be asked to teach a lesson of about 30 minutes to a class. Candidates may be asked to undertake a written task as part of the interview.

How school placements work

Candidates as part of the application process:

  • nominate a school to train within
  • the age range they wish to teach

Candidates will spend the majority of their time within their nominated school but will also undertake, at least, a six week placement in a second school. The second school must be a contrasting school to their main school.

RBTSA consists of some 30 schools which are a mixture of primary and secondary schools. This allows the Alliance to ensure that we are able to meet the needs of the candidates across a wide range of schools.

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,000
EU students £9,000

Applications for support in the form of tuition fee loans and maintenance loans should be submitted to the Student Loans Company. You may be eligible for a maintenance loan to cover living costs while you undertake initial teacher training.

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • GCSEs at grade C or above including mathematics, English and science

• degree classification of 2.2 or above

• at least two weeks experience in the relevant Key Stage classroom environment

• evidence at application of the ability to demonstrate a high standard of written English

• successful completion of skills tests in mathematics and English prior to

commencement of course

• health and physical capacity to teach

• an acceptable Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Personal qualities

We are looking for applicants who have the potential to become outstanding teachers, and who are able to work independently on their studies while training in a school context. These personal attributes include:

  • Subject knowledge
  • Motivation to become the best teacher possible.
  • Ability to analyse and learn from experience, and to act on feedback.
  • Creativity and imagination.
  • Capacity for hard work.
  • Perseverance.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Empathy and a liking for young people.
  • Ambition to make a difference by becoming an inspirational teacher.

Other requirements

All offers of places are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced disclosure with list check. If you are offered a place, you will be asked to provide a signed declaration relating to any police record. Contact The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School or St Mary's University office if you need guidance on whether an offence or conviction may preclude you from teaching.

All trainee teachers must also meet the Secretary of State's requirements for physical and mental health. In practice, few health problems preclude applicants from teaching, and so we welcome applications from people with disabilities.

About the training provider

If you are looking for a teacher training course in which you spend most of your time in-school while you study, this course may be for you.

You work with experienced teachers, first of all observing and team teaching, then teaching independently. You are will be based in one of the schools within the RBTSA during your training, with a placement of about 6 weeks in a contrasting school. In 2018, 100% of candidates assessed at the end of the course passed with either a good (19%) or outstanding grade (81%).

A key feature of the programme is the individual support provided to candidates. A recent candidate noted that

"The support provided to the trainees within the school is excellent at every level. This includes - but is by no means limited to - a mentor from the department who meets with you on a weekly basis; my lead school trainer, who oversees the more general assessment and evaluation of progress; and the added support system of the department and HOD, all of whom are always highly approachable. The programme provides trainees with ample in-class experience; opportunities to observe colleagues of various age groups, abilities and subjects and offers weekly INSET seminars which hone practical skills and help to clarify many aspects of training which may appear less accessible or relatable to ‘real life’ classroom teaching. Every tutor is vastly experienced, supportive, welcoming, and most of all, an outstanding teacher in their own right."

Training with disabilities and other needs

Schools generally have good disability access to their site. However, candidates should check this with the school prior to your visit and interview, if you are shortlisted.

Please contact the school, eQ office or St Mary's University for a discussion of your needs if they are not related to mobility, so that we can identify what additional support might be appropriate for you.

Contact details

Email
Kehoen@cvms.co.uk
Telephone
02076038478
Website
http://www.cvms.co.uk
Address
Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School
89 Addison Road
London

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: 15O
  • Training programme code: 3CPX

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location and give the relevant training location code.

Code Name Address
N Newman Catholic College Harlesden Road, London NW10 3RN

Advice and support

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