The Wider Ponteland Partnership
Primary (2YVQ)

QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Northumbria at Newcastle
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

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.

Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

About the training provider

Thank you for your interest in training to become a teacher through the School Direct programme in The Wider Ponteland Partnership based at Ponteland Primary School. We are pleased to be working in partnership with Northumbria University. Northumbria University is recognised by OFSTED as an outstanding provider of initial teacher education across all age phases.

The Wider Ponteland Partnership incorporates schools in the Ponteland, Cramlington and Morpeth partnerships. We are a group of schools comprising of 8 primary schools. The schools vary in size and character and include 4 faith schools. The schools work closely together to:

  • Promote collaborative practice and mutual respect within our partnerships and communities.
  • Facilitate a high quality and positive learning climate for pupils, staff and trainees.
  • Ensure learning is personalised, so that all of our children, staff and trainees have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
  • Provide a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum which is challenging, realistic and responsive to changing needs and opportunities.
  • Aspire continually to excel throughout all we do. Recognise and

celebrate achievement of all.

For further information about any of our schools please visit Ponteland Primary School

We are pleased to have been allocated places for 2019/20.

About the accredited body

PGCE School Direct at Northumbria University Newcastle is an exciting opportunity to train in outstanding schools alongside highly experienced teacher mentors. Your School Based Training Plan is designed by the lead school and tailored to your skills and experience in more than one school and teach across different year groups within your training age phase.

Applicants are welcomed for Primary.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Applicants who would benefit from disabled access should let us know on their application so that they can be considered for placements at the appropriate schools.

Contact details

Ponteland Primary School
Thornhill Road
NE20 9QB


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