About the course
This School Direct course is run alongside the University of Sussex. You will spend Monday to Thursday in school and Fridays at the Falmer campus.
How school placements work
You will be based in school all year (until the end of May) except for term 4 when you will be on your complementary placement nearby.
You will allocated a subject Mentor and Professional Tutor in school who will support you during your placement.
The course includes working with a form tutor and attending meetings as per the school diary.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
This is the cost of the PGCE/QTS with the University of Sussex. Bursaries are available for most subjects.
You’ll get a bursary of £15,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.
You don’t have to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility and how you’ll be paid.
You may also be eligible for a loan while you study.
Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.
A degree in a relevant subject area. GCSE Maths and English of at least a C grade. Science is also required for primary teaching.
About the training provider
Rother Teaching School Alliance is a group of primary and secondary schools in East Sussex with the schools in the areas of Bexhill,Robertsbridge, Battle and Hastings.
The Lead school for the alliance is St Richard's Catholic College which is a high performing secondary school.
We are highly experienced at training and supporting many outstanding trainees across a range of subjects and key stages.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Across the alliance, we are able to accommodate trainees with a range of disabilities or needs. Well being activities support trainee mental health and support is offered to individuals who require it.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
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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.
Ashdown Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1SE
Support and advice
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