About the course
This School Direct PGCE course prepares you to teach children in the 5 to 11 age range as a general primary teacher. It is a very practical course with the majority of the time spent in schools, mostly working with teachers and pupils, along with some directed study, with partnership training in the University and school. Find out more on the BGU website
Schools involved in the School Direct cluster include:
Bardney C of E and Methodist Primary School
Bucknall Primary School
Metheringham Primary School
Branston C of E Infant School
Tattershall Holy Trinity C of E Primary School
Tattershall Primary School
Fiskerton C of E Primary School
Wragby Primary School
Nettleham Infant School
Lincoln The Meadows Primary School
Digby Tedder Primary School
St John’s Primary School, Bracebridge Heath
Potterhanworth C of E Primary School
Nocton Primary School
Digby C of E Primary School
Dunston C of E Primary School
Kirkby on Bain C of E Primary School
Please note that note all school host trainees every year. Please contact Garth Hicks at Bardney Primary if you are interested in being placed at any of these schools, or a different one that may be interested in joining our cluster.
The interview process takes place in school. This will include time in a classroom, a short teaching activity, written English and Maths tasks, along with a more formal interview.
Find out more on the BGU website (https://www.bishopg.ac.uk/admissions-your-interviews/)
How school placements work
We try our best to fit our trainees with the right schools and vice versa. We therefore ask trainees for their preferences of placement schools, which we have found works very effectively.
You will have a base school (and class) from September to Christmas. In January you move to a different school and key stage for 6 weeks for a swap over placement. This is followed by enrichment placements such as SEN and EAL, depending on your previous experience. You then return to your base school (and class) for the remainder of the year.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Find more info about fees and funding on the BGU website (https://www.bishopg.ac.uk/fees-funding/)
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
Find more info about financial support on the BGU website (https://www.bishopg.ac.uk/fees-funding/)
For all PGCE Primary programmes you will normally need:
• GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics and Science at the time of application. Please see our list of accepted equivalents on the BGU website (https://www.bishopg.ac.uk/pgce-and-school-direct/)
• An honours degree at a 2:2 classification or above
• Experience – We encourage you to gain some experience in schools as this is a good starting point for you to gain an interview for the Primary PGCE
• Declaration of Health
• DBS (formerly the CRB) Enhanced Disclosure
About the training provider
An exciting opportunity has arisen for YOU!
If you want to train to be a teacher and already have a degree, the School Direct Training Programme could be for you.
The outstanding and experienced practitioners in our cluster work in partnership with Bishop Grosseteste University to provide high quality, school based initial teacher training, tailored to the individual student’s needs. Our staff are highly experienced at mentoring and supporting students who choose a school based training route. The high quality training we already provide on the School Direct programme has enabled all our previous school based students to successfully secure teaching positions.
A particular strength of our partnership is the strength of support across the cluster. Students have the opportunity to develop their skills in a range of settings. Links between the cluster schools are very well established and there is a real intention to work together to prepare students to fill teaching vacancies within our cluster. All training places will be on the non-salaried route.
About the accredited body
We work in very close partnership with BGU, to ensure the best possible combination of university and school based training.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Trainees with a variety of disabilities are successfully supported to achieve their ambitions of becoming a teacher.
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.
Henry Lane, Bardney, Lincoln LN3 5XJ
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