Primary with Catholic Teaching Schools Alliance Accredited provider: Primary Catholic Partnership SCITT

Course offered
QTS full time with salary
Financial support
Salary
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
https://www.thectsa.org/

About the course

Salaried Primary

UCAS Provider number : 1N4 The CTSA

UCAS Course Code: 2FLK

Course Content

You will follow a school based course that leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), working with experienced teachers guided by a mentor throughout.

The course content is individually tailored to ensure the whole Primary subject spectrum is covered. You will initially carry out lesson observations and participate in team teaching sessions leading to opportunities for independent teaching.

Support on a 1-1 basis will be provided through an in school mentor who you will work with daily as well as in house training sessions delivered by experienced school staff.

Your study is supported by visits from your PCP tutor to your placement school. You will also receive training, through training events nearest to your host school run by both the CTSA in Aldershot and the PCP in Southampton.

We have an online portal that it’s packed full of information and resources that you can access anytime. This means that you can fulfill your personal development needs within your own time, and have access to teaching tools whenever you need them.

Your experience will be complimented by two placement blocks in different schools within the alliance, one Key stage 1 and the other in Key stage 2 as well as other tailored and structured visits.

We treat all of our students as individuals and can tailor your training to meet your requirements. We always aim to place you in schools that will meet your personal and professional needs. Being a small organisation means we see you as individuals and aim to support you throughout your year.

You do not need to be Catholic to train with us. We welcome everyone.

Course Entry requirements

You must have achieved a standard equivalent grade C in the GCSE examinations in English, Mathematics and a Science subject. If you do not meet the GCSE requirement, you can do an equivalence test.

We recognise the tests offered by Equivalence Testing. Details can be found on their website at

Equivalency Testing

You will need to have passed the Skills Test before entering initial teacher training; any offer you may receive will be based on your passing the skills test.

Interview process

You will need to attend one interview with our course coordinator.

This will be held at a hub school close to where you are based. These hubs are in Aldershot, Basingstoke, Reading, Portsmouth, Southampton, Bournemouth and Isle of Wight.

After the interview you will be expected to take three tests on

  • Maths
  • English
  • Spelling

After your interview, if you are offered a place it will be based on you passing the skills test

What are we looking for?

We are looking for applicants who have the potential to become outstanding teachers, who are able to think and work independently on their studies who would enjoy and benefit from training in a school.

Your personal qualities should include:

  • A high level of personal motivation to want to become an outstanding teachers;
  • Willingness to learn from experience and to receive and act on feedback
  • An analytical mind to better understand and overcome challenges;
  • A creative and imaginative outlook to apply different ways of teaching ;
  • Good organisational skills; and
  • A good understanding an liking of young people
  • Experience of teaching

How school placements work

We work with over 30 schools, both Catholic and non Catholic throughout Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and Dorset.

We have Hub schools based in Aldershot, Basingstoke, Bournemouth, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Reading and Southampton

We always aim to place a student in a school that will meet their personal and professional needs. With so many schools available covering such a vast geographic area we invariably achieve this.

We have in the past been approached by potential students who already have a working relationship with a particular school and we have liaised with that school to ensure their placement is at that school.

As this is a Primary course you will be teaching children from 4-11. You will experience teaching both Key stage 1 children who are aged 4-7 and Key Stage 2 children who are aged 7-11.

You will undertake 6 week placement at an alternative school to give you a view of how other schools run. We will support you and arrange that placement for you and ensure that you don’t have too far to travel.

Salary

Salary will vary based upon the school that you will be based at, but you will be on the Unqualified Teacher pay scale.

You do not need to pay for this course.

Financial support

Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.

If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.

Requirements

Qualifications

An Honours degree

You must have achieved a standard equivalent grade C in the GCSE examinations in English, Mathematics and a Science subject.

If you do not meet the GCSE requirement, you can do an equivalence test.

We recognise the tests offered by Equivalence Testing

Experience of teaching

Personal qualities

Your personal qualities should include:

  • A high level of personal motivation to want to become an outstanding teachers;
  • Willingness to learn from experience and to receive and act on feedback
  • An analytical mind to better understand and overcome challenges;
  • A creative and imaginative outlook to apply different ways of teaching ;
  • Good organisational skills; and

*A good understanding an liking of young people

Other requirements

As this is a salaried position you will need teaching experience as an unqualified teacher

About the training provider

At the Catholic Teaching Schools Alliance we believe the best way to train to be a teacher is in the classroom supported, by a team of experts, trainers and mentors who will support you throughout your day to day experience.

We work with several Catholic and Non Catholic partner schools across the south east, in which students are able to train. Each area is supported by a main training hub as well as the overall support from the main teaching school (St Joseph’s Catholic Primary), to ensure students have access to a wealth of experience and tutelage from all over the south east of England.

Our hubs are based in Aldershot, Basingstoke,Bournemouth, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton

The CTSA has a number of training programs available for potential teachers at both Primary and Secondary levels suitable for both Catholic and non-Catholic applicants. Students will be based in one of the Alliance schools most conveniently placed. Our Alliance schools can be found throughout Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and Dorset.

We offer the following courses:

  • School Direct Primary Tuition Fee
  • School Direct Primary Salaried
  • Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship Primary
  • School Direct Secondary Maths Tuition Fee
  • School Direct Secondary Physics Tuition Fee
  • School Direct Secondary RE Tuition Fee

www.thectsa.org

About the accredited provider

The Primary Catholic Partnership has been a highly successful initial teacher training provider for twenty years offering programmes in the forms of PGCE, School Direct and Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships.

The PCP is rated “Outstanding” by OFSTED, having been so since 2005. Ofsted has commended the partnership for ‘the excellent quality of both the central and school-based training which provides an exceptionally effective balance of academic and practical experiences.’

The PCP has a strong local reputation. Our trainees are in demand and have an impressive record of securing teaching posts.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We welcome all candidates who wish to train to with us and as a Catholic organisation we believe in providing a safe and nurturing environment for all our students.

We operate in several locations throughout the south east and will endeavor to meet your needs when placing you in schools to train, as well as accommodating your professional goals.

You will be placed with a trained mentor who will work with and support you on a daily basis. As a small teaching school we can tailor your training experience to meet your specific personal needs, and we believe in treating each of our students as individuals.

We are committed to supporting our students and helping them to be successful in their chosen career.

Contact details

Email
ctsa@st-josephs.hants.sch.uk
Telephone
01252 350583
Website
https://www.thectsa.org/
Address
Bridge Road
Aldershot
Hampshire
GU11 3DD

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: 1N4
  • Training programme code: 2FLK

Choose a training location

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

Code Name Address
T Reading St Paul's Primary School, City Road, Tilehurst, Reading RG31 4SZ
P Portsmouth St Paul's Primary School, Bourne Road, Paulsgrove, Portsmouth PO6 4JD
- Main Site Bridge Road, Aldershot GU11 3DD
S Southampton Springhill Catholic Primary, Milton Road, Southampton SO15 2HX
B Bournemouth Corpus Christi, Catholic Primary School, St James Square, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset BH5 2BX
K Basingstoke St Bede's Catholic Primary, Popley Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 9DX

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