Arthur Terry School
Primary (2MMR)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The Arthur Terry School SCITT
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020

About the course

Our course has been developed by Outstanding practising teachers and leaders of learning. Professional Studies, Core Curriculum Studies and Foundation Studies training workshops take place in a diverse range of Primary Schools in the local area. We take into account what is contemporary alongside the needs identified by previous cohorts to provide a highly personalised course. Time is divided between Schoold Placements and Professional studies days. You will have two placements in different key stages. You will also have a week at a Special School, and Early Years Foundation stage experience and a Key Stage 3 Experience. You will become highly reflective and able to identify how to take the skills learnt into your own classroom practice.


While some courses offer you only Qualified Teaching Status, ours will also provide you with a PGCE qualification. We work with our partner university to make sure the assignments will have impact on your classroom teaching. The PGCE will provide you with 60 credits towards a masters qualification.


We are committed to supporting our trainees beyond their first year. As you continue your career we have a range of teaching and leadership programmes within our Alliance to support you from Newly Qualified Teacher to Aspiring Headteacher.

You will become a part of our NQT and NQT+1 programme that builds on your training year.

Visit our website to learn more about our programme and the opportunities available to develop your career.


Interview process


We are looking for highly motivated trainees who are committed to working with the young people in our schools. You must have an excellent subject knowledge but also the ability to deliver this in an engaging and creative way. Successful trainees on our programme will need to be reflective, resilient and able to respond to positively to feedback. Trainees on our course will also need to be able to exhibit high levels of emotional intelligence and be real team players.

In-tray exercise

To evaluate the applicant's literacy skills and their ability to process, synthesise and evaluate information.

Group discussion

To evaluate the applicant's awareness of educational issues and to demonstrate the non-cognitive skills required to be an effective teacher.

Small group teaching

A twenty minute teaching activity will be delivered to a small group of children to assess the applicant's ability to break down a concept to enable children to learn.


The interview will evaluate an applicant's rationale for wanting to become a teacher and their suitability to carry out the job.

How school placements work

The aims of the programme are to:

Produce highly skilled graduate teachers who:

  • are resilient
  • are committed to an ‘open classroom’ ethos where best practice is

developed through observing, collaboration and a commitment to

ongoing professional development

  • have a deep level of understanding of teaching and learning
  • demonstrate a passion for their subject and working with young people
  • exhibit professionalism in the workplace allowing reasoned judgement

to be made in varying situations

This will be achieved through:

  • increasing the amount of time a trainee spends in the classroom
  • a focus on core teaching skills including reading, mathematics and

managing behaviour

  • working with outstanding practitioner on a day to day basis
  • having access to outstanding departments in outstanding schools

Course Overview

On the 38 week programme trainees time is divided between Teaching Experiences and structured training sessions looking at subject delivery and wider professional issues. Teaching experiences will take place in at least three schools across the Teaching School Alliance. During the course trainees will be supported by their school-based practitioner.

Trainees will be assessed on a combination of evidence gathered during the Teaching Experiences and five assignments that focus on key areas of Teaching and Learning.

Trainee Requirements

We are looking to select trainees with outstanding potential with a commitment and enthusiasm for working with young people. The academic requirements set out by the Department for Education to enter the profession are;

At least a grade C or 4 in GCSE English and Mathematics

An undergraduate honour degree (at least a 2.2) preferably in the chosen subject route or a commitment to complete a subject knowledge enhancement course in shortage subjects.


The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

All successful applicants will be required to complete and enhanced Disclosure and Barring clearance for which a fee will be charged.

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.



At least a grade C or Level 4in GCSE English and Mathematics.

An undergraduate Honours degree (at least a 2.2) preferably in the chosen subject route or a commitment to complete a subject knowledge enhancement course in shortage subjects.

Personal qualities

We are looking to select trainees with outstanding potential with a commitment and enthusiasm for working with young people.

Other requirements

All applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS clearance.

About the training provider

The Arthur Terry Teaching School Alliance “An innovative and collaborative approach to developing outstanding educators”

The Arthur Terry School is one of the top performing comprehensive schools in the Birmingham area and the lead school in a successful Teaching School Alliance. Our Teaching School was graded Good with Outstanding Leadership and Management by Ofsted. All our alliance schools, excel in developing teachers at all stages of their career.

As a Teaching School we are looking to train and recruit the very best teachers. Our alliance of schools covers Birmingham, Staffordshire and Warwickshire, offering diverse teaching experiences in both rural and urban settings.

We are now recruiting for highly motivated graduates, for both Primary and Secondary, either straight out of University or those looking for a career change, who are committed to inspiring and challenging young people. We are looking for people with excellent subject knowledge, but also the ability to deliver this in an exciting and engaging way.

Further information can be found on (

Training with disabilities and other needs

The Training Centre at Arthur Terry School has full access for people with disabilities.

Recruitment and selection procedures are consistent with the Equality legislation

Contact details

0121 323 1128
Kittoe Road
Four Oaks
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B74 4RZ


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: 1QN
  • Training programme code: 2MMR

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Location Vacancies Code
Arthur Terry School
Kittoe Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B74 4RZ
Yes A

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