Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy
Drama (2FF5)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The OAKS (Ormiston and Keele SCITT)
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

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.

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

Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (OSSMA) is judged to be a ‘good’ school and are committed to teaching future professionals. We work within a Hub of schools, within the S-o-T and also Birmingham region, these are:

Chesterton Community High School, The Co-operative Stoke on Trent Academy, Fairfax Academy, Haywood Academy, Ormiston Horizon Acamdey, Ormiston Meridan Academy and Thistley Hough Academy.

Programme Data from 2017/8

100% successfully completed the programme

93% of our trainees gained employment

100% achieved ‘outstanding’ or’ good’

We work closely with The OAKS as our accredited provider this is a genuine partnership between our hub of schools, The OAKS and Keele University, which ensures relevant and up to date training. The OAKS and the Stoke of schools believes that we are an extremely caring and friendly organisation and will, at all times, provide help, encouragement and support, whenever it is needed. At the end of the programme you will obtain QTS from The OAKS and a PGCE Academic Award from Keele.

You are important to us and many support structures are in place for this challenging, but very rewarding course. It is our aim to produce highly motivated, creative, successful and reflective teachers. Such teachers, we know, will be in great demand both in the local region and nationally.

You will be placed in two placements, where you will put theory into practice. In addition, The OAKS also gives you the opportunity to observe teaching in alternative educational settings such as EAL, PRU, Special and Independent Schools.

About the accredited body

The OAKS is an Ofsted Outstanding (2016) and innovative SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training programme) which links Keele University and OAT (Ormiston Academies Trust) with a long established partnership of schools in five local authorities: Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent, Shropshire, Birmingham and Cheshire.

The OAKS course is based in the beautiful green campus of Keele University and all trainees will qualify with a Keele University PGCE and QTS from The OAKS.

Our programme was rated 17th out of over 200 Teacher Training providers across the country in the Good Teacher Training Guide 2017.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We have a dedicated support tutor, who supports our trainees with disability or any other need. It is important to state that they do not assess your teaching performance, this gives you the opportunity to speak honestly about your needs, but also enables the support tutor to have the freedom to help you and visit you; whether you are in placement school or here at The OAKS. This includes signposting through to developing individualised learning plans which may extend beyond the course date to enable you to successfully complete the programme.

Contact details

Email
aclifton@ossma.co.uk
Telephone
01782 882200
Website
http://www.ormistonsirstanleymathewsacademy.co.uk
Address
OSSMA
Beaconsfield Drive
Blurton
Stoke-on-Trent
ST3 3JD

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: 1UV
  • Training programme code: 2FF5

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
Haywood Academy
High Lane, Burslem, Stoke on Trent ST6 7AB
Yes N
Main Site
OSSMA, Beaconsfield Drive, Blurton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 3JD
Yes -
The Co-operative Academy of Stoke on Trent
Westport Road, Stoke on Trent ST6 4LD
Yes O

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