The Bath and Mendip Partnership Teaching School
Primary (2B6W)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Bath Spa University
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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
Website
http://www.tbmpts.com

About the course

This programme is a high-quality PGCE including QTS (qualified teacher status) with credits towards a Master’s degree.

Trainees will spend a minimum of 120 days in schools and a minimum of 60 days training.

Trainees will be offered full access to the CPD programme for teachers within The Bath and Mendip Partnership Teaching School.

This year we will be offering a SEND route. When completing your application please make it clear whether you would like to apply for Primary General or Primary General (SEN Specialism). The route you choose will need to be reflected in your personal statement when completing the application.

Interview process

Interviews will be conducted by the programme lead as well as senior colleagues from partner schools.

Candidates will be expected to take part in a group discussion, give a presentation to the recruitment panel, lead a short pupil group activity and undertake a written and numeracy task.

Normally only one interview is needed.

How school placements work

Students spend most of their year (20 weeks) in a "home school", with additional experiences in two contrasting primary schools or a special school for those opting to take the SEND route offered (two periods of eight weeks each).

All host schools are rated as good or outstanding.

Candidates will be expected to provide their own transport to their placements, some of which are in rural locations.

Fees

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

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

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

Requirements

Qualifications

You will need to meet the national ITT criteria

Have a 2.2 degree (first degree from UK higher education institution or equivalent).

English, Maths, Science GCSE (A*-C).

The skills test is currently under review.

Personal qualities

You will need to:

  • Have experience of working with groups of children either in school or in other similar settings.
  • Be able to offer the teaching profession a high level of energy and commitment.
  • Be able to demonstrate resilience and determination.
  • Be passionate about engaging with children’s/young people’s learning journeys.
  • Can demonstrate holding high aspirations for yourself.

Other requirements

A DBS check will be required.

About the training provider

The Bath and Mendip Partnership Teaching School offers a primary Initial Teacher Training programme.

Fosse Way School, in Radstock, Bath and North East Somerset, has Outstanding OFSTED accreditation (2017) and is the South West co-ordinator and Bath and North East Somerset hub for the Autism Education Trust training programme for schools.

The TBMPTS ITT programme is a high-quality PGCE including QTS (qualified teacher status) with credits towards a Master’s degree.

Trainees will spend a minimum of 120 days in schools and a minimum of 60 days training.

This year we will be offering an SEND route. When completing your application please make it clear whether you would like to apply for Primary General or Primary General (SEN Specialism). The route you choose will need to be reflected in your personal statement when completing the application.

Our work is characterised by excellent teachers taking the lead, working across traditional sector boundaries (primary and special) and across local authorities.

The Bath and Mendip Partnership Teaching School runs a wide ranging programme of Continuing Professional Development opportunities including training for newly qualified teachers, events addressing current issues such as curriculum design, leadership development and many aspects of working with children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Trainees will be offered full access to the CPD programme for teachers within The Bath and Mendip Partnership Teaching School.

For further information please contact schooldirect@tbmpts.com or phone 01761 412198.

About the accredited body

Our training provider partner is Bath Spa University (www.bathspa.ac.uk )

An outstanding teacher training provider Bath Spa University will provide:

Accreditation of the programme (PGCE) with recommendation for QTS (qualified teacher status)

  • Level 7 credits (towards a Master’s degree)

Training with disabilities and other needs

The Bath and Mendip Partnership Teaching School's admissions policy conforms to that of Bath Spa University:-

"We value diversity and we recognise that different people bring different ideas, knowledge and culture, and that difference can bring strength, creativity and innovation.

We believe that discrimination or exclusion based on individual characteristics and circumstances, such as age; disability; caring or dependency responsibilities; gender or gender identity; marriage and civil partnership status; political opinion; pregnancy and maternity; race, colour, caste, nationality, ethnic or national origin; religion or belief; sexual orientation; socio-economic background; trade union membership status or other distinctions, represents a waste of talent and a denial of opportunity for self-fulfilment.

We recognise that patterns of under-representation and differences in outcomes at Bath Spa University can be challenged through positive action programmes.

We respect the rights of individuals, including the right to hold different views and beliefs. We will not allow these differences to be manifested in a way that is hostile or degrading to others.

We expect commitment and involvement from all our staff, students, partners and providers of goods and services in working towards to achievement of our vision."

For a more detailed policy please see the Bath Spa University website or follow the link below.

https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/about-us/governance/policies/equality-policy/

Contact details

Email
schooldirect@tbmpts.com
Telephone
01761 412198
Website
http://www.tbmpts.com
Address
Fosse Way School
Longfellow Road
Radstock
Bath
BA3 3AL

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: 1UW
  • Training programme code: 2B6W

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
Bath Spa University
Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath BA2 9BN
Yes B
Fosse Way School
Longfellow Road, Radstock BA3 3AL
Yes A
Main Site
Longfellow Road, Radstock, Bath, Somerset BA3 3AL
Yes -

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