Berkshire Teaching School Alliance
Music (3F5Z)

QTS full time

Financial support
Bursary or student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
QTS

QTS (qualified teacher status) allows you to teach in state schools in England.

It may also allow you to teach in the EU, the EEA and Switzerland. You should check with the institution you’d like to teach in for confirmation. The status of QTS in these countries may change after the UK leaves the EU. Please check GOV.UK for updates.

To teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, you may wish to consider a ‘PGCE (or PGDE) with QTS’ qualification instead.

Date you can apply from
4 December 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £9,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out how you’ll be paid.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

About the training provider

The Berkshire Teaching School (Berkshire TSA) is a teaching school based at Maiden Erlegh School, a National Teaching School designated by the National College for Teaching & Leadership. We have an excellent track record and provide teacher training at various schools in the Berkshire area.

We participate in the Schools Direct Programme of school-led training and work closely with The University of Reading to deliver training, offering both salaried and unsalaried routes.

With the University of Reading being so close to our teaching school, we have a strong partnership with the university. Reading is a vibrant town, with excellent employment opportunities.

We offer training in a variety of schools, including primary and secondary schools and all key stages. You can train at Maiden Erlegh School or the following schools under our alliance.

• Kendrick School

• John Madejski School

• Blessed Hugh Faringdon School

• Reading Girls School

• Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge

• Easthampstead Park School

• UTC

• Maiden Erlegh School in Reading

• Whiteknights Primary School

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

teachingschool@maidenerleghschool.co.uk

Training with disabilities and other needs

Maiden Erlegh School is proud to be a comprehensive school. Our ethos is “opportunity, diversity and success for all” and we are ambitious for all our students, both academically and in terms of their personal development.

There are many strands to our inclusion work, whether it be providing for students with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, supporting disadvantaged students or those with medical needs, helping individual through periods of personal difficulty or working with others to improve their attendance.

Contact details

Email
teachingschool@maidenerleghschool.co.uk
Telephone
0118 9262467
Website
http://www.berkshireteachingschoolalliance.co.uk
Address
Maiden Erlegh School
Silverdale Road
Earley
Reading
RG6 7HS

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: 1Y1
  • Training programme code: 3F5Z

Choose a training location

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

Name Address Code
Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School Fawley Road, Southcote, READING RG30 3EP B
Easthampstead Park Community School Ringmead, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 8FS E
Maiden Erlegh School Off Silverdale Road, Earley, Reading, Berkshire RG6 7HS -

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