About the course
You will be trained in a highly supportive and aspirational environment and will develop the rigour, professional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for the delivery of creative, purposeful and challenging teaching and learning.
Much of the training will be delivered by expert teachers in the partnership schools. This will be enhanced by attendance at Bath Spa University. You will be assigned to one of the schools in the partnership in which you will do a teaching placement in the autumn and summer terms. Part of your spring term will be a teaching placement in a contrasting school.
You will have full access to Bath Spa University’s dynamic facilitators of both innovative and traditional approaches to teacher training.
You will be assigned a mentor from the staff of your placement school. From the beginning you will be treated like a member of staff and will attend staff meetings and development days. You will be in school from the first day of the school year so you will feel part of the team from day one.
Our mentors are outstanding teachers but they are required to undertake a rigorous training programme to develop their mentoring skills. This includes coaching, effective classroom observation and feedback skills. Therefore, although teacher training is demanding, you are assured of a high level of personal and professional support in a programme which is well managed at all levels.
Formal assessment for the School Direct programme takes place throughout the year. There is no final written examination.
Assessment takes the form of assessed practical teaching against the Teachers’ Standards and course work assignments set by your HEI link partner (PGCE)
Successful completion of the programme requires passes in practical teaching and in all assignments; the marking criteria for both scales are against a comprehensive range of criteria explicitly linked to the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
You will have one interview to take place at one of our partner primary schools.
How school placements work
We are a partnership of 12 primary schools in the Stroud area, with one being in Cheltenham and one in Cirencester. Please specify your preferred placement school when you apply, although we cannot guarantee this choice.
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Please note the fees above are for the PGCE in 2018/19. The 2019/20 fees are subject to review by government.
For 2019/20 fee information please visit the student finance pages on the Bath Spa University website.
Minimum degree required: Lower Second Degree
Prior to admission to the programme, all applicants are required by the NCTL to have: – normally a degree (with a 2:2 or above) or an equivalent qualification in a subject relevant to the proposed main teaching subject.
Candidates should ensure that they clearly indicate their achieved or predicted degree grade and, if graduated within the past 5 years, at least one academic reference should be supplied.
GCSE Mathematics, English and Science at Grade C or above
About the training provider
CETA is an inspirational place to work and learn. It provides a high quality school based learning opportunity for trainee teachers in partnership with the Gloucestershire Initial Teacher Education Partnership (GITEP) University of Bristol and Bath Spa University. We have a strong track record of working with trainee teachers for many years and fully embrace the energy, enthusiasm and drive they offer to a school community. Within our alliance there are four secondary schools, with Marling School being the lead school, working collaboratively to provide support, challenge and a diverse and exciting experience for our trainees.
Students across the partnership are well-motivated and are at the heart of everything we do. In CETA we believe that our staff are the most valuable resource and therefore they have access to on-going training and professional development. Our teachers are excellent practitioners and they are eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers.
About the accredited provider
The quality regulator, Ofsted, awarded the Bath Spa Institute for Education the highest possible grade - 'Outstanding' - across all routes, for the overall effectiveness of their primary and secondary teacher education provision.
The partnership is committed to the successful learning and progress of all children and young people. As a trainee within their Teacher Education partnership, you'll undergo rigorous training that ensures children progress, and paves the way to your future success as a teacher.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Marling School is committed to Equality and Diversity. All schools that we place trainees in have clearly established policies, processes and systems for monitoring that ensure trainees of all abilities are suitably catered for and supported. Where trainees have had specific needs in the past, we have taken a bespoke approach to ensure there are no barriers to learning experienced.
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When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:
Training provider code:
Training programme code:
Choose a training location
You’ll also need to choose a training location and give the relevant training location code.
||St Josephs Catholic Primary School
||Front Street, Nympsfield, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire GL10 3TY
||Berkeley Primary School
||Marybrook Street, Berkeley, Gloucestershire GL13 9AZ
||Minchinhampton Primary Academy
||School Road, Minchinhampton, Stroud GL6 9BP
||Uplands Community Primary School
||Thompson Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1TE
||Rodborough Primary School
||Rodborough Hill, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 3RT
||Powell's C of E Primary School
||Gloucester Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 2DJ
||Amberley Parochial School
||Amberley, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 5JG
||Randwick Primary School
||The Lane, Randwick, Stroud GL6 6HL
||Avening Primary School
||High Street, Avening, Near Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8NF
||Bussage Primary School
||The Ridgeway, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 8FW
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