Somers Park Primary School
Primary (2RXP)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Worcester
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.

Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

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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

School Direct teacher training is an inspiring, school-centred training route where you will be immersed in the day-to day workings of a thriving school community.

Somers Park holds the highest aspirations for pupils and adults, striving to provide a welcoming and enriching environment where the whole community succeeds. OFSTED said the school is 'unique and inspiring' and 'Pupils' attitudes, behaviour and personal development are all excellent'. We have a long established reputation for high standards of pupil learning as well as developing independent thinking skills through a physically creative curriculum.

‘The curriculum is broad and interesting. It makes good use of the school’s outside space and develops global awareness through well---established and purposeful links.’ DfE

We have enjoyed a highly successful partnership with The University of Worcester; 100% of our School Direct trainees have achieved 'Outstanding' (70%) or 'Good' grades at the conclusion of their courses.

Our partner schools have been carefully selected and provide further experiences and opportunities to ensure you are fully prepared to successfully gain employment and take on responsibility for your own classes at the conclusion of the course.

You will work closely with, and be mentored by, an experienced high quality classroom teacher - we have received many comments from students on the high quality of mentoring and coaching they have received.

If you require more information about the training programme or school, please call the school office: 01684572949.

About the accredited body

The course contains:

Comprehensive induction programme

Personalised school mentoring and University Tutor support throughout the programme

Taught days at the University with subject specialist university tutors to link theory and classroom practice

On-going assessment against the Teachers’ Standards

Reflective portfolio of evidence to achieve the Teachers’ Standards

The University places emphasis on enabling students to develop the independent learning capabilities for lifelong learning and future employment, as well as academic achievement. A mixture of independent study, teaching and academic support through the personal academic tutoring system enables reflection on progress creation of a profile of skills, achievements and experiences.

Training with disabilities and other needs

At Somers Park schools we are committed to establishing equality for all pupils, their parents, staff and other users of the school. This is reflected in our school’s values, which state:

All will be developed to their full potential through appropriate, purposeful and stimulating activities.

All will be encouraged to develop healthy life-style choices

All will enjoy a physically and emotionally safe environment

All will have opportunity to contribute to the school, local, national and global community

All will develop life-skills equipping us all for future demands of life

We have prioritised the following to ensure these values are accessible to all:

To provide safe access throughout the school for all school users, irrespective of their disability - we have installed ramps and a lift to improve access.

To ensure that the teaching and learning environment and the resources used are suitable for all staff and pupils, tailoring the requirements to suit individual needs - we have followed advice from visual impairment specialists.

We have a two separate two story buildings at the school one of which has a lift.

Contact details

Somers Park Primary School
Somers Park Avenue
WR14 1SE


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