About the training provider
The East Cheshire Schools Direct Partnership are delighted to announce that we are recruiting applicants for the 2019-2020 School Direct (Primary) Programme in collaboration with Staffordshire University. The four schools within the partnership comprise of Cledford Primary, Elworth CE Primary, Rode Heath Primary School and Scholar Green Primary.
(Rode Heath Primary is named as the lead school for application process)
This programme has been designed to ensure that our trainees have the skill set that schools are looking for in the future generation of teachers. A measure of the success of the programme can be seen by the employability of our trainees and the final grading of their learning and teaching. Last year all trainees completing the award had secured full time employment before their graduation and 68% of our trainees were judged to be outstanding by their school based mentors.
The programme is strongly rooted in a School and University partnership so Associate Teachers spend 3 days in their placement school and two days at University. This enables a constant reflection on practice and the opportunity to move their thinking across all areas.
The core programme begins with a 2 week subject knowledge enhancement in Literacy and Mathematics. This is to promote the Associate Teacher's understanding of progression across the key concepts in these two core curriculum areas. From there the Associate Teacher moves into a carefully balanced theoretical and practical application of their understanding.
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About the accredited body
The final qualification awarded is a PGCE in Primary (General) with QTS and Associate teachers can earn up to 90M level credits (equivalent to half a Masters degree). All Associate Teachers are fully supported with the academic writing process via group based tutorial sessions which are embedded in the core programme.
Training with disabilities and other needs
The partnership is fully inclusive and applicants are encouraged to contact the partnership lead. Mr Carl Leech, should they wish to discuss their individual circumstances.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
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Rode Heath, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 3RY
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