About the course
THIS IS OUR PRIMARY (5-11) QTS ONLY PROGRAMME
Trainees on the School Direct (salaried) route will work with an appointed mentor with whom you will meet at least once a week for a meeting.
Trainees on this route have a series of training session/workshops covering all aspect of teaching and the Primary curriculum subjects, which compliments the in-school experience provided.
As part of the programme trainees will complete a contrasting school placement and as the year progresses they will spend more and more time in school so that by the summer term they are spending most of their time in school. Trainees will have focus days to enhance your expertise and understanding of SEND. You will also spend some time in a special school or nursery school.
A programme of continuous formative assessment of trainees' subject knowledge and ability to teach, as recorded within the portfolio, culminates in a rigorous assessment of the Teachers' Standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as specified by the Department for Education (DfE). As an accredited provider, the partnership recommends trainees, on successful completion of their training programme for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
This is a QTS only programme. If you want to undertake the PGCE element (60 credits of a Masters) please apply for course: AK26
The interviews are conducted by a member of the Initial Teacher Training team and a Head Teacher/Deputy Headteacher from one of our Partnership schools. You will spend a morning in class with an experienced teacher, working alongside the children.
During this time there will be a formal interview a teach activity, a maths task and a short individual presentation.
Please don’t worry about the interviews – we want to working with you to understand your motivations for teaching and are looking to see if you have the potential to train to teach – you don’t already have to be able to teach! The teaching activity evidences how you engage and interact with children and this gives us an idea of your potential to train. Things can sometimes go wrong with interview or the teaching activity with the children, again don’t worry, because you will be given an opportunity to reflect on things that you would do differently another time.
Remember, learning to teach is a journey and you can be really successful from whatever starting point you have, whether you are a Teaching Assistant who has been in school for many years or someone with very little classroom experience. Our interview process is designed to explore that with you.
How school placements work
All our Partnership schools are selected on the basis of their effectiveness and expertise. The Partnership thrives because of the active role that schools take in the design and delivery of the programme and because of their commitment to training teachers in their schools.
You will be immersed in the school from the outset, meaning that you 'live and breathe' real-life teaching and become a valued member of the school team. You will spend most of the year in your ‘home school’, with a 6 week placement in an alternative school and alternative key stage, as well as a short time in a special school and/or a nursery school. Your School-Based Trainer will mentor you during the year, which means your programme is bespoke to you, resulting in you being the best teacher you can be!
This salaried route requires you to be paid as an Unqualified Teacher for a minimum of 10 months during the course. Your course fees will be paid for you by your employing school. Some of the schools in our partnership will support you through the PGCE and QTS route, while others may select to support you through the QTS only route. In the latter situation, you have the option to top up your qualification with the PGCE element by paying the PGCE fee yourself.
Any travel costs to and from school placements and the training sessions are met by you.
Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.
If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.
Candidates are required to have:
- GCSE or equivalent qualification, at Grade C/level 4 or above in English, mathematics and science
- A lower second class degree in the subject they wish to train to teach in or a degree in a related subject. We would also consider a third class degree for candidates who demonstrate a real aptitude for teaching.
- Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy
MKITT as the accredited provider, and its partners are looking for ambitious trainee teachers who are passionate and enthusiastic about working with students. The programme is challenging, and so we are looking for candidates with a wide range of skills, knowledge, experiences and an aptitude for teaching
As a minimum, the provider would like candidates to have completed some classroom observation or have some experience of working with students in a teaching/leading role before making an application but this is not compulsory. Candidates should be aware of contemporary issues in education.
- Declaration of any convictions declared on your UCAS application
- An Enhanced DBS Disclosure will be required follow an offer of a place
- A satisfactory health questionnaire will be required follow an offer of a place
- Satisfactory clearance for registration
About the training provider
Peter Pan Nursery School is the Lead School within the Peter Pan Teaching School Alliance. This alliance is built upon strong early years principles. We currently offer Early Years and Primary courses on salaried and tuition fee routes. The alliance consists of 11 partnership schools providing education for children from the ages of 2 - 11 years. Our partnership schools where your teaching experience takes place are based in and around Bedford, Cambridgeshire and Milton Keynes.
The schools within our partnership are:-
Cotton End Forest School
Shortstown Primary School
Edith Cavell Primary School
Crosshall Infant Academy
The Bedford Nursery Federation including Peter Pan Nursery School and Cherry Trees Nursery School
Goldington Green Academy
St James' CE VA Primary School
Sheerhatch Primary School
Our Partnership of schools is committed to high quality teacher training . Following successful completion of the course you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status. The alliance promotes further professional development and bespoke training enabling for experienced teachers, middle and senior leaders to develop.
If you are considering early years or primary teacher training (predominantly ages 3 - 11) on a one year course leading to QTS with a PGCE The Peter Pan Teaching School Alliance and TMAITT Partnership may be the provider for you. We want to train the most ambitious trainees who will embrace every opportunity we offer and so begin their pathway to becoming outstanding teachers. We have a track record of training and supporting trainees into their first job and beyond.
About the accredited body
TMA ITTP is the most established primary teacher training provider in Milton Keynes with 17 years’ experience in leading initial teacher training and has provided the region with hundreds of primary teachers. As part of the Milton Keynes Teaching School Alliance, they also provide CPD for teachers throughout their career, which gives our ITT team added expertise to bring to your training journey.
The Partnership offers undergraduate and postgraduate SCITT, School Direct and Assessment Only pathways and also validates QTS for other local teaching schools. Birmingham City University accredits both their PGCE and their new trail-blazing, school-based undergraduate route.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Two Mile Ash ITT Partnership is committed to the employment and career development of disabled people.
What do we mean by disability?
The Disability Discrimination Act, 1995 defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and adverse long-term effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
We have been successful in working with trainees who have either a physical or mental impairment to become effective classroom practitioners.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
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Fairfields Primary School,
Apollo Avenue,, Fairfields, , Milton Keynes MK11 4BA
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