Primary with Ashbourne Dove Valley TSA Accredited provider: University of Derby

Course offered
QTS full time
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
QTS

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

If you want to teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, consider a course that gives you the qualification ‘postgraduate certificate in education with qualified teacher status’ instead.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.teachashbourne.com

About the course

There are 20 places for 2019/20!

There is lots to celebrate...

•The ADVTSA has doubled its recruitment numbers from 2017/18 to 2018/19. In September 2018, 21 trainees start their School Direct Primary Teacher Training Programme

(unsalaried).

•All 10 recruits last year successfully gained a PGCE with QTS in August 2018 and have secured teaching positions.

•The number of schools engaging with the ADVTSA School Direct Pathway Programme has significantly increased. In 2017/18, 17 schools hosted trainees, in 2018/19 this has increased to 28. Over the last year many Derbyshire schools, outside the Ashbourne location have actively approached the ADVTSA to join its high quality teacher training programme.

•ADVTSA works in true collaboration with placement schools, as it believes that investing in the School Direct Programme will contribute positively towards the education of young children, so enforcing teaching + learning.

ADVTSA will give you:

•Academic input and professional studies from our HE partner Derby University, leading to qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE). Derby University is the awarding institution.

•Experience across two placements in the differing Primary Phases. (Four days a week in School and one day a week of training in the Alliance Hub or at Derby University.

•Enrichment opportunities in a variety of educationalist establishments. (Three weeks)

Assessment: Three practical performance assessments (one each term)

For further information please visit our website:

(http://www.teachashbourne.com)

Interview process

One interview in a partner primary school consisting of:

An Observation task; this will involve leading a group of 6 x Year 3 pupils for 20-30mins. You have a choice of either leading an activity on the theme of a 'story' or a 'mathematical activity'. The time allocation will include setting up and tidying away. You will be expected to bring your own resources.

A one to one interview.

Possibly a group interview/discussion.

Maths and English reviews (One hour total) only if professional skills tests are not passed. These are not the official QTS tests.

Interview panel will consist of ADVTSA director and headteacher,

How school placements work

Candidate schools are selected depending on distance of travel from their home. No more than 15 miles.

We offer primary training in 3-7 years and 5-11.

We currently partner with 28 schools. There is a map and list of schools on pages 10 and 11 on the following link: (https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/theashbournedovevalleyteachingschoolallianceosmaston/UploadedDocument/65ed3ea24d19409c8ffeb478540b8090/advtsa-primary-teacher-training.pdf)

Candidates have two placements over the year. A main/host school placement which is two full terms and a half term. Second placement will be in a contrasting school for half term. (Possibly 8 weeks)

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

Our Programme is subject to you having the following qualifications

by 30th June 2019:

•A degree classification preferably a 2:1 and above, (a 2:2 will be considered for exceptional candidates)

•GCSE in Science, Mathematics and English Language, Grade C or above.

•Passed the National Literacy and Numeracy skills tests.

•A clear DBS disclosure completed by The University of Derby.

Personal qualities

The ADVTSA is looking for talented hardworking individuals who demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to work with young children across the Primary Phase.

About the training provider

Ashbourne Dove Valley Teaching School Alliance is a thriving alliance with Teacher Training and recruitment being at the forefront of its success!

• The ADVTSA has doubled its recruitment numbers from 2017/18 to 2018/19.

• In September 2018, 21 trainees start their School Direct Primary Teacher Training Programme

(unsalaried).

• All 10 recruits last year successfully gained a PGCE with QTS in August 2018 and have secured teaching positions.

• The number of schools engaging with the ADVTSA School Direct Pathway Programme has significantly increased. In 2017/18, 17 schools hosted trainees, in 2018/19 this has increased to 28. Over the last year many Derbyshire schools, outside the Ashbourne location have actively approached the ADVTSA to join its high quality teacher training programme.

• ADVTSA works in true collaboration with placement schools, as it believes that investing in the School Direct Programme will contribute positively towards the education of young children, so enforcing teaching + learning.

ADVTSA will give you:

•Academic input and professional studies from our HE partner Derby University, leading to

qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE). Derby

University is the awarding institution.

•Experience across two placements in the differing Primary Phases.

•Enrichment opportunities in a variety of educationalist establishments.

About the accredited provider

Achieve your ambitions on one of the country’s top teacher training courses. We’ll work with you to ensure you become the best teacher you can be.

Rated outstanding by Ofsted and top ten in the Good Teacher Training Guide, our course offers exciting, varied school placements. With QTS, you can go straight into your first teaching job.

Learn from an experienced, lively and caring teaching team who are committed to your success: in the latest Newly Qualified Teacher Survey, our students rated their training as among the best in the country.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We provide a wide range of support for all students; this will vary, according to need.

Placement schools are carefully selected to accomodate the needs of each individual trainee. All trainees will be allocated an experienced teacher as a mentor. Derby University will also allocate a University Link Tutor. The mentor and tutor will work together to ensure that all trainees, regardless of disability or needs, are supported and guided through all aspects of their training. Sue Farr (The Alliance Leader) closely networks with Headteachers to ensure that the trainees well-being and growth is carefully overseen.

ADVTSA School Direct Programme 2017-2018 Induction Day (September 2017)

“Just wanted to say I have really enjoyed today, it was brilliant! Thanks! Feels like a family already. Our Whatsapp group has been very busy already!”

Contact details

Email
farrs@osmaston.derbyshire.sch.uk
Telephone
01335 343140
Website
http://www.teachashbourne.com
Address
Osmaston
Ashbourne
Derbyshire

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: 2BE
  • Training programme code: 2XS8

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location and give the relevant training location code.

Code Name Address
- Main Site Osmaston, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1LW

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