St Polycarp's CTSA
Primary (39DQ)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited provider
St Mary's University, Twickenham
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.stpolycarps.surrey.sch.uk

About the course

For detailed information please visit: www.stmarys.ac.uk

Why St Mary's?

You will be working in partnership with an 'Outstanding' (March 2011) provider for both Secondary and Primary provision.

We have a long standing tradition and proven excellence in providing initial teacher training since 1850.

Opportunity to work within a professional community to provide excellence in practice and pedagogy.

Opportunity for knowledge exchange and cooperation between educators, teachers and academies.

We can offer a wide range of secondary subjects specialisms and primary provision at Key Stage 1 and 2.

Interview process

St Polycarp's CTSA will take the lead in interviewing once we have received your application through UCAS. Successful applicants will be invited to interviews held in collaboration between the school and university.

How school placements work

School placements are organised by St Polycarp's CTSA drawing on the talented and nurturing staff within the schools in our alliance. We are proud of our child centered approach to learning and our supportive ethos and from the moment you join this course you become part of our team.

You will be placed in a minimum of two schools listed below with the flexibility to ensure your placements reflect your needs and interests e.g. SEND placement. Your supporting mentors will be trained to guide you through this learning journey and work alongside you to enhance your educational understanding and classroom practice.

The St Polycarp's CTSA is a group of 25 good or outstanding schools based across Surrey and Hampshire, within the Diocese of Brighton and Arundel, who work together collaboratively to push the highest educational standards across the local area.

Our key alliance partners:

St Joseph's Catholic Academic School, Aldershot, Hants

St Joseph's Specialist School and College, Cranleigh, Surrey

All Hallows Catholic School, Farnham, Surrey

St Peter's Catholic School, Guildford, Surrey

St Edmund's Catholic Primary School, Godalming, Surrey;

Rydes Hill Preparatory School, Guildford, Surrey

Diocese of Arundel and Brighton

St Mary's University, Twickenham, Surrey

University of Reading, Berkshire

Our alliance schools:

All Saints C of E Aided Infant School, Tilford, Surrey

Bisley C of E Primary School, Bisley, Surrey

Potters Gate C of E Primary School, Farnham, Surrey

Puttenham C of E School, Puttenham, Surrey

Ridgeway Primary School, Farnham, Surrey

St Andrew’s C of E School, Farnham, Surrey

St Cuthbert Mayne Catholic Primary School, Cranleigh, Surrey

St James Primary School, Elstead, Surrey

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Epsom, Surrey

St Matthew’s C of E Primary School, Liss, Hants

St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Thames Ditton, Surrey

St Peter’s School, Farnham, Surrey

St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School, Guildford, Surrey Waverley Abbey C of E Junior School, Farnham, Surrey

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

Primary SD Tuition Fee:

• GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including

mathematics, English and science

• degree classification of 2.2 or above

• a preferred two weeks experience in the relevant (desirable)

Key Stage classroom environment

• evidence at application of the ability to

demonstrate a high standard of written English

• successful completion of skills tests

in mathematics and English

• health and physical capacity to teach 5

• an acceptable Disclosure and Barring Service

(DBS) 6 and DBS by association.

Personal qualities

If you have a genuine desire to watch children learn and grow in your care then this is the course for you..... If you are committed to developing your professional values and learning from others with humility, compassion and a desire to improve then this is the course from you....... If you value the opportunity to share ideas and challenge assumptions this is the course for you....... If you will work alongside us with a resolute desire to achieve your best for the children engaging them in their learning then this is the course for you!

Other requirements

See entry requirements for DBS requirements.

About the training provider

Welcome to the St Polycarp’s Catholic Teaching School Alliance, a unique and nurturing alliance of schools whose aim is to support aspiring teachers into the rewarding career of teaching.

We are very proud that St Polycarp’s is currently one of only two Catholic primary teaching schools in the diocese of Arundel and Brighton with a range of inspiring and committed teachers within our schools, many of whom are leaders in their subject areas. Once you start your journey you will become part of this experienced, motivated team, working together in a friendly environment to make you feel supported every step of the way.

Currently we work with both St Mary’s University and Reading University to offer a choice of providers with courses that suit the individual needs of each applicant. Please see their enclosed information and timetables to enable you to make an informed choice.

Applications can be made through UCAS on www.ucas.com, the codes you will need are:

Reading 3CHN

St Mary’s 39DQ

We hope you have all the information needed to support you with this important decision, but please feel free to contact Charlotte Carr on TeachingSchool-ITT@stpolycarps.surrey.sch.uk if you have any questions.

This is a personalised programme which allows you to receive invaluable training in at least two of our alliance schools. If you are considering a career in teaching and value the child and their learning to be at the centre of this decision then St Polycarp’s CTSA is the right place for you.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Both ITT providers and the St Polycarp's CTSA support all candidates with a willingness to learn and support the needs of children. The courses are personalised in approach and able to provide the reasonable adjustments required for candidates with disabilities and other needs. Both Reading university and St Mary's have well resourced student services with the knowledge and support required to assist any candidates who may require additional help.

Contact details

Email
teachingschool-ITT@stpolycarps.surrey.sch.uk
Telephone
01252716307
Website
http://www.stpolycarps.surrey.sch.uk
Address
St Polycarp's CTSA
Waverley Lane
Farnham
Surrey
GU9 8BQ

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: 2EG
  • Training programme code: 39DQ

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Name Address Code
St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School Horseshoe Lane West, Merrow, Guildford GU1 2SX T
Waverley Abbey C of E Junior School The Street, Tilford, Surrey GU10 2AE W
St Paul's Catholic Primary School Hampton Court Way, Thames Ditton, Surrey KT7 OLP S
Bisley C of E Primary School Hawthorn Way, Bisley, Surrey GU24 9DF B
St Polycarp's Catholic Primary School Waverley lane, Farnham, Surrey GU98BQ P
St Peter's C of E Primary School Little Green Lane, Farnham, Surrey, Little Green Lane GU9 8TF F

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