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.
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
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
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.
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!
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:
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.
About the accredited body
St Mary's has been recognised as one of the highest quality providers of training for primary teachers in the country. Our teaching students have one of the highest employment ratings in the UK with 98% of 2016 Primary PGCE graduates in employment and 96% of our primary UG students employed or in further study within 6 months of graduating.
•You will be working in partnership with an 'Outstanding' (March 2011) provider.
•We have a long standing tradition and proven excellence in providing initial teacher training since 1850.
•Opportunity to work within a professional community providing excellence in practice and pedagogy.
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.
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:
Training programme code:
Choose a training location
You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Bisley C of E Primary School
Hawthorn Way, Bisley, Surrey GU24 9DF
St Paul's Catholic Primary School
Hampton Court Way, Thames Ditton, Surrey KT7 OLP
St Peter's C of E Primary School
Little Green Lane, Farnham, Surrey, Little Green Lane GU9 8TF
St Polycarp's Catholic Primary School
Waverley lane, Farnham, Surrey GU98BQ
St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School
Horseshoe Lane West, Merrow, Guildford GU1 2SX
Waverley Abbey C of E Junior School
The Street, Tilford, Surrey GU10 2AE
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