Primary with St Polycarp's CTSA Accredited provider: The University of Reading

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.

Date you can apply from
16 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

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.

About the accredited provider

The University of Reading’s Institute of Education is an established provider of high-quality training and research. They are ranked 8th in the UK for Education (The Guardian University League Table 2019) and have been consistently in the top 10 for over a decade.

Committed to developing caring, reflective, professional teachers, they have well-established partnerships with over 300 schools in Berkshire and the surrounding area.

Ofsted report that “Head teachers are eager to appoint trainees, because they are well prepared and have the necessary high standards of practice required to begin their teaching career” ITE inspection report, September 2016.

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: 3D28

Choose a training location

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

Code Name Address
E St Edmund's Catholic Primary School The Drive, Godalming GU7 1PF
W Waverley Abbey C of E Junior School The Street, Tilford, Surrey GU10 2AE
B Bisley C of E Primary School Hawthorn Way, Bisley, Surrey GU24 9DF
F St Peter's C of E Primary School Little Green Lane, Farnham, Surrey, Little Green Lane GU9 8TF
P St Polycarp's Catholic Primary School Waverley lane, Farnham, Surrey GU98BQ
S St Paul's Catholic Primary School Hampton Court Way, Thames Ditton, Surrey KT7 OLP
T St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School Horseshoe Lane West, Merrow, Guildford GU1 2SX

Advice and support

For questions about this course you should contact the training provider using the contact details above.

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