About the course
Our course is a primary School Direct route working with a small group of primary schools within two clusters of schools.
Our mentors are experienced and all schools have a strong ethos of supporting trainee teachers.
How school placements work
We offer a host placement and a contrasting placement.
The host placement lasts the duration of the Autumn term and the contrasting placement begins the Spring. Trainees then return to their host placement school for their final placement.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
A degree of 2:1 of higher
GCSEs equivalent to C or above in English, Maths and Science
- days recent experience within a school setting
About the training provider
Our School Direct programme is firmly embedded within a unique group of Primary Schools who are within the Ouseburn Learning Trust or the Gosforth Schools' Trust . All of our schools are conveniently situated in close proximity to Newcastle City Centre.
We work collaboratively to empower young people to excel as individuals and contribute to society. These outcomes are achieved by the outstanding quality of teaching which is responsive in meeting the individual needs of our children.
Highly skilled mentors will support you in your rewarding and fulfilling journey towards Qualified Teacher Status ensuring your developmental needs are fully addressed along the way.
Our commitment to ongoing professional development ensures that we remain at the forefront in curriculum development and innovative new initiatives.
Each trainee will be assigned a supportive and motivated mentor within their host school. A contrasting placement will allow a breadth of experience and enable trainees to really discover the exciting variety that primary teaching offers. Our training plan is tailored to the needs of our trainees and is fluid throughout the year.
Successful trainees will achieve:
• Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
• a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
• 60 credits towards a Masters degree from two assignments completed at Level 7
We hope that we will be your next step as you embark on your journey to become a primary school teacher. For further information about our programme please contact:
Rebecca McVittie or Helen Sykes on 0191 281 0000 email@example.com
About the accredited body
As well as immersion in the life of the school, students attend days at the Coach Lane Campus over the course of the year. These sessions provide the opportunity to be part of a professional learning community and to engage with some of the wider pedagogical and social theories around education.
Based upon the specific training needs of the student, Northumbria University works with the school to provide personalised input, drawing on expertise both within Northumbria and in school. Students are assessed in school, as well as being required to show their level of understanding through a combination of assignments.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
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West Jesmond Primary School
Tankerville Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE2 3AJ
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