Bristol Cathedral
Mathematics (3CR9)

QTS full time

Accredited body
University of the West of England, Bristol
Financial support
Scholarship, bursary or student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
QTS

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

It may also allow you to teach in the EU, the EEA and Switzerland. You should check with the institution you’d like to teach in for confirmation. The status of QTS in these countries may change after the UK leaves the EU. Please check GOV.UK for updates.

To teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, you may wish to consider a ‘PGCE (or PGDE) with QTS’ qualification instead.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.cathedralschoolstrust.org/teaching-school/initial-teacher-education/
Vacancies
No

About the course

You will spend most of your time training in schools as a School Direct trainee. You will be placed in at least two schools across the year, so you get experience of different schools.

You will also spend some time studying at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol and have access all of their resources and support. This gives you the opportunity to work with a larger group of trainees in your subject, so you will feel part of a team.

All trainee teachers must complete four compulsory modules:

  • Professional Development in Secondary Initial Teacher Education
  • Professional Practice in Secondary Initial Teacher Education
  • Core Teaching in Secondary Initial Teacher Education
  • Classroom-based Enquiry: Secondary Education.

At the end of the course you will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from UWE Bristol.

Interview process

We're keen to get to know you both as an individual and as potential teacher. The interview process is also about you getting to know us, so you feel that you can make a firm commitment to training with us.

The process consists of:

  • a day-long visit to one of our schools
  • some time spent working with children to demonstrate your strengths
  • a panel interview
  • a group discussion about an aspect of education.

We will give you much more guidance when you apply. We look forward to receiving your application.

You will be recruited by Cathedral Schools Trust Teaching School Alliance, who work in close partnership with UWE.

Your next step: apply for a School Direct place with Bristol Cathedral via the UCAS teacher training website

How school placements work

You will spend most of your time training in schools as a School Direct trainee.

You will be placed in at least two schools across the year, so you get experience of different schools. One of them will be your "home" school. You spend more time in your home school. We want you to feel that you belong in that school community.

All of our schools are in or very close to Bristol, so you won't have far to travel.

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,200
EU students £9,200

Financial support

You could be eligible for either:

  • a scholarship of £22,000
  • a bursary of £20,000

With a scholarship or bursary, you’ll also get early career payments of £5,000 each in your third and fifth year of teaching (£7,500 in some areas of England).

To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in maths or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.

You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.

Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out how you’ll be paid.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • 2:2 degree
  • GCSE A*-C grades in both English and Maths (ideally B or above in both)
  • Your place on the course is subject to successfully completing the QTS Skills Tests

Personal qualities

We are looking for energetic, optimistic, resilient people who love teaching and learning.

We want people who are not only knowledgeable about their subject, but also passionate about its value as an academic discipline. We encourage individuals with the flair and talent to inspire young people.

We love people who are committed to working in diverse communities and getting the best out of disadvantaged children.

Our people have the highest expectations of children and of themselves. We want you to come into teaching to stay, so you can enjoy a rewarding career and make a significant contribution to the profession.

Other requirements

  • You will need DBS clearance before you start training.

About the training provider

Welcome to an unique opportunity to train in the heart of historic Bristol. We offer a range of schools at both primary and secondary level, including exceptional Sixth Form provision. We proudly serve a diverse community that represents the city of Bristol. We are a highly inclusive organisation that welcomes children of all faiths and none.

The Teaching School is based at Bristol Cathedral Choir School, described by OFSTED in 2016 as a school where "the ethos and culture are outstanding. Pupils from a wide and diverse range of backgrounds, faiths, beliefs and values come together in an exceptionally harmonious environment where all are respected, valued and supported to do well. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. It permeates all aspects of the life of the academy. The collective sense of moral purpose is powerful. The behaviour of pupils, and learners in the sixth form, and their attitudes to learning are exemplary. They make highly significant contributions to the ethos and culture of the academy. The support for individual and small groups of pupils is hugely impressive in quantity and quality, and highly effective. Pupils and sixth form learners are provided with a rich diet of high-quality experiences to broaden their personal development. The range and quality of musical activities are exceptional."

We are proud to offer school-based training in partnership with the largest local provider of Initial Teacher Training, the University of the West of England.

About the accredited body

The Department of Education and Childhood at UWE Bristol is a vibrant community with a mission to advance human flourishing and social justice through education and lifelong learning.

We have a long-term commitment to providing high-quality learning, teaching and research. We achieve this through partnerships with a range of local schools, colleges and other organisations.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and other needs.

Contact details

Email
teachingschoolalliance@cathedralschoolstrust.org
Telephone
0117353500
Website
http://www.cathedralschoolstrust.org/teaching-school/initial-teacher-education/
Address
Bristol Cathedral Choir School
1, College Square
Bristol
Bristol
BS1 5TS

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