About the training provider
Training with OWLS
We run a challenging but rewarding School Direct PGCE programme which will help you to secure deep and meaningful knowledge and understanding of teaching within primary education. The OWLS cluster is a dynamic group of schools offering a diverse range of contexts and training enhancements.
Our staff have a long and successful history working closely in partnership with Edge Hill University. Edge Hill provides trainees with the academic bedrock of effective teaching and learning. In Edge Hill, your knowledge and understanding of research, both as a consumer and a leader, will be deepened. Within your tutor group, you will engage in preparation and reflection of your professional practices.
The cohort is big enough to share ideas and experiences, but small enough to offer opportunities for truly tailored provision and personal support. You will work alongside and be trained by outstanding, highly skilled, experienced class teachers who will guide, support and challenge you on your journey to becoming an outstanding practitioner. Training with OWLS will ensure that you gain a richly diverse set of experiences in school which will prepare you for a successful career in teaching. You will complete placements in at least two of our schools and visit the other schools for enhancement days. You will be supported by outstanding mentors as well as a visiting tutor from Edge Hill who is also your personal tutor.
Further information can be found on Hesketh Becconsall School Website
or by contacting OWLS administrator Barbara Stevens firstname.lastname@example.org 07752810961
Training with disabilities and other needs
All our schools are inclusive.
The Inclusion Team provide information, guidance and support to applicants and students who have disclosed any of the following: Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC), Mental Health, Sensory Impairment, Mobility difficulties or a medical condition e.g. Epilepsy, Diabetes, Heart Condition, Asthma and we work closely with academic and support staff across the University.
Learning Services provides support to students with a specific learning difficulty – SpLD, such as Dyslexia.
We encourage disabled applicants to make contact with us early in the application process to enable us to plan for support you may need right from start of your university course. We provide a friendly and professional service and applicants and students can discuss individual requirements in complete confidence. Our highly experienced team are here to advise you about:
Impact of disability/health condition and potential impact on study
Support available including 1-1 sessions, group support and study skills sessions
The benefits of a Student Support Plan
Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) and eligibility
Reasonable adjustments to support your study
Exam modifications and alternative assessments
Rights and Responsibilities
Support whilst on placement (e.g. access and transport)
Disclosure and Confidentiality
Rights and Responsibilities
PEEPs and Emergency Action Plans
One of our priorities is to ensure safe environment for all students. If you have Epilepsy, Diabetes, Asthma or another serious health condition which may require First Aid, we strongly recommend that you complete one of our Emergency Action Plans. We can discuss this with you when you come to see us.
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.
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||Shore Road, Hesketh Bank, Preston, Lancashire PR4 6RD
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