About the course
On the course you will be in school four days a week and follow a central training programme on Fridays, which augments your subject knowledge for teaching and your general professional development.
During the course you will receive strong support from The Cambridge Partnership (TCP) in the form of a Subject Specialist Tutor (secondary). Well-being of trainees is crucial and we have developed a strong mechanism to support trainees in this respect. A qualified counsellor is available at no cost to you.
Over the course you will produce an e-portfolio of evidence, monitored by TCP and your school(s). You will also have assignments to complete and your teaching will be observed regularly, with feedback to ensure strong classroom practice.
In November 2017, TCP was graded “good” by Ofsted and we shall be pleased if you view our final report on the OfSTED website.
How school placements work
Placements will be in CMAT schools across the academy trust.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
You could be eligible for either:
- a scholarship of £17,000
- a bursary of £15,000
To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Geography 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 about eligibility for bursaries and how you’ll be paid.
You may also be eligible for a loan while you study.
Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.
Minimum Entry Requirements:
- GCSE English level 4/grade C or above, or equivalent;
- GCSE maths level 4/grade C or above, or equivalent;
- Bachelors Degree.
About the training provider
Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust is a family of schools centred in Cambridgeshire. CMAT schools share a vision of education at the heart of local communities. As a Trust we truly value the success of every child and we place the sharing of excellent education practice at the core of this value. We are committed to improving the quality of education and life in the county of Cambridgeshire, and its immediate surroundings. With this aim, the Trust operates from hubs in Cambridge and Peterborough and its staff, pupils and families are spread across the entire area from rural village to inner city estate. Training the next generation of outstanding teachers is a vital part of our vision for the future. CMAT has a long history of delivering professional training at all levels of a teacher's career. Our philosophy is to encourage creativity and evaluation to continually push the boundaries of learning.
The Cambridge Partnership is a well established, successful provider of Initial Teacher Training and rated 'Good' by Ofsted in 2017.
The Partnership aims to create successful, bespoke training programmes to stretch and challenge talented graduates who are committed to working in primary or secondary schools around the country. As an experienced provider The Cambridge Partnership can provide the necessary support for schools and trainees to ensure that all trainees thrive in a high quality, reflective environment. The Cambridge Partnership joined CMAT in 2015 and is an integral part of CMAT's holistic view of education.
Training with disabilities and other needs
CMAT and The Cambridge Partnership are committed to equal opportunities for all. We aim to ensure that no present or prospective trainee or tutor receives less favourable treatment than another on grounds of any condition or status not directly affecting study or work. As part of our equal opportunities policy, CMAT and the Cambridge Partnership are committed to improving the support of students with a disability.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
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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.
Nene Park Academy
Oundle Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 7EA
The Ferrers School
Queensway, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire NN10 8LF
Support and advice
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