Wensum Junior Partnership
Primary (G788)

QTS full time

Accredited body
Norfolk Teacher Training Centre
Financial support
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
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
Website
http://www.norfolkttc.ac.uk

About the course

On this course you will learn how to develop your subject knowledge in the context of the primary curriculum, within your chosen age phase.

We will support you as you explore ways of translating your subject knowledge in to effective and engaging learning activities. Throughout your training year you will encounter and explore different methods for using your knowledge and enthusiasm in order to grow in to a teacher whose work inspires young minds.

We will involve you in developing your own understanding of the structure of the primary curriculum, and you will learn how to use this as the basis from which to build consistently strong lessons. You will learn the craft of lesson planning, creating learning-centred activities alongside a clear vision for how young minds learn. You will be supported in learning how to assess pupil progress and how to use the results of your assessments in order to refine your lessons. All our programmes help trainee teachers to channel their enthusiasm for their age phase specialism in to lessons which are grounded in key principles of the curriculum and a commitment to see pupils achieve. You will explore how data is used in education to monitor and plan for progress.

Importantly, you will also come to share our vision of how primary teaching contributes to the lives of development of young learners and prepares them for their schooling ahead. As with all our programmes, you will learn a range of strategies for promoting and securing excellent behaviours for learning which have achievement and self-confidence at their core.

Your school-based experience will be underpinned by a professional development programme. You will grow your understanding of the teaching profession and the key issues which shape educational provision for young people. The programme provides you with constant opportunities to reflect on your professional practice and to acquire a depth of professional understanding of teaching, learning and assessment.

Throughout the programme, you will be supported by your mentor who will be a primary specialist who understands your needs and with whom you can work in partnership to ensure you have a fantastic and fulfilling year.

Interview process

What are we looking for?

We are looking for people who can show that they are committed to working with young people and joining the teaching profession.

If your previous professional experience is directly related to working with young learners, we want to hear from you.

How we select our trainees:

Interviews will be held at City College Norwich and will involve candidates in a full day of activities designed to test suitability to teach. Candidates will be asked to take part in an interview task, group exercises and have a one to one interview. You will receive a brief from us so you know what to prepare for your interview. We strongly believe that interviews should be a two-way process, so we aim to give you as much information on NTTC as possible and answer the questions we know you will have.

How school placements work

Individuals will not automatically be placed within our school. Placements are co-ordinated through the NTTC and are based on where we know we are able to offer excellent mentoring and great opportunities to develop knowledge of the primary curriculum.

All trainees follow a programme of 4 days per week in school and 1 day at college. You will be placed at a minimum of two schools during the year which will offer you contrasting experiences of education in our region.

All trainees will gain experience teaching Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Fees

The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,000
EU students £9,000
International students £9,000

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

You will have achieved a good class in your degree which will be directly related to teaching. In addition you will have a C / 4 or above in Science, English and Mathematics at GCSE.

Personal qualities

Most importantly, you will be able to demonstrate why you want to work with young children and prove your commitment to the primary sector.

About the training provider

Working closely with our partner schools across the region, Norfolk Teacher Training Centre and the Wensum Junior Partnership offers 3 to 11 experience across a broad range of schools. We provide a tailor-made route in to teaching with our school based programme. Our well qualified and motivated mentors are at the heart of our programmes, offering the opportunity to develop curriculum knowledge alongside engaging classroom activities.

We offer 3 routes to Primary QTS, Primary Teaching Apprenticeships, Primary with Mathematics School Direct (fee-funded) and Primary School Direct (fee-funded).

About the accredited body

At the Norfolk Teacher Training Centre, everything we do is about training excellent teachers. We offer the opportunity to train in a broad range of environments, including rural Primaries and larger city Infant & Junior Academies.

Your school-based experiences will be grounded in a training programme run by experts in adult education and based at City College Norwich.

We have above national average employment rates for trainees securing their NQT post. We believe that this demonstrates NTTC’s commitment to ensuring that you are well prepared to present yourself at interview.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Working with City College Norwich we are able to work closely with all our learners to ensure that all needs are supported in an atmosphere of inclusivity. If you have any special needs, please talk to us in confidence during your interview and we will ensure that the most appropriate and individualised learning plan is put in place.

Contact details

Email
Paul.McCann@ccn.ac.uk
Telephone
01603 773708
Website
http://www.norfolkttc.ac.uk
Address
Wensum Junior School
Norwich
Norfolk
NR2 4HB

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: 8H6
  • Training programme code: G788

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Location Vacancies Code
City College Norwich
Wensum Junior, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 4HB
Yes 4

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