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Wirral | Initial Teacher Training opportunities through our Wirral regional partnership
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Our Wirral regional partnership offers high quality school-led teacher training within Wirral state schools across the 5-11 phases.
The partnership believe strongly in the value of welcoming Trainee Teachers and Early Career Teachers into the Wirral education community, so much so that we run our own regional hub as part of Kingsbridge Teacher Training.
The Wirral partnership aims to support trainee teacher development, in line with the core content framework, drawing on the best available evidence, to improve education outcomes and to make a bigger difference for the education of all our children and support new teachers at the start of their careers.
Our aim is to support trainee teachers as they move through the training and qualifying process. Our approach combines in-school experience, centre-based training and on-line tuition. We work and equip trainees with the skills to work in an array of schools, including those in challenging circumstances. These experiences will ensure that you can teach high quality lessons and positively engage with pupils through their academic work as well as their pastoral experiences.
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Train to Teach as a Primary School Teacher
Primary (5-11) Programmes | Location Wirral
Our Wirral Primary Teacher Training Programme is full time and runs for one academic year that combines in-school experience, centre-based training and online tuition.
Placement are structured to offer training across the 5-11 age ranges with two placements.
Core School Placement
5-11 programme is within (Reception) Key Stage 1 – ages 5-7 (Years 1-2) Key Stage 2 – ages 7-11 (Years 3-6)
Placements during the year ordinarily operate as follows:
Adjacent Age Range Enrichment
(5-11 age range)
You will undertake a main placement in a Key Stage 1 or 2 and a second placement in a contrasting Key Stage. This experience will complement the sessions on transition and ensure you fully understand the expectations, curricula, strategies and teaching arrangements in the age group immediately before and after those you are trained to teach. These will be used to build a personalised learning plan that you will update and maintain throughout your programme.
Additional short-term intensive placements
In addition to the normal placements outlined above all our trainees engage in a range of additional short-term intensive school placements. Our intensive placement scheme provides additional opportunities for trainee teachers to benefit from highly focused practice of, and feedback on, essential components of the curriculum, to fully support trainees in the method and practice of teaching, especially in academic subject or theoretical concepts.
Tuition fees for all programmes leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with PGCert are £9,250.
Student Finance England: Tuition Fee Loan
If you are on our non-salaried postgraduate teacher training course, you’ll have to pay tuition fees.
Home and EEA students may be eligible for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees. This is available through Student Finance England. You won’t have to pay the cost of tuition charges up front and you will only repay the loan once you are in full-time employment and earning above £21,000.
Student Finance England: Maintenance Loan for Living Costs
Home students in England may also be eligible for a maintenance loan to help towards accommodation and other living costs. EU students can’t apply for Maintenance Loans. The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. You have to pay the loan back. This is available through Student Finance England.
Primary Programme (5-11) and Secondary Programme (11-16)
Similar to School Direct (salaried) programmes, Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships are a nationally-recognised, work-based route into teaching.
In addition to working towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) on successful completion of the course, apprentices will also complete an end point assessment (EPA) after the summer to consolidate learning from initial teacher training.
The apprentice’s salary (+ on-costs) is the only cost which the school should incur. The training costs of the Teaching Apprenticeship will be funded directly from the apprenticeship levy account and is £9,000. Trainees wishing to train via this route require employment within a school.
Apply or Wish to know more?
The best way to find out about teacher training with Kingsbridge and our Wirral based school partners is to come and talk to us.
We hold a number of information events during the year for anyone interested in a career in teaching.
Click here to sign up to one of our September 2024 information events
Applications are made annually via DfE Apply
Recruitment for September 2024 will begin as follows:
If you have any initial questions about Initial Teacher Training program, please call 01942 487999 or email email@example.com
Community First Academy Trust trading as Kingsbridge Teacher Training is committed to rigorous safeguarding procedures and consistently promoting the welfare of children.
All offers of teacher training are subject to an enhanced DBS Check and satisfactory references, medical clearance and verification of your qualifications satisfactory to the Initial Teacher Training entry requirements.