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Manor Teaching School has an exceptional reputation for training the next generation of outstanding teachers. We are absolutely committed to delivering on this national priority to bring more teachers into our wonderful profession. As an Outstanding school you will receive excellent support and opportunities to see inspiring lessons in action.

Train with us and benefit from:

  • Training to teach in your local Outstanding school to ensure you see practice at its best

  • Opportunities for a variety of placements in incredible local primary schools

  • Exceptional employment opportunities - 100% of students who completed their PGCE with us over the past 3 years successfully gained employment at the end of their programme.

  • Structured development covering all aspects of teaching that you will need to be a confident teacher

  • Support and Mentoring from talented teachers who care passionately about providing an exceptional education for all children.


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Who offers primary teacher training?

Primarily, there exists two types of training: those led by universities and those led by schools. Schools leading the training are known as SCITTs (School Centred Initial Teacher Training). All ITT programs incorporate school placements to acquire teaching practice.


What do the acronyms PGCE, QTS, and EYITT mean?

PGCE stands for Postgraduate Certificate in Education. QTS signifies Qualified Teacher Status, which requires fulfilling the Teachers’ Standards. Possessing QTS allows teaching in any state school in England, Wales, or Northern Ireland; different qualifications are necessary for teaching in Scotland. EYITT pertains to Early Years Initial Teacher Training.


The PGCE, or Postgraduate Certificate of Education, is an academic credential typically requiring about 9 months for completion. It provides a foundation in teaching and learning theory, research, and practice. Typically, it involves attending university sessions and completing assignments. However, a PGCE alone does not grant qualification for teaching; you must also attain QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) to work as a qualified teacher.


Many teacher training programs allow simultaneous completion of both a PGCE and QTS, while some only facilitate QTS attainment. Check the details of the teacher training courses you're interested in to ascertain if they offer the option to pursue a PGCE alongside QTS. You can obtain a PGCE after QTS if desired; there's no obligation to pursue both simultaneously.


EYITT, or Early Years Initial Teacher Training, certifies individuals to teach in Early Years environments like nurseries or reception classes in schools. However, it doesn't confer qualification for teaching older primary school pupils.


What qualifications are necessary?

Candidates seeking Initial Teacher Training Education must provide evidence of the following qualifications:


A degree in any subject (the required classification varies by provider; consult your preferred provider for details)

Maths and English with a grade of C/4 or above at GCSE or equivalent (equivalencies provided below)

Science with a grade of C/4 or above at GCSE or equivalent if applying for primary ITT.


If you wish to train to teach a subject at the secondary level without a degree in that subject, you have options:


Consider taking a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course if:


Your degree is closely related to your chosen subject, but not specifically in that subject.

You studied the subject at A level but not at the university level.

You possess relevant professional experience, and an SKE course would help you apply that experience to the curriculum and teaching.

You would benefit from a brief refresher course in your chosen subject.

You can find details of SKE course providers on the Get into Teaching website.


Note: If you have a joint honours degree, you can pursue teacher training in either of the subjects within your degree name.


Tips for applying for a teacher training position:

To initiate your application, utilize the DfE Apply website: Apply for teacher training – GOV.UK ( Ensure your referees consent to providing a reference and can respond promptly when requested. Delays often occur when referees are slow to furnish references.


The necessity to pass the professional skills tests has been abolished; however, certain teacher training providers administer literacy and numeracy tests as part of their recruitment process.


Consider gaining school experience before commencing the course, if feasible. Directly contact a school and inquire about shadowing a teacher, subject, or pupil. Avoid waiting until the end of the year, as schools may not be able to accommodate your request then.

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