PE Teacher Training place
The Calthorpe Park consortium is an exciting place to work and learn. We have a long and successful history of training and developing future teachers and are proud to offer a number of training places for 2018/2019.
The consortium comprises nine very varied schools which present dynamic and exciting training possibilities for those wishing to pursue a career in teaching. We have six secondary schools in the consortium, one of which also has a sixth form. We also have one junior school, one primary school and one special needs primary school which provides a unique opportunity for trainees to experience a very different educational setting.
Calthorpe Park School and partners work collaboratively as part of the University of Reading ITT Partnership to ensure that its trainees receive the best of what School-based and University-based training has to offer. These two aspects of the course are closely integrated and supported by University subject tutors as well by members of staff in school who receive specialist training at the University.
The University of Reading has a long and highly successful experience of ITT and particularly of working with schools on school-based training programmes. Initial Teacher Training courses at the University of Reading are based on the belief that education is about active and meaningful learning through which teachers become analytical,creative and receptive to new ideas. The University works closely with its Partnership schools, planning and delivering training programmes in collaboration: teaching is practice- as well as research-led. Schools are supported in recruiting the highest-calibre trainees who become excellent teachers at the end of their training.
Subject specialism is at the core of our training. You will work with specialist tutors in your subject, many of whom play a leading role in national research and policy developments. Staff from schools and other organisations (including national Subject Associations) work closely alongside our staff. You will also benefit from specialist facilities at the University’s London Road campus.
At Reading, the University-based route into teaching is fully integrated with the School-Direct routes, ensuring high-quality outcomes for all trainees. You will experience substantially the same training whether you apply direct to the University or to one of our partnership schools.
This placement is at one of our partner schools, Frogmore Community College.
Frogmore Community College is a mixed 11-16 comprehensive school located in Yateley, NE Hampshire. The number on role is now 618 and it has a specialism in technology. The school is committed to not only the personal and social development of our students but also to enabling them to achieve the highest possible academic standards.
The school has a stable core staffing structure and is fully staffed with specialist teachers and specialist rooms in all areas. Frogmore’s catchment is very small but a high proportion (44%) of students come from outside of this catchment and the school works in close partnership with its cluster partner primary schools on a range of teaching and learning focusses.
Frogmore serves a generally affluent and predominantly white middle class catchment, but with small pockets of significant deprivation. Due to the proximity of the College to army barracks, there are growing numbers of Nepali students. It is truly a full-range comprehensive school and is a ‘Full Access School’ for students with physical disabilities.
Following our Ofsted inspection in January 2017 we maintained our good rating for overall effectiveness, achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management. The GCSE results achieved in 2016 were at a record high with the proportion of students gaining five or more higher grades at A* to C including English and maths an astounding 75%; the highest in the school’s history. 85% of students achieved a C grade or better in English and 80% in Maths; both significantly above the national average. Almost 10% of the year group achieved 8 or more A* or A grades and two thirds achieved at least one of the highest grades.
The school has an extensive and well established experience of initial teacher training and is totally committed to giving trainees the experiences necessary to meet the standards set out for teachers by the DFES.
All candidates must have at least a C grade (or equivalent) for GCSE Maths and English.
Candidates should normally have a 1st, 2:1 or 2:2 honours degree in a subject that is closely related to the subject they intend to teach.
All candidates must have passed the QTS Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy before starting the course.
All applicants are expected to have gained some experience in a state secondary school prior to interview.
PGCE with QTS:
£9,000 (UK/EU students)
£14,900 (International students)