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Deep Learning Teaching School Alliance

Who can Apply

Who can apply?

Applicants will need to hold, or expect to gain a minimum 2:2 initial degree. Additionally, a standard equivalent to Grade C at GCSE level in: English Language, Mathematics and Science are required. Trainees must demonstrate very high standards of communication in both spoken and written English. 

More details will be found on the UCAS website. 

Our UCAS ID number is: 1W3

Which courses are available?

For the year of study 2017-18 we have places available for:

PGCE Primary 5-11: Our Lady of Pity R.C. School leads a consortium of good and outstanding schools offering the School Direct programme.  As the lead school for the Deep Learning Teaching School Alliance, we are at the leading edge of educational initiative and career development.  We develop our students, not to become class teachers of tomorrow but to become future leaders in education.  Through the Teaching School Alliance, you will take part in live active research and access top quality training. 

PGCE Primary FS/KS1: who will focus their learning within the Foundation Stage (3-5 years) with experience also in Key Stage 1 (5-7 years).   This course is ideal for those who are fascinated by the earliest developments in children's formal acquisition of skills.   Enabling a child led approach and teaching the skills necessary to respond to learning in a large group are specialised skills which will flourish in the classroom context where theory becomes practice on a daily basis. 

PGCE Primary 5-11 with Specialism in Mathematics: Our Lady of Pity R.C. School is developing the teaching of mathematics locally in co-ordination with the local Maths Hub, led by St Mary's and St Thomas' School in St Helen's.  This work is truly shaping the mathematics teaching of the future, with hugely exciting developments including training from Singapore as the nation foremost in the world in accelerated and sustained improvement in mathematics teaching. 

Completing our School Direct training will result in a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), equating to 60 Masters Credits.