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Newbottle Primary Academy

Proud to be part of the Aim High Academy Trust
Newbottle primary school

Secondary Tuition Route

We are pleased to offer training with our partnership secondary schools in Maths, Physics and Design Technology.

These initial teacher training courses equip you to share your interest in these subjects with young people and inspire them to fulfil their potential. Our course prepares you for Qualified  Teacher Status (QTS), which is an essential qualification for teaching in state-maintained schools.



The courses have two strands. The first strand is based at the University and provides a solid grounding in theory and practical issues. The second strand is based in partner schools where you will undertake practical teaching experience

The first part of the course, September - January,  contains one module which covers teaching and learning issues and subject application. Over seven weeks there will be two days spent the university and three days within your school. There will also be a six week block of school experience.

The second part of the course, January - June, contains one module which builds on previous work on teaching and learning issues and subject application. There will also be a full time school experience for ten weeks.


To be eligible for this route you need to

  ¨ Hold an appropriate degree

           -For Maths - 2:2 in Maths (other qualifications would be considered)

           - For Physics - 2:2 in Physics (other qualifications would be considered)

   -  For Design Technology - 2:2 in a subject relating to Design Technolog

    ¨ Hold a C grade GCSE in English and maths


Additional requirements


Applications for this course will be made through UCAS



As the secondary courses we offer are particular priorities, you may be eligible to receive a bursary or a scholarship.

For further information www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Whilst training to be a teacher of maths, physics or design    technology, you may be eligible for the subject knowledge enhancement  (SKE) programme, which will build up or refresh your  subject knowledge. You also may be eligible for a SKE bursary.

For more information www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching

School Experience Program

The school experience programme (SEP) is run by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and offers places to those wishing to commence initial teacher training (ITT) in a secondary school subject.

Spending time in a classroom is the ideal way to strengthen your application for teacher training. School experience gives you the chance to watch lessons and see for yourself what it's really like to be a teacher – and allows you to draw on your own examples in your application and interview.

For more information www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching