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Primary (3-7) (3DFL)

On successful completion of the course students are awarded QTS, PGCE, comprising 60 credits at Master Level 6.

Students are placed in two highly performing schools, mentored by good and outstanding teachers – wherever possible this will be with a Specialist Leader of Education for the Early Years.

They will experience all aspects of school life which is invaluable when applying for future teaching positions.

Students will spend more than 120 days in schools on placement.

We will also arrange for students to visit provision to increase their awareness of where children transition into the Early Years Foundation Stage from and where they transition to when leaving Key Stage 1.

Students will also have the opportunity to view best practice for SEN and EAL children.

Students will be placed in two primary schools within the Barnsley borough, placement schools will be selected based on the strength of their provision.

Wherever possible will be place students in placement schools that are located conveniently for their needs, especially if the student has caring responsibilities. Students will not be expected to travel further than 25 miles from their home address to their placement school.

Students will be asked their preferred key stage (KS1 or KS2) and will spend the vast majority of their placement within this key stage.

Students will spend September and early October in their substantive placement school before spending 9 weeks in their alternative key stage in their swap placement school. They then return to their substantive school from January through to June. This 6-month block allows students to develop a sense of ownership of their class and develop relationships with children, parents and the staff team.

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