Sparkenhoe School Primary School

School Direct PGCE


Katie Parker successfully completed our PGCE course in 2015. She joined St Cuthbert's as an NQT and is now a key stage coordinator.


Sparkenhoe is the lead school in a Schools Direct teacher training course, in partnership with The University of Leicester and a group of other primary schools in the county and city. This course leads to a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

We have been successfully running this course since Schools Direct began. We are currently accepting applications for our 2018-19 cohort. For more details about the course please go to the University of Leicester website or the UCAS TT website.

The University of Leicester Information about our School Direct course

UCAS TT Information about how to apply

St Cuthbert's St Cuthbert's Primary School website

Since our first intake in 2014, all of our students have successfully completed their PGCE and have found teaching posts within schools. Our students know the classes and teachers they will be placed with and have the opportunity to spend time in our schools prior to the placements.

All our students have commented on the quality of the training and school experiences. They have been particularly impressed with the welcoming atmosphere in the schools, the feeling of being part of a team and the opportunities to embrace all aspects of school life.

Our mentors are highly experienced, skilled practitioners who work together with students to achieve the best results.They go above and beyond the remit of a mentor, helping students with applications,  preparing for interviews and all aspects of the transition from student to NQT.

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