Harris Initial Teacher Education

Primary with Mathematics Course

Age range: 3 to 11

Course length: Full-time 1 year (Part-time also available)  

Course fee: £9,250 (UK and International students)

Course Code: 3F2F

Date you can apply from: TBC

Date course starts: September 2023

Qualification: PGCE with QTS


  • GCSE Grade A/7 or above
  • AS Level / A Level Maths grade C 
  • Grade 2:2 or above in a degree with a strong maths component i.e. over 50% Maths e.g. Maths, Economics or a degree in a Science

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About the course

Our full-time courses last for one academic year, from September to July. As a trainee teacher, you’ll be based at one of our 52 Harris Federation academies or partner schools, where you’ll learn to teach alongside expert classroom practitioners in an exciting, vibrant environment.   During the course you will spend one day a week at Core Training, based at Harris Academy Bermondsey in South East London. The rest of your time is spent in your school placement. School Direct is an immersive programme where you will be teaching across the year.  

The training sessions are facilitated by our expert practitioners who will model outstanding planning, teaching and assessment, to support your development as a teacher. You will have lots of opportunities to interact and learn from peers from across subjects and phases.   

There are a number of Subject-specific training days as part of the Core Training which includes the following content as a minimum:  

  • Maths
  • English- writing and spoken language
  • Religious Education
  • Read, Write Inc: an introduction to systematic synthetic phonics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) Day
  • Primary with Maths have 6 additional specialist training days, focusing on delivering and leading the maths curriculum

Assessment and Accreditation

Course arrangements and content may be subject to change in line with training partnerships with DfE requirements.

  • The Harris School Direct programme leads to the award of QTS through Harris Initial Teacher Education (an accredited SCITT provider), with PGCE and Master’s Level Credits awarded in partnership with Kingston University.
  • As a trainee teacher, you will be assessed holistically against the Harris ITE Curriculum, across the training year in both your school-based training and Core Training. By the end of the course, this will enable you to demonstrate that you have met the Teachers’ Standards as required for Qualified Teacher Status.
  • The elements that make up the holistic assessment include: Mentor reports; Evidence bundles; Final QTS Assessment panel presentation; Subject and curriculum knowledge; Attendance and punctuality; Professional behaviours; Mathematics and English proficiencies; and engagement and input in training.
  • The PGCE element of the programme is assessed by: Master’s level assignments; School experience.

Financial support from the government

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Find out about financial support if you're from outside the uk.

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