Level: Primary 
Non-salaried places: PGCE Early Years (3-7) with QTS and PGCE Primary Education (5-11) with QTS
Location: Cumbria
Start date: September
Lead school: St Marks C of E School

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Why Study with Us?

About the Alliance

Golden Apple Award,

The Kendal Primary Partnership (KPP) is proud to work with the University of Cumbria. Study with us towards a PGCE at Masters Level, with Qualified Teacher Status. Our exciting programme provides opportunities to experience critical and creative teaching approaches in Early Years and/or Primary settings.

We work with the Kendal Collaborative Partnership (KCP), which consists of 13 Primary schools, a Nursery, two Secondary schools and a Special school, who work together to train the next generation of outstanding teachers.

The KPP is based in Kendal, where you will learn from experienced teachers. Our training is led by staff from local schools in partnership with University of Cumbria tutors and takes place within our partner schools. You will immediately be immersed in school-life and benefit from experiencing an exciting variety of settings. The KPP has established partnerships with many schools who support placements and the academic modules.

Our course brings together the expertise of current practitioners, complimented by staff from one of the largest ITT universities. You will join a learning community where everyone is interested in reflecting and researching the pedagogies of teaching and learning.

Academic philosophy will underpin your learning, which you then apply in classroom settings. You will develop the craft of teaching at the same time as reflecting on the impact that a range of approaches have on pupils, staff, school and the wider community.

The Kendal Primary Partnership is an experienced alliance and our partner schools have worked with the University of Cumbria (UoC) for over 20 years. All of our schools have employed teachers trained at UoC and a number of our staff have been involved in devising the PGCE programme or been regular guest lecturers at the university.

We are very proud of our UoC Excellence nomination 2016 and our People's Choice Golden Apple Award 2018.



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St Mark's C of E (lead school)

St Mark’s C of E School is a one form entry church school serving the village of Natland near the town of Kendal. There are currently 170 pupils on roll and rising. As a result of recent building work, 7 classes of 30 children from Reception to Year 6 can now be accommodated. The school is located on a spacious site to the south of Kendal between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. St Mark’s also serves some of the smaller villages in the area as well as drawing pupils from Kendal.

St Mark’s is a high achieving school and consistently performs well in national tests. The last Section 8 HMI inspection in December 2016 stated that ‘the school continues to be Good’.

St Mark’s is one of 15 primary schools within the Kendal Primary Partnership alliance supporting the School Direct programme.

Address: Oxenholme Lane, Natland, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7QH

Phone: 015395 60719

Kendal Primary Partnership (KPP)

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