Our mission at Ladywood is to enable you to enthuse and inspire children aged 5-11 with creative teaching. Through a combination of local school based training within the Bolton area and EHU sessions, we aim to provide an innovative, school-led programme whereby you can learn from specialist tutors and expert practitioners at the cutting edge of developments in education.
You will benefit from high quality training through our excellent partnerships and experience a variety of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classes in good and outstanding settings. We will consider your personal interests and work alongside you to create a tailor made experience.
The PGCE School Direct route will train you to teach across the 5-11 age range in Key Stages 1 and 2 and achieve the Teachers’ Standards. You will receive a high quality training experience and learn the latest approaches and strategies necessary to fully prepare you for your first years as an Early Career Teacher (ECT).
During the programme you will study a breadth of subjects, including all of the National Curriculum subjects. Through a focus on evidence-based research, you will specialise in one of the following:
Computing/Technology Enhanced Learning
Special Educational Needs/Disabilities
Learning Outside The Classroom
This PGCE School Direct route consists of three main elements.
Academic and Professional Development – gaining knowledge of how children learn and how their needs differ, you will develop the core skills of planning, assessment, teaching and classroom management. You will also gain an understanding of the education system, consider the wider professional role of a teacher, and learn how to reflect upon and take responsibility for your professional development.
Curriculum Subject Knowledge – working with expert tutors, you will acquire essential subject knowledge for the Primary National Curriculum. Exploring a range of teaching methods, including the use of ‘new’ technologies, you will be guided in how to provide children with stimulating, imaginative and effective learning experiences.
Focus area – you will identify a specific focus of personal interest relevant to current issues, initiatives and discussions within your chosen specialism. You will conduct a literature review and develop proposals for school improvement.
You may choose a research specialism from a variety of subjects.
Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.
We strongly recommend an early application as there is high demand for places.