This Secondary PGCE English course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). It is identical to the University of Reading’s course Q3X1. Applicants to this course, 265H, will however be interviewed by the Wokingham Federation and if successful will train in two Federation schools. They will follow the same course as Q3X1 and will become members of the University in the same way as all the other successful applicants to this course.
The course supports its trainees to become reflective professionals who are able to secure the very best for all children. We work with them to be resilient, creative and inclusive. With the highest expectations of learning, progress and development, trainees inspire young people to become confident, active citizens who are able to cope with the fast-moving demands of the 21st century.
The aim of the partnership between the Wokingham Federation and the University of Reading is to train excellent practitioners who have a positive impact on their pupils. This is accompanied by the recognition that excellent teachers continue to develop throughout their careers and never stop learning. Our intention therefore is that trainees should take ownership of their development during this year of training and establish the habits of reflective practice that will sustain them throughout their careers.
Both the Federation schools and the University recognise the importance of being able to teach children to think, create and explore the world through language and literature. To achieve this, training to teach English on this course is therefore a dynamic, cutting edge and a ‘hands-on’ experience, which will enable trainees to share their passion for English with pupils, and develop professional skills so that they can become excellent English teachers.
The course is linked with National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE) and provides great networking and professional learning within a community of English teachers.
Between the campus environment and the diversity embedded within the Federation schools, our trainees develop a strong identity as beginner teachers and educators of the future. Please see School Direct with the University of Reading for more details.