This Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) Secondary Physical Education course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). It is identical to the University of Reading’s course X9C6. Applicants to this course, 2TRK, will however be interviewed by the Wokingham Federation and if successful will train in two Federation schools. They will follow the same course as X9C6 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, 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 of 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 career.
The programme provides an exciting, stimulating, and challenging learning journey. This is an exciting time to become a PE teacher with the subject increasingly recognised in contributing positively to pupils’ personal, social, emotional, cognitive and physical development.
During the course, trainees will see a variety of teaching strategies, hear different opinions and be taught by a collaborative network of teachers. It will be up to them to decide which methods suits them best and for them to develop an understanding of their own personal teaching philosophy and pedagogy.
Practical sessions will allow trainees to practise teaching PE in micro teaching sessions, to work on class pedagogy and organisation as well as develop their subject knowledge.
University-based teaching is through a series of lectures, practical seminars and workshops, where interactive and discussion-based techniques will encourage trainees to engage, reflect and challenge.
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.