Tollbar Family of Academies is a unique Multi Academy Trust (MAT) led by experienced educationalists responsible for one of the largest and most successful schools in the country. Tollbar MAT aims to offer a world-class, 21st century education to the young people in all its Academies, providing life-long learning opportunities and creating centres of excellence, which model the successful practices at Tollbar Academy, bringing confidence and pride to the local community. To learn more about the Trust visit our website http://www.tollbarmat.co.uk/
Tollbar MAT works closely with the University of Hull to offer teacher trainees a high quality programme which leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as well as enabling candidates to achieve a PGCE. The Secondary PGCE programme concentrates on the teaching of 11 - 16 year olds, but part of it extends your studies/experience to cover preparation for post-16 teaching. It is delivered by the University from its Hull campus together with Academies within Tollbar MAT. Our Academies are based in Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire region.
Trainees spend one third of their course studying at the University with dedicated subject tutors, and the remainder is spent on two teaching practices in two Academies within the Trust. On placement every trainee has the benefit of both a professional tutor, and a subject specific, personal mentor to guide them through their teaching practice.
The course will prepare you to be an English subject specialists across the 11 - 16 age range, but part of it extends your studies/experience to cover preparation for post-16 teaching. We are seeking applicants who have a high degree of vocational motivation as well as strengths in the academic fields of English language and literature.
Trainees are given a thorough grounding in the requirements of the National Curriculum, and in the practical classroom strategies. There is a strong emphasis on trainees’ individual creativity in developing learning resources. The course also encourages the development of critical literacy, through reflection on teaching methodologies and engagement with current research in the field.
The course places a strong emphasis on the requirements of GCSE and A level subject planning and assessment, and on increasing trainees’ grammatical confidence and awareness. Work on Shakespeare involves collaborative practical sessions and an approach to play texts as enjoyable, popular, performance material needing interactive classroom activities.