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.
Teaching mathematics in a secondary school is an immensely stimulating but very demanding task, which requires enthusiasm, intelligence, stamina and a sympathy for the needs of individual students. Hull’s PGCE course aims to give you a wide range of skills as a mathematics teacher, and to help you understand the important role of mathematics in the school curriculum. It concentrates on the teaching of 11 - 16 year olds, but part of it extends your studies/experience to cover preparation for post-16 teaching.
The PGCE course is open to graduates with a substantial element of mathematics in their degree. There may be an opportunity for graduates of other (non-mathematical) subjects to take a Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course prior to doing a PGCE course.
We should normally expect applicants invited to interview to have had some fairly substantial contact with a state secondary school in the UK to observe some mathematics lessons and talk to teachers and students.