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.
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. We prepare trainees to teach their main language to A level and often a second language to a lower standard.
We offer French and Spanish as both main and subsidiary languages. Some trainees work with both languages, some with one language. Many sessions are generic with language specific workshops in the language you choose to work in for any given activity.
The course seeks to identify the process of learning a second-language and critically reviews the various approaches, methods, techniques and materials used in the teaching of foreign languages within the context of secondary schools. Examples of methodology range from lively oral practice supported by interactive whiteboards, the use of new digital technology and games for beginners to the exploitation of topic-based and literary texts at sixth-form level.
Trainee learning programmes in the university and partnership schools form a coherent whole, with university tutors and school mentors working closely together.