School Direct programmes contain a core Professional Studies element and a series of Subject Studies sessions designed for your chosen specialism. Some of these take place at the placement school and some at the University of Warwick.
Trainees then take what they have learned in the training room directly into the classroom where they put it into practice under the supervision and guidance of mentors and fellow colleagues who will provide support, feedback and key guidance to ensure that all trainees make the required progress. Professional Studies sessions, based at Caludon Castle School, are facilitated by leading practitioners who have a track record of excellence in teaching.
Topics covered include:
Behaviour for learning
Outstanding lesson planning
Using ICT to enhance learning and teaching
Literacy and numeracy
The course will include:
Maintaining and developing subject knowledge in Drama and Theatre.
Managing behaviour and assessment in a practical classroom.
Developing students' independence and collaborative learning through Drama.
Teaching writing about Drama, including theatre reviews.
Delivering and developing lessons across Keystages 3, 4 and 5.
Developing strategies to teach subject matter across the school's curriculum through Drama.
Designing and supporting learning outside the classroom.
Supporting and facilitating opportunities for extra curricula Drama.
Trainees will have experience in at least two secondary or primary schools (depending on phase) and have the opportunity to immerse themselves in school life, participating in extra-curricular activities, parent meetings, and cross-curricular events. Trainees, also get the chance to spend some time working with children with special educational needs.
All programmes lead to QTS and PGCE status, including the award of 90 CATS credits towards Master’s accreditation, upon meeting the assessment criteria, specified by the University of Warwick.