Southfields Academy Teaching School SCITT has many years of ITT experience, both as a provider in our own right and also in our successful partnerships with leading universities. We offer placements in Good/Outstanding schools and strong support to PGCE trainees and their subject mentors.
Located in the heart of London, PGCE courses at King’s are rated Outstanding by Ofsted, with excellent tutors on hand to support you through your training. In the last research assessment exercise, the department was rated second in the UK (REF, 2014). You will have the opportunity to work with experienced tutors who are actively engaged in research in their subject and in pedagogy more widely. Ninety-four per cent of 2018 graduates who sought teaching posts were employed within 6 months of qualifying. In the King’s student survey, 92% of trainees rated the quality of their training as very good or good.
The principle of the mathematics course at King’s is a view of teaching based on the process of planning ‐ teaching ‐ reflection. The process looks at relevant research, the principles of the mathematical topic which is being taught and links with other areas of the mathematical curriculum. In general mathematics sessions are workshops where we consider how to build upon pupils’ prior knowledge and address any misconceptions they might have. A sequence of lessons can then be planned to enable successful learning and teaching. Suitable responses from pupils are identified to assess their progress and understanding, and the effectiveness of the teaching approach used. Additional areas covered in the mathematics programme include:
Motivation and engagement
Reasoning and proof
Resources beyond textbooks
The course starts in the second week of September and is full-time until late June. College sessions are usually from 9:30 to 4:30 but much of the time is spent in schools and you are usually expected to be in school by 8:00. The course is very intensive and most students find that they are not able to do part-time work during the training year.
Southfields has School Direct placements for Maths trainees within our partnership. If the placement school is important to you, please contact the Teaching School on 020 8870 1797 for the latest position on our vacancies.