This course is for Physical Education with EBacc.
Trainees filling these places are required to undertake additional training in an EBacc subject (English, maths, history, geography, science or languages) alongside their main specialism of PE, so that they are capable of teaching this in school. Trainees are required to demonstrate the Teachers’ Standards in PE only, not in the additional subject. Applicants need to have an A level at grade C or above in an EBacc subject.
You will spend the majority of your week based in school, learning from outstanding teacher educators who will provide the mentoring, pastoral care and subject support you need on a daily basis.
You will have a one day induction in July and a week induction in September. Some of our partner schools may also invite you to join their July/September induction days. Following this induction you will start in your main placement school and meet the team, complete all compulsory safeguarding training, shadow and observe colleagues and start to immerse yourself in school life. In a short period you will begin to take on classes to teach by yourself, always with the support of other colleagues in your team and at a pace you are happy with depending upon your previous experience. You won’t begin to teach straight away but take the first few weeks to observe great teaching and get to know your base school and the students you will be teaching.
Throughout the course you will have weekly Education and Professional Studies sessions based at the SCITT hub at Landau Forte College. These sessions will provide a framework for you to develop as a teacher and support the practical side of your training with up to date academic research based input.
Trainees highly value our subject training. An experienced Subject Knowledge Tutor will support the development of your subject delivery and those areas which have been highlighted from your subject knowledge audit. Subject Knowledge sessions will deepen your subject knowledge in relation to curriculum needs and appropriate teaching and learning strategies, with a particular focus on how educational issues such as assessment, planning, and delivery can be most effectively achieved in the classroom. The focus is on practical solutions to ensure that you develop as a creative and reflective classroom practitioner.