Geography teachers help young people to recognise how changes to the environment happen and affect us, as a result of natural processes and human activity. Do you have a background in Geography? Are you motivated to develop the next generation’s sense of stewardship for our planet, on a local and global scale?
South Bromsgrove is a well-established, successful School Direct Lead School. Our partnership offers a strong collegiate and supportive environment within which trainees thrive. We offer a dedicated training space, excellent facilities and expert mentoring and coaching. Our Professional Studies programme offers an ambitious curriculum aligned with the DfE Core Content Framework for Initial Teacher Training.
Our aim is to:
- Encourage entrants to the profession who are motivated to pursue teaching as a career;
- Develop teachers who are highly reflective, and curious about their own practice;
- Develop teachers who are committed to ongoing professional learning;
- Encourage teachers to value and contribute to a highly supportive, collaborative and collegiate culture in schools.
This course prepares trainees to teach Geography within secondary schools, from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 5. The course involves a combination of practical teaching experience and taught modules on pedagogy and broader aspects of education. We offer training places at South Bromsgrove High Academy. Trainees will be placed at South Bromsgrove for the main placement and will undertake a second, contrasting school experience placement at another school. Second school placements will be arranged during the first term and will be carefully matched to the needs of the trainee.
The professional studies element of the course will be coordinated by South Bromsgrove High Academy on a particular day each week. The unique aspect of this programme is that the delivery will be shared across schools in a wider alliance, who have specific areas of expertise. This will also allow insight into First, Middle, High and Special Schools. Much of the Professional Studies element will involve linking theory to classroom practice and will involve input from a variety of teachers, school leaders and Specialist Leaders in Education.
The subject based elements of the programme will be delivered in collaboration with University of Worcester.
You will be assessed on your teaching practice and two academic assignments: creating teaching resources that will help pupils to learn a particular topic; and engaging in reviewing the teaching strategies that are effective in your subject.