Age phase 5-11: this course will provide you with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and the option to study for a PGCE. Working closely with Bradford specialist staff in placement schools, you will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to be a newly qualified teacher.
The course is designed to help you fulfil a wider teaching role (including that of pastoral care) within your chosen educational context. Throughout the course, we place particular emphasis on providing equal opportunities for all students working in a diverse, multi-ethnic community.
A strength of the course is the way in which theory and practice are related as a result of extensive time spent working with children in at least two placements in Dixons primary schools. At least 120 days are school-based with support provided by experienced school mentors and expert host teachers.
The course builds upon the subject knowledge and independent study skills which, as a graduate, you will have already acquired. Our school-based sessions are also concerned with the professional skills which all teachers need. Course tutors work closely with ITT leads, mentors and teachers in our schools to provide you with advice and support for the progressive development of your teaching expertise.
A large proportion of your teaching and training will be in our academies, delivered by highly effective and successful teachers and leaders. School-based sessions consist of lectures, seminars, deliberate practice and observations of teaching in school. This is very much a practical course where you learn by doing.
Assessment is carried out across both placements against the Teaching Standards. Based largely in your home school, you will have one other main assessed school placement. You will also have the opportunity to get experience of a secondary school, alternative provision or special school.