You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside experienced teachers and colleagues who can offer examples of good practice and provide advice and support during your training. You’ll spend the majority of your training in your host school and will feel part of the school community.
As a guide, you will spend four days a week in your host school and one day a week at Warwick University to develop your subject and professional studies. You many also complete a few alliance training days at Lawrence Sheriff School. To broaden your experience, you will complete a six week placement in a contrasting school, usually after the Christmas break.
In order to develop expertise in your chosen subject area, you'll take three core modules. They're all designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills you'll need in your successful teaching career:
• Subject Studies: You'll learn all aspects of how to teach your subject, including planning, teaching, assessment and classroom management.
• Professional Studies: You'll learn about working in classrooms and schools, and the broader context of teaching today.
• Professional Practice: You'll take placements with opportunities for observation, practice and investigation in partner schools.
You’ll be assessed in the following three modules:
• Subject Studies (PG1) M Level: A series of assessments focussing on both educational theory and issues in your specialist subject (1 x 1500 word formative essay, and 1 x 4000-word essay, 1 x Academic Poster)
• Reflective Practice (PG2) M Level: A reflective case study on an area of educational practice in your placement school(s) supported by a literature review (1 x 5000-word essay)
• Professional Practice H Level: Meeting the Teachers’ Standards at a Good or Outstanding level (Regular observations by mentors and Teaching Fellows; Tutorials; Professional Digital Portfolio, Viva Voce)
You’ll also be assessed on whether you meet the Teachers’ Standards at a level appropriate for a newly qualified teacher.
All assignments are submitted in electronic form. Your tutors will give you formal feedback identifying the strengths of the academic piece, and offer any advice for future work.