- To gain practical teaching experience in contrasting schools
- To build your confidence and help you reflect on and evaluate your professional practice
- To become an authority on the latest curriculum developments, issues and innovations
- To grow confident in the latest technologies and develop multimedia resources
- To learn to teach phonics, early reading, writing, and early mathematics, as well as foundation subjects
- Assess pupils effectively, promoting pupil progress across the curriculum, and manage their behaviour to create a strong learning environment
- To leave with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to begin your teaching career by taking three core modules
Subject Studies: You will cover core subjects (English, Mathematics and Science) and non-core (Foundation) subjects. Foundation subjects are covered through 2 “taster” sessions for each subject: Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, Geography/History, Music, Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), Physical Education (PE), Religious Education (RE) and PSHE.
Professional Studies: You will develop a good understanding of the key factors in successful learning and teaching. You will address central issues including planning, teaching, assessing and behaviour management.
Professional Practice: You will have opportunities for observation, practice and investigation in two contrasting schools. You will develop an awareness of your professional development, reflect on progress on school placements and set targets for successful completion of the programme.
You will also be asked to choose a specialism: Early Years, Special Educational Needs, English, Mathematics or Science. The specialism is a unique opportunity to enhance your subject knowledge and skills in a critical area of Primary education.
Trainees will spend 4 days per week in school with 1 day per week being a training day. After the Summer half term, trainees will be in school 5 days per week.
You will be assessed in the following three modules:
Subject Studies: coursework focusing on one aspect of practice in each of the 3 core subjects (Masters level assignment – 3,000 words; and looking at practice in one strand within your Specialism across a range of contexts (e-presentation – 2,000 words).
Professional Studies: Coursework focusing on a key issue and combining theory with your practice in schools (Master’s level assignment – 5,000 words.
Professional Practice: Meeting the Teachers’ Standards at a Good or Outstanding level.
Training days will mainly take place at the University of Warwick with some days being held at Bishop Challoner Catholic College.