Bristol is an exciting, creative and diverse city to study in. Our partner schools are all situated in Bristol and the surrounding area, offering opportunities for you to learn in rich and culturally diverse environments and teaching children from a range of backgrounds with a range of needs.
You will learn teaching strategies to close the attainment gap for our children including those with English as an additional language (EAL) and children with Special Educational needs and disabilities (SEND). You will learn to challenge all learners and ensure all fulfil their potential and capabilities.
We have strong partnerships with our schools. They consist of Nursery Schools, Infant and Primary Schools and Academies.
During the year’s training you will have two placements. Most of the year will be spent in your home school, with nine weeks in the alternate key stage.
Over the year you will teach in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
3 - 5 year olds and Key Stage 1 (KS1) 5-7 year olds.
To begin with you will be in school for a minimum of three days a week which increases over the year five days, enabling you to become more involved in the life of the school.
You will have a school-based mentor – the class teacher, who is there alongside you to develop your expertise as a teacher. They will model best practise, make learning explicit, be a supportive guide and encourage you to take risks in order for you to progress, be courageous and learn new skills.
Your mentor with facilitate professional dialogue, nurture creativity and innovation, encourage self-reflection, celebrate your strengths and identify areas to develop through supportive, constructive feedback and target setting.
We are committed to inclusion and take into consideration many factors when organising your school placements including; distance from home to school, access to transport, preferred key stage where possible, ethos of individual schools, individual family circumstances, disability and additional learning needs. The PGCE route is an intense year so we are committed to accommodating your needs as much as we can to ease unnecessary challenges.