This SSELP School Direct course (25YM) is for graduates who are passionate about training to teach primary school pupils in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. At the end of the course you will be qualified to teach across the primary phase and be prepared to teach all subjects across the primary curriculum.
Your course will consist of:
130 School based training days, across 2 consecutive age-phases, which will take place in SSELP School Direct schools.
Workshops, led by skilled practitioners at SSELP SD.
Seminars and lectures led by Sheffield Hallam University.
This one year PGCE primary course is divided into 3 terms.
The first term, from September to Christmas consists of school based professional practice in your Home school and culminates in a 6 week assessed block placement. Outside of the 6 week assessed block placement period your week will be comprise of: 3 days of school based training, 1 day of SSELP SD workshops and 1 day at Sheffield Hallam University.
The second term from January to March, is referred to as the Alternative Placement. Here, you will attend a different SSELP SD school as well as attend the SSELP SD workshops and university and have the opportunity to visit a secondary school, Early Years provision and Special Needs school.
The third term, from March to June, will be based back at your Home school but will be in an alternative key stage. You will complete your final 8 week assessed block placement.
During the course you will be allocated one of our highly trained
mentors who will guide and support you through the school based training element of the course. You will also be provided with an experienced SHU academic tutor who will offer support with your academic studies including your 2 masters’ assignments. Further support will come from your SSELP SD course lead, SHU course lead and a university Link Tutor.
You will complete 2 assessed Block placements within your Home school and will be assessed by your mentor overseen by your SSELP SD course lead and a University Link Tutor. You will need to demonstrate that you have met all the Teaching Standards.
You will also need to complete 2 masters’ level assignments together with academic assignments.
Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) together with Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) with master’s credits (60 credits).