- Primary with Early Years course* NEW for 2021/22
As a partnership we have invested both time and money in ensuring that our student-teachers have the best possible foundations to become outstanding teachers. The key philosophy behind our programme is its flexibility for students to study Mainstream, SEND, Early Years or a combination of each.
You will be allocated a ‘host’ school where you will complete school experience days and your Beginning and Extending placements. Your Beginning placement takes place in the second half of the Autumn term and lasts for 4 weeks. Your Developing placement takes place in the Spring term and lasts for 5 weeks. This will be in a different school and contrasting key stage. Your final Extending placement lasts for 10 weeks and runs through most of the Summer term.
When you start in September, up until the start of your first 4 week placement in the second half of the Autumn term, you will be gaining school experience in your host school for two days per week (Tuesday & Thursday) and at Tor View for three days per week (Monday, Wednesday & Friday).
At Tor View, you will be working towards your PgCE modules of Raising the Achievement of Children and High Quality Learning & Teaching with a University Lecturer. You will have an assignment to submit for each module.
In addition you will study Core Units in English, Maths, Science, PE, Behaviour for learning, Assessment Data Tracking, Computing, Creative Teaching and Learning, Physical Development, Child Development, Lesson Planning, Art, Music, English SPAG, History, Geography, D&T, Modern Foreign languages, RE , Classroom Management, Partnerships, Medium Term Planning, ASC, Interview Techniques, Transitions.
These units introduce you to key concepts and principles in teaching and learning, whilst aiming to the development of knowledge skills and understanding in core areas of teaching: curriculum design, assessment, planning, managing classroom behaviour and behaviour for learning and evaluation. The units also aim to develop your ability to reflect on your own practice, professionalism and underpinning values.
We are also pleased to offer a range of ELIP modules that are additional to the core programme, and unique to ELIP. These fall broadly into Mainstream / SEN / Early Years categories, although you are encouraged to select options which appeal, irrespective of which course you have chosen as a route into teaching.
Please email email@example.com for full details of all optional modules.