The Achieve with TELA School Direct programme is an established programme with a successful track record working in partnership with Loughborough University .
The course structure during your training year is split between time at University and two high quality teaching placements over two schools. During your school placement you will have an experienced and supportive mentor in school and cover teaching practice across the varied secondary age ranges.
You will be part of the Achieve pedagogy twilights sessions that run during your school placements. You will be part of the Achieve cohort with other trainee teachers studying across different subjects and Universities.
You will develop your teaching competence across the 11-18 age range in relation to the National Curriculum Physical Education programmes of study, examination accredited courses (e.g. BTech, GCSE, A Level). This will be achieved largely in a practical way with the emphasis on the development of pedagogical skills and effective delivery in the secondary school context. Working alongside other trainees and with experienced teachers in schools, you will learn how to effectively promote the physical, social, moral and cultural development of pupils through physical education.
The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to meet and assess pupils' needs and to plan and deliver physical education safely and effectively within the framework of the National Curriculum. The coursework which you will be asked to undertake will be linked closely to your teaching experiences in schools.
You will be assessed on an ongoing basis through your teaching performance during school experiences and through written coursework.
You will be expected to develop a range of competences appropriate to the role of a secondary school teacher, and to demonstrate that you meet the Teachers’ Standards.
A profile of your progress, achievements and attainment is maintained during the course.
Your progress will be monitored both by your university tutors and your school mentors and will be shared with you throughout the course. In this way, you will develop awareness of your professional strengths and areas for development; the course is designed to provide you with appropriate experiences to help you meet the full range of Teachers’ Standards.
Upon successful completion you will be awarded the Post-Graduate Certificate in Education or the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education, both of which lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
The Post-Graduate Certificate in Education course contributes 90 credits towards a masters degree programme.