The Achieve with TELA School Direct programme is an established programme with a successful track record working in partnership with University of Warwick.
The course structure during your training year is split between time at University and three 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. Achieve with TELA also offer alliance days, giving you the opportunity to visit different schools and meet different educational professionals and senior school leaders. Achieve school-based sessions are delivered by people working and teaching in the current education environment. You will also 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.
Teaching at the University is delivered by a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. You’ll also attend specialist conferences where external providers deliver workshops in their specialist areas. You’ll receive a high level of support for both pastoral and academic needs.
Time spent at Warwick will focus on exploring the links between educational theory and practice. Lead lectures will introduce a key concept and theory, with seminars then enabling you to apply this new knowledge to your own practice. You’ll understand the IT skills and programs available to help you inspire pupils and do your job effectively.
You’ll be assessed in the following three modules:
Subject Studies (PG1) M Level: A series of assessments focussing on both educational theory and issues in your specialist subject (1 x 1500 word formative essay, and 1 x 4000-word essay, 1 x Academic Poster)
Reflective Practice (PG2) M Level: A reflective case study on an area of educational practice in your placement school(s) supported by a literature review (1 x 5000-word essay)
Professional Practice H Level: Meeting the Teachers’ Standards at a Good or Outstanding level (Regular observations by mentors and Teaching Fellows; Tutorials; Professional Digital Portfolio, Viva Voce)
You will also be assessed on whether you meet the Teachers’ Standards at a level appropriate for a newly qualified teacher.