The Achieve with TELA School Direct programme is an established programme with a successful track record working in partnership with University of Warwick.
You will learn from practising teachers and university specialist to see how every lesson has the potential to change a life and start to develop skills required to start doing so yourself.
Our course structure covers the areas you need to feel completely prepared to enter your early career teacher (ECT) classroom.
During your training year you will earn both your Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) and Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and develop your knowledge of how academic theory underpins your classroom practice.
The course is tailored to your needs, you have three high quality placements in two schools. While on your teaching placements you will have an experienced, supportive subject mentor in school. This approach allows you the time required to embed the theory learned into your practice and explore how an effective teacher utilises cognitive science, pedagogical teaching strategies and experience to refine their teaching.
You are supported, every step of the way by your mentors in school and the Warwick university specialist.
In school, you will be working with your subject mentor and initial teacher training (ITT) coordinator, who ensure you have the exposure required to gain a broad understanding. 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.
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 an early career teacher (ECT).
Training to change children’s lives in the local community…