Primary Advantage Federation is seeking to appoint excellent applicants like you for the School Direct PGCE Primary Early Years PGCE Programme 2020-21.
This route looks identical to the PGCE Primary Early years programme on offer at UCL- the only difference is that you apply directly to our schools rather than the university itself. That way you know where you’ll be placed for the entire year.
Our university partner for this programme is UCL Institute of Education (IOE), a global leader in teacher education. Their programmes are recognised by Ofsted as “outstanding” in every criterion across Primary and Secondary education. All our School Direct students have full access to UCL student support services and facilities.
The primary PGCE is a highly popular course known to develop effective, confident teachers whose classroom practice is informed by an advanced knowledge of educational theory, and who continue to learn and reflect throughout their careers.
As a trainee you will be warmly welcomed and supported in our schools.
You will start the year at the IOE and early in September join one of our schools for your first placement. You will have the chance to observe and participate in class at first and gradually be coached to lead activities and teach small group and whole classes as your placement progresses, with the guidance, nurture and support of your class teacher.
You will spend about a third of your training at the Institute of Education. In addition to this Primary Advantage offer weekly hub sessions which provide the bridge between the theory and your classroom practice.
You will benefit from a very strong support network which includes an IOE tutor, school mentors, class teacher mentors and the student peer group. Most importantly you will love working with our children.
As part of our support programme you’ll come together for a weekly Hub training session with some of the best teachers in our Federation for training, observations, and reflecting on practice. We have found this creates a really strong peer group which students find incredibly supportive and valuable. It also adds an important third dimension to your teacher training experience.
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