Our School Direct programme allows you to qualify as a primary teacher within one year. You will gain a PGCE, QTS and 60 Masters credits. It is school-led, which means that the majority of your training is based in school. You will experience a full school year, and be immersed in daily life from the day you arrive in September. In doing so, you will have the opportunity to experience teaching as it really is, whilst working alongside, and being mentored by, outstanding practitioners.
You’ll develop your knowledge of National Curriculum subjects in the primary curriculum with a focus on teaching and learning in the Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
The course is a one year postgraduate certificate in primary education (3-11). You’ll gain a comprehensive knowledge of the core subjects and the full breadth of the National Curriculum. You will gain a deep understanding of issues related to inclusion as well as a critical understanding of educational policy. Other themes include how young people learn, behaviour management, assessment, and creative, innovative methods of teaching and learning. You’ll research theories of child development, gain a greater understanding of current professional issues in primary education and develop your own educational philosophy.
Teaching and Assessment
Your training will incorporate school based practice with weekly professional learning delivered by Huddersfield University and excellent practitioners from within the alliance. Professional learning will take place in our well equipped primary training classroom at The Maltings in Halifax. At the training centre, you will work with a group of trainees from other Trinity Teaching School Alliance schools, which will allow you time to collaborate, share good practice and engage in peer support. You will spend the majority of your training year in one school, but will also complete an alternative placement in a contrasting alliance school, where you will have the opportunity to experience a different setting.
Our School Direct programme offers the highest quality training in a supportive, rich learning environment. You’ll learn in small, friendly and collaborative groups, designed to give you the confidence to succeed.
Assessment is typically through the completion of a range of classroom activities, written assignments, reports, personal subject audits and the development of portfolios of evidence.