Our School Direct programme allows you to qualify as a primary teacher within one year, with a specialism in Primary Maths. 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 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 including specialist Maths practitioners from White Rose Maths and West Yorkshire Maths Hub. 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’ll gain a deep understanding of key aspects of teaching including how children learn, behaviour management, assessment, and creative, innovative methods of teaching and learning. Working alongside expert practitioners from White Rose Maths, you’ll develop a deep understanding of Primary Maths pedagogy and assessment, as well as develop a critical overview of current best practice of teaching and learning in Maths.
Teaching and Assessment
Your training will incorporate school based practice with weekly professional learning delivered by Huddersfield University and excellent practitioners from within the institute. 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, 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 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.