The training will be delivered both at the university and by staff at the partnership schools.
Our training is supported by the University of Sussex which has a long and successful tradition in teacher education in partnership with local schools. Candidates on a School Direct Tuition Fee or Salaried place with University of Sussex will be automatically registered on the Sussex PGCE which offers up to 90 Master credits and enables progression onto a part-time MEd in the NQT year and beyond if you wish and is equivalent to half a Masters degree.
You will receive the same high quality level of training and support from the University of Sussex as would a traditional Sussex PGCE candidate in addition to the many benefits of undertaking a school–based model of training with our strong partnership of schools.
University of Sussex tutors work with us to provide high quality inputs on how to teach and assess in a variety of secondary subjects or across the curriculum in primary schools. The University also provides a comprehensive programme of professional studies which complements the school-based training offered across our partnership.
This training features a mix of lectures, workshops, tutorials and school visits led by University of Sussex education faculty, excellent teachers from partnership schools and other educational experts. These sessions also allow you to share your experiences with other trainee teachers and reflect upon the learning and teaching you engage with in schools during the week.
Every trainee is expected to complete academic assignments at Masters level which are designed to develop knowledge and understanding, encourage reflection and assess progress against the Teachers’ Standards. The assignments are carefully crafted to ensure that trainees The University works in partnership with the school to organise a final assessment and make a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). A university subject specialist tutor will be assigned to support you whilst on the programme and you will be eligible to access a range of support services provided by the University.
You will spend the majority of the year in your main placement school. We then arrange for you to undertake a shorter ‘complementary’ placement in another school during the year. For secondary the shorter placement takes place for 4-6 weeks after February half term and for primary after the Easter holiday until May half term when the course finishes.
Further information on the course can be found here.