You will have 2 Placements throughout the year.
Your main school will be your first placement covering the autumn and summer term with a second placement in the middle covering the spring term within one of the partner schools. We have 15 partner schools, the majority are Secondary Schools teaching 11-16 but we also have Sixth Form and Special Schools. There may be travelling involved as Herefordshire is a rural county.
The school element will also consist of a programme of professional studies and subject studies across the partnership, and will be integrated into the University Professional studies programme. These will be overseen by professional mentors who will have the overall responsibility for the management of the provision, ensuring that student teachers have full access to the appropriate age and ability range. Subject mentors are responsible for providing a programme which will involve individual and collaborative teaching and weekly mentor support.
Your timetable will consist of both University based and school based work.
Throughout both placements trainees will have both subject and professional studies sessions in the university.
Your timetable within the school setting will be incremental.
Placement 1: Starting with collaborative work and observation and with 25% teaching to 50% by the end of the placement combining both collaborative and solo teaching.
Placement 2: Incremental teaching from collaborative to solo teaching with maximum of 50% solo teaching through to the end of placement 2.
What our School Direct programme offers trainees
Professional and relevant training in a school context along with the benefits that a Higher Education Institution can offer.
Opportunity to work alongside teachers and colleagues who can offer examples of good and outstanding practice, advice and support during training
Opportunity to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to become a very effective teacher
The award of Post Graduate Certificate in Education with QTS
Credits for assignments that demonstrate Masters level study and progression towards a higher degree qualification
An enhanced training experience through additional pathways and opportunities for specific areas of the curriculum
The prospect of high employment in our regional schools