Why do we teach English in schools? English is a core secondary school subject with a wide range of real-life applications.
English allows people to express their own ideas and feelings, to develop empathy, to challenge their own perceptions as well as the perceptions of the world around them, and to become independent and critical thinkers throughout their lives. Teaching English gives students a voice.
As well as training to teach English Language and Literature, you may undertake supporting studies such as Media Education and Drama.
You will learn how to teach the National Curriculum, the key stage 3 Framework for Teaching English and GCSE and develop an understanding of A level and other post 16 courses.
Within the principles of inclusive education, you will develop an understanding of children`s reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will also examine numerous barriers to learning, and determine how to help pupils overcome these.
English teachers are privileged in that they make dramatic differences to the future opportunities their pupils can access. They change lives.
As well as enriching your subject knowledge, you will learn:
- the professional behaviours and responsibilities of a teacher
- how pupils learn
- how to plan lessons
- how to manage behaviour
- how to adapt your teaching to meet the needs of all pupils
- how to assess learning
- how to ensure pupil wellbeing
We are a very close-knit and supportive team and we pride ourselves on the support we offer our trainees. You will work closely with a Subject Expert who is an experienced teacher and outstanding practitioner and will also be supported by a Subject Mentor and a Professional Mentor in your placement school. We also have a growing network of former trainees now employed in our placement schools, who offer an extra layer of support.
We achieved 100% employment with our most recent cohort, with the majority taking up positions in schools within our partnership.
This course is a non-salaried PGCE (SCITT) QTS award and you will gain a PG Certificate in Education with 60 M-level CATS points. It has been developed with our partner schools and features an ambitious curriculum.
Whatever your route into teaching, whether you are coming straight from university, from academia or industry, you will enjoy the support and guidance of experienced and passionate professionals as you begin your journey into English teaching.