Designed for those wishing to teach in the 5-11 age range.
Most of the programme is spent on school placements supported by academic input from the University. It prepares you to confidently and effectively teach across the primary curriculum using a variety of strategies which can be applied in different types of schools, taking account of the stages of children's development.
The course covers:
Key aspects of teaching and learning in relation to:
reading (particular emphasis on national priority area of systematic synthetic phonics);
writing (including teaching spelling, grammar and punctuation);
speaking and listening.
Learning varied curriculum approaches and developing your knowledge about language in a variety of ways, with some sessions including small-group work with children to put theoretical elements of the course into practice.
In placement schools, you undertake tasks related to teaching, learning and assessment.
Workshops addresses both subject knowledge and pedagogy.
Adopting a very practical, 'hands-on' approach to mathematics. Covering all areas of maths, but with a particular emphasis on numeracy. Includes examination of the theoretical basis upon which the various aspects of mathematics teaching are based, and constant reference to research findings and recent HMI/Ofsted reports.
Coursework assignments generally school-based, involving designing, planning, preparing and teaching various mathematical activities, together with reflection on and analysis of the adopted approaches.
Co-operative, creative practical work, workshop sessions, alongside private study and the completion of school based reflective assignments.
Built around three key axioms:
that children undertake real science;
that this is done in an investigative way;
that we develop models of understanding that can be enhanced and enriched as the child progresses.
Trainees reflect on learning through the eyes of the child, the teacher and the pedagogue.
You will also be expected to work independently, supported by provided resources to develop your own science knowledge.
Four half-day workshop sessions provided for each foundation subject: art, design and technology, geography, history, information technology, modern foreign languages, music, physical education, and religious education.
Most tutors are teachers who possess wide-ranging experience and expertise.
A variety of sessions to develop understanding of a range of issues related to the profession, to children, and to the world beyond the classroom.
special educational needs;
classroom organisation and management;
planning, assessment and record-keeping;
pupils with English as an additional language;
working with classroom assistants;
PSHE and citizenship.