Hungerhill School is committed to providing quality first teacher training. We continually develop and review our programme of study to make it current and relevant. Our course exceeds the statutory requirements for Initial Teacher Training in all areas. Your training will be informed throughout by the evidence base as to what makes the most effective teaching.
This course entails 4 days per week in school, during which time you will be guided by an experienced mentor: they will introduce you to school life and help you to learn how to teach your subject as you work your way through the Teachers’ Standards.
On one day per week you will take part in study days with fellow trainees in our training centre on the Hungerhill School site. This involves specialist input from the best practitioners who will help you develop your practical classroom skills as well as a deep theoretical understanding of subject specific pedagogy. You will be trained on varied aspects such as how to walk and talk like a teacher, plan lessons effectively, behaviour management and how to really stretch and challenge students.
There are three formally assessed teaching practices throughout the year. You will begin, and spend the majority of the year, in your ‘Home School’ and there will be the opportunity to complete one teaching practice in a contrasting secondary school.
The PE with EBacc course has the same structure our other courses whilst at the same time being specifically tailored to training in two subjects. PE will be your main subject so this will make up more of your teaching and observation timetable, with an incremental increase in your second subject over the three teaching placements. You will have a PE mentor and a mentor who specialises in your second subject to support you in both areas. You will also receive additional support with subject knowledge in both subjects.
Our PGCE is delivered through the University of Hull. You will spend approximately 4 days over the year with your tutors at the University of Hull alongside some virtual sessions to support with completing the two assignments.
Our 100% school-based approach means you will experience the full cycle of the school year from welcoming and settling new students in September to celebrating the success of students in July: by the end you will be ready to embark on your first full year as an NQT.