This course 36BC leads to PGCE(M)QTS. Further clarity on the significance of teacher training qualifications can be found here.
This course is run by West London Teaching School Alliance (WLTSA) as Provider (in partnership with (and accredited by) the University of Roehampton.
WLTSA enables you to choose your host school at application. Later, if there is a teaching vacancy in your host school and they want to retain you, you can be employed fairly seamlessly the following year without the post being advertised. By becoming a WLTSA trainee, all our other secondary schools could also employ you this way and we operate a pool.
Our aim is to produce exceptional teachers who can remain in alliance schools, continuing to further their career with the benefit of our on-going CPD.
Having chosen your main host school with WLTSA, you would attend the same university sessions with those who had applied through the university; have full access to university facilities and mentors; and the university still awards your PGCE. WLTSA selects a second contrasting school for your ‘away’ placement.
As a guide: 2018-19 timetable.
The course includes a range of lectures, workshops and tutorials, together with classroom experience.
The course will provide students with an awareness of the theoretical foundations of the subject, of strategies for teaching and learning in Drama and of current issues surrounding Drama education. Workshops will enable students to explore a range of practical processes and approaches. Regular tutorials enable students to receive individual support from tutors. Tutors on the course are experienced teachers of Drama and researchers of Drama education.
At school, through an initial programme of observations, you will become familiar with the workings of the school and department (pupil groups, pastoral systems, staffing, curriculum, resources, facilities, methods of teaching, lesson planning, and assessment).
You will be treated like a member of staff. With your school mentors, you will feel supported as you become ready to teach. Our mentors are excellent experienced teachers who undertake rigorous training to develop their mentoring skills.
Throughout your time in both schools, your university tutor visits you to monitor your progress and discuss your development with you and your school mentors.
You will get the opportunity to teach both KS3/KS4 Drama as well as some English lessons. Fulham Boys’ follow the GCSE EdExcel syllabus, Sacred Heart follows AQA and