This course 38ZQ leads to PGCE(M)QTS. The significance of different teacher training qualifications.
This course is run by the West London Teaching School Alliance (WLTSA) in partnership with (and accredited by) the University of Roehampton. We make prompt shortlisting decisions and will liaise with you quickly if we need additional information.
WLTSA enables you to choose your host school. Later, if there is a teaching vacancy and they want to retain you, you can be employed fairly seamlessly the following year without the post being advertised. As 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.
You would enrol at the university and would attend all 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: Typical Timetable
The course includes lectures, workshops, tutorials, and classroom experience, proving you with an awareness of the theoretical foundations of the subject, and of strategies for teaching and learning.
Workshops enable you to explore drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, photography and digital art. University tutorials enable you to receive individual support. The lecturers are experienced teachers of art and design and active researchers in the field of art and design education, while visiting artists offer workshops in specific processes.
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 teaching staff and with your school mentors, 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 have the opportunity to teach KS3/KS4 and support in KS5. At KS3 pupils will explore a series of projects which develop skills and conceptual understanding including knowledge of contemporary and historical art.