This course BN9I 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) St Mary’s University, Twickenham.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 vacancy and they want to retain you, you can be employed fairly seamlessly for 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 then remain in alliance schools, continuing to further their career with the benefit of our on-going CPD.
Most schools need you to be able to teach at least one of the three sciences to A-Level, and to be willing and able to teach all three Sciences at Key Stage 3 and ideally to GCSE. We can help you learn to do so.
You would enrol at the university attend all the same sessions with those who applied through the university; have full access to university facilities and mentors;the university still awards your PGCE. WLTSA selects a second contrasting school for your ‘away’ placement.
As a guide: Typical Timetable.
Lectures would include teaching, assessing, classroom management and child protection. Subject seminars are led by your university tutor.
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 and 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 have the opportunity to teach across KS3/KS4. You will also have the opportunity to support KS5 in either your host or second placement school. At KS3, you will cover the key areas of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics (such as cell biology, atoms, elements and chemical reactions, energy and forces).