This course D646 leads to PGCE (M)QTS. The significance of the qualifications can be found here.
This course is run by the West London Teacher Training Alliance (WLTTA) in partnership with the University of Roehampton. We make prompt shortlisting decisions and will liaise with you quickly if we need additional information.
WLTTA enables you to choose your host school. Later, if there is a teaching vacancy and they want to retain you, you can be employed for the following year without the post being advertised. By becoming a WLTTA trainee, all our schools could employ you this way and we operate a pool.
Our aim is to produce exceptional teachers who could remain in alliance schools to continue their careers, taking advantage of further professional development, including the accredited Early Career induction programme.
You will enrol at the university and:
- attend all the same university sessions with those who had applied through the university;
- have full access to university facilities and mentors.
The university awards your PGCE. WLTTA selects a contrasting school for your ‘away’ placement.
As a guide: Typical timetable
Our aim is to enable you to become confident, knowledgeable and enthusiastic teachers. We provide opportunities for you to explore the theory and practice of social science education through lectures, workshops and tutorials, and to develop your expertise in the classroom through time in both your host (and contrasting) schools.
The course provides an awareness of the theoretical foundations of the subject, of strategies for teaching and learning and of current issues surrounding social sciences education. Regular tutorials enable you to receive individual support from tutors. Our lecturers are experienced teachers of social sciences and active researchers, while visiting lecturers offer workshops in specific aspects of teaching social sciences.
Through initial 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, 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.
Your university tutor visits you in both schools to monitor your progress and discuss your development with you and your school mentors.
You will get the opportunity to teach both KS4 & KS5.