This course NU9B leads to PGCE (M) QTS. Further clarity on the significance of teacher training qualifications can be found here.
This course is run by the 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 provides includes a range of lectures, workshops and tutorials, and classroom experience.
Regular tutorials enable students to receive individual support from tutors. Tutors on the programme are experienced teachers of Music.
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, 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 both KS3 music as well as KS4 (GCSE). There will also be opportunities to support A-Level classes. You will also play an active part of the extracurricular music provision such as choir, music theory club and instrumental ensembles as well as performances and concerts.
KS3 topics include Development of the Orchestra, Musical Elements, African Vocal Music and Djembe Drumming, Minimalism; Film Music, Song-writing, etc.