The course offered is a PGCE with QTS, through our provider, Bishop Grosseteste University, through a School Direct, Unsalaried Route.
This PGCE course prepares you to teach children in the 5 to 11 age range as a general primary teacher (Year 1 to Year 6). It is a very practical course with around two-thirds of the time spent in schools, mostly working with teachers and pupils, and around one third spent on directed study, with partnership training in the University and school.
Find out more on our website: https://www.bgu.ac.uk/courses/school-direct-primary#start
This makes it ideal for those who have some experience of the working world, mature students and also those that wish to learn more on the job.
The course is delivered through full-time training with an assigned teacher mentor on the school site, with a chosen year group and class, for the entire academic year.
Each Friday is spent training off-site, at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, where a program of basic training and support is provided.
When training at school, the course is managed by the assigned mentor, and school based lead mentor, with regular checks on progress and further support offered by the university based mentor, at least three times a year.
By the end of the course, the trainee will need to prove that they have met all of the core teaching standards effectively, in order to lead on the planning, teaching and learning of a class of children, with support, and up to 80% of the curriculum timetable.
The school also provides a comprehensive package of additional training within special training sessions, INSET and Staff Meetings, which are designed to cover all aspects of mandatory teacher training, specialist training on areas such as Pupil Premium, SEN Interventions and Running Trips and Visits. Many aspects of this training also include the development of core employ-ability skills.
Full details of the course can be found in the schedule on the school website, at www.malcolmsargentschool.co.uk.
You can also look on the Apply For Teacher Training Website, to search for and apply for our course: https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-teacher-training