If you are passionate about English. If your dream is to become an inspirational secondary school English teacher, then our outstanding Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training programme is the course for you. Studying English at YWTT gives you a fantastic start to your teaching career, offering you the opportunity to train in some of the best classrooms in Hull and the East Yorkshire and gain a PGCE awarded by Sheffield Hallam University. Our innovative programme blends evidence based research and educational theory with immersive practice in the classroom.
English is a cornerstone of learning and has a unique place in the curriculum as a key subject and a means of acquiring a wealth of essential life skills. English enables pupils to develop key skills, specialist knowledge and concepts in areas relevant to their daily lives. As an English teacher, you will be instrumental in opening up the timeless power of language to your pupils, encouraging them to be analytical, creative and imaginative.
Here at YWTT, we provide a stimulating and supportive environment in which to study all aspects of this core and life changing subject. Our English Subject Lead, delivers effective, bespoke subject sessions throughout your training year. This training and development is rooted in effective class room practice and the latest robust educational research; it is a superb opportunity to explore effective pedagogical approaches and methodologies in English teaching, with a leading subject expert. Furthermore, you will be personally supported by an experienced and specially trained school based English mentor who will help you design and deliver effective, creative and challenging lessons based on substantive subject knowledge.
Our English course is innovative and intellectually demanding; sessions cover:
Current developments in the teaching of English and its place as a core subject in the National Curriculum
How to design and deliver a sequence of well-structured and engaging English lessons underpinned by robust evidence based research.
How to teach all aspects of English Language and Literature.
The consolidation and extension of your subject knowledge.
How to hone and develop your own teaching style through first-hand classroom experience, teaching all different types of learners English across the Key Stages.
The development of literacy and oracy within the English Curriculum.
100% of headteachers who employed YWTT trainees said that they had made an excellent start in their new schools, with Ofsted stating that “NQTs have the knowledge and skills to become exceptional teachers.”