Our Primary teaching course will train you to teach children aged 5 to 11. It provides training in all primary stage National Curriculum subjects, with a particular focus on Mathematics, English and Science.
Completion leads to a postgraduate qualification and recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
You will spend a significant amount of time studying the core subjects outlined above, while also studying Religious Education, History, Geography, Art, Music, Design and Technology and PE.
Working in conjunction with the University of Manchester (Ofsted rated Outstanding 2019) you will attend university-based sessions. These sessions will give you creative and innovative ideas to take into the classroom complimented by a blend of education theories, ideas and concepts.
You will spend approximately two-thirds of your time in schools and the rest will be University based.
To support your development as a teacher you will receive quality teaching experience in our partner schools, complimented by personalised guidance and support from experienced mentors.
The Pennine Teaching Alliance consists of 9 Primary schools and one secondary school all based in Colne, Lancashire. This enables us to place our trainees in the most suitable establishments.
Throughout your training year, there will be a bespoke training program delivered by highly effective practitioners from within our alliance.
Throughout your training year you will work closely with your training schools to develop your own teaching style, set targets, take your own initiatives and evaluate your own work in planning, teaching and assessing.
You should anticipate that time in university-based learning combined with school-based placements will roughly equate to the time commitment of a full-time job, with additional time required in evenings and weekends for background reading, lesson planning and completing written assignments.
Your school and University experiences are formally assessed. Both your mentors and tutors will help you to record your achievements and set targets.
During each placement, you will be formally observed teaching and helpful and constructive feedback will be given, and at the end of each school experience, you will receive a report from your mentor. The report will comment on the following areas:
differentiation and assessment;
wider professional responsibilities.
These reports, together with your record of achievement and development, facilitate your progression as a teacher.
The written assignments will allow you to gain a maximum of 60 master's-level credits. Guidance and support to complete these assignments will be available from your University tutors.