The School Direct, unsalaried, PGCE course, is a full time, one-year, Initial Teacher Education qualification, introducing you to the requirements for teaching students in the 11–16 age range. Where appropriate, opportunities to experience post-16 provision will be available.
The course is based on the ITT Core Content Framework and enables you to evidence progress, in a number of professional areas, leading to the awarding of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). If applying through the Bucks Hub, you will have the opportunity to apply directly to the Lead School and to indicate the name and location of the school in which you would prefer to undertake your main placement training. You will be assigned a specialised Teacher Mentor, who will support you closely in your school placement experience. In addition, you will work with the Bucks Hub and your Teacher Mentor to agree the location of a six-week second school experience, within a contrasting school, in the Spring term, where you will develop your skills to become an excellent classroom practitioner.
While undertaking your school placement, you will simultaneously work towards securing 60 Master’s level credits, by attending centre-based training with the University of Hertfordshire, one day per week. This is an integral part of the programme. We strongly believe that innovative and effective teaching and learning is made possible through a teacher’s full engagement with research informed practice and underpinning theories of learning. This is fostered in two modules and developed through school-based training. You will be expertly supported in your journey to becoming a critically reflective teacher, capable of inspiring pupils to learn, achieve and flourish.
Training to teach with the Bucks Hub is exciting, rewarding and demanding. The Bucks Hub is an unapologetically exclusive training provider, offering outstanding practitioners, bespoke opportunities to flourish, within a diverse network of schools. By the end of the course, you will be well prepared for any challenges in seeking employment as an Early Career Teacher (ECT).