All schools in the alliance are highly committed to the training of teachers in a school based environment with access to high quality support from outstanding Higher Education Institutions. All schools in the alliance will have trained mentors who are involved in the planning and development of the School Direct courses with The University of Worcester.
The professional studies element of the course will be coordinated by the outstanding Bengeworth CE Academy and held on a particular day each week, focusing on developing teaching and learning within the classroom. The professional studies programme with be delivered and shared across schools in a wider alliance, who have specific areas of expertise with much of the Professional Studies element involving linking theory to classroom practice.
About The Course
Teaching placements for the Autumn and Summer terms will be in the same school in our alliance. Half of the Spring term will be spent in another of our partner schools, gaining experience in a different key stage and a different context.
You will attend the University of Worcester for 27 days of professional studies during the year, which will enable you to gain QTS plus a PGCE with 60 credits at Masters level.
Each Trainee will be assigned a Professional and School Mentor who will be experienced in mentoring, coaching and giving feedback. There will be a high entitlement of lesson observations by mentors and other colleagues and the opportunity to observe and team teach with outstanding practitioners across the alliance. Regular meetings with you mentor will enable to you review and set targets related to the Teaching Standards.
Specialist Leaders In Education
Within the programme there will also be opportunities to have personalised support from a Specialist Leader in Education based at Bengeworth CE Academy and access high quality training programmes linked to teaching and learning innovations across the alliance.
When will you start ?
You will be in school from the start of the year and will gain access to all the training and extra-curricular opportunities available in this vibrant alliance. All training will be made available to with a course overview at the start of the year.
This School Direct route allows you to achieve QTS and a PGCE qualification as well as credits towards Masters Accreditation.