The School Direct (training) PGCE Primary course, although an academic qualification, is rooted in gaining practical experience.
The course aims:
- to give practical teaching experience in contrasting schools
- to build confidence and help you reflect on your professional practice
- for you to develop innovative teaching approaches
- to build confidence in designing and implementing stimulating resources for use in primary schools
- to give you skills to adapt your teaching to respond to different pupil needs and wellbeing
- to manage pupils’ behaviour whilst maintaining a purposeful learning environment
- to grow confidence in the latest technologies and multimedia resources
Our goal is to ensure that all of our ITT trainees graduate prepared and inspired to create an exceptional and inspirational learning experience for every child in school.
We encourage a caring and supporting ethos through strong partnerships with our alliance schools. We see our trainees as individuals and will support, challenge and nurture you to become a confident and reflective practitioner in the classroom. No two types of support are the same and this unique approach will allow you to maximise your training year ready to begin your teaching career confident and ready to teach.
During your placements you will be able to teach contemporary methods and practices across a range of ages and abilities in the primary sector. Through a structured programme of observation, joint planning and delivery of lessons you will gradually build up to whole class teaching.
All trainees will learn to teach across the range of subjects in the primary National Curriculum, with a strong focus on English and mathematics.
Most significant of choosing School Direct (training) is that you get to have a say in which school within the alliance you are placed. We work with you from the start to find the school that suits you and matches your location.
This is an intensive and demanding course, which offers superb preparation for anyone who is committed to educating young people. On finishing your training you will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status and 60 credits towards a Master’s in Education.
There is also a strong possibility that trainees will be offered a position at their school at the end of the training year, or within Futures Teaching.