This course will develop your skills so you can help pupils express themselves, to become critical thinkers and develop the vital skills they need to succeed, not just in English, but also in other areas of their education and beyond. Our aim is to ensure you are able to deliver the wide-ranging curriculum covered under English, including Language, Literature and supporting studies in Drama and Media education.
You’ll learn the teaching methods and strategies that will help your classes develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills so they become effective communicators.
You’ll explore, test and develop the links between English in education theory and its practice. University workshops and seminars facilitate a space for learners to conduct this, which is then supported by your school placements.
This relationship, between theory and practice, alongside a variety of contrasting school experiences, ensures that you are offered a well-rounded teacher education. We believe that we are training English teachers to work in any school setting. Your course will feature a range of modules and the opportunity to get plenty of hands-on practice in local schools with support from colleagues in the school partnership and experienced University tutors.
If you are passionate about teaching, ambitious, reflective and with excellent communication skills and a desire to positively influence and transform young people’s lives, we look forward to receiving your application.
In return we will offer you: * a PGCE programme with QTS and Master’s level credits with our Higher Education Institution (HEI) partner, Birmingham City University * a training programme including sessions at university, Higham Lane School as well as your placement schools * an on-the-job training approach working alongside experienced teachers to plan, deliver and evaluate lessons from the start of the academic year * teaching experience at 2 complementary schools * opportunities to work alongside other trainees to share ideas and experiences * both subject and professional mentors to support and guide you through your training year.
Successful applicants may be placed at any of our schools depending on phase and subject specialism.
For more information on our partner schools, please see (https://www.highamlaneschool.co.uk/partnership).