Taught sessions, tutorials, online and in-school support will ensure that, as a creative teacher, you can facilitate your own students' development as fully literate young adults who can understand, engage with and create a multiplicity of texts both within and beyond the classroom.
You will gain experience of writing poetry and composing a writing portfolio of a wide range of other texts in collaboration with others. You will take part in practical drama workshops and learn about teaching many aspects of Media and Film Studies. You will also engage in extra-curricular learning and have other opportunities to further your own professional development.
We want you to:
Reflect critically on the English/Media curriculum and be inspired by the dynamic nature of your subject
Learn from examples of best-practice and become an effective practitioner
Be well-supported by both University and school tutors, and to support and be supported by your fellow students in the development of subject knowledge and classroom expertise
Set high expectations for yourself and for your students
Develop an understanding of your professional role within a department and a whole-school team
The English subject specialism sessions will cover a variety of areas including:
Speaking and listening
Planning and using curriculum documentation
Media in the National Curriculum
Drama and citizenship/GCSE Drama
KS4 literacy and language teaching
Post-16 A-level English, Media, Communication and Culture and Film Studies courses
The teacher as writer
Learning outside the classroom
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, The University of Warwick • 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).