Student teachers within the Geography, RE and History subject specialisms are taught as a Humanities PGCE group. You will have specialist inputs on your chosen subject and also gain experience of issues in planning and teaching cross-curricular work within the Humanities. Your two school placements are in your specialist subject.
The History PGCE course aims to:
Model good practice for your work with pupils, with an emphasis on active, student-centred learning
Help you develop varied, imaginative strategies for use in the classroom
Demonstrate how artefacts, original documents and photographs, drama, role play and re-enactment, oral and local history and fieldwork can be used to enhance pupils’ learning
Develop your capacity to reflect on the nature of the key concepts of History in order to be able to teach them well
Provide you with opportunities to develop collaboratively with other History specialist trainees by sharing expertise from your prior study of History and by working closely with your peers in developing and evaluating your teaching
The course includes:
Developing pupils’ understanding of concepts and procedures/processes
Progression in History
Using original archive materials and historical sites
History’s links to active and critical Citizenship
Emotive and controversial issues
Preparation for career entry and development includes:
Reflection and evaluation
Using critical incidents and professional learning conversations
Understanding the community of history teachers and stakeholders
Developing your personal educational philosophy
Understanding schools as communities
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).