If you have an interest and strong background in maths, our teacher training course is for you. In addition to possessing sound mathematical skills, we are looking for applicants who have a genuine passion to communicate and break down this complex subject to young secondary school students.
The quality of teacher training in secondary education was rated as 'Good' in Ofsted's report for Initial Teacher Education 2016. The report identified that "trainees demonstrate a good understanding of the requirements of the teachers' standards. Trainees and newly qualified teachers are reflective and self-motivated."
Our course will prepare you to become a professional, creative, competent and reflective teacher.
You will have the opportunity to gain 60 Master's-level credits as part of our PGCE. In addition to university-based workshops, our course includes two school placements plus extensive support in the form of online materials.
During your training, you will be investigating how to address common errors and misconceptions through pedagogy. All the while you will be improving your core subject knowledge of maths and how these skills relate to Maths Mastery.
There will be a continuous assessment of classroom skills and teaching effectiveness builds towards a professional development portfolio. There are also written and practical assignments with opportunities for Master's level credits in the postgraduate version.
Our past trainees have also contributed to a national project run by the Personal Finance Education Group. This supports schools in the teaching and learning of financial mathematics.
Additionally, we give you the option of a blended Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses prior to starting your PGCE.