This course is designed for people who would like to teach at the secondary age phase, 11 to 16. The course lasts for approximately ten months and is divided into three stages, each with the emphasis on being School Centred.
Learning in a classroom requires professionalism, organisation, planning, preparation and excellent subject knowledge, across the department. Trainees will experience lessons across all age and ability ranges within Geography, as well as a range of Humanities subjects in the first instance, reflecting the diverse needs of students in our schools.
You will work alongside an experienced team of Geographers and the wider Humanities department, who have proven ability to ensure achievement for all students.
The Lead School has teachers with a wealth of experience and who are passionate about ensuring their students fulfil their potential. Trainees will gain experience of dynamic teaching within the classroom and will also have the opportunity to be involved in fieldtrips during their time at the Lead School and in their placement schools.
Geography offers unique opportunities for students to improve their subject knowledge and understand their place in the world. It is a broad subject that allows students to develop their practical, analytical, creative, evaluative and problem-solving skills.
Young people have a natural curiosity about the world around them, and excellent Geography teaching enables students to appreciate the varied and fantastic world in which we live. It is a subject that teaches about a variety of issues, ranging from a local to a global scale, which will set them up to achieve their very best.
We are interested in finding teachers who can inspire, challenge and consistently enjoy working with young people in a way that encourages students to thrive in the world around them.
We train Geography teachers who are inspirational, and who are not afraid to take risks. Typically, our trainees enter the teaching profession well prepared for the rigours of being an early career teacher.
Many acquire jobs in our partner schools where they have been on placement and quickly progress in the first few years of qualifying. Several of our current Mentors are teachers who were previously trainees on this course.