This course will not only prepare you to teach Physical Education (PE) across the 11-16 age range with post 16 enhancement in secondary schools, but will provide you with valuable knowledge so you develop into an effective classroom practitioner. Providing you with a solid foundation of professional awareness and understanding, the course will foster and develop your competence and confidence in imparting your subject knowledge to young people. Newman can offer you a rich diversity of partnership schools, through a combination of supportive school experiences and active teaching and learning sessions you will develop as a teaching professional.
Students are encouraged to develop into reflective teachers; practitioners who can respond effectively to the learning needs of young people in school and apply imaginatively the principles underpinning a broad and balanced physical education programme.
A significant part of the course will be spent in schools obtaining valuable classroom experience under the supervision of trained mentors and Newman lecturers.
The rich diversity of partner schools ensures a variety of school contexts within which teaching skills can be developed. Nationally recognised sports coaching courses are also available to students studying this course at Newman.
The Teaching Agency has professional standards for qualified teacher status (QTS) in relation to:
The major aim of the PGCE course is to enable you to meet those standards.
In addition to developing knowledge of the secondary PE curriculum you can also expect to focus on classroom management, lesson planning and assessment techniques, learning and teaching styles and strategies.
Newman University’s international links in both Europe and South Africa have developed thriving partnerships that have produced a wealth of resources that allows PE trainees to incorporate an international dimension into their teaching e.g. the Create to Innovate programme (developed in through links with learners in South African townships).
You may have the opportunity to benefit from Newman’s International involvement by contrasting UK teaching to that in overseas locations
Teaching comprises a balanced mix of lectures, seminars, workshops, school-based experience and fieldwork to furnish you with transferable skills
Individual development will be assessed in a variety of ways throughout your course including the evaluation and monitoring of professional classroom competencies by school-based mentors supported by Newman tutors