St. Mary’s University has been graded “Outstanding” by OFSTED.
Come and meet us. The university runs ‘Getting into Teaching’ open events every month, where you can often chat with the subject tutor. Book a place via https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/open-events/pgce.aspx
We wish to recruit well-qualified graduates who are enthusiastic about teaching mathematics to secondary school pupils. We are looking for applicants who can convey that mathematics is exciting as well as useful and can show enthusiasm for teaching topics in a relevant and interesting way.
The course comprises of a blend of University-based sessions and placements in our local Partnership schools. Throughout there is a focus on a range of pedagogical issues and techniques to enable you to develop into an effective, research informed practitioner. These include:
· How pupils learn – developing awareness to inform your teaching
· Effective lesson planning
· Exploring approaches to help pupils overcome difficulties and misconceptions
· Use of ICT to promote mathematical understanding
· An in depth look at mathematical topics – teaching for understanding and relevance to real life applications.
· Adaptive teaching – according to individual pupil needs, to encourage inclusive practices and in response to feedback
· Questioning techniques
· Assessment - formative and summative
· Behaviour management strategies
Through ongoing engagement with theory, research and practice we encourage the development of critical reflection on teaching and learning, and there are further opportunities to explore this within your academic assessments and the two masters level essays.
The course is planned and delivered by course tutors with a strong teaching background. Some sessions are also delivered by practising teachers from our Partnership schools and experts within Mathematics Education.
Throughout the course your progress will be monitored and supported by both University and Partnership school staff, who have developed successful relationships with previous cohorts.
We welcome applications from graduates of other mathematics related disciplines or education related degrees. In such cases we expect you to have at least a grade B or above in A Level mathematics or other appropriate undergraduate mathematical studies. We do, however, recognise the importance of a sound subject knowledge and offer a range of Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses for applicants who may need to deepen their own understanding of mathematical concepts before starting on the PGCE course. We would advise you to apply early if you might be in this position.
Further information on this course is available via https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/postgraduate-courses-london/pgce-secondary-maths