Our QTS +60 programme contains a core Professional Studies element and a series of Specialist Studies sessions designed to develop your understanding of teaching and learning across the primary age range, and across the subjects of the National Curriculum.
These engaging and active study sessions provide the theoretical groundwork for outstanding teaching and learning.
Professional study sessions, based at Tudor Grange Academy Solihull and Tudor Grange Primary Academy St James, are facilitated by leading practitioners who have a track record of excellence in teaching. Topics covered include:
How do children learn?
How do I plan and deliver learning?
Developing higher order thinking - the importance of questioning
Assessment for Learning
Inside the primary classroom
Enabling children to make the best possible progress - closing the attainment gap
Keeping children safe in education
Subject Studies are taught by our team of Primary Specialists and aim to contextualise this learning and extend it across the primary age range through an examination of topics including:
Early Reading -synthetic phonics
Reading, writing and mathematics (including early mathematics)
Primary Science and Computing
Humanities and project based learning
Physical education and outdoor learning opportunities
Encouraging creativity and curiosity - exploring the arts in primary school
Personal and social development
In addition, primary teachers wishing to specialise in mathematics will receive sessions on:
Using apparatus to teach mathematics
An exploration of standardised tests
Mathematics intervention, including the use of a HLTA
Delivering mathematics CPD
This will prepare trainees to take on a mathematics lead role within a school setting quickly and confidently.
All QTS+ 60 programmes are fee-paying courses, lasting from September to June and lead to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (Primary Education). Eligible trainees can also be awarded up to 60 Masters credits (MTL Teaching and Learning) or PGCert upon meeting assessment criteria as laid down by Birmingham City University.