The Tudor Grange SCITT MFL programme blends theory and practice, helping you to confidently develop your understanding and skills. All aspects of pedagogy will be covered, and you will have opportunities to watch outstanding practitioners demonstrating their skills in the classroom.
Educational theories are taught and practical application in the classroom is explored. The emphasis is on evaluation and reflection throughout to help you consider the relevance of these concepts, enabling you to discover more about the kind of teacher you want to be.
Teaching MFL allows you to have an incredible impact on students, showing the importance of this skillset, not only for increased life chances but for their own personal development and wellbeing. Teaching MFL is unique in that it is very much a skills-based subject that forms part of the English Baccalaureate that is awarded to students who pass English, Maths, Science, Humanities and MFL. You will be teaching; listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in addition to focusing on metacognition. To bring languages to life in the classroom requires creativity and passion. Our SCITT programme provides small group tutorials whereby Subject Leads can carefully track your progress in MFL pedagogy and tailor the programme to your needs. Subject Study Sessions will further explore the specifics and nuances of teaching MFL, your Subject Leader will work with you directly to develop your teaching style and be another avenue of support during your teacher training year.
The course content is wide ranging and you will learn about how to plan lessons specific to your subject to help all the young people in your classrooms make progress; how to enable positive behaviour in classrooms; and how to work with parents.
Feedback will be both formal and informal and always based around helping you to reflect on your own strengths and next steps. Trainees have regular collaborative progress checks and a scheduled weekly mentor meeting whilst on placement, so you can be sure that you will know how you’re doing at all times. The final recommendation for QTS is based around a combination of reports and your classroom practice.
As an accredited provider, we work in partnership with Birmingham City University for the PGCE element of the programme and all of the learning here is aimed at developing your pedagogical understanding. It is a complimentary programme, which enhances your classroom practice.