The PE with EBacc programme is a route into teaching PE which develops the skills and experience to teach an additional subject: Science, Maths, English, History, Modern Foreign Languages or Geography. Training will fully equip you for the demands of teaching both subjects including the development of the required subject knowledge and understanding of pedagogical approaches unique to both. The most exciting thing about this route is the flexibility it provides in the employment market as you can offer schools more than just the ability to teach PE.
The course aims to prepare successful applicants to develop into reflective, proactive, creative practitioners through an on-going analysis of their own progress. All Associate Teachers follow a forward-thinking curriculum that focuses on the skills, knowledge and concepts related to effective learning and teaching and pedagogical development within the secondary classroom. Teaching is based on lectures, workshops, skills training and seminars with individual support through one-to-one and group tutorials forming an integral feature of the programme.
A blend of practical experience and theory gained during the PE course is assessed in a number of ways. Teaching knowledge, skills and understanding is monitored through lesson observations, professional learning conversations, reflective journals and progress review meetings together with a number of written academic assignments that focus on theory into practice and key aspects of pedagogical development. We work closely with Staffordshire University on our Masters Programme.
ATs are supported and encouraged to develop ideas in the delivery of the attainment targets in PE across all subject content areas in secondary education. The course reflects the very latest teaching ideas in PE, responding to the needs and changes both within Consortium schools and within the National Curriculum.
Course content for GCSE, A level, BTEC and leadership courses in PE and Sport are explored. The use of Information and Communication Technology is studied and utilised to enhance the quality of teaching and learning.
The quality of relationships across the Consortium of schools is outstanding and is developed collaboratively at every stage to ensure that training is at the cutting edge of education. Effective communication is paramount to the continued success of this partnership, allowing WMC to map development needs with the best-placed partnership schools to ensure a tailored programme that is designed to suit all aspiring PE teachers.