This is a flexible, two year part-time training programme designed especially for people who have family commitments or need to work whilst training.
All 3 options charge £5,550 in the first year with the remaining balance for the second year once the decision about which route to take has been made.
All together, over the two years, trainees will have more than 140 days in school for each option and 36 days training centrally or in regional groups. Central training takes place in Harrogate or in regional hubs dependent upon location and number of trainees.
Training will combine learning in the classroom, on-line modules, academic assignments, regional tutor groups, central training, themed visits to schools to observe good practice, and evidencing The Teachers’ Standards.
Placement schools are selected on suitability for the trainee and geographical location. They are matched with trainees based on the current strengths of the school and the requirements of the trainee. In this way we ensure that trainees have the best possible support in school over their training year and a personalised approach to training.
Starting on the first day of the autumn term, you will be based in your “home” school. You will be seen as a member of staff, quickly appreciating the workplace and seeing theory put into practice every day following a carefully designed plan to support your learning. You will undertake training by staff in your “home” school as well as tutor groups, central training sessions and other activities with trainee teachers from other schools on the programme. Over the two years, you will have taught in at least two schools and in two key stages.
The course is carefully structured to make sure that you take on classroom responsibility in a systematic manner. The programme will build your confidence and subject knowledge and give you the necessary skills to become an effective classroom practitioner. As you become more confident and competent you will take on greater responsibility until you are teaching full lessons.
There are 4 PGCE academic modules across the 2 years and you will gain 60 masters credits; 2 assignments in year 1 and 2 assignments in year 2. You receive support from an academic tutor to complete these assignments.
It was so good to start teaching this September knowing that I had the overview of exactly how the curriculum, assessment and tracking systems work. I felt prepared and ready to enjoy my new job.