Students will develop knowledge, skills and understanding of what it means to be a professional in school, engage in practical and theoretical enquiry as a key element of development as a teacher and reflect on and take responsibility for professional development. Students will have the necessary experiences to meet the standards for qualified teacher status and be able to respond proactively and positively to change and thus enabled to make informed contributions to education. Trainees spend 18 weeks on placement in schools, with a choice of 2 age groups: 3'7 years (early years and key stage 1); 5'11 years (key stages 1 and 2). The teaching year is divided into 3 terms, with school half terms being designated as directed study time. The teaching year begins in September and ends in July. Students will attend 5 days a week and spend the equivalent of 18 weeks in schools.
Modules include: Learning, teaching and effective pedagogy across the curriculum; school based learning and every child matters; developing understanding and skills in English and mathematics; managing professional change and development; critical incidents in teaching.
Course Additional Entry
Honours degree 2.2 or higher; GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, science and mathematics; interview required. By the start of the programme applicants are required to successfully complete a minimum of 5 days observation in a primary school.
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