Whichever route you choose your training will be innovative, highly personalised and practice based. Our secondary programmes are assessed for 11-16 (Key Stage 3 and 4) with Key Stage 5 experience guaranteed. In addition to your placement school, you will also have experience in a contrastive second placement school.
You will develop the professional skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to become an outstanding reflective practitioner who can provide creative, challenging and purposeful teaching. Regardless of route, you will be embedded in a school from the beginning of the course you will receive training on one day a week, enabling you to make immediate links between taught sessions and school experience. Delivered by outstanding current practitioners, with the support of experienced and specially trained school mentors, our course is innovative in its approach to general professional studies, using the expertise of the Teaching School and its partners to inform the programme. The course is active and demanding, including simulations of classroom activities, group sessions and sharing developments in pedagogy.
These sessions provide support and challenge to help you progress. Assignments for QTS are focused on your direct experience in the classroom. The course is supported by the expertise of Roehampton University who provide teaching and academic support for a PGCE (M), library access and taught sessions by subject tutors. Written assignments give you the opportunity to explore the most recent developments into teaching and learning and to research an aspect of your practice in school.
Schools Direct Salaried
This is open to high quality graduates who will normally have of a minimum of three years relevant experience who will bring valuable skills and experience to the profession. They will be expected to undertake teaching commitments from the start. Trainees on this route will spend 4 days a week in school and 1 training day training in the SCITT or at Roehampton University. Schools pay a salary based on that of an unqualified teacher. There is no tuition fee paid by the trainee. Trainees may take up a teaching post in their placement school following graduation but this is not guaranteed. However, we have a very strong track record of employing trainees as teachers in our LWA schools.
This route will depend on our partner schools offering a placement at their end. The candidates will be required to teach solo from the start of the programme.
Schools Direct Tuition (Fee)
This is open to high quality graduates who may not have previous relevant experience. Trainees on this route will spend 4 days a week in school and 1 training day in the SCITT or at Roehampton University. The tuition fee for this route is £9000. This can either be self-funded or, if applicable, through the Students Loans Company. Trainees on this route can receive a bursary from the government at a level determined by the subject/phase of training and degree classification. It should be noted that there is no extra fee charged for the PGCE. Trainees may take up a teaching post in their placement school following graduation but this is not guaranteed. However, we have a very strong track record of employing trainees as teachers in our LWA schools.
Researchers in Schools (RiS)
This is a route open to researchers who have completed doctoral studies. It is currently a three year programme for designated subject areas. Trainees on this route will spend 3 days in school, 1 training day in the SCITT or at Roehampton University. They also have have 1 day per week to work on the RIS aims to champion university access, increase subject expertise and promote research. For further details please click:
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