The secondary programme
We offer a range of secondary based School Direct places across all subjects. Some of these subjects are considered shortage subjects, and trainees who meet the criteria are able to apply for a salaried place. Our high quality programme is delivered by our Secondary Programme Lead.
What subjects can I choose to train to teach in?
Art & Design
Design & Technology
Modern Foreign Languages
Core aspects of the programme include:
Placement in a high-quality school with support from a dedicated mentor, with a different experience in a second placement school. This gives you a contrasting experience, and develops your knowledge.
Weekly learning and training, with assignments. As well as securing your QTS, you will achieve a PGCE with 90 credits towards a Masters qualification. You will cover all aspects of education and pedagogy in your training. Some examples include behaviour for learning, how to prepare, plan and structure lessons, questioning techniques, demonstrating progress and co-operative learning strategies.
Secondary and early years experience. These enhance your wider knowledge around areas such as transition.
Study in all aspects of what makes a successful teacher. This will include the National Curriculum and important aspects such as Special Educational Needs (SEN), managing stress and achieving a work-life balance.
You will learn alongside fellow secondary trainees, within small groups. Your teaching load increases in line with your learning, giving you the confidence you need to succeed.
Learning is delivered through workshops, tutorials and lectures, some with guest speakers, and through group work with other teacher trainees from a variety of subject specialisms.