About the course
The course offers you a weekly General Professional Studies (GPS) session lasting 3 hours, which is held at SJB School in Woking. In these sessions, you will receive practical strategies and ideas to develop your practice within the classroom. Areas of pedagogy covered within these sessions include: assessment for learning, smart marking, lesson planning, behaviour management and differentiation. Our Non-Salaried and SCITT courses are awarded with QTS and PGCE carrying 60 masters credits (awarded in partnership with the University of Sussex). Our salaried courses lead to QTS only.
Alongside your General Professional Studies, all trainees receive subject specific training, which is led by one of the schools within the partnership. All subject hubs within the partnership have been chosen for their renowned reputation as training centres and outstanding levels of learning and teaching as well as results. Business Studies subject training gives trainees a weekly dedicated session focusing on subject related topics, preparing you to teach Business Studies to a high level within the classroom. Areas of training include planning an effective scheme of work, assisting students to develop analytical and critical thinking skills, differentiation, preparing students for examinations and equipping you with the skills to teach the full range of business subjects across Key Stages 4 and 5 (14 to 19 years).
As a Teach SouthEast trainee, you will spend the majority of time in your placement school, with the weekly day of training delivered by the Teach SouthEast SCITT and their partnership of schools. The PGCE (60 master's credits) is delivered by and accredited by The University of Sussex, whose ITT provision has been graded as outstanding by Ofsted. Trainees have the opportunity to go to The University of Sussex on a number of occasions throughout the year to access keynote lectures, and the PGCE element of the course is delivered at one of the two lead schools within the SCITT.
Once we receive your application through UCAS, we will make a decision about calling to interview, usually within approximately one week. The interview day will be held at one of the schools within the partnership within approximately two weeks and will consist of:
• A tour of the school in which the interviews are being held
• A subject knowledge test. This is usually part of a GCSE paper and will last no longer than 30 minutes
• An exercise on resilience
• Teaching an advised topic to a class of approximately 30 students for approximately 25 minutes
• An interview with staff from Teach SouthEast and our partner schools
How school placements work
Successful applicants will work in schools within the Wokingham Federation.
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
We would normally expect you to have a 1st, 2:1 or 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). You will also need to have achieved a grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent qualifications).
You will also be required to pass the skills tests in numeracy and literacy.
We are looking for applications from people who have the desire, passion and determination to be outstanding teachers. The Wokingham Federation is proud of its schools and they are all keen to work with trainees who would like to be a part of it, at least for a year and possibly for longer.
About the training provider
The Wokingham Secondary Federation is a close partnership of schools whose aim is to support collaboration in order to raise the standards of students’ achievement across the borough. High quality ITT provision is an integral part of its work.
Please see The Wokingham Federation to see more details of our schools.
The Federation is extremely proud of its work with its ITT trainees, many of whom stay on each year to work as teachers in one of our schools.
Any applicant successfully awarded a place with us will work in two Federation schools, all of which are in close proximity of Wokingham, a town which is often named as one of the best places in the country to live.
About the accredited body
Teach SouthEast delivers high quality bespoke school-centred programmes for aspiring teachers. All involved in the programme are passionate about training and developing outstanding teachers of the future and 100% of all trainees completing the course have passed with QTS.
For the PGCE, Teach SouthEast works in partnership with the University of Sussex. Trainees have the opportunity to go to the University on a number of occasions to work there and to access keynote lectures.
Every trainee benefits from a strong support system as well as having individual named tutors to whom they can turn for advice and support.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Both The Wokingham Federation and its partner providers are committed to equal opportunities.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
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Wokingham RG40 1SS
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