PGCE Primary Beth Gompertz – ITE Primary Programme Leader, Primary & Early Years PGCE

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  • PGCE Primary Beth Gompertz ITE Primary Programme Leader, Primary & Early Years PGCE
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  • PGCE Programme Aims Develop a critical understanding of educational issues relevant to primary schools Develop critical reflection on practice and continuing professional development Meet requirements for Initial Teacher Training (DfES, 2007) and support students in achieving QTS standards in Professional attributes Professional knowledge and understanding Professional Skills
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  • Dual Outcomes Postgraduate Certificate in Education - with 60 credits at level 7 Professional Graduate Certificate in Education - with up to 30 credits at level 7 In each case a strong start to a teaching career
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  • Primary Pathways PGCE Primary focusing on 5 - 11 age range Key stage 1 and 2 PGCE Primary (Early Years) focusing on 3 7 age range Foundation and KS1
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  • PGCE Programme Structure Induction Faculty based Autumn school experience Faculty based Christmas BEES1 Faculty based Easter BEES2 Looking ahead
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  • Student Support Professional Tutors Class Teachers Associate Tutors Link Tutors Subject Tutors Study Skills Support
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  • Minimum Requirements Good Academic Record (2.1 minimum) GCSE grade C or equivalent Maths, English and Science Capability to meet Standards for QTS including subject knowledge Fitness to teach and CRB cleared Read effectively and communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written Standard English PLUS we do not consider anyone who has not had significant experience in school
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  • Application Process Apply through GTTR (Sept Dec) Invited to interview (Nov Jan) Introductory talk Group discussion task Paired interviews Result of interview (2 weeks) Confirm Place (by Easter)
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  • Assessment Attendance and completion of study elements Module Assessments Professional Studies Core Curriculum Non-Core Curriculum Audits English, Mathematics and Science School Experience supported by PDP BEES1 and BEES2 QTS skills tests
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  • PGCE Secondary Matt Wharf PEC Programme Leader and Lecturer in Secondary Science Education
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  • Secondary Subjects Art and DesignDrama EnglishGeography MathematicsMusic Science with: BiologyChemistryPhysics
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  • Course Structure Phase 1: Enrolment and introduction to course tutors and fellow students (September) Phase 2: Introduction September November: Mondays: Professional Studies Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Pathway/Subject groups Thursdays and Fridays: Placement school November December: 5 weeks Practical Teaching 1 Aspects of subject knowledge, themes and processes, are integrated throughout the week
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  • Course structure Phase 3: Development January - February Five weeks in faculty and placement schools as in phase 2 Phase 4: Qualification February - May Practical Teaching 2 Thirteen weeks block practice in second placement school Phase 5: Enhancement and reflection Three weeks block practice in second placement school, followed by 2 days faculty review
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  • Assessment Professional Development Profile (PDP) Subject Knowledge Profile (SKP) Practical Teaching 1 and 2 programmes Continuous self-set review, targets and action Career Entry Development Profile (CEDP) Trainees are assessed against the TDA Professional standards for teaching at KS3 and KS4 The Leavers Report refers to the 11-18 curriculum (at least one placement will be in an 11-18 school) QTS tests in Numeracy, Literacy and ICT
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  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (inc. DTTLS) Certificate in Education (inc. DTTLS) Mark Glasson Acting Associate Head of School of Secondary & Further Education Studies
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  • Where will this award allow me to teach? Post Compulsory Sector Lifelong Learning Sector Further Education Offender Learning Adult and Community Learning Work Based Learning
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  • What can I teach? Flexibility VocationKey SkillsSubject
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  • What is it like teaching in FE? Relaxed learning environment Busy and dynamic workplace Rewarding work Good behaviour but complaints Professional status Engagement with subject
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  • Course Structure One year full time Lectures 2 days per week Placement 2/3 days per week Teaching at placement 8 hours per week Preparation, marking and meetings in placement Shadowing mentor in placement to start
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  • University Modules Teaching practice Teaching observations Academic writing PresentationsAttendanceTutorials Mentor meetings LLUK standards University outcomes and criteria Individual Development Plan Minimum core
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  • Preliminary Research u know you want to teach? Visits to schools Graduate Teacher Training Registry (GTTR) General Teaching Council for England (GTCE) Training and Development Agency (TDA) Student Associate Scheme (SAS)


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