Somerset School Centred Initial Teacher Training – Postgraduate Certificate in Education
The PGCE will prepare you for teaching in either Primary (5-11 years), Primary with Early Years Specialism (3-7 years) or Primary with SEN Specialism (5-11 years).
The course runs in line with the school terms in Somerset. It combines classroom experience with taught sessions. You will have 3 school experience placements during the training year, organised by SCIL.
There will be a range of teaching, learning and assessment methods including lectures, workshops, peer group activities, seminars, directed reading, independent research, directed study, presentations, tutorials, fieldwork and use of both formative and summative assessment which draw upon evidence, reflection, analysis and evaluations.
Teaching and learning strategies
In relation to teaching and learning strategies each module will:
- enable trainees to aspire to be autonomous learners
- provide a programme which embraces key/transferrable skills
- disseminate good practice in learning and teaching
- support trainees of varying experiences, needs and monitor the quality of their experience
Trainees will be expected to develop critical and evaluative understanding of the processes and practice of effective learning through demonstration of knowledge, skills and understanding related to high quality and effective practice. Trainees will develop a clear framework for their own professional values and demonstrate a critical and reflective attitude towards their practice, showing an articulation of the interdependent relationship of practice and theory.
All trainees will be required to complete a PGCE alongside their training; this is awarded by the University of Worcester.
- Life in School
- The Developing teacher
- The learning child