Excellent teachers make a difference to the lives and futures of the people they teach. Developed in partnership with schools, this Ofsted Outstanding rated programme will support you to become an innovative and inspiring PE teacher.
Within this one year programme you’ll have a combination of University based activities, which cover the theoretical and practical aspects of teaching PE, and school based phases. These school phases are in two main blocks with a six week phase from November until the Christmas break and a longer second phase commencing in February until June.
You’ll undertake additional school phases, in accordance with the PGCE Secondary Programme Structure and Content, which will build on and reinforce the school based education. You’ll plan, teach and assess PE lessons across the full range of subject activities, taking into account health and safety factors and pupils´ physical and motor development.
You’ll spend time in school in specific PE departments and also in schools developing your professional values and practice when considering the general roles and duties which are required for all teachers within the secondary sector.
You’ll need to be well suited to the teaching profession both personally and academically.
You’ll develop knowledge and practical skills in dance, gymnastics, swimming, athletics, games and outdoor and adventurous activities and take part in a variety of practical sessions in specific activities which are included within the typical school PE curriculum. In addition to this, you’ll take an accredited First Aid course and opportunities will be provided to take part in some coaching and officiating courses which will be organised within the local schools partnership.
Alongside practical work you’ll develop knowledge and understanding of pupils´ physical and motor development and expectations in fundamental motor skills. You’ll also gain a comprehensive knowledge of Programmes of Study and Level Descriptors in the National Curriculum Orders for PE, including progression from Key Stage 2.
In addition, you’ll develop an understanding of progression in PE and how Level Descriptors and Core Tasks can be used for target setting and monitoring progress. Knowledge of the specifications for public examination courses at GCSE, AS/A2 level, GNVQ and other post-16 courses will also be promoted.
All PGCE courses culminate in Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This enables qualified Bath Spa Teachers to apply for a wider range of teaching posts and other education based employment.
This PGCE programme produces high calibre teachers with the relevant skills, knowledge, understanding and experiences necessary to enter a career in teaching.
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