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You will undertake training activities both in school and at UEL, covering classroom techniques, how to plan lessons, observing experienced teachers, writing assignments and developing ICT skills. You must have experience in at least two schools to be recommended to the General Teaching Council for QTS, so your training plan will usually include a placement in a second school and visits to a primary school and a sixth form college.
You will be tutored by subject specialists. Your tutor will visit you in school in order to see you teach, give constructive advice and debrief you. You will also be allocated a subject mentor who will work with you on a day-to-day basis. At the end of the programme you will be assessed on your classroom teaching and you will submit a Portfolio of Evidence, which will include written tasks and assignments, lesson plans and evaluations, examples of pupils' work and other documentation. If you already have teaching experience, it may be possible to complete in less than a year.
There is a clear career structure in place within the teaching profession, with a number of different paths available. Some graduates move along the management path through middle management in subject or pastoral issues onto senior management and/or headship. Others prefer to concentrate on teaching and develop this to become Advanced Skills Teachers.
During the programme you will receive the training you need to meet the standards for recommendation to the General Teaching Council for England (GTC) for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).