- Placements in nursery, special schools and reception and key stage 1 classes
- Advanced Early Years PGCE provided by the University of Hull, leading to Qualified Teacher Status
All the partner schools are committed to supporting entrants to the profession in developing the enduring “characteristics of effective learning” and applying them in relation to their own learning and to the learning of the youngest pupils in our schools.
The partnership schools have a history of longstanding collaboration with one another and the University School of Education through the Early Years Pedagogical Exchange and are excited to be able to offer students the chance to join this community of reflective practice.
Each student will start the year in their “host school” working alongside the class teacher and support staff in settling children into the new routine, become familiar with the culture and organisation of the school and begin to work towards“professional standards”for teachers.
All students will have a trained school-based mentor who will be able to offer support, advice and critical feedback throughout the course.
At the start of the University term students will access the taught elements of the PGCE , most of which will be delivered in Scarborough.
Throughout the course students will complete academic assignments , gain subject knowledge and apply their understanding of child development, leading to a PGCE with QTS and 60 masters level credits.
During the autumn term students will work in at least 2 partnership schools including their “host school”, researching aspects of school organisation and curriculum, observing high quality practice and developing an understanding of the characteristics of effective learning and how they are supported in the partnership schools.
During the spring term students will continue to access the taught elements of the PGCE and complete academic assignments. They will also complete a placement in a contrasting school and key stage. They will also complete a placement in a contrasting school and key stage . Additional visits to schools will be planned so that all students have some experience of nursery, special school, urban and more rural schools.
Students will return to the host school for their final practice during the summer term, where they will take on class teacher responsibilities , and be supported in finding their first post.
Most importantly, students will be ready to enter the profession confident in their professional skills, knowledge and understanding and their ability to put them into practice as they embark on their chosen career.
To apply, click on the UCAS icon below, typing Scarborough into the regional search box. You will then see the name of our hub school, Childhaven Community Nursery.
We look forward to hearing from you.