Our Secondary PGCE

“Trainees and NQTs demonstrate high-quality skills in planning appropriate, interesting and well-structured lessons which motivate pupils to learn. They use assessment effectively to identify what pupils have learned in each lesson and use that information well to adapt the planning for future lessons. They recognise their responsibility for ensuring that pupils make progress and consistently adjust their teaching well to take account of pupils’ different starting points and the ways in which they learn best.” Ofsted, November 2016

If you enjoy the challenges that young learners bring, then our Hampshire based outstanding training programme (Ofsted November 2016) is for you!

100% of our trainees are employed and all complete their year as good or outstanding trainee teachers, eager to begin their career in teaching and who continue to do well throughout their professional journey.  

Secondary school teaching is a demanding but an incredibly rewarding profession. You’ll need the ability to inspire young minds along with a range of other skills to successfully carry out your role.   

One of the biggest attractions of teaching at secondary level is the variety of work involved. During a typical day you’ll teach a number of different classes made up of different year groups and these classes may contain pupils with various abilities, attitudes and experiences. You will make a difference every day to the children you  teach, irrespective of their backgrounds and circumstances.   

Teaching a subject that you enjoy and helping your pupils to find enjoyment in it too can be extremely satisfying.

Don’t be put off if your degree isn’t the subject you want to teach. Your degree may have relevant areas of focus and we will work hard with you, from point of application until well into your teaching career, on the development of your subject knowledge. In addition to the national Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) programmes we have developed our own bespoke provision to support our trainees.

The full time one year Secondary training programme commences in September. Successful completion of your training with us will result in QTS, along with a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) at Masters level. The University of Chichester, who make the award of the PGCE, are involved in the development and moderation of the PGCE assignments and the Quality Assurance of our programme.

In addition to the academic support available we support your health and wellbeing through; a resilience training package; professional coaching; a high level of pastoral care; subsidised gym membership and selected free gym opportunities on training days.

Further details on the training year can be found here.