Secondary PGCE

The Wildern Partnership SCITT offers an intelligently designed teacher training programme working in collaboration with a diverse range of  partnership schools across Hampshire as well as colleges and universities.

 We offer a school-based, collaborative, high quality cross-phase teacher training programme which is adapted to your individual needs.

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.

Provider Led Training

Our centre based training consists of a carefully sequenced and interleaved curriculum.   Training takes place principally at our bespoke adult learning centre at Wildern school or one of our partnership secondary schools. Subject Days are led by subject experts from across our partnership schools and the wider education community.  The secondary teaching training curriculum is meticulously yet flexibly planned and sequenced to provide trainees with a secure grounding to enable them to move forward and develop a secure understanding of the specific topics they will teach, with the support of their mentor in their training year and flourish independently as ECTs and beyond. 

Curriculum Study

Regardless of the subject in which you are training to teach, each subject curriculum is  coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills for future learning and employment.  Each subject is underpinned by a subject rationale which layers substantive knowledge and disciplinary skills.

School Led Training

Teacher trainees spend four days a week at their lead placement school (Monday-Thursday) for 28 weeks per year and a further 6 week second and contrasting placement. Placement schools cover the age range 11-16 years at Secondary Key Stage 3 and 4.

Our programme offers coherent academic practice which supports your classroom teaching. Pedagogy, in turn, provides valuable action research to inform your assignment writing. The training, underpinned by academic research, is flexible, taking account of your individual previous achievements, strengths and areas of development and ongoing interests.

You will gain experience and training in a diverse range of schools within the partnership, including Primary, Secondary, Post 16 and Special Schools, the majority of which are in Hampshire.

Your school based Curriculum or Phase Mentor will be a class teacher of the school in which you are placed. These high quality practitioners receive regular and bespoke training and updates from the Wildern Partnership and have responsibility for ensuring that you have an appropriate Individual Training Plan and that you have every opportunity to meet the Professional Standards for Qualified Teacher Status. For the duration of your training your timetable will build up each term at a rate which is managed and agreed with your school based Curriculum and Professional Mentors and SCITT Tutor.

You will;

teach across two consecutive age ranges/phases
experience teaching in at least two contrasting schools

We commit to support you as outstanding local teachers who are fully prepared to teach across a range of contexts and are equipped for your first steps into a successful career in teaching.

The cross phase aspect of our programme is a significant feature and strength. For much of the central based training primary and secondary trainees are together, maximising your experiences and giving you the opportunity to work alongside primary and secondary colleagues and learn from them. This is particularly beneficial with regard to transferable teaching and learning skills such as Behaviours for Learning, Assessment of and For Learning, Adaptive Teaching, Phonics, Literacy and Numeracy.

In addition the element of the programme designated as ‘Enriched Learning Experience’ affords you the opportunity to spend time in a variety of settings in the alternative Key Stages to those in which you are training and, where possible, Special Schools giving you a genuine cross phase breadth of experience.

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

The PGCE accredited through University of Chichester is worth 60 Masters Credits and is  transferable if trainees wish to gain full masters.
Trainees complete 3 assignments. Titles based around:
1) Place and Purpose of core subject in secondary curriculum
2) Aspect of Inclusion
3) Aspect of Professional Practice to support trainee interest as they move into ECT year
All titles fully integrated with the SCITT curriculum; determined deadlines around known pinch points and to support teaching practice.
Each assignment is supported by official assignment launch, submission of a proposal, academic tutorial, feedback on how to make improvements.  Additional support for learning needs, any reasonable adjustments required
University of Chichester staff visit the training centre and tutorials are done online to reduce travel time and costs.
Access to all library resources online through university moodle.
PGCE Graduation