The course starts with a two-week summer school in August based in our lead schools. You will then spend your academic year in your host school with additional training one afternoon each week at the lead school. In addition, you will complete a second placement at a contrasting school. Assessment will continue throughout the course, based on your classroom experience and achievement measured against the DfE Teaching Standards, while your academic PGCE study will comprise of two academic assignments, assessed by Goldsmiths.
Before starting training with United Teaching, all trainees will be invited to attend a minimum of two days induction at their host school. Activities will include pupil shadowing, lesson observations focusing on behaviour and learning, routines, expectations, teaching and learning strategies, and assessment for learning, as well as meeting key people that will be supporting you with United Teaching throughout your training year.