This exciting three year, full time, innovative and high-quality Programme has been specifically developed to provide a route for students wishing to gain a BA (Hons) in Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status. In each year of the course, there is a blend of studying at the University of Sunderland and in-school experience in our Partnership schools. This allows you to apply new subject knowledge and skills to your own classroom practice, and develop your critical understanding of effective teaching and learning within a primary context.
While at University, you will study modules focussing on 'Professional Studies', 'Core Curriculum Subjects' and 'Foundation Subjects'.
Trainees will have the opportunity to choose an Early Primary or Primary route as well selecting a subject enhancement area studied during Years 2 and 3. Subject to validation
You will complete assessed placements in either the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 during your time on the course, with additional opportunities to engage in teaching and learning practice within Early Years, KS3/4 and Special Education Needs, EAL and non-traditional settings such as a museum or Art Gallery.
Enhancements provide students with more specialist subject knowledge in a curriculum area of their interest. These additional skills increase their employability and prepare Trainees for their NQT year and beyond..
We are proud that the 2015 inspection from Ofsted awarded our Primary Provision at Sunderland to be “Good” noting strengths in Trainee employability and Trainee confidence about entering the profession as well as their commitment to teaching. Ofsted highlighted in particular Trainees’ awareness of potential barriers to pupils’ learning and personal development, reflected in the way they seek to tackle discrimination of any kind.
There are many benefits to a career as a primary school teacher. The average starting salary in teaching is £22,023.
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