English Teacher Training.

Becoming an English teacher is often driven by a passion for literature, drama and a love for language in its many forms. There is, of course, an innate desire to make a difference to the lives of students and prepare them for their futures. The English teacher training course, here at The John Taylor SCITT, has been designed to give you the skills and confidence to be successful in the classroom, and become forward thinking and creative in your delivery.

English Teacher

Subect Pedagogy Tutor.

Becky has worked in education for the past fifteen years and has eleven years teaching experience across primary and secondary settings. Her background has enabled her to create a successful English SCITT programme of study over the last three years, which aims to create resilient, collaborative, and professional graduates that promote a love of literacy through their teaching. The course prepares trainees for all aspects of school life, including the role of form tutor, and she has a 100% employment rate. At John Taylor High School, Becky also works alongside a talented team of English teachers who are constantly developing, revising and sharing innovate ways of teaching both English Language and Literature to 11–18-year-olds.

Get in touch with us to find out more about our programme and the application process.

Programme Specific Elements.

The Subject Knowledge sessions take place in a dedicated room on Fridays from 2pm to approximately 4pm. There will be a different focus each week covering all aspects of the English curriculum. The programme is committed to the development of subject knowledge and the teaching and learning skills required to deliver excellent lessons. There is an emphasis on sharing, and you will leave every week with a bundle of resources and strategies to support you in the classroom.

Over the year, we will prepare you for the changing landscape of teaching and explore literature and language including prose, poetry, drama, children’s literature, key texts for GCSE preparation and non-fiction. There will be sessions on lesson planning, meeting the needs of all pupils in the classroom, teaching and learning strategies and assessing pupil progress.

It is important to have a good subject knowledge of English, but at The John Taylor SCITT we understand that no one can know everything; many degrees are specialised, and you may have been out of education for a few years. Initially, you will be asked to complete a subject audit so support can be tailored to your needs. The Subject Development Programme is also flexible, and whilst there is a full programme of study it can be adapted and personalised. You might qualify for a Government funded Subject Enhancement course and we may ask you if this would be a good first step for you prior to your September start.

Throughout every stage of the course, you will be supported by a friendly team who share your passion to teach the next generation of society!

Do you have what it takes to teach?

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