History is a popular course and candidates will normally have a good history degree. Related degrees with significant history content will be taken into consideration. Candidates will need to demonstrate that they have considered how to develop their subject knowledge in the National Curriculum, GCSE and A level requirements for history.
Trainees come together on a Thursday for a weekly opportunity to learn more about the subject and the pedagogy of history. It is an opportunity to learn from Rachael, visiting experts and each other.
Visits extend trainees’ subject knowledge and provide ideas for school trips. Recent trips have been to Berkeley Castle, Chedworth Roman Villa, Warwick Castle, the Imperial War Museum and the National Gallery. Trainees also have the opportunity to accompany their placement school on trips.
Subject sessions usually take place at Balcarras School with some at the school of the guest expert.
Trainees start the year with three weeks of professional studies, a programme of lectures, workshops and expert speakers, to give a context to the course. By the end of September trainees start their “Parent 1” placement and will be in school full time until mid-December. There are another two weeks of professional studies either side of Christmas. In January trainees start their “Twin” placement in a second school. There are more professional studies weeks before Easter then trainees return to their first school for their “Parent 2” placement. The final placement includes an enhancement week to give opportunities to experience particular aspects of teaching.
|Cotswold Edge Teaching Alliance (School Direct)|
|Balcarras School (School Direct)|
|Odyssey TSA (School Direct)|
|Cotswold Teaching School Partnership (School Direct)|
Rachael MooreBalcarras School
Rachael has taught history for over 10 years in Gloucestershire and for that time has enjoyed being involved in various aspects of the GITEP programme, including her continuing role as Training Manager at Balcarras School.
Being a subject mentor in school for many years meant that Rachael was able to share her passion for history and share ideas for making her subject enjoyable and accessible. Rachael developed this passion for being a part of training new teachers by becoming Subject Leader for history in September 2014. Rachael is an Honorary Teaching Fellow of the University of Bristol.
Bursaries available: £12,000*
*subject to NCTL conditions (call 01242 505945 for more information).
- A history degree or a degree in a related subject.
- Maths and English at Grade C/Level 4 or above at GCSE.
- Successful completion of the Get Into Teaching Skills Test.