Piper Hill High School is leading a partnership of Manchester special and mainstream primary schools to deliver an innovative and exciting School Direct Primary (5-11) PGCE with an SEN specialism in 2021-22. Trainees on the course will spend their year based in school, training to teach a primary curriculum to children with additional needs in both mainstream and special schools.
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As a trainee on the course
- You will work towards a Primary General (5-11) with SEND/Inclusion PCGE from the University of Cumbria.
- You will work in school with teachers and children from the outset, learning about the opportunities and challenges of being an outstanding teacher
- You will be mentored by outstanding practitioners who are passionate about inclusive education and the children they teach.
- You will follow a extensive school-based professional development programme which will equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding to teach children and young people, both with and without special educational needs.
- You will also follow the University of Cumbria PGCE programme which is delivered at Piper Hill High School and our partnership schools
- A degree with classification of 2:2 or above
- GCSEs in Maths, English and Science at Grade C / 4 or above
- Energy, enthusiasm and commitment
- Satisfactory medical clearance and Disclosure and Barring Service check
Our strongest applicants have undertaken some observation in a school and reflected on their experiences and the role of the teacher.
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Our programme is delivered in partnership between the Teach Manchester Alliance and the University of Cumbria. The programme team is led by Tracy Gallier who is the Professional Programme Lead. A variety of Specialist Leaders of Education and expert practitioners also deliver training on this route; some of whom you can read about below.
Teach Manchester Placement Schools
Our alliance uses a variety of schools for placements. On this route, you will be allocated:
- a ‘beginning school’ where you will start the year, this will be a mainstream school
- a ‘developing school’ which will be a SEND school or Resourced Provision setting
- an ‘extending school’ which can be either a mainstream or SEND school or Resourced Provision setting
Some of the potential placements for this route can be seen below. This is not an exclusive list and not all placements are available every year.