If your dream is to become an inspirational chemistry teacher, then our outstanding Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training programme is the course for you. Studying at YWTT gives you a fantastic start to your teaching career, our innovative programme blends evidence based research and educational theory with immersive practice in the classroom, giving you the opportunity to gain QTS and a PGCE awarded by Sheffield Hallam University.
The YWTT chemistry programme has been coherently designed and sequenced to support you to develop the skills and knowledge required to become a highly effective, evidence informed teacher, able to change the lives of the children you teach. It contains three overlapping components delivered through integrated strands.
- Learning to teach
- Professional Studies Programme
- School Based Training Programme
- Learning to teach a subject
- Subject Immersion Programme
- School Based Subject Training Programme
- Learning to be a teacher
- Professional Development Programme
- Supported Self Study Programme
The professional studies programme is delivered by teaching experts some of whom work for national education organisations including the including the Education Endowment Foundation.
You will work closely with your YWTT tutor, an excellent teacher who will support your development throughout the course. They will meet with you weekly to gain a deep understanding of your specific needs and progress, allowing them to design and deliver bespoke intensive training placements in their school.
School placements are carefully structured to ensure the gradual development of your teaching across both primary Key Stages. Spending Monday to Thursday in school allows you to continually apply and refine your developing knowledge and skills. Your mentor in each placement school will support you daily, giving you regular formative feedback through observation and weekly mentor meetings. They also work closely with your tutor to design and deliver the school based training programme. Our team of science subject tutors design a bespoke subject specific curriculum which develops your science specific pedagogical knowledge. This includes sessions on effective practical work, a visit to the National STEM centre and input from the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Physics. They also support your subject knowledge development through an audit and associated suite of subject knowledge enhancement materials, thus ensuring you are well equipped to teach chemistry and also have the skills necessary to effectively teach aspects of the other sciences, enhancing your employability.